CHCSS00087 – Risk Management

Improve and grow your career in community services by completing the CHCSS00087 Risk Management.

This course will enhance your existing knowledge in the areas of Managing Risk, Managing Legal and Ethical Compliance and also how to Manage Work Health and Safety.

You will learn skills including the ability to identify and evaluate risks, establish the risk context and then select and implement treatments. You’ll also learn how to undertake research relating to legal compliance, determine ethical responsibilities and monitor compliance as well as establishing, monitoring and maintaining work health and safety standards.

By completing the CHCSS00087 Risk Management, you will gain a range of highly sought-after skills needed by anyone wanting to hold a managerial role within the community services sector.

Learn how to make better decisions today by completing the Nationally Recognised CHCSS00087 Risk Management.

In this Risk Management course, you will learn skills to identify and manage risks in organisations in the health or community services sector.

Risk management helps a person to make better decisions for a client and organisation, they are able to reduce negative impacts that may arise and look for opportunities that create a positive impact on an organisation.

This skill set has been endorsed by industry as suitable for individuals who hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in a related field or who have skills equivalent to the qualification requirement validated through a recognition of prior learning process.

Course Outcomes

This is an interactive and supportive course, and also includes extensive trainer support from industry experts to help you achieve your goals.

You will have the chance to attend weekly live online classes and also live chat sessions. During these, you will learn additional skills that will either clarify or enhance your learning from the course.

These weekly live classes and chat sessions will also give you the chance to ask questions and also interact with fellow students.

You will learn the strategies and skills needed to manage risk, manage legal and ethical compliance and manage workplace health and safety. You will also, therefore, learn the skills and knowledge needed to continue your development while in the workplace, long after completing your course.

In this course, you’ll also learn to

  • Establish risk context
  • Identify risks
  • Analyse risks
  • Select and implement treatments
  • Research information required for legal compliance
  • Determine ethical responsibilities
  • Develop and communicate policies and procedures
  • Establish work health and safety practices
  • Facilitate consultation, cooperation and communication
  • Monitor compliance with risk control processes
  • Evaluate and maintain WHS

Risk Management Career Opportunities

The Community Services industry is one of the fastest-growing sectors in Australis with an estimate of over 50,000 new jobs to be created within the industry by 2020 (Source: joboutlook.gov.au). There are also many job options in the community services sector. For more information about some of these and more you can read our articles “Support and Lead Colleagues in Case Management Practice“, “Want to Start a Career in Community Services?” or “Working in the Community Services sector- the diversity of roles“.

  • Case Manager
  • Community Support Manager
  • Leisure and health coordinator
  • Family Support Officer
  • Team Leader
  • Compliance Officer

Community Services Qualification Pathways

By completing the CHCSS00087 Risk Management you will also have the option of continuing your studies to complete either a CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services or CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services course through Australis.

There are a number of units of competency in the CHCSS00087 Risk Management which are also contained within our range of Community Services and Counselling courses. One of our team will be happy to discuss the number of credits you could apply to these courses. Any credits that you are granted will also, therefore, reduce the time and cost of these courses.

How do I Enrol?

Our enrolment process is so easy! You can enrol in this course at any time and therefore begin studying shortly after enrolment. You can enrol either by:

  • Phone 1300 887 991 where one of our friendly Course Consultants can answer all your questions and also complete the enrolment process for you, or
  • Online by filling out our Application Form

Over 3 month period, students at Australis College must complete 3 units of competency while studying to obtain their CHCSS00087 Risk Management.

Skill Set Requirements

This skill set has been endorsed by the industry as suitable for individuals who:

  • hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in a related field or
  • have skills equivalent to the qualification requirement validated through recognition of prior learning process

Practical Placement

Whilst placement is not required, students must be currently working in the community services industry or have worked in the industry within the past two years and have a supervisor in this field to sign their third-party assessments to confirm tasks performed in the workplace.


CHCSS00087 Risk Management is also nationally recognised under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).

Professional Development

This course can be undertaken by subscribing to the Australis Community Services Subscription Program for Professional Development purposes in which case you simply learn the course materials, however, do not complete the assessments.

Delivery & Support

The course is delivered entirely online via e-learning, recorded videos, links and downloadable tools and activities. In addition, you can attend optional periodic online group chat sessions hosted by Australian Industry experienced trainers and assessors.

Course Duration

We also allow up to 3 months to complete this course. Your actual completion time may be less depending on prior experience and the time you commit to your study.

Tuition Fees & Payment Options

The course fee depends on which option you choose from below:

Option 1: Subscription/Per Subject

You pay a low monthly subscription fee which provides access to ALL our Community courses, and a per subject assessment fee when you are ready to submit a subject. Your total course cost is, therefore, the subscription cost (for however long you subscribe) plus the assessment cost (for whichever subjects you need). Subject assessment fees are listed here.

The monthly Community Faculty Subscription fee (which you can cancel anytime) is:

  • $16+gst per month for ‘Content Only’ or
  • $46+gst per month for ‘Content + Support‘.

Click here to SUBSCRIBE now or for more information please click here or call our Course Consultants on 1300 887 991.

Option 2: Payment Plan

$1,125 via an interest-free payment plan of $375 per month for 3 months. Click here for more about Payment Plans.

For Corporate (15+ enrolments) programs and pricing please contact our Enterprise team on 0438 099 041 or enter your details here.

Please contact our Course Consultants on 1300 887 991 for further information on payment options and course opportunities.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Your work and life experiences are valuable. So valuable, in fact, that they may be able to reduce the time taken to complete and also the course fees.

The process known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) considers your experience and therefore compares this against criteria for each unit of competency.

For more information about the RPL Process or call 1300 887 991 to speak with one of our friendly Course Consultants.