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DIPLOMA OF COMMUNITY SERVICES 

CHC52021 Course Outline

Course CRICOS Code: 113865M
Duration: 94 Weeks

MODE OF STUDY

Face to Face 2 days a week

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This qualification reflects the role of community services workers involved in the delivery, management and coordination of person-centered 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 change 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.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The Diploma of Community Services consists of 20 units of competency; 12 Core Units and 8 Elective Units.

Unit of Competency

Core Units - 12

CHCCCS004    Assess co-existing needs
CHCCCS007    Develop and implement service programs
CHCCCS019    Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCCSM013    Facilitate and review case management
CHCDEV005    Analyse impacts of sociological factors on people in community work and services
CHCDFV001    Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCDIV001    Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCLEG003    Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCMGT005    Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
CHCPRP003    Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTWHS003    Maintain work health and safety

Elective Units -8

CHCCSL001    Establish and confirm the counselling relationship    
CHCDIS015    Develop and provide person-centered service responses    
CHCDIV003    Manage and promote diversity    
CHCCDE012    Work within organization and government structures to enable community development outcomes    
CHCCSM010    Implement case management practice    
CHCCSM012    Coordinate complex case requirements    
CHCCSM014    Provide case management supervision
CHCDFV006    Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students must be 18 years of age at the time of enrolment

  • IELTS score 5.5 overall (with no band less than 5.0) or equivalent Pearson Test of English (PTE)

  • Year 12 or equivalent of Australian HSC.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES & EDUCATION PATHWAYS

Graduates at this level will have broad knowledge and skills for paraprofessional/highly skilled work and/or further learning.

  • Case Coordinator

  • Case Management Supervisor

  • Community Services Worker

  • Program Coordinator

After successfully achieving the Diploma of Community Services candidates may undertake a relevant bachelor degree (or Post-graduate certificate in business with a university or higher education provider).

EXIT POINT/AWARD

This qualification is recognised nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

 Students that complete some but not all of the units of competency as stated in the Course Structure may be issued with a Statement of Attainment. It will identify only those units of competence that have been completed as part of the qualification and recognised nationally under the AQF.

 

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL) AND CREDIT TRANSFERS

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for what you already know. If you believe you have related skills or have relevant units/qualifications obtained in previous successful studies, please indicate on your application form that you wish to apply for RPL/Credit.

Australian Health and Horticulture Institute Pty Ltd recognises qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework by a Registered Training Organisation. 

COURSE FEES

2023 Fees:

Enrollment Fee: 300 $

  • Onshore

          Tuition Fee      : 18,000 $​

           Material Fee  : 2000 $

  • ​Offshore

          Tuition Fee     : 23,000 $

          Material Fee  : 2,500 $

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For further information regarding studying with AHHI, please refer to our Student Handbook which outlines all additional terms, conditions, and information related to student life in Australia. 

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