Diploma of Community Services Work (CHC52015)

Qualification: Diploma
Course Code: CHC52015
Study mode: Online
On Campus
Payment options: VET FEE-HELP may be available
Upfront payment
Duration: 10 months
Start date: Enquire now for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: Careers Australia Education Institute Pty Ltd (RTO 22479)
Course fees: Price may vary
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

Are you passionate about supporting vulnerable populations and making an impact on the wider community? If you want a career with a difference, then community services might be the sector for you. Offered on campus by Careers Australia, the Diploma of Community Services Work (CHC52015) course equips you with the practical skills and knowledge needed to work as a community services worker in a wide variety of settings.

Whether you're interested in working in family welfare organisations, disability services, child protection, or community health services, this course equips you with the diverse skills you need to succeed upon graduation. You will learn how to counsel clients through periods of crises, support client decision-making, conduct complex assessments, and refer clients onto appropriate services and resources.

Work placement

This course includes up to 100hrs of a vocational placement.


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Areas of study

In this Diploma of Community Services Work course, the units of competency you will study include:

  • CHCGRP002 - Plan and conduct group activities
  • CHCCSL002 - Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
  • CHCDIV003 - Manage and promote diversity
  • CHCCOM003 - Develop workplace communication strategies
  • HLTWHS004 - Manage work health and safety
  • CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCMHS011 - Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  • CHCADV002 - Provide advocacy and representation services
  • CHCCSM005 - Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
  • CHCCCS019 - Recognise and respond to crisis situations
  • CHCMGT005 - Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
  • CHCDEV001 - Confirm client developmental status
  • CHCDEV002 - Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
  • CHCCCS007 - Develop and implement service programs
  • CHCPRP001 - Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • VPC1-COM - Vocational Placement - Community

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Community Services Work (CHC52015) from Careers Australia. This qualification will help you find employment in the following contexts:

  • Disability services
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Child protection agencies
  • Family welfare organisations

Finance options

Course fees vary depending on your own personal circumstances, and which state you reside in.

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this program, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees.

You may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the VET FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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