Statement of Attainment: Skills for Volunteering

Take your volunteering skills to the next level with nationally recognised accredited training in Skills for Volunteering.

There may be opportunities funded by the NSW Government to eligible residents of NSW to complete this training fee-free.

SG00007572 Skills for Volunteering is a partial qualification from the Community Services Training Packaged designed specifically for volunteers.


Participating in a vocational course like the SG00007572 Skills for Volunteering can assist you to:

  • obtain hands on experience
  • gain familiarity with how workplaces operate
  • develop employability skills such as communication, teamwork, problem solving skills
  • 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,  eg Certificate I and II in Active Volunteering or Certificate I in Health Support Services
  • support your transition to higher education pathways.

This partial qualification will enable participants to develop foundation skills to effectively participate in the volunteer sector.

This includes:

  • What it means to be a volunteer
  • How to prepare and work as an effective volunteer
  • How to work safely ensuring your own health and safety and that of others
  • How to volunteer in particular environments

This partial qualification reflects the role of entry level volunteer workers, where work takes place under direct, regular supervision within clearly defined guidelines.

To achieve this partial qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 20 hours of volunteer work. We can assist you in finding volunteer placement.

Units of Competency

The Statement of Attainment in Skills for Volunteering SG00007572 comprises 2 units of competency

Core units:

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


The course is delivered in a blended model with online learning using electronic media resources, though The Centre for Volunteering’s online learning platform and external preparation and assignments and volunteering with an organisation.

Schedule and Duration:

The course is predominantly online and students can work through materials at any time of the day.

There are weekly live zoom support sessions available on Wednesdays with our trainers.  

How long it takes will depend on you, but we recommend dedicating at least 5-6 hours per week to successfully complete this course.

It is expected that students will complete this Statement of Attainment in 3 months.

The key to success with this study is to make a commitment and set a time each week to complete assignments and volunteering.


Standard Fee – $240

Need more information before enrolling?  Call 0466 778 914 to discuss.

If you are an organisation looking to support your volunteers with training, call 0466 778 914 to discuss customising a program or click here to register your interest.

We are taking Expressions of interest for fully subsidised ($0 student fee) for this program. The Skills for Recovery program by the NSW Government offers fully subsidised training to eligible participants. Eligibility requirements include but are not limited to residents of NSW that are currently unemployed, Centrelink income recipients or aged 17-24 years old.     

Participants will also need to no longer be in school, and be citizens or permanent residents of Australia, New Zealand Citizens or humanitarian visa holders.

Training is subject to funding approval, and minimum student numbers apply. So if you are interested complete the expression of interest form below.

Assessment Requirements

To obtain the Statement of Attainment in Skills for Volunteering you need to demonstrate the necessary skills required to effectively participate in the volunteer programs.

To show this you will need to complete ALL questions, activities and tasks provided satisfactorily.

You will need to undertake volunteer work at a supportive organisation that can support you in the practice and demonstration of the practical skills required.

You will need to gather other evidence including Third Party Reports and record a minimum of 20 volunteer hours.

Assessment is the process that determines if enough evidence is available to demonstrate that you are competent and able to perform to the required standard. Before submitting your work for assessment please

Check you have completed all the questions and you are satisfied with your answers.


Support is available to all students. If you require any additional assistance with your course or have any challenges with application form or expression of interest form, call SVM on 02 9261 3600 or 0466 778 914.

Looking for extra support? Our Inclusive Volunteering Program helps to reduce and remove barriers to volunteering for people living with disability or on a mental health recovery journey. The program works with participants who are living with disability or a mental health condition, support is available through this program.

After registering your interest you will be asked to complete an application form and confirm your eligibility to the program. This includes details of your residency status, identification, USI and contact information.

Training is delivered by NSW School of Volunteer Management [RTO 90031]