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Diploma of Community Services

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  • Duration:

    12 months part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Harvest Education Technical College (RTO 31671)

  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Assistant Community Services Worker | Community Worker | Welfare Rights Worker | Drug and Alcohol Counsellor | View all

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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.

Course Rundown

About this course

Make a real difference in the lives of others and build in-demand skills for a growing sector by studying this online Diploma of Community Services from Harvest Education Technical College.

A broad, introductory course, this qualification is suited for anyone looking to work in community services, case management, social housing, community nursing and other person-centred care roles.

Flexible and online, this course covers key community service areas, including workplace health and safety, diversity promotion, Indigenous health and mental health, and will equip you with the foundation skills and knowledge required to work in an exciting growth sector.

Job opportunities in the human services sector have increased by 25 percent over the past five years, according to the Department of Labour, and with an ageing population and funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, qualified professionals can expect to enjoy a broad range of exciting new job opportunities.

Start your career helping people and be ready to work within a year by studying this flexible online course.

How to Get In

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

  • Be aged over 16 years; AND
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident

Areas of study

In this community services course, the subject you may study include:

  • HLTWHS004 - Manage work health and safety
  • CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCCOM003 - Develop workplace communication strategies
  • CHCDIV003 - Manage and promote diversity
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCDEV002 - Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
  • CHCMGT005 - Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
  • CHCCCS007 - Develop and implement service programs
  • CHCYTH001 - Engage respectfully with young people
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCCSM005 - Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
  • CHCCDE003 - Work within a community development framework
  • CHCCCS004 - Assess co-existing needs
  • CHCCCS003 - Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
  • CHCAOD009 - Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
  • CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
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Join the ranks of ambitious, determined and focused students who have studied and succeeded with HETC. Their innovative online courses will offer you the right learning resources and support to get you on your dream career path.

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Harvest Educational Technical College (HETC) has a mantra to “Empower people to become persons of influence”. Become that person with a recognised qualification and the support of their trusted team.

Each and every student will have access to their online concierge service, available to answer questions and offer necessary support. You’ll also be assigned an academic coach who’ll mentor you throughout your learning journey at HETC.

HETC has developed online libraries and databases that students can access from the ease and comfort of their own home, and includes access to online texts, teaching videos and self-assessed quizzes and exercises.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Diploma of Community Services from Harvest Education Technical College.

Qualified community service professionals are in high employment demand, and after completing this qualification, you'll enjoy the opportunity to seek employment in a wide range of roles across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. You may choose to work in an area such as social housing, drug and alcohol services, or community nursing and aged care, or may choose to continue studying and build specialised knowledge to work in program management and design.

This course will also invite you to build the empathy, compassion and resilient required to succeed working in the challenging and rewarding community service sector.

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

  • Assistant Community Services Worker
  • Community Worker
  • Welfare Rights Worker
  • Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
  • Rehabilitation Counsellor
  • Community Development Officer
  • Community Liaison
  • Welfare Worker
  • Welfare Centre Manager

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Harvest Education Technical College offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $45.00 per week (100 weekly repayments)

Payment Option 2: Pay in quarterly instalments

  • $1,125.00 per quarter over 1 year

Payment Option 3: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 10% on your course fees

  • $4,049.10 upfront payment

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