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Diploma of Community Development

National ID: CHC52115 | State ID: AWM4

Community development is all about the growth and empowerment of individuals, groups or communities

You'll gain a range of specialised skills including how to support community action and enable community development outcomes, as well as implementing community development strategies. You'll need to be employed in a role that includes a moderate level of community development work in order to complete the qualification.

Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

How to apply

Entrance Requirements

This course is only available through a employer-based study mode so you need to be employed in a role that includes a moderate level of community development work in order to complete the qualification.

Job opportunities
  • Community Development Manager | Neighbourhood Centre Manager | Community Education Manager
  • Community Development Worker for Social Housing | Community Development Officer
  • Community Engagement Officer

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

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How to apply

On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au

Other study types

For all other study types such as on campus (part-time), skill sets, online, employer-based study and apprenticeships or traineeships visit our Apply and Enrol page.

International students

International students should contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Delivery location, important dates and study options

During your course of study, NMTAFE may use a variety of learning practices to ensure you get the best outcome for your learning journey.
This may include online learning, face-to-face classroom, laboratory/workshop delivery, work placement or a combination of these, depending on which is most appropriate.

Semester 1, 2021

Leederville - Employer-based

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 year/s
When Semester 1, 2021
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
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Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Course enquiry

Please note This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply, please refer to the 'How to apply' tab above.

Diploma of Community Services

National ID: CHC52015 | State ID: AWM0

There is an ongoing skill shortage in Community Services.




Community Services students experience India’s largest slum

Entrance Requirements

Work placement

Important information

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

Entrance Requirements

We recommend that you are over the age of 18 before enrolling in this course as the fieldwork placement and employment outcomes are very limited for students under the age of 18.

Work placement

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan. You will need to be enrolled in the appropriate units to be offered a work placement - it is not a standard for all enrolments.

Important information

You will complete 2 x 120 hours of supervised field placements with one of 170 government and community service agencies in the areas of mental health, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, housing, adolescent development, parenting and family support. Eligibility for supervised work placement is subject to obtaining a satisfactory Police Clearance. You will also need a Working with Children Check if your placement involves contact with children.

Other costs for consideration:

  • Text Books 
  • Stationery 
  • National Police Clearance prior to you starting work placement - $65 through Australia Post
  • Working with Children's Check (WWC) prior to you starting  work placement - $11
Job opportunities

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

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Further study

Graduates may be eligible for university entry into Social Science courses.

How to apply

On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au

Other study types

For all other study types such as on campus (part-time), skill sets, online, employer-based study and apprenticeships or traineeships visit our Apply and Enrol page.

International students

International students should contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Delivery location, important dates and study options

During your course of study, NMTAFE may use a variety of learning practices to ensure you get the best outcome for your learning journey.
This may include online learning, face-to-face classroom, laboratory/workshop delivery, work placement or a combination of these, depending on which is most appropriate.

Continuous enrolment, 2021

Leederville - Employer based

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 year/s
When Continuous enrolment
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Semester 1, 2021

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2021
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
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Leederville - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2021
Where Leederville
How On campus
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Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Midland - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2021
Where Midland
How On campus
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Semester 2, 2020

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
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Course enquiry

Please note This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply, please refer to the 'How to apply' tab above.

Diploma of Mental Health

National ID: CHC53315 | State ID: AWL3

You will further develop your skills to work with clients experiencing a mental health illness.

 

Entrance Requirements

Work placement

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

Entrance Requirements

It is recommended that you are over the age of 18 before enrolling in this course as the work placement and employment outcomes are very limited for students under the age of 18.

Work placement

As part of this course you may be required to undertake a total of 160 hours work placement.
You will however need to be enrolled in the appropriate units to be offered a work placement - it is not a standard for all enrolments.
Please note eligibility for supervised work placement is subject to obtaining a satisfactory Police Clearance. You will also need a Working with Children Check if your placement involves contact with children. Additonal costs will include $65 National Police Clearance, through Australia Post (it is best to apply for this first) and $11 Working With Children Check (WWCC).

Job opportunities

Other job titles may include:

  • Mental Health Worker | Mental Health Support Worker 
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker
  • Case Worker
  • Recovery Partner

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

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Further study

Graduates may be eligible for university entry into Social Science courses.

How to apply

On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au

Other study types

For all other study types such as on campus (part-time), skill sets, online, employer-based study and apprenticeships or traineeships visit our Apply and Enrol page.

International students

International students should contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Delivery location, important dates and study options

During your course of study, NMTAFE may use a variety of learning practices to ensure you get the best outcome for your learning journey.
This may include online learning, face-to-face classroom, laboratory/workshop delivery, work placement or a combination of these, depending on which is most appropriate.

Continuous enrolment, 2021

Leederville - Employer based

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 6 months
When Continuous enrolment
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Semester 1, 2021

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2021
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Leederville - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2021
Where Leederville
How On campus
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Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Semester 2, 2020

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
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Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Course enquiry

Please note This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply, please refer to the 'How to apply' tab above.

Certificate II in Community Services

National ID: CHC22015 | State ID: AWJ7

Gain an introduction to the community services industry and practical skills to get started in community services.




Community Services students experience India’s largest slum

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

Job opportunities

Other job titles may include:

  • Personal Care Worker
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Home Helper
  • Assistant Community Services Worker

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

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How to apply

On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au

Other study types

For all other study types such as on campus (part-time), skill sets, online, employer-based study and apprenticeships or traineeships visit our Apply and Enrol page.

International students

International students should contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Delivery location, important dates and study options

During your course of study, NMTAFE may use a variety of learning practices to ensure you get the best outcome for your learning journey.
This may include online learning, face-to-face classroom, laboratory/workshop delivery, work placement or a combination of these, depending on which is most appropriate.

Continuous enrolment, 2020

Leederville - Traineeship

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 year/s
When Continuous enrolment
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
Traineeship
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Continuous enrolment, 2021

Leederville - Employer based

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 year/s
When Continuous enrolment
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Leederville - Traineeship

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 year/s
When Continuous enrolment
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
Traineeship
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Course enquiry

Please note This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply, please refer to the 'How to apply' tab above.

Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

National ID: CHC62015 | State ID: AWI5

Build on your existing skills and develop your expertise as a senior administrative worker within the community services industry while you work.

Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

Entrance Requirements

This course is only delivered through a employer-based study mode, therefore participants need to be employed in a role that includes a moderate level of management work in order to complete this qualification.

Job opportunities
  • Community Manager (Care, Development, Education, Recreation)
  • Neighbourhood Centre Manager
  • Community Work Coordinator
  • Community Services Coordinator
  • Coordinator of Volunteer Work
  • Project Manager (Community Services)

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

Further study

Graduates may be eligible for university entry.

How to apply

On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au

Other study types

For all other study types such as on campus (part-time), skill sets, online, employer-based study and apprenticeships or traineeships visit our Apply and Enrol page.

International students

International students should contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Delivery location, important dates and study options

During your course of study, NMTAFE may use a variety of learning practices to ensure you get the best outcome for your learning journey.
This may include online learning, face-to-face classroom, laboratory/workshop delivery, work placement or a combination of these, depending on which is most appropriate.

Continuous enrolment, 2021

Leederville - Employer based

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 year/s
When Continuous enrolment
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Course enquiry

Please note This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply, please refer to the 'How to apply' tab above.

Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

National ID: CHC43515 | State ID: AWL6

Draw on your lived experience to contribute to the wellbeing of others

You will learn to apply your lived experience and peer practices at work in the mental health sector and gain skills to promote and facilitate self-advocacy.

Work placement

Important information

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

Work placement

In the second semester you will be required to undertake a work placement of 80 hours. Please note, you will need to be enrolled in the appropriate units to be offered a work placement - it is not a standard for all enrolments.

Important information

Classes are delivered between 9:00am and 3:30pm every Tuesday and Wednesday during term.

Job opportunities
  • Peer Mentor | Aboriginal Peer Worker | Youth Peer Worker | Mental Health Peer Worker
  • Peer Education Officer
  • Carer | Carer Consultant
  • Consumer Consultant | Consumer Representative 
  • Advocacy Worker
  • Family Advocate

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

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How to apply

You must apply to study through Consumers of Mental Health Western Australia (COMHWA).

The Mental Health Commission supports COMHWA by providing subsidies to assist with the financial cost of studying. COMHWA leads a screening process for each new cohort of learners on an annual basis, therefore this course is available only to those who apply to study via COMHWA’s recruitment process.

Please note however, that all course enquiries should be directed to Tracey Hennessy, Course Coordinator, Tracey.Hennessy@nmtafe.wa.edu.au, as potential students who are working in a peer work role could be eligible to join the course and/or apply for RPL.

If you would like information on the times for next recruitment round please contact COMHWA on 9258 8911.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

During your course of study, NMTAFE may use a variety of learning practices to ensure you get the best outcome for your learning journey.
This may include online learning, face-to-face classroom, laboratory/workshop delivery, work placement or a combination of these, depending on which is most appropriate.

This course is currently undergoing delivery planning and information will be available on our website shortly. Check back later, or use the course enquiry form below to have our Client Contact Centre contact you with further information about the next course start, delivery locations and study modes.

Course enquiry

Please note This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply, please refer to the 'How to apply' tab above.

Community Services

Studying a qualification in this area will put you on the path to a satisfying, diverse and meaningful career, as you work with individuals to help them achieve their personal goals and maintain wellbeing. With changes to the way that people with disability receive funding and growth in the number of people living with disability, this area has more job opportunities than ever before. 

What type of course are you looking for?
National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
CHC43115 AWJ3 Disability
Half price
Certificate IV Employer-based
Traineeship
Mount Lawley
TAFEADM, AWJ3, CHC43115, TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000012, Disability Services, J000000, J000004,

lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Empower people with disability to achieve greater levels of independence

If you are passionate about supporting people with disability to reach their potential and live their own life, then this is the course for you.

When you complete this course you will be on a pathway to a career in the rewarding and sometimes challenging world of disability work. You could find yourself working in a range of settings including residential, employment, recreational and/or day support, advocacy and case management, supporting people with a disability to gain skills and knowledge to move towards a more independent and self-determined life.

You will need to be employed in the disability sector to be able to fulfill the work place requirements of the course.

Gain these skills
  • Facilitate community participation, social inclusion and ongoing skills development for clients
  • Communicate, network and work with relevant people to ensure clients are supported
  • Facilitate the empowerment of clients
  • Provide person-centred services to clients with complex needs
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • Safe work practices
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Passionate about supporting individuals to lead a more independent and fulfilled life
  • Reliable, proactive and confident in working with people with disabilities
  • Professional, friendly and supportive
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Currently employed in the disability sector
AE116 Entry into Care Roles Skill Set
Free
Infection control
Skill sets
Skill set On campus
Mount Lawley
Covid19, Coronavirus, infection, illness, aged care, disability, community, healthcare, carer, nurses aid, ain, orderly, patient care, free

This skill set is free for everyone

The CHCSS00114 Entry Into Care Roles skill set addresses the skills and knowledge required to provide entry level support and basic client care for a range of roles and purposes within the aged care and disability support sectors.

The support provided in client care will be predominantly non-direct. The skill set is comprised of the following units.

  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
EAB72 Food Safety for Ancillary Aged and Personal Care Staff Skill Set
Skill set On campus
Mount Lawley
Aged Care, carer, food handling, cook, food safety, chef, meal delivery, hospital worker, orderly, ain,

The COVID19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of building the capacity and understanding of the workforce across a range of areas.

This skill set has been developed to promote safe food practices, infection prevention, and control and safe manual handling measures. These measures will assist in providing a safe environment and hygiene practices when preparing, handling, serving and assisting  with meals. Ancillary aged care and personal care staff including cooks, and chefs as well as staff involved in meal delivery and assisting clients with their meals will benefit from this food handling skill set.

You'll gain the following skills:

  • Undertake manual tasks safely
  • Identify infection hazards and assess risks, including using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) effectively to prevent the spread and transmission of infection
  • Create a safe work environment
  • Understand and implement safe food practices

 

 

AD126 High Support and Complex Care - Aged Care
Skill set On campus
Mount Lawley

Provide high level care and support in an aged care setting

Residents within the aged care sector have increasingly complex health care needs and higher acuity levels.  This increases the level of support and care needs of residents.  You'll gain additional skills to assess and identify the care needs of residents.  Understanding the importance of risk factors and potential impact on a resident is a key component to this skill set, along with methods to minimize and monitor interventions.  You'll also learn strategies to support residents' palliative care needs and medications competency.

This skill set is best suited for those working within the aged care or disability sectors.

Gain these skills
  • Identifying and assessing risk
  • Supporting complex needs of residents
  • Palliative care
  • Medication competency

 

AD170 High Support and Complex Care - Disability Skill Set
Skill set On campus
Mount Lawley
disability, residential care, complex needs, medication

Provide high level care and support in an disability care setting

This skill set is suited for those working with clients with high support and complex care needs.  You'll gain a range of strategies and skills to support and care for clients. 
You'll also be equipped with additional skills to help you assess and identify the care needs of residents.  Understanding the importance of risk factors and potential impact on a resident is a key component to the skill set, along with strategies to minimize and monitor interventions.

Gain these skills
  • Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
  • Develop and provide person-centred service responses
  • Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs        
  •  Administer and monitor medications
CHC33015 AA67 Individual Support (Disability)
Half price
Certificate III Employer-based
On campus
Traineeship
Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
Midland
Mount Lawley
TAFEADM, AA67, CHC33015, TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000012, Disability Services, J000000, J000004,

lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

If you are passionate about supporting people with disability to reach their potential and live an independent life, then this is the course for you

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) you will be on a pathway to develop a career in the rewarding world of disability work. On successful completion you could find work in a variety of settings such as residential, individual support, employment, recreational/day support, advocacy and case management.

This course includes a supervised work placement, where you'll be able to apply your training in a meaningful and relevant way, and gain real industry experience.

Gain these skills
  • Support people with disability to move towards a more independent and self-determined life
  • Communicate, network and work with relevant people to ensure the person is supported in all aspects of their life
  • Work and develop relationships within a team
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Committed, reliable, proactive and confident in working with people with disabilities
  • Tactful, patient, flexible and understanding
  • Able to cope with challenging situations
  • Able to work as part of a team
52840WA AB65 Introduction to Disability Care (Disability Care Pre-traineeship)
Half price
Certificate II On campus
Mount Lawley
52840WA-AB65, 52840WA, AB65, disability, disability carer, disability care worker, carer, disability support worker, physical disability, intellectual disability,

lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Pathway to the fast growing Disability sector

Are you looking for a pathway to further study or employment as a Disability Support Worker?

North Metropolitan TAFE is giving you the opportunity to complete this Certificate II in Introduction to Disability Care (Disability Pre-traineeship)  whilst participating in a work placement with one of our industry partners Brightwater, IdentitywaNulsen Disability Services and Senses Australia.

The program will give you an introduction to the job role, help you confirm if the career is right for you, and increase your chances of continuing onto further study or paid employment within the industry.

Disability Support Workers provide care, emotional support, physical assistance and supervision for people with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. Disability Support Workers tend to focus on tasks that alleviate physical discomfort and promote social connectedness, independence, emotional wellbeing and general health.

Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes

  • Patience, flexibility and understanding
  • A supportive and caring nature
  • Commitment to the rights of people with disabilities to live dignified lives
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work as part of a team

 

After you have successfully completed this program you'll be eligible to study CHC33015 AA67 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

This course is only offered in Semester 1. To register your interest in the Certificate II in Introduction to Disability Care (Disability Pre-traineeship) you need to complete the Course Enquiry form below or for more details contact:

E  pachealth@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

AE144 Provide Individual Support Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set On campus
Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
Mount Lawley
individual, support, health, disability, care, aged, mental, aboriginal, torres strait islander, youth, work

Many individuals require support services to help them live an independent and fulfilling life — including people with physical or intellectual disability, older people, and vulnerable members of the community.

This is highly rewarding work, but employers look for people who are job ready with basic skills and knowledge for entry level roles in one-on-one or group support settings, or for administrative role in a care facility. With the Provide Individual Support skill set, that will be you! You'll learn about following a client's individual care or support plan to meet their personal support needs, how to comply with personal hygiene standards, maintain food safety, contribute to the cleanliness of food handling areas and dispose of food appropriately, prepare for and provide medication assistance and complete medication documentation, supporting a client to self-administer medication, safe work practices for the health and safety of yourself and your clients, and how to recognise potentially hazardous manual tasks and complete those tasks in a safe manner.

AE156 Provide Individual Support Skill Set (Fee Free)
Skill sets
Free
Skill set On campus
Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
Mount Lawley
individual, support, health, disability, care, aged, mental, aboriginal, torres strait islander, youth, work

Many individuals require support services to help them live an independent and fulfilling life — including people with physical or intellectual disability, older people, and vulnerable members of the community.

This is highly rewarding work, but employers look for people who are job ready with basic skills and knowledge for entry level roles in one-on-one or group support settings, or for administrative role in a care facility. With the Provide Individual Support skill set, that will be you! You'll learn about following a client's individual care or support plan to meet their personal support needs, how to comply with personal hygiene standards, maintain food safety, contribute to the cleanliness of food handling areas and dispose of food appropriately, prepare for and provide medication assistance and complete medication documentation, supporting a client to self-administer medication, safe work practices for the health and safety of yourself and your clients, and how to recognise potentially hazardous manual tasks and complete those tasks in a safe manner.

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If you have an interest in how children grow, develop and learn, work well as part of a team and enjoy creating fun activities, then a career in early childhood care is ideal for you. This is a skills shortage area, with high demand for workers, allowing you to work closely with people from different ages, cultures and backgrounds, including children, families and communities. 

A career in education support is fulfilling and will certainly challenge you, as you help to make a difference and support children to develop confidence, new skills and independence. Our qualifications incorporate modern practices, giving you the skills and knowledge necessary to support children’s learning, by enhancing their social, emotional, psychological, cognitive and language development. 

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