Diploma of Community Services

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  • Duration:

    12 months

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  • Awarded by:

    TrainSmart Australia (RTO 51771)

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    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Community Development Officer | Welfare Worker | Case Manager | Support Worker | Disability Service Worker | View All

This course meets the 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.

Course Rundown

Give back to your community with a career that’s deeply rewarding. The Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015) from TrainSmart Australia equips you with the knowledge, confidence and ability needed to deliver services in social support, housing and other community-based areas.

This nationally accredited course will give you the skills to be able to deliver and manage services for both individuals and groups. You’ll learn how to advise, support and help groups and individuals from all walks of life and different backgrounds.

Get hands-on experience while you study! You’ll complete 100 hours of work placement in an appropriate organisation as part of your course, ensuring you exit the program with an informed understanding of the community services landscape and the career options available to you.

With increased demand for qualified professionals, if you’ve been thinking about pursuing a career in community services there’s never been a better time to follow your dream!

Students of this course may be eligible for Jobs and Skills WA funding. Enquire now to find out more about funding your future.


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Hold an Australian year 12 Certificate; OR
  • Hold a Certificate IV qualification (or above); OR
  • Completion of 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

What You’ll Learn

In this community services course, subjects you may study include:

  • 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
  • HLTWHS004 - Manage work health and safety
  • 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
  • CHCDEV003 - Analyse client information for service planning and delivery
  • CHCCCS004 - Assess co-existing needs
  • CHCCSL001 - Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
  • CHCCSL007 - Support counselling clients in decision making processes
  • CHCMGT005 - Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
  • CHCDEV002 - Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services

Why study with TrainSmart Australia?

Train hard, train well, train smart with TrainSmart Australia! With a range of online, on-campus and blended learning courses in community services, beauty, IT, business and more, TrainSmart Australia has an outstanding reputation for getting countless students recognised in their field and closer to conquering their career goals.

Why study with TrainSmart Australia? Their team of trainers have been handpicked and offer a wealth of experience and industry knowledge, which they will pass down to you. TrainSmart also has strong industry ties and partners in various business sectors, which means more employment prospects for their graduates.

Go on, join thousands of happy students of have studied with TrainSmart Australia and enquire about their accredited courses today!

SMR Learning Services Pty Ltd t/a TrainSmart Australia & New Horizons Learning Centre (Perth) which is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 51771)

Student Support

Whether you’re studying 100% online or on campus, at TrainSmart Australia, you’re not just another number. They value each and every student’s learning journey and strive to ensure it’s a positive one.

Each student is assigned a dedicated trainer who will act as a mentor throughout your course, guiding and supporting you every step of the way.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015) from TrainSmart Australia.

Opportunities for employment for qualified community services professional are available in the not-for-profit, private, justice and government sectors.

Curious about where a career in community services could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

The full fee for this course is $10,300. TrainSmart Australia has a range of flexible payment options available including a 24-month interest-free payment plan. Subsidised funding may also be available through government-funded programs such as Jobs & Skills WA.

Enquire now to find out more about your payment options!

Study Loans eligible

Study Loans provides a new way of paying for education with a transparent fee structure under a pay-as-you-go type model.

Approved students will be loaned from $2,001 to $15,000, to cover all or part of their course tuition from an approved provider. The loan will be progressively drawn to pay tuition fees and paid to the training provider directly on behalf of the student. The loan will be paid back via direct debit over 6-48 months, at competitive interest rates, with no penalties for early repayment.

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