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Statement of Attainment in Skills for Volunteering (SG00007572) is a vocational course and partial qualification covering two core units from Certificate I, II and III in Active Volunteering.

The course is designed for entry level volunteers, where work takes place under direct, regular supervision within clearly defined guidelines. It assists in developing foundational skills to participate in the sector, including what it means to be a volunteer, how to prepare to work as a volunteer, basic work safety, and volunteering in different environments.

Who it’s for

We invite all new and existing volunteers to take part in this program. As part of this course, you will need to complete or have recently completed at least 20 hours of volunteer work. Depending on where you choose to undertake your volunteering, organisations may require you to demonstrate relevant background and reference checks.

Please note, we can assist you in finding a volunteer placement.

How it works


This course can assist you to:

  • Obtain hands-on experience
  • Gain familiarity with how workplaces operate
  • Develop employability skills such as communication, teamwork and problem solving
  • Provide evidence to future employers of your skills
  • Develop or improve your interpersonal skills
  • Support the community through your volunteer placement
  • Explore potential career paths
  • Gain entry into other vocational training programs, such as Certificate I and II in Active Volunteering
  • Support transition to higher education pathways


This course comprises 2 units of competency.

Be an effective volunteer (CHCVOL001)
Participate in workplace health and safety (HLTWHS001)


The course is delivered through a blended learning model, via our e-learning platform, external preparation, assignments submitted online and volunteering with an organisation. This allows students the opportunity and flexibility to work through materials from anywhere at any time of the day. For additional support, there are live Zoom support sessions with trainers.

Schedule and duration

We recommend dedicating at least 5 to 6 hours per week to successfully complete this course. It is expected that students will gain this statement of attainment in 3 months. The key to success is to set time each week to complete assignments and the required volunteering.


There may be opportunities for eligible residents of NSW to receive a subsidy, funded by the NSW Government. Check the Smart and Skilled program for more information.

Standard fee $240


If you are an organisation looking to support your volunteers with a customised training, contact:


Phone 02 9261 3600

Enrol in this course

Customise a program or register your interest

This training is delivered by the National School of Volunteer Management [RTO 90031]

the school of volunteer management
Nationally Recognised Training