CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services
Are you looking to grow your skills and experience within the community services sector? The Diploma of Community Services is a specialized course, focused on enhancing the skills of workers within the community services sector to provide higher-level skills such as program coordination, case management or business development.
This qualification is designed with industry conditions in mind, with electives selected to provide students with a comprehensive skillset across areas of increased and growing demand such as the provision of counselling, support to those affected by domestic and family violence, supporting clients with mental health needs and client advocacy.
This qualification reflects the role of community services workers involved in the delivery, management and coordination of person-centred services to individuals, groups, and communities.
At this level, workers have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously within their scope of practice under broad directions from senior management.
Workers support people to make changes in their lives to improve personal and social wellbeing and may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers. They may also undertake case management and program coordination.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 200 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
1 – 2 Years
The timeframe to complete the qualification is a maximum of 2 years.
The course is provided through a combination of blended mode of delivery which include the following.
- Face to face (classroom) and / or Online delivery
- Classroom Activity
- Work Placement
Assessment method which include the following:
- Knowledge Task (KT)
- Skills Tasks (ST) / Simulated Activity / Project Task (PT)
- Presentation / Role-plays
- Work placement Task
- Workplace Observation
There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course. However, it is strongly advised that individuals complete lower-level qualifications and/or acquire industry experience prior to enrolling in the course.
AICE has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its ‘Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses’ to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.
- Completion of Year 12 studies or higher or equivalent.
- Applicants are required to have successfully completed an LLN Test.
- It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.
Additional Requirements For Work Placement
- A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate (AFP) / NCC will be required for all practical placements.
- Working with children Check
- NDIS Clearance Check
- Current Vaccination/Immunization Certificate and Proof of Immunity
Students must complete a total of 20 units including 12 core units and 8 elective units listed below.
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage Legal and Ethical Compliance
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
CHCCCS007 Develop and Implement Service Programs
CHCMGT005 Facilitate Workplace Debriefing and Support Processes
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and Improve Own Professional Practice
CHCCCS004 Assess Coexisting Needs
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCDEV005 Analyse Impacts of Sociological Factors on Clients in Community Work and Services
CHCCSM013 Facilitate and review case management
CHCCOM003 Develop Workplace Communication Strategies
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCADV002 Provide Advocacy and Representation Services
CHCCDE027 Implement Community Development Strategies
CHCDEV004 Confirm Client Development Status
CHCMHS001 Work with People with Mental Health Issues
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
CHCDIS017 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
Students enrolled in this course must complete a mandatory work placement of 240 hours. Note: students are required to source their own work placement.
For more information, please visit https://training.gov.au/training/details/CHC52021
Pathways to Further Study
Candidates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the community sector such as;
• CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
• CHC82015 Graduate Certificate in Client Assessment and Case Management
• Bachelor of Community Services
• Bachelor of Human Services
• Bachelor of Social Work
After successful completion of the program, the candidates may gain employment in hospitality sector.
After successful completion of the program, the candidates may gain employment in disability support center, residential group homes, training resource centers, day respite centers and open employment services, other community settings.
Occupational titles may include:
- Community Care Manager.
- Coordinator of Volunteer Work.
- Team Leader.
- Care Team Leader.
- Family Services Coordinator.
- Support Facilitator (Community Services).
The total tuition fees for CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services is:
AUD $6,000 Fee for Service.
Course Intake Dates and Enrolment
Please contact office staff on 08 6373 2425 to find out or any further queries related to the enrolment process.
|1 – 2 Year
|Blended Delivery Mode
|Perth: Mezzanine Level 109 St Georges Terrace | Perth | WA 6000