Law for Community Workers Course
If you wish you understood more about the law, if your clients have legal problems, if you wish you knew where and how to refer them for help, this course may be for you.
The course has a very practical focus, developing skills in giving legal information and assisting people to understand legal procedures. It is aimed at community workers or staff in agencies involved in direct client contact.
The course covers the content of two units of study approved by the Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council:
Students who successfully complete the training course will have the above units added to their Academic Record at TAFE SA. These two units of study may also be used as electives in TAFE SA’s Certificate IV in Legal Services. Note that if you wish to continue on to complete the Certificate IV, you may need to apply for entry through SATAC after completing these two units.
Students need to attend one 3 hour class per week over two 21-week semesters, and complete homework each week as well as assessments.
Semester 1 CHCNET404B Facilitate links with other services
Topics covered include
Semester 2 CHCLEG411A Use relevant legislation in response to client needs
Topics covered include
The text book is the Law Handbook. This is published by the Legal Services Commissions and is available free online at www.lawhandbook.sa.gov.au. Computers with internet access are available for use at TAFE SA sites and most public libraries on a free or low cost basis.
The class is held at the Adelaide campus of TAFE SA.
Regional and remote students may be able to attend via TAFE SA’s video conferencing sites located across the state (for example, at Barossa, Berri or Renmark, Ceduna, Clare, Coober Pedy, Elizabeth, Ernabella, Gawler, Kadina, Kingscote (KI), Mount Barker, Mount Gambier, Murray Bridge, Naracoorte, Noarlunga, Port Augusta, Port Pirie, Port Lincoln, Victor Harbor, Waikerie and Whyalla).
If this will be relevant to you then it is essential that you return an Expression of Interest Form as early as possible. This will ensure that the site can be booked in time for your commencement.
It may also be possible for students to attend through other videoconferencing technologies (but students would need a webcam, microphone, headphones and suitable PC and broadband internet connection). This would need to be further discussed with the Course Coordinator.
Fees for 2015 are still to be confirmed.
If your application is accepted then an email will be sent to you with details of the TAFE SA enrolment process. An invoice will be sent to you requiring payment to TAFE SA. Payment can be made online and/or by taking your printed invoice to an Australian Post Office branch. Please telephone Justice and Policing Studies at TAFE SA on (08) 8207 8322 if you would like information about enrolling in other units.
If you have any queries about the course, please contact the Course Coordinator, Liz Ahern by telephone on (08) 8111 5570 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.