12 months


School Partnerships

Entry Requirements





The Active Volunteering Non-Accredited Course allows students to develop an understanding of the concepts of service, volunteering and community work in a less formal setting than completion of an Accredited Course.

The course has a strong focus on volunteering. Students gain an understanding through engagement with the community, both within and external to their school. This course is recommended for students seeking reconnection and a sense of belonging to local communities.

Students develop a range of skills through the course which include:


  • Building work and real-world skills, experience and confidence that is required in today’s workplaces.
  • Adding value to their school studies and developing employability skills.
  • Learning to transition from school to life in employment and further study.
  • Developing workplace networks.

  1. Face to face

Students undertake trainer led self-paced learning led by a facilitator through the school.


Students will be provided with resources and support needed to guide them to complete the course.

There are no entry requirements for this course however some organisations may be required to undergo relevant background checks. Where volunteering works is undertaken with organisations external to the school, students may be required to undertake background checks (e.g., Blue Card).


It would be advantageous for students to have internet connectivity, but this is not an entry requirement.

The typical completion time of the course is 6 months to 12 months.


As a part of their study, students may complete volunteer work – either within the school community or with approved external not for profit, charity, community, or organisation with a structured volunteer program.

The course contains a total of 5 units.


  • Work safely and productively
  • Respecting diversity in the workplace
  • Produce basic digital documents
  • Communicate effectively in the workplace
  • Effective volunteering


Students will engage in a range of activities as part of these topics, but there is no formal assessment.


A Certificate of Participation will be issued to students who undertake any topics within the course.

Please contact Volunteering Queensland’s Training Team for fee details.
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