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CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

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CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

Gain an understanding of effective service delivery strategies, direct client engagement methodologies, community education or development projects, and industry relevant supervisory skills.

This qualification reflects the roles of community services, case management and social housing workers involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities.

At this level, workers have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management. Workers are usually providing direct support to individuals or groups. Workers 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.

Occupation titles for this qualification may include; Welfare Support Worker; Case Worker; Case Management; Family Support; Homelessness support; Youth Support; Migrant Resource and Support; Community Health.

After successfully achieving this qualification learners may choose to undertake one of the Advanced Diplomas or specialise in areas such as Counselling, Case management or specialist client work.

Please note: This is not a Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) accredited course.

Course Structure

The course includes a classroom component, off-campus study components and industry placement. Assessment is based on competency, which is the ability to demonstrate specific skills and will involve a combination of assessment methods. These assessments can include written assignments, discussion, interviews, workplace projects and practical demonstrations.

You will complete 400 hours of Practical Placement: 160 hours in the first year and 240 hours in the second year. Placement is generally undertaken in a 3-4 week block at the end of the course, Monday to Friday during business hours (in some instances this may be negotiable on an individual basis).

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Day Course - 18 months
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Night Course - 18 months

Units of Study

This program consists of 16 Units of Competency: 8 Core Units and 8 Elective Units (nominal hours are in brackets).

Core Units

  • CHCCOM003
    Develop workplace communication strategies (100)
  • CHCLEG003
    Manage legal and ethical compliance (80)
  • CHCDEV002
    Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services (100)
  • CHCDIV003
    Manage and promote diversity (80)
  • CHCMGT005
    Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes (120)
  • HLTWHS004
    Manage workplace health and safety (40)
  • CHCPRP003
    Reflect on and improve own professional practice (100)
  • CHCCCS007
    Develop and implement service programs (100)

Elective Units

  • BSBWOR502
    Lead and manage team effectiveness (60)
  • CHCADV002
    Provide advocacy and representation services (80)
  • CHCCSL001
    Establish and confirm the counselling relationship (100)
  • CHCCCS004
    Assess co-existing needs (80)
  • CHCCSM004
    Coordinate complex case requirements (75)
  • CHCCSM005
    Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management (75)
  • CHCCSM006
    Provide Case Management supervision (120)
  • CHCCDE011
    Implement community development strategies (70)

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Foundation Skills Assessment

Although there are no entry requirements for the qualification, applicants will be assessed for suitability by using the Foundation Skills Assessment. This will help us to identify any potential barriers or help us determine whether you require extra support for your studies.

The Foundation Skills Assessment will focus on English language, literacy and numeracy skills as well as employability skills.

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Diversitat Training staff will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for funding or Concession or no funding (fee for service). For a detailed explanation of Fees & Charges please have a look at our Fees & Charges page.

Learner Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, FOCS = Flexible Off Campus Study (FOCS), W = Workplace Based Traineeship

 

Study OptionTuition CostAmenitiesMaterialsResourcesOtherTotal Fee
C$210.00$40.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$250.00
W / FOCS$210.00$40.00$0.00$250.00$0.00$500.00

The tabs above provide the full breakdown of fees & charges for funded (funding without concession),  concession funding and Fee for Service (full fee paying). which displays in the table below.

Diversitat Training staff will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for funding or Concession or no funding (fee for service). For a detailed explanation of Fees & Charges please have a look at our Fees & Charges page.

Learner Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, FOCS = Flexible Off Campus Study (FOCS), W = Workplace Based Traineeship

 

Study OptionTuition CostAmenitiesMaterialsResourcesOtherTotal Fee
Concession not available for Diploma course
Concession not available for Diploma course

The tabs above provide the full breakdown of fees & charges for funded (funding without concession),  concession funding and Fee for Service (full fee paying). which displays in the table below.

Diversitat Training staff will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for funding or Concession or no funding (fee for service). For a detailed explanation of Fees & Charges please have a look at our Fees & Charges page.

Learner Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, FOCS = Flexible Off Campus Study (FOCS), W = Workplace Based Traineeship

 

Study OptionTuition CostAmenitiesMaterialsResourcesOtherTotal Fee
C$6,720.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$6,720.00
W / FOCS$6,720.00$0.00$0.00$250.00$0.00$6,970.00

Additional Information

Induction before you start the course

You will be given a formal induction at the beginning of your course. Important details are further communicated in the Learner Handbook.

There is a formal induction checklist that you will be taken through and at the end of induction you will be asked to sign the checklist to verify that you understand the details, including competency based assessment and reasonable adjustment, assessment methods, due dates and delivery requirements, surveys and the complaints/appeals process.

Alongside this there are also worksite inductions conducted if you are participating in placement as part of your training.

Work Placement

It is noted that the formal practical placement is deemed to be mandatory for the adequate completion of this course, as parts of the assessment can only be carried out in a workplace. Practical Placement is also considered essential for further job prospects. Diversitat will assist learners to gain a placement.

Hours for practical placement can be assessed on an individual basis as it is recognised that some learners may already be working in the industry in some capacity and may not require the full hours of placement to show the agreed levels of proficiency and competence. This will be determined by Diversitat staff and the learner on a case-by-case basis, ensuring that all aspects of the qualification are properly assessed for competency.

Placement is generally undertaken in a 3-4 week block at the end of the course, Monday to Friday during business hours (in some instances this may be negotiable on an individual basis).

Issuing Certificates

On successful completion, participants will be awarded CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services. For unit completion only, a Statement of Attainment will be awarded.

Materials Required

Diversitat Training will provide all course information and resources; however, participants are required to provide their own work folders, pens etc. A materials/resources fee may be charged for course materials such as resources, handouts and text materials. Additional expenses/levies may be required for some courses to cover extra course expenses such as tools of trade, equipment, excursions etc. You will be advised if these expenses apply to your studies prior to enrolment.

Access & Equity, RPL, Credit Transfers & USI

For information about Access & Equity or information about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Credit Transfers or information on how to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI); please visit the enrolment information page on our website and download the latest Enrolment Information pdf.

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