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Description

CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services 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 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.

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Nationally Recognised

Yes

Delivery Mode
  • Classroom Based
  • Workplace
  • Distance Learning
  • Virtual/Blended
Course Duration

72 weeks including holidays

(62 weeks of study and 10 weeks of holidays)

Entry Requirement

There are no entry requirements for this course, however students are required to undertake the Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment and Pre -Training Review. This will assist to determine candidate’s suitability and relevance for the course and identification of any support required.

Working with Children Check required before undertaking Work Placement

National Police Check required before undertaking work placement

Work Placement
  • 100 Hours
Career Opportunities
  • Community Care Manager
  • Coordinator of Volunteer Work
  • Team Leader
  • Care Team Leader
  • Family Services Coordinator
  • Support Facilitator (Community Services)
Education Pathways

On successful completion of this qualification learners will have satisfied all requirements and components and will have the knowledge and skills required to progress through to CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management or -related courses.

Funding, Eligibility and Course Fee

Victorian residents who undertake classroom-based or blended training may be eligible for Commonwealth and Victorian Government Funding(Skills First previously known as Victorian Training Guarantee). Use our easy Eligibility Checker to find out if you’re eligible for Victorian Government Funding. Funded places are limited, so be sure to make a timely application!

For more information, refer to the Course fee.

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Units

This course has 16 units of competency:

  • 8 core units
  • 8 elective units
Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
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
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs Elective
CHCCSM007 Undertake case management in a child protection framework Elective
CHCDFV006 Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence Elective
CHCCSM004 Coordinate complex case requirements Elective
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management Elective
CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship Elective
CHCAOD009 Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans Elective
CHCCSM006 Provide case management supervision Elective