Diploma of Community Services

Course Code :

CHC52015
CRICOS Code :
106563F

Study Mode:

This qualification is delivered in a Blended Learning approach. 14 Hours/Week Face to Face and 6 Hours/Week Online Structured Self Study. Additional study is required to complete unsupervised, independent work in your own time.

Study Duration:

104 weeks (80 Academic weeks + 24 Weeks Holidays)

Fees Information:

Tuition Fees: 24000
Enrollment Fee: 250
Material Fee: 1000

*Student material fees does not include the cost of work book. Student can purchase/ order student work book from SCCM reception if required with additional cost.

Delivery Location:

Level 2, 17-21 Macquarie St Parramatta NSW 2150

Level 1, 303 Pitt St, Sydney 2000, NSW

9 Searcy St, Darwin City, NT, 0800

Level 8 50 Grenfell St, ADELAIDE, South Australia 5000

This CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services 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. 

Outcome

Requirement

Assessment Method

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Credit

Pathways

Units of competency

CHCCCS007
Develop and implement service programs
Core
CHCCOM003
Develop workplace communication strategies
Core
CHCDEV002
Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
Core
CHCDIV003
Manage and promote diversity
Core
CHCLEG003
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Core
CHCMGT005
Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
Core
CHCPRP003
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Core
HLTWHS004
Manage work health and safety
Core
CHCPRP001
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
Elective
CHCCSL002
Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
Elective
CHCMHS005
Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issue
Elective
CHCDEV001
Confirm client developmental status
Elective
CHCCCS004
Assess co-existing needs
Elective
CHCCCS004
Assess co-existing needs
Elective
CHCCSM005
Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
Elective
CHCADV002
Provide advocacy and representation services
Elective
CHCCDE011
Implement community development strategies
Elective

How to Apply

Course Code :

CHC52015
CRICOS Code :
106563F

Study Mode:

This qualification is delivered in a Blended Learning approach. 14 Hours/Week Face to Face and 6 Hours/Week Online Structured Self Study. Additional study is required to complete unsupervised, independent work in your own time.

Study Duration:

104 weeks (80 Academic weeks + 24 Weeks Holidays)

Fees Information:

Tuition Fees: 24000
Enrollment Fee: 250
Material Fee: 1000

*Student material fees does not include the cost of work book. Student can purchase/ order student work book from SCCM reception if required with additional cost.

Delivery Location:

Level 2, 17-21 Macquarie St Parramatta NSW 2150

Level 1, 303 Pitt St, Sydney 2000, NSW

9 Searcy St, Darwin City, NT, 0800

Level 8 50 Grenfell St, ADELAIDE, South Australia 5000

Overview

This CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services 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. 

Outcome

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 of individuals. 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. 

Note that the Statutory & forensic child, youth & family welfare specialisation must be achieved in order to meet the minimum education requirements for child protection and youth justice practice in Victoria. In addition, to meet the minimum education requirements for entry into child protection practice in Victoria, diploma qualifications must be approved by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) 

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 100 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. 

The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link: 

https://training.gov.au/training/details/chc52015 

Licensing/Regulatory Information 

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. 

Course Entry Requirement

  • Year 12 (HSC) 
  • Age 18 Years or Above 
  • Academic IELTS 5.5 overall, no less than 5.0 in each band, or upper intermediate, or EAP from approved ELICOS/ESL centre or evidence of completing a VET course at Certificate IV or above the level in Australia. 
  • Students who do not meet the English requirement as above must sit for an LLN Test. 

Assessment Strategies

Students are provided with assessment resources at the commencement of each unit of competency, along with learning resources. 

The assessment resources set out the range and types of assessment tasks that will be used for the unit. 

Each unit will comprise of number of assessment tasks which may include short written knowledge tests; discussions; compiling portfolio of evidence; projects; case studies; research; written reports; participating in practical activities such as demonstrations, roleplays and presentations. 

To perform at your best, you will probably need to work on the assessments outside of class time. 

 

Recognition of Prior Learning

Students who have completed relevant studies or have some of the competencies in the course may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Application for RPL can be made with the initial application or can be made within two weeks of the course commencement using the RPL Application Form and by providing supporting documents. Qualified trainers/assessors will manage the RPL process. 

Please note that RPL cannot result in an international student having less than a full-time load of study (20 hours per week) but can reduce the overall duration of the course and fees. See our Student Handbook and the Student Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning policy and procedure, for more information. 

 

Credit Transfer

If a Student has an Australian VET qualification and the units are equivalent to the units delivered, the Student will be granted a Direct Credit Transfer.  

Qualified trainers/assessors will manage this process following our Student Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning policy and procedure. This sets out how the process is administered and the adjustment to course duration and course fees. 

 

Pathways

Education Pathway: 

Students who complete this course may wish to further their study into the Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management or Bachelors in relevant field 

Career Pathway: 

Possible job roles relevant to this qualification may include: 

  • Community services worker 
  • Case manager 
  • Family support worker 
  • Client services manager 
  • Community development officer 
  • Service manager and/or program coordinator 

Vocational Placement

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

 

Course Structure

To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 16 units of competency, consisting of 8 core units and 8 elective units. 

Certification

After completion of this course and all assessments, you will be issued with the Nationally Recognised Qualification CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services. 

A Statement of Attainment will be issued to students who partially complete this course. 

Work Placement

All students enrolled in this course must undertake 120 hours of work placement at an approved venue. Work placement must be completed successfully in order to gain this qualification. 

Student Support

All students will be provided with a range of learning support options and resources to help them achieve competency. This includes: 

  • Academic and personal support. 
  • Referral to external support services. 

 

Units of competency

CHCCCS007
Develop and implement service programs
Core
CHCCOM003
Develop workplace communication strategies
Core
CHCDEV002
Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
Core
CHCDIV003
Manage and promote diversity
Core
CHCLEG003
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Core
CHCMGT005
Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
Core
CHCPRP003
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Core
HLTWHS004
Manage work health and safety
Core
CHCPRP001
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
Elective
CHCCSL002
Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
Elective
CHCMHS005
Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issue
Elective
CHCDEV001
Confirm client developmental status
Elective
CHCCCS004
Assess co-existing needs
Elective
CHCCCS004
Assess co-existing needs
Elective
CHCCSM005
Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
Elective
CHCADV002
Provide advocacy and representation services
Elective
CHCCDE011
Implement community development strategies
Elective

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