This qualification applies to staff who work under direct supervision in an administrative and/or assisting capacity in delivering housing support services in the social housing sector, including support to tenants and residents, applicants and the community, including clients who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness.
12 units are required for award of this qualification including:
7 core units
5 elective units
A wide range of elective units is available, including:
Group A electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
Other relevant electives listed below
Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health Training Packages
Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 2 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on the TGA or other public listing
The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice
All workers undertaking social housing work need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.
Group A electives recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
Other relevant electives
Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. The following list of electives is provided to facilitate selection. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.
BSBATSIC412A Maintain and protect cultural values in the organisation
CHCCH317A Respond to property maintenance enquiries
CHCCH413A Manage tenancy rent, charges and rental arrears