CHCSS00088 – Induction

Learn more about the Community Services Industry and how to assist others by completing CHCSS00088 Induction.

This course will provide you with an introduction to the Community Services Industry. It will provide you with an insight into how you can help the disadvantaged by joining the industry and the various job positions and career pathways that are available.

You’ll be exposed to a variety of information regarding the industry and the ways that you can become involved.

Make a change today and learn new skills by completing the Nationally Recognised CHCSS00088 Induction.

In this Induction course, you will learn the skills required to begin a career in the health or community sector.

This skill set has been developed for anyone without existing experience or qualifications in community services or health sector roles and is seeking to enter the industry.

During CHCSS00088 Induction, you’ll learn a range of introductory skills and experience which provides you with a sound insight into the community services sector and the various career pathways that you can take.

Course Support

This is an interactive 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.

In this Skill Set you’ll also learn to:

  • Communicate effectively with people
  • Collaborate with colleagues
  • Address constraints to communication
  • Report problems to supervisors
  • Complete workplace correspondence and documentation
  • Work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Promote understanding across diverse groups
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care, manual handling and infection control
  • Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace
  • Reflect on own safe work practices
  • Develop strategies to manage personal stress
  • Implement stress management strategies
  • Evaluate stress-reducing strategies

Induction 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  “Want to Start a Career in Community Services?” or “Working in the Community Services sector- the diversity of roles“.

  • Community Support Worker
  • Children’s Service Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Youth Worker
  • Family Support Officer
  • Welfare Rights Worker
  • Community Education Worker

Community Services Qualification Pathways

By completing CHCSS00088 Induction, you will also have the option of continuing to complete the following courses through Australis. The number of Units of Competency required to complete these courses will likely be reduced as they may contain one or more of the four Units you will complete during this course. This will enable you to apply these credits to these courses, therefore, reducing the total number of units you need to complete, which will reduce the tuition fees and study time required to achieve them.

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 4 month period, students at Australis College must complete 4 units of competency while studying to obtain their CHCSS00088 Induction.

Students will also be supported throughout the course via Trainer support, eLearning, live and recorded online classes, live chats and also forums.

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 a 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 (2) years and have a supervisor in this field to sign their third-party assessments to confirm tasks performed in the workplace.


CHCSS00088 Induction 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 4 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 either click here or call our Course Consultants on 1300 887 991.

Option 2: Payment Plan

$1,500 via an interest-free payment plan of $375 per month for 3 months. Click here for more about Payment Plans.

Option 3: Discounted Payment Upfront

You can choose to pay the course fees in full upfront and receive a discount. The discounted upfront payment fee is $1,200 which is a saving of $300.

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.