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22293VIC - Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy

The Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy are intended to support development of the literacy and numeracy skills of learners with intellectual disabilities. Students will learn to read and write simple text, learn about money and maths skills and measurements for everyday situations

Classes will usually occur 1 day a week:   9:00am - 3:00pm over 32 weeks

FSK10213 - Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways

The Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways is designed for individuals who need skills to prepare for a vocational pathway qualification or further foundation skills development. 


AST offers 2 different qualification in this suite. The successful completion of FSK10213 Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways is a pathway into FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Vocational Pathways

Classes will occur 2 days per week – 9:00am - 3:00pm over 8 weeks.

22301VIC - Certificate I in Transition Education

The Certificate I in Transition Education is intended to support learners with permanent cognitive impairment or intellectual disability to develop the skills to find the most appropriate option for them in the community after leaving school. This may include employment, volunteer work or further study. Areas of study include: personal development, travel and recreation, planning your future, learning about numbers and digital literacy

Classes will usually occur over 2 days of the week:   9:00am - 3:00pm over 55 weeks

22302VIC - Certificate I in Work Education

The Certificate I in Work Education is intended to support post compulsory school age learners with permanent cognitive impairment or intellectual disability to develop the skills to explore work options and access pathways to further specific vocational education and training. It supports learners to improve their employability and work readiness. There is a compulsory work placement component to this training

Classes will usually occur over 2 days of the week:   9:00am - 3:00pm over 55 weeks

AHC21016 - Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management

This qualification provides an occupational outcome in conservation and land management.

The qualification enables individuals to select an Indigenous land management, conservation earthworks, lands, parks and wildlife or natural area management context as a job focus or a mix of these.

FSK20113 - Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways

The Certificate II in Skills for Vocational Pathways is designed for individuals who need skills to prepare for a vocational pathway qualification or further foundation skills development.  This is the 2nd level of qualification the other being FSK10213 Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways

CHC32015 - Certificate III in Community Services

Qualification Description

Learn the skills and knowledge for an entry level worker within the Community Sector.

This qualification prepares you as an entry level community service worker, who works under direct supervision of others, and is a pathway to further study.
You will learn the skills and knowledge to be able to support individuals through the provision of person-centred services. Work may include day-to-day support of individuals in community settings or support the implementation of specific community-based programs.

Course Information:
Location:  Lancewood, 22 McLaren Street, Bendigo 
Expression of Interest: January and February 2020
Course commences: mid-February 2020

This course runs 2 days a week; 1 day of classroom teaching and 1 day of independent study/assessment.

AHC31416 - Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

Qualification Description

Our Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management course is aimed at anyone looking to work in the conservation and/or horticulture sector or simply has a keen interest in conservation within Australia.

This course will teach you the practical skills and knowledge required to kick-start your career in this sector, with a heavy focus on practical and simulated activities outside. The course will have a focus on:
  • Identifying and recognising flora
  • Identifying, preparing and using chemicals (leading to your ACUP license)
  • Controlling weeds and determining pest control techniques
  • Operating machinery and performing maintenance
Achieving this qualification will put you in an excellent position to gain employment in Agricultural and Horticultural areas such as:​
  • Natural area restoration
  • Parks, lands and recreation areas
  • Conservation guidance
  • Working with local councils and/or private firms specialising in conservation activities
The course is delivered 2 days a week, usually over consecutive days, and runs for approximately 36 weeks.
The course is delivered at our social enterprise PepperGreen Farm on Thunder Street in Bendigo.

CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Qualification Description

Become a qualified Early Educator!


Job demand is high in Central and Regional Victoria, with Early Educators ranked the 6th most in-demand job for the next five years (2019-2024)*

This course is aimed at anyone interested in learning about Early Childhood Education and Care and help advance their career aspirations to work in this sector.

Learn and develop the practical skills and knowledge in key areas such as:

  • Providing high-quality care for babies and children
  • Understand approved learning frameworks
  • Support children's play and learning
  • Support behaviour of children and young people


Course Information
Expressions of Interest: Open January and February 2020
Course commences: mid-February 2020
Delivery location: Echuca

*source: Jobs and Training Needs Report for Loddon Mallee 2019

CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support

Qualification Description

Learn the practical skills and knowledge to prepare you to work in the Aged Care / Disability Sector.

This qualification prepares you to work as a personal support worker within an Aged Care facility or Home and Community Care Setting. You will learn the skills and knowledge to follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing or disability. You will learn both practical skills as well as theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices within this growing industry. There is an option for a Disability specialisation within this qualification, to prepare you to work with people with a disability.  
Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation, 
Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing); or
Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)


There is a mandatory 120-hour practical work placement within this qualification.

2020 Course Information
Location:  Lancewood, 22 McLaren Street, Bendigo 
Expression of Interest: January and February 2020
Course Commences: Week commencing 17th February 2020

This course is delivered 2 days a week; 1 day classroom teaching and 1 day study/assessment work.

CHC42015 - Certificate IV in Community Services

Qualification Description

Do you have the passion to make a difference in your local community?
Learn the skills and knowledge to prepare you to work in a variety of Community Sector roles


This qualification prepares you to work as a community service worker within a range of community sector roles. You will learn the skills and knowledge to be able to design and deliver person-centred services to individuals or groups. You will learn both practical skills as well as theoretical knowledge of support and advocacy and intervention strategies for individual clients or groups or communities across a range of services.

CORE UNITS
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCCCS018 Provide suicide bereavement support
CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical well-being
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

2020 Course Information
Delivery Location:  Lancewood, 22 McLaren Street, Bendigo
Expression of Interest: January and February 2020
Course commences: mid-February 2020

This course is delivered 2 days a week; Wednesday and Fridays.

CHC43115 - Certificate IV in Disability

Qualification Information

Learn the skills and knowledge to prepare you to work in this sector as it grows to meet the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

This qualification prepares you to work as support worker within a range of community and disability settings. You will learn the skills and knowledge to be able to provide support in a manner that empowers people with a disability to achieve independence, self-reliance, community participation and well being. You will learn both practical skills as well as theoretical knowledge of the person-centred approaches within the Disability Sector.

There is a mandatory 120-hour practical work placement within this qualification.

2020 Course Information:
Delivery Location: Echuca 
Expression of Interest: January and February 2020
Course commences: late-February 2020

This course is delivered 1 day a week on a Friday.

10710NAT - Course in Allergy and Anaphylaxis Awareness

This nationally accredited course provides knowledge on the recognition and management of Anaphylaxis, risk assessment and risk minimisation and Anaphylaxis First Aid
Duration 1 night class x 3 hours 6:00PM – 9:00PM

10392NAT - Course in Emergency Asthma Management

This nationally accredited course provides knowledge about the underlying causes of asthma, the trigger(s), recognition and treatment of an asthma attack and how to develop an asthma action plan.
Duration 1 night class x 3 hours 6:00PM – 9:00PM

CHC52015 - Diploma of Community Services

Diploma of Community Services - CHC52015

Take the next step in your training journey and enrol in a Diploma Course

This qualification reflects the roles of community services, case management and social housing workers who may work autonomously under directions from senior management, or may have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers. You will learn specialised skills in community services for managing, coordinating and/or delivering person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities

There is a mandatory 100-hour practical work placement within this qualification.

2020 Course Information:
Expressions of Interest: January to March 2020
Course commences: April 2020
Delivery location: AST, 22 McLaren Street, Bendigo 3550

This course is delivered 1 day a week with an additional independent study day.

SITXFSA002 - Participate in safe food handling practices

Course Description

This unit is one of two required to be a Food Safety Supervisor in the Hospitality sector.

Learn the practical skills and knowledge required to implement a food safety program, and how to identify and correct any possible food safety breaches, including:

  • handle food safely during storage, preparation, display, service and disposal phases
  • follow predetermined procedures as outlined in a food safety program

Upon successful achievement, the learner will be able to locate and understand the food safety program, know how to identify and correct any food safety breaches, understand how to dispose of waste and contaminated goods safely, and maintain personal hygiene in a manner appropriate to the workplace. This includes knowing what to do, and what not to do, in the case of illness.

This course is delivered across 5 hours.

HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

Participants must complete an online component or workbook, for this unit, before attending class

This unit is for educators, support staff, carers and parents. The Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) has endorsed HLTAID004 as satisfying all educator requirements for first aid, anaphylaxis management and emergency asthma training: as outlined by National Regulations.

Duration:  2 nights x 4 hours 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

HLTAID001 - Provide Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

CPR qualifications must be renewed each year and can be completed by attending the relevant parts of the Provide First Aid - HLTAID003 course as follows: Attend three hours on the first day or all of the first evening of the Provide First Aid courses.
 Duration 1 night class x 3 hours 6:00PM – 9:00PM

HLTAID001 - Provide Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

Participants must show evidence of CPR or First Aid certificate, gained within the last twelve months, in order to attend the Quick Update.
Attend the first hour of the Quick Update – Provide First Aid HLTAID003 courses.
Duration 1 night class x 1 hours 6:00PM – 7:00PM

HLTAID001 - Provide Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

Participants must show evidence of CPR or First Aid certificate, gained within the last twelve months, in order to attend the Quick Update.
Attend the first hour of the Quick Update – Provide First Aid HLTAID003 courses.
Duration 1 day class x 1 hours 10:30AM – 11:30AM

HLTAID001 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

CPR qualifications must be renewed each year and can be completed by attending the relevant parts of the Provide First Aid - HLTAID003 course as follows: Attend three hours on the first day or all of the first evening of the Provide First Aid courses.
 Duration 1 day class x 3 hours 9:00AM – 12:00PM

HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid Day

Participants must complete an online component or workbook, for this unit, before attending class.  This is equivalent to the Level 2 First Aid
 
This course teaches the fundamental principles, knowledge and skills to enable the first aider to provide emergency care for injuries and illnesses, including CPR. Participants are required to complete and return a workbook prior to undertaking practical training in a day class or two evening classes as listed above. Assessment is by practical demonstration and completion of theory assessment tasks. The initial workbook forms part of the assessment. The First Aid qualification is valid for three years before it must be renewed while the CPR component must be renewed each year.

Duration: 1 day x 6 hours, 9:00am – 3:30pm

HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid Night

Participants must complete an online component or workbook, for this unit, before attending class.  This is equivalent to the Level 2 First Aid
 
This course teaches the fundamental principles, knowledge and skills to enable the first aider to provide emergency care for injuries and illnesses, including CPR. Participants are required to complete and return a workbook prior to undertaking practical training in a day class or two evening classes as listed above. Assessment is by practical demonstration and completion of theory assessment tasks. The initial workbook forms part of the assessment. The First Aid qualification is valid for three years before it must be renewed while the CPR component must be renewed each year.

Duration:  2 nights x 3 hours, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

HLTAID003 - Provide first aid Quick Day

Participants must complete an online component or workbook, for this unit, before attending class.  This is equivalent to the Level 2 First Aid
 
Participants must present a current copy of a First Aid or CPR qualification that has been completed in the last 12 months to be eligible for this course
 
This course teaches the fundamental principles, knowledge and skills to enable the first aider to provide emergency care for injuries and illnesses, including CPR. Participants are required to complete and return a workbook prior to undertaking practical training in a day class or two evening classes as listed above. Assessment is by practical demonstration and completion of theory assessment tasks. The initial workbook forms part of the assessment. The First Aid qualification is valid for three years before it must be renewed while the CPR component must be renewed each year.

Duration: 1 day x 4 hours, 10:30am – 2:30pm

HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid Quick Night

Participants must complete an online component or workbook, for this unit, before attending class.  This is equivalent to the Level 2 First Aid
 
Participants must present a current copy of a First Aid or CPR qualification that has been completed in the last 12 months to be eligible for this course
 
This course teaches the fundamental principles, knowledge and skills to enable the first aider to provide emergency care for injuries and illnesses, including CPR. Participants are required to complete and return a workbook prior to undertaking practical training in a day class or two evening classes as listed above. Assessment is by practical demonstration and completion of theory assessment tasks. The initial workbook forms part of the assessment. The First Aid qualification is valid for three years before it must be renewed while the CPR component must be renewed each year.

Duration: 1 day x 4 hours, 6:00pm – 10:00pm

SITHFAB002 - Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol

Course Description

Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) training is the core skill requirement in order to sell, service or supply liquor.

The RSA course covers a range of topics, including:
  • Liquor laws and selling, serving and supplying liquor responsibly
  • Intoxication, including assisting customers to drink within appropriate limits, assessing alcohol affected customers and refusing service
  • Undertaking ID checks on persons under the legal age for consumption
  • Reducing risks and harm strategies
  • Compliance and enforcement in licensed premises
This course is delivered across 4 hours.

SITXFSA001 - Use hygienic practices for food safety

Course Description

This course is the entry-level for basic food hygiene procedures. The course covers the practical skills and knowledge required in understanding the importance of serving and storing food safely, the necessary measures for serving food to vulnerable persons and the safety requirements for commercial food operations.

This course will teach you:
  • Personal hygiene for staff members
  • Cleaning food preparation areas
  • Correct storage temperatures
  • Dealing with high-risk food
  • Prevention measures in kitchen pest control
This course is delivered across 5 hours.