Skill Sets: What are they? And what can they do for you?

Post by Open Colleges on June 08th, 2022

At Open Colleges, we are proud to announce our new CHCSS00081 – Induction to Disability. Comprised of four fully accredited units, this Skill Set can launch your career change, and save you both time and money. If you’re currently working in the disability industry, this Skill Set will allow you to update your existing skills and knowledge.

So, what exactly is a Skill Set? And what can they do for you? 

Keep reading for three reasons why Skill Sets are so valuable.


What is a Skill Set? 

Skill sets are units of competency from a training package, which means they are accredited. They are traditionally shorter and cheaper than full qualifications, which makes them popular with students. If you successfully complete the course, you will receive a Statement of Attainment.

Skill sets benefit students by giving them:

Training pathways to AQF qualifications

Specific skills and general capabilities

More career opportunities within their workplace and between employers

Skill Sets are popular because they are considered to be cheap, can be used for personal development, and are targeted to a specific skill. They can act as an introduction to a topic, and they aren't a big commitment. Build your confidence in the workplace today with the CHCSS00081 – Induction to Disability.

Three reasons why you should study a Skill Set:

1) They can update your existing skills

Continuous learning is the new norm, so if you’re currently working in the disability industry and need to formalise your work qualifications, this Skill Set is perfect for you. Skill sets allow you to easily upskill, ensuring that your qualifications are up to date. These credible short courses are nationally recognised, and upon completion, you will receive a statement of attainment.  So, go ahead and update your existing skills and knowledge today!

2) They provide a perfect introduction into online learning

If you’re new to online learning, and you’re not sure if you’re ready to take the plunge and enrol, a Skill Set is an excellent introduction. Skill Sets are shorter in duration than full courses, and they give you the opportunity to dip your toe into the water to learning online. Fortunately, studying with Open Colleges is fully flexible. You don’t have to give up your job or sacrifice your lifestyle to study. And since this Skill Set is composed of four units, it’s an easier way to introduce yourself to online study.

3) They can provide a pathway to further studies

One of the great things about Skill Sets is that not only will you equip yourself with valuable entry level skills, but you can also use them as a training pathway to further studies. Upon completion of the CHCSS00081 – Induction to Disability, you can further your studies with the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support. The credits you receive from the Skill Set will count towards the Certificate III, to ensure your learning does not go to waste.  

So, if you need to upskill or you’re looking to launch a career change, why not enrol in the CHCSS00081 – Induction to Disability? Enrolment is easy! Click on the Enrol Now link and follow the simple steps. If you still need further assistance, you can contact an Enrolment Consultant on 1300 853 033.

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