Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015)

Qualification: Diploma
Course Code: CHC52015
Study mode: Online
Payment options: VET FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: Self-paced; complete within 18 months
Start date: Anytime – start today!
Awarded by: OTEN - Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
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

The Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015) program offered through SEEK Learning will give you complex skills in communication, intervention processes, community development, advocacy and counselling. You will learn how to transfer your knowledge to promote individual and group wellbeing in community and residential settings.

Studying this government-accredited and nationally recognised course, you will have the opportunity to tailor your education to suit your career wants and needs by choosing electives in specialised areas such as aged care, disability, mental health, alcohol and other drugs, and child protection.

Work placement

As a part of this Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015) course, you will be required to undertake at least 240 hours of supervised work placement in the community services industry in Australia.

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Eligibility

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Areas of study

In this diploma program, you will learn to:

  • CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 
  • CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCCOM003 - Develop workplace communication strategies
  • CHCGROUP403D - Plan and conduct group activities
  • CHCCSL501A - Work within a structured counselling framework
  • CHCCW503A - Work intensively with clients
  • CHCDEV001 - Confirm client developmental status
  • CHCCSM005 - Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management 
  • CHCDEV002 - Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
  • CHCPOL003 - Research and apply evidence to practice
  • CHCDIV003 - Manage and promote diversity
  • CHCADV002 - Provide advocacy and representation services
  • CHCCCS007 - Develop and implement service programs
  • CHCMGT005 - Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • HLTWHS004 - Manage work health and safety

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How will this course advance my career?

Upon completion of this diploma program, you will be eligible to pursue any career in community services that involves direct client work, community education or development projects. You will graduate with a set of multifaceted skills to effectively design and deliver community service programs.

How else will I benefit from this diploma?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015) from OTEN.
  • Studying online/by correspondence means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and a qualification that’s highly valued.
  • Course materials provided.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.
  • Your qualification may articulate into university programs to help you advance in your education levels.

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Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this OTEN program, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, Australian residents may also be eligible to receive Abstudy/Austudy or Youth Allowance.

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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).

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As a student of OTEN through SEEK Learning, you will be periodically contacted by your teachers to discuss your education progress. Your enquiries will also receive priority attention and your assignments will be marked and returned within seven working days.

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