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CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

Serve local communities and support people.

CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

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 CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services equips you with the necessary skills to deliver services in social support, housing and a variety of other community-based areas.


Perth Campus (JaSWA) OR

Delivery method

Online OR Face to Face (WA Only)


Mobile Workshops Required

Workshop Locations

QLD - Salisbury

NSW - Seven Hills

WA - Perth CBD

VIC - Burwood

SA - St Mary's

ACT, NT, TAS - via. Video Conference

Pre Requisite(s)


course duration

12 months

course cost


Course Start Date


Government Subsidy Fees

Non-Concession - $5,327

Concession - No Concession Available


If you want to help your community, assist in community services and social support, then this course if perfect for you!

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.

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. TrainSmart Australia assists to identify a suitable organisation or the student may nominate an organisation of their choice.

Learning is online or face to face over a 12-month period, to best suit your individual needs and lifestyle.

TrainSmart Australia will assess a student’s ‘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) that can be verified 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.

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.

Payment options & subsidies

The maximum tuition fee for this course is $10,300. Your fee payment options and available government subsidies are:

Up front payment

VET Student Loans– Australian government income contingent loan which allows you to study now and pay later.
Interest free payment plan – No deposit, no interest payment plans.
Study Loans – Flexible loan with payment options for up to 48 months.
Jobs and Skills WA (Perth Only) – Australian government income contingent loan which allows you to study now and pay later.

JSWA funded course

If you are a permanent resident or an Australian citizen living in Western Australia, the JOBS & SKILLS WA Government subsidised total course fees for the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services are; *

With a concession card – No Concession Available
Without a concession card – $5,327

For detailed information, please see our attached brochure or visit our Jobs and Skills WA Information Page here.*

*You must meet eligibility criteria to qualify. Additional fees may apply such as student services and resource fees. Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student services and resource fees. This is a Western Australian government program. Online study method is not available through the Jobs and Skills WA program.

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, government funded courses in Perth and complimentary career guidance service, simply submit your details online or call now on 1300 855 517

Are you ready to start your new career with a CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services? Contact us today and speak with one of our friendly Career Advisors!


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CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services UNITS OF COMPETENCY

Module 1: Workplace Management
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
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Module 2: Program Development
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
CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
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Module 3: Provide Community Services
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
CHCCSL007 Support counselling clients in decision making processes
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety
CHCDEV003 Analyse client information for service planning and delivery
CHCDEV002 Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
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