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CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

National ID: CHC52015 | State ID: AWM0

Are you committed to social justice and building stronger communities?

This course enables you to assist individuals and groups to achieve social justice through empowerment, advocacy, communication, community programs and team work. The Diploma of Community Services will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to manage the service delivery of community service organisations.

You will learn skills in consultation, community program development, group work, advocacy, case management, policy and research. You will also learn skills in the management of finances, work safety and the work environment. You will undertake projects that involve working as part of a team and with the community. As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

The course is delivered over 12 months and is grouped into 3 stages (approx. 40 weeks) Each stage comprises of a grouping of units which sequentially builds skills and knowledge for the qualification. Stage 1 comprises of units relating to workplace safety, compliance, diversity and communication which provide the knowledge and foundation for the remaining units Stage 2 comprises of units which relate specifically to the specialist areas of these qualifications in the areas of Counselling, Community Development and Youth Work. Stage 3 comprises of units that relate to working with complex individuals and managing services for clients in crisis.

Learners may choose to complete one or two of the Diploma qualifications rather than all three. The options are discussed with students prior to enrolling.

CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

This qualification reflects the roles of community services and case management 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.

CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work

This qualification reflects the role of people with responsibility for the development and the outcomes of programs and services for young people managed through a range of agencies and designed to meet the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people. This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and welfare agencies.

CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

This qualification reflects the role of counsellors, who work with clients on personal and psychological issues using established counselling modalities. They use communication, micro-counselling and interviewing skills and draw on varied counselling therapies to assist clients. At this level, the counsellor will be working in defined and supported counselling roles in established agencies rather than in independent practice. 

If learners complete all the units on the timetable, plus have completed CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work and CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services, they will gain certification in CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services, CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling and CHC51413 Diploma of Youth Work.

Entrance Requirements

Work placement

Important information

Job opportunities

Study pathway

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

 

National Police Clearance must be no older than 6 months at time of enrolment. Working with Children Check (valid for 3 years).

Work placement

Work Placement provides a practical opportunity for students to develop skills in a real life situations. A work placement is required for this course. Work placement provides students with work-based experiences in vocational areas and opportunities to explore the workplace thus enabling students to better prepare themselves for the transition from a training institute to work.

To achieve CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services and CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work students must meet the requirements of CHCDEV002 Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services which requires 100 hours minimum of field placement.

At Central Regional TAFE Geraldton we require students to complete 200 hours of placement for the combined qualification of CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services Work and CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work. We provide extra placement for these qualifications to provide opportunities for students to practice the skills in the work environment rather than always using a simulated environment.

Important information

You must enrol in Semester 1 for the full year and can also undertake the Diploma of Youth Work concurrently.

VET Student Loans

This qualification is eligible for the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan scheme. Eligible students can opt to defer the payment of all or part of their tuition fees by applying for a VET Student Loan. VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements. Approved loans become a personal debt with the Commonwealth (HELP debt) until it is repaid.

For more information on VET Student Loans at Central Regional TAFE click here.

For other VET Student Loan eligible courses please visit: www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans Opens in a new window

 

Disclaimer

Courses at Central Regional TAFE are delivered subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability may be subject to review and change.

Job opportunities

Graduates from this course may have a career as a: Family support worker, Case coordinator, Group facilitator/coordinator, Case worker or manager, Pastoral care counsellor, Client service assessor, Pastoral care manager, Community services worker, Program coordinator or manager, Community worker, Senior youth officer, Coordinator family services, Early intervention worker or a Welfare worker.

Study pathway

Central Regional TAFE has many further study opportunities available. Check out our Course Guide for all your future study options. 

How to apply
On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
 Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.  
Flexible and Other Study Types 
We take applications for many of our flexible courses all year round.  Visit the Apply and Enrol page and use our Applicant Portal to lodge your application anytime. 
Apprenticeships and Traineeships 
For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Find out more here.
International Students 
International students please visit www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au Opens in a new window 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Semester 1, 2020

Geraldton Campus - Classroom Combined

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Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Geraldton Campus
How Face to face (class room)
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Page last updated September 10, 2019