Diploma of Community Services

National ID: CHC52015
State ID: AWM0
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Course is available at the following locations

Private
BCA National Training Group

Course description

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Public
Central Regional TAFE

Training Package Version:Release 2

Are you committed to social justice and building stronger communities? This course enables you to assist individuals and groups to achieve social justice through empowerment, advocacy, communication, community programs and team work. The Diploma of Community Services will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to manage the service delivery of community service organisations. You will learn skills in consultation, community program development, group work, advocacy, case management, policy and research. You will also learn skills in the management of finances, work safety and the work environment. You will undertake projects that involve working as part of a team and with the community. As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

Important Information

You must enrol in Semester 1 for the full year and can also undertake the Diploma of Youth Work concurrently.

Work Placement

A Work Placement must be undertaken as part of this course.

VET FEE-HELP

This course IS ELIGIBLE for VET FEE-HELP.

Course description

Training Package Version:Release 2

Are you committed to social justice and building stronger communities? This course enables you to assist individuals and groups to achieve social justice through empowerment, advocacy, communication, community programs and team work. The Diploma of Community Services will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to manage the service delivery of community service organisations. You will learn skills in consultation, community program development, group work, advocacy, case management, policy and research. You will also learn skills in the management of finances, work safety and the work environment. You will undertake projects that involve working as part of a team and with the community. As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

Important Information

You must enrol in Semester 1 for the full year and can also undertake the Diploma of Youth Work concurrently.

Work Placement

A Work Placement must be undertaken as part of this course.

VET FEE-HELP

This course IS ELIGIBLE for VET FEE-HELP.

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Private
Insight Training Group Australia Pty Ltd

Course description

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Public
North Metropolitan TAFE

Care for a career

Complete this qualification and you could be working in community services, case management or social housing, involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities.

You will have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management, providing direct support to individuals or groups. You may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management, program coordination or the development of new business opportunities.

All our community service qualifications have flexible training delivery modes and the option to study on the job. This means you get the most relevant skills and the opportunity to form industry contacts.

Gain these skills
  • Consultation
  • Community program development
  • Group work
  • Advocacy
  • Case management
  • Policy and research
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Able to undertake research and self directed activities
  • Self motivated, pro-active and energetic
  • Creative thinker with strong problem solving skills
  • Strong decision making skills based on sound judgment and empathy
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
Delivery mode information
Online

With online study you will be completing your course via an online platform which contains all your study material and assessments. You will be provided a login and password to access this material once you have been enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE.

Online is a little different to on-campus study as you do not have face to face contact with your lecturers and you do not engage directly with fellow students during every-day class activities. If on-campus study is not your preference, then online study is a great option. Rest assured you will be supported by your online lecturers.
You will also have access to lecturers via your online dashboard. The lecturers will help to clarify your concerns, assist with the course content, mark your assessments and provide you with feedback if required

Qualifications are broken down into stages with an intensive practical skills workshop run at the end of each stage. You will only need to enrol and pay for one stage at a time.

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.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability.
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months

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.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised 'gap" training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form

Course description

Care for a career

Complete this qualification and you could be working in community services, case management or social housing, involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities.

You will have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management, providing direct support to individuals or groups. You may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management, program coordination or the development of new business opportunities.

All our community service qualifications have flexible training delivery modes and the option to study on the job. This means you get the most relevant skills and the opportunity to form industry contacts.

Gain these skills
  • Consultation
  • Community program development
  • Group work
  • Advocacy
  • Case management
  • Policy and research
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Able to undertake research and self directed activities
  • Self motivated, pro-active and energetic
  • Creative thinker with strong problem solving skills
  • Strong decision making skills based on sound judgment and empathy
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
Delivery mode information
Online

With online study you will be completing your course via an online platform which contains all your study material and assessments. You will be provided a login and password to access this material once you have been enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE.

Online is a little different to on-campus study as you do not have face to face contact with your lecturers and you do not engage directly with fellow students during every-day class activities. If on-campus study is not your preference, then online study is a great option. Rest assured you will be supported by your online lecturers.
You will also have access to lecturers via your online dashboard. The lecturers will help to clarify your concerns, assist with the course content, mark your assessments and provide you with feedback if required

Qualifications are broken down into stages with an intensive practical skills workshop run at the end of each stage. You will only need to enrol and pay for one stage at a time.

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.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability.
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months

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.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised 'gap" training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form

Campus locations

Course page link
Public
North Regional TAFE

This qualification provides participants with the skills to develop, implement and evaluate programs, secure and manage funding, case manage clients in a community services setting, and lead a community services team.

This course can be completed in three sections - program development, case management, and team leadership - and is an affordable entry pathway into tertiary study in an approved Social Work degree.

As part of this qualification, participants will undertake a supervised 100 hours of work placement in order to apply the skills and knowledge learnt. A federal police clearance and Working with Children Check are required prior to placement.

Course description

This qualification provides participants with the skills to develop, implement and evaluate programs, secure and manage funding, case manage clients in a community services setting, and lead a community services team.

This course can be completed in three sections - program development, case management, and team leadership - and is an affordable entry pathway into tertiary study in an approved Social Work degree.

As part of this qualification, participants will undertake a supervised 100 hours of work placement in order to apply the skills and knowledge learnt. A federal police clearance and Working with Children Check are required prior to placement.

Campus locations

Course page link
Private
SMR Learning Services Pty Ltd trading as TrainSmart Australia, New Horizons Learning Centre (Perth)

This Diploma of Community Services is a Jobs & Skills WA government subsidised, Nationally Recognised Diploma qualification that will equip you with the knowledge and skills to make a real difference to people’s lives – and fast-track your career in this rewarding industry.

It will prepare you for roles within the community services, case management and social housing sectors. You will learn to manage, coordinate and deliver human-centred services to individuals, groups and communities.

Learning is self-paced over a 12-month period, to best suit your individual needs and lifestyle. In addition to receiving the face-to-face classroom training, you will also have access to all your learning resources online enabling you to review all the classroom content in your own time.

Blended learning to suit your lifestyle allows for greater flexibility. You learn at your own pace – and with TrainSmart you get specially dedicated trainer team support. Complimentary career guidance also available!

If you enjoy helping others and want to pursue a more rewarding career in your community, phone 1300 855 517 for more information.

Course description

This Diploma of Community Services is a Jobs & Skills WA government subsidised, Nationally Recognised Diploma qualification that will equip you with the knowledge and skills to make a real difference to people’s lives – and fast-track your career in this rewarding industry.

It will prepare you for roles within the community services, case management and social housing sectors. You will learn to manage, coordinate and deliver human-centred services to individuals, groups and communities.

Learning is self-paced over a 12-month period, to best suit your individual needs and lifestyle. In addition to receiving the face-to-face classroom training, you will also have access to all your learning resources online enabling you to review all the classroom content in your own time.

Blended learning to suit your lifestyle allows for greater flexibility. You learn at your own pace – and with TrainSmart you get specially dedicated trainer team support. Complimentary career guidance also available!

If you enjoy helping others and want to pursue a more rewarding career in your community, phone 1300 855 517 for more information.

Campus locations

Course page link
Public
South Metropolitan TAFE

Do you want to make a real difference?

When you complete the Diploma of Community Services you'll be on your way to a team leading career as a program coordinator, early intervention worker, or case manager.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to communicate and work effectively in the community services sector, developing and managing community programs, promoting social, emotional and physical wellbeing, responding to critical situations, managing service delivery, developing policy and research, coordinating volunteers, developing and maintaining professional networks, working with cultural diversity, ethical behaviour and legal responsibilities.

The actual units studied and the associated fees may vary depending on the campus you apply for.

This course has special requirements for entry at Rockingham Campus - Part Time. Rockingham is not listed as a location as the only method of entry for Rockingham due to the specific requirementsis by expression of interest using the enquiry form on this page.

Course description

Do you want to make a real difference?

When you complete the Diploma of Community Services you'll be on your way to a team leading career as a program coordinator, early intervention worker, or case manager.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to communicate and work effectively in the community services sector, developing and managing community programs, promoting social, emotional and physical wellbeing, responding to critical situations, managing service delivery, developing policy and research, coordinating volunteers, developing and maintaining professional networks, working with cultural diversity, ethical behaviour and legal responsibilities.

The actual units studied and the associated fees may vary depending on the campus you apply for.

This course has special requirements for entry at Rockingham Campus - Part Time. Rockingham is not listed as a location as the only method of entry for Rockingham due to the specific requirementsis by expression of interest using the enquiry form on this page.

Campus locations

Course page link
Public
South Regional TAFE

This qualification addresses work in roles that usually involve service delivery, either direct client work and/or community education or development projects.

Workers at this level operate at an advanced skill level and may also have responsibility for the supervision of other staff and volunteers.

The training package does not specify any mandatory entry requirements into this course. However prospective students should note that a mandatory part of the course requires you to participate and complete a supervised work placement, in a suitable environment that provides the services in your selected area of
study. Before you commence work placement, you may be required to obtain a police clearance (approximately $72). Please check when you enquire as to whether a police clearance is required for your work placement.

It is strongly recommended you also consult with your doctor about having a flu vaccination.

Further information on work placement requirements can be obtained from the CHC Training Package Implementation Guide

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

Units
Unit NameUnit TypeNational IDUnit of Study
Manage Budgets And Financial PlansElecBSBFIM501AUH01
Lead And Manage Team EffectivenessElecBSBWOR502AUH47
Manage Stress In The WorkplaceElecBSBWOR403AUJ56
Reflect On And Improve Own Professional PracticeCoreCHCPRP003AVB48
Contribute To The Review And Development Of PoliciesElecCHCPOL001AVB52
Implement Trauma Informed CareElecCHCMHS013AVB57
Facilitate Workplace Debriefing And Support ProcessesCoreCHCMGT005AVB71
Manage Legal And Ethical ComplianceCoreCHCLEG003AVB80
Manage And Promote DiversityCoreCHCDIV003AVC07
Develop Workplace Communication StrategiesCoreCHCCOM003AVC30
Implement Community Development StrategiesElecCHCCDE011AVC38
Develop And Implement Service ProgramsCoreCHCCCS007AVC69
Provide Advocacy And Representation ServicesElecCHCADV002AVC95
Apply Specialist Interpersonal And Counselling Interview SkillsElecCHCCSL002AWB41
Manage Work Health And SafetyCoreHLTWHS004WG741
Analyse Impacts Of Sociological Factors On Clients In Community Work And ServicesCoreCHCDEV002WG743

Course description

This qualification addresses work in roles that usually involve service delivery, either direct client work and/or community education or development projects.

Workers at this level operate at an advanced skill level and may also have responsibility for the supervision of other staff and volunteers.

The training package does not specify any mandatory entry requirements into this course. However prospective students should note that a mandatory part of the course requires you to participate and complete a supervised work placement, in a suitable environment that provides the services in your selected area of
study. Before you commence work placement, you may be required to obtain a police clearance (approximately $72). Please check when you enquire as to whether a police clearance is required for your work placement.

It is strongly recommended you also consult with your doctor about having a flu vaccination.

Further information on work placement requirements can be obtained from the CHC Training Package Implementation Guide

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

Units
Unit NameUnit TypeNational IDUnit of Study
Manage Budgets And Financial PlansElecBSBFIM501AUH01
Lead And Manage Team EffectivenessElecBSBWOR502AUH47
Manage Stress In The WorkplaceElecBSBWOR403AUJ56
Reflect On And Improve Own Professional PracticeCoreCHCPRP003AVB48
Contribute To The Review And Development Of PoliciesElecCHCPOL001AVB52
Implement Trauma Informed CareElecCHCMHS013AVB57
Facilitate Workplace Debriefing And Support ProcessesCoreCHCMGT005AVB71
Manage Legal And Ethical ComplianceCoreCHCLEG003AVB80
Manage And Promote DiversityCoreCHCDIV003AVC07
Develop Workplace Communication StrategiesCoreCHCCOM003AVC30
Implement Community Development StrategiesElecCHCCDE011AVC38
Develop And Implement Service ProgramsCoreCHCCCS007AVC69
Provide Advocacy And Representation ServicesElecCHCADV002AVC95
Apply Specialist Interpersonal And Counselling Interview SkillsElecCHCCSL002AWB41
Manage Work Health And SafetyCoreHLTWHS004WG741
Analyse Impacts Of Sociological Factors On Clients In Community Work And ServicesCoreCHCDEV002WG743

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