Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015)
Serve local communities and support people
There’s an increasing need for people to work in community roles delivering and managing services for both individuals and groups. The Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015) equips you with the necessary skills to deliver services in social support, housing and a variety of other community-based areas.
What you will learn
You will learn skills to be able to advise, support and help various groups and individuals from all walks of life and different backgrounds. You will be equipped with the right strategies and skills to assist, nurture and promote someone’s well-being.
How you will study
Learning is online over a 12-month period, to best suit your individual needs and lifestyle. You will be expected to complete practical activities through attending mobile workshops and in the workplace. TrainSmart Australia will give you advance notice so you can make necessary arrangements to ensure you are able to participate in these workshops.
Assessments are by way of written assignments and have a practical component. You will receive dedicated trainer team support throughout your studies. This community services course requires 100 hours of work placement in an appropriate organisation. The RTO assists to identify a suitable organisation or the student may nominate an organisation of their choice.
What are your career options with a Diploma of Community Services?
Community workers advocate for the rights of individuals and well-being of groups. Some positions are in the not-for-profit sector. Possible roles include a community development officer, welfare worker, case manager, community educator, support worker or working within disability services, welfare or juvenile justices services.
Student entry requirements
TrainSmart Australia will assess a students’ ‘academic suitability’ to ensure the student has the best chance of success. This is determined by either:-
- The student providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of an Australian year 12 Certificate or
- The student providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of a Certificate IV qualification (or above) or,
- The student completing the Core Skills Profile for Adults online assessment passing at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy.
In addition to the above entry requirements, the College will consider whether the student applying to enrol demonstrates the capacity to meet the demands of their chosen course. Student academic suitability is determined through a one to one career counselling session. The student will be advised whether he or she is considered to be academically suited, or alternative study pathways may be offered.
Cost of this course
The maximum tuition fee for this community services course is $10,300. Your fee payment options are:
- 24 month interest-free payment plan. No deposit, no interest to pay for 24 months.
- VET Student Loan – Australian Government income contingent loan which allows you to study now and pay later.
- Jobs & Skills WA (Perth) For residents of Western Australia government subsidies may apply. For detailed information about our diploma of community services in Perth, please refer to the attached brochure. Download the brochure from the top right hand side of this page – JSWA WA residents only.
VET Student Loan is available
VET Student Loan is an Australian Government loan program available to Australian citizens. For this CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services online course, you can take out a VET Student Loan which you will pay back once you are earning above a certain threshold. You will study 16 units as listed below.
|CHCCOM003||Develop workplace communication strategies|
|CHCCOM004||Present information to stakeholder groups|
|CHCCDE012||Work within organisation and government structures to enable community development outcomes|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|HLTWHS006||Manage personal stressors in the work environment|
|HLTWHS004||Manage work health and safety|
|CHCDIV003||Manage and promote diversity|
|CHCCCS019||Recognise and respond to crisis situations|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCCCS007||Develop and implement service programs|
|CHCDEV003||Analyse client information for service planning and delivery|
|CHCCCS004||Assess co-existing needs|
|CHCCSL001||Establish and confirm the counselling relationship|
|CHCCSL007||Support counselling clients in decision-making processes|
|CHCMGT005||Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes|
|CHCDEV002||Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services|
Complimentary services and career guidance
Membership of the TrainSmart Australia student portal in which you will receive updates on class status, new facilities, promotions and social media updates.
For more information about the many benefits of learning with us including VET Student Loans (formerly VET FEE-HELP), government funded courses in Perth and complimentary career guidance service, simply submit your details online or call now on 1300 855 517