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Certificate II in Active Volunteering


CHC24015 Certificate II in Active Volunteering
The Certificate II in Active Volunteering is a nationally recognised qualification which is an excellent qualification for people who are joining or have recently started in the workforce.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of junior workplace roles. They can perform a range of mainly routine tasks using limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge in a defined context. Individuals in these roles generally work under direct supervision. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 20 hours of volunteer work.

The volunteer work for this qualification can be completed through Scouts or other another organisation with a structured volunteer program.

This qualification may contribute to your Secondary School Certificate, contact your local SAIT representative to seek more information.

Typical Scouting Pathway
Experiences and learning received by Venturer Scouts across Australia, aligns closely to the requirements of Certificate II in Active Volunteering. Any member of Scouts Australia who has sufficient evidence can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). A typical pathway that enables collection of valid evidence is a Venturer Scout;

    • Have at least six (6) months Scouting experience and completed the relevant learning pathways.
    • Have completed at least 20 hours of volunteer work.
    • Have completed at least Milestone 1.

After completing your enrolment with the Scouts Australia Institute of Training (SAIT), a SAIT assessor will be assigned to you and they will assess your evidence. They may ask for further evidence or have a conversation with you to gather further information about your experiences. After successfully completing your Recognition of Prior Learning assessment, you will receive a Certificate II in Active Volunteering (CHC24015).

Structure of the Qualification
An example of the Certificate II in Active Volunteering that can be achieved by following the Scouting pathway of key achievements in the youth program may include the following units of competency:

  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCVOL001 Be an effective volunteer
  • BSBCMM201 Communicate in the workplace
  • HLTAID011 Provide first aid
  • BSBPEF202 Plan and apply time management
  • SISOFLD002 Minimise environmental impact

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Assessment through SAIT is based on the provision of a portfolio of evidence and professional conversations may be used to attest to a competency or authenticate evidence provided. A portfolio of evidence may comprise of:

  • Scout Portfolio (Youth Program achievements)
  • Completion of other Qualifications
  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV/Resume) and third party referees
  • Evidence against specific criteria for each unit of competency