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CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services

CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services

National ID CHC52021 State ID BIJ1

Step up your career in community services!

Complete the Diploma of Community Services and you will be on your way to a career as a program coordinator, early intervention worker, or case manager.

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This course is half price for everyone (excl. school students) as part of the Lower Fees, Local Skills initiative. Fees are also capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more here.

^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.


When Semester 1, 2024.

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Step up your career in community services!

Complete the Diploma of Community Services and you will be on your way to a career as a program coordinator, early intervention worker, or case manager.

Gain the knowledge and skills to communicate and work effectively in the community services sector, developing and managing community programs, promoting social, emotional and physical wellbeing, responding to critical situations, managing service delivery, developing policy and research, coordinating volunteers, developing and maintaining professional networks, working with cultural diversity, ethical behaviour and legal responsibilities.

Important information

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Semester 1, 2024


Duration 12 Months
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Geraldton
How Classroom Combined CHC50421 & CHC51015

Units and fees

To attain this qualification, you are required to successfully complete twenty (20) units of competence, comprising twelve (12) core and eight (8) elective units selected from the options provided below. 

For an approximate fee estimate, mark the boxes below corresponding to the number of units needed for this course. The estimated fees will be displayed on the right-hand side.


National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs $97.20 $9.02
CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs $89.10 $5.78
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations $64.80 $4.78
CHCCSM013 Facilitate and review case management $113.40 $7.93
CHCDEV005 Analyse impacts of sociological factors on people in community work and services $145.80 $10.10
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence $72.90 $10.10
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people $48.60 $6.81
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety $48.60 $6.81
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance $113.40 $26.87
CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes $64.80 $4.78
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice $64.80 $7.93
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety $64.80 $5.78


Alternative Credit Transfer Units

Students may have successfully completed one or more of the units below as part of previous study and can be subsituted for elective units in the previous list. As a Credit Transfer each unit may replace one of the Elective Units above. No fees or charges are applicable.

National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
Facilitate responsible behaviour
$56.70 $4.78
Plan and conduct group activities
$97.20 $0.00
Work with people with mental health issues
$81.00 $0.00
Work effectively in trauma informed care
$64.80 $4.78
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
$89.10 $6.81
Engage respectfully with young people
$81.00 $0.00
National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
$97.20 $6.81
Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
$89.10 $5.78
Facilitate the counselling relationship and process
$145.80 $10.10
Support counselling clients in decision-making processes
$129.60 $9.02
Identify and report children and young people at risk
$72.90 $4.78
Support youth programs
$162.00 $0.00
Provide services for the needs and circumstances of young people
$145.80 $0.00
Manage service response to young people in crisis
$210.60 $0.00

Please note: Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.

  • Fees may differ between campus locations due to the difference between elective units in the course study plan or a need to adapt courses to meet local industry needs.
  • Fees may also differ for individuals depending on units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning (RPL).
  • Fees are payable at the time of enrolment.
  • Total fees quoted include tuition fees and resource fees. You may also be required to purchase text books, uniforms or other personal equipment that are not included in this fee estimate.
  • For Lower Fees, Local Skills (half-price) courses please refer to additional eligibility information above.
  • Concession rates: If eligible, proof of concession must be presented.
  • Concessions and the secondary school age fee cap do not apply to commercial courses (short courses), or Foundation Programs (i.e ESL and General Education).
  • Secondary school aged persons (in 2024, students born on or after 1 July 2006 who are at least 15 years old in 2024) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course (tuition) fee chargeable is $420. Additional resource fees and discretionary fees may apply. 
  • VET Student Loans for eligible courses and fee caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.

More information: Visit our fees and payment options page or call us on 1800 672 700

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