CHC52021

Diploma of Community Services

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Diploma of Community Services

Want to give your career real meaning? Looking to make a difference in your community? Achieve great things with the CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services offered by Open Colleges in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (RTO: 90197). 

Throughout your studies, you'll learn to help clients by setting them up with support systems and networks, and develop plans which will address their immediate and long term struggles. You will also gain the skills and knowledge you need to advise and supervise other Community Service Workers’ case management practice, as well as to manage budgets and financial plans, and undertake project work.

Practical component

While this course is offered 100% online, you will need to undertake 160 hours of practical work as a part of your study.

If you want to go further into higher education, Open Colleges has a formal pathway to tertiary study with Charles Sturt University, with credit point transfers available for some courses.

PLEASE NOTE - Open Colleges is a privately-run RTO, not government-run like a TAFE, so they cannot offer government funding. Please check eligibility requirements before beginning an enrolment with Open Colleges.

CHC52021 Open Colleges Career FAQs

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  • Qualification:
    Diploma
  • Study mode:
    Online
    Workplace
  • Payment options:
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    Maximum 24 months
  • Start date:
  • Awarded by:
    ICM Training (RTO: 90197)
  • Location:
    Online
  • Career Outcomes:
    Community Development Officer | Team Leader | Community Centre Manager | Case Manager | Community Care Worker | View All

Course Rundown

Want to give your career real meaning? Looking to make a difference in your community? Achieve great things with the CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services offered by Open Colleges in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (RTO: 90197). 

Throughout your studies, you’ll learn to help clients by setting them up with support systems and networks, and develop plans which will address their immediate and long term struggles. You will also gain the skills and knowledge you need to advise and supervise other Community Service Workers’ case management practice, as well as to manage budgets and financial plans, and undertake project work.

Practical component

While this course is offered 100% online, you will need to undertake 160 hours of practical work as a part of your study.

If you want to go further into higher education, Open Colleges has a formal pathway to tertiary study with Charles Sturt University, with credit point transfers available for some courses.

PLEASE NOTE – Open Colleges is a privately-run RTO, not government-run like a TAFE, so they cannot offer government funding. Please check eligibility requirements before beginning an enrolment with Open Colleges.

Eligibility

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.

Age requirement:

Students are required to be at least 18 years of age.

English requirements:

  • Successful completion of English to Year 12 level; OR
  • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; OR
  • Three years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Computing requirements:

  • Have access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing skills.

Work placement:

You will need to undertake your work placement in an organisation involved in the delivery of community services to clients. The workplace will need to be able to provide you with access to resources. Please enquire for details.

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

  • CHCCOM003 - Develop workplace communication strategies
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety
  • CHCDEV005 - Analyse impacts of sociological factors on people in community work and services
  • CHCCSL001 - Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
  • CHCCSL003 - Facilitate the counselling relationship and process
  • CHCCCS004 - Assess co-existing needs
  • CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
  • CHCCCS007 - Develop and implement service programs
  • CHCDEV004 - Confirm developmental status
  • CHCCSM014 - Provide case management supervision
  • CHCCSM013 - Facilitate and review case management
  • CHCCCS019 - Recognise and respond to crisis situations
  • CHCDFV001 - Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
  • CHCPRT025 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • CHCMGT005 - Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
  • HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Open Colleges has been helping Australians realise their potential for over 125 years, and they're now one of Australia's leaders in online education. In the last decade alone, they've helped over 450,000 students gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers. When you study with OC, you’ll graduate with a nationally recognised qualification that’ll help you find work across Australia. Their nationally recognised courses are designed by vocational experts, and you’ll learn job-ready skills from industry specialists. Online learning is all about flexibility, so they’ve designed their learning platform to be as flexible as possible. It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can access it anytime you want. It’s designed to work around your lifestyle, not the other way around, so you can easily fit your study in with your other commitments.

The common misconception is that studying online means that you’re studying alone, but at Open Colleges, they take great pride in the superior support provided to their students. They make it easy for you to get support when you need it with their student support team available Monday to Friday via email, phone and Live Chat and on the weekends, via Live Chat (when available). They’re here, in tandem with trainers and assessors, to make sure you’re supported the whole way through your course, from the time you enrol right through to your graduation.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services qualification, awarded by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd.

This accredited course will equip you with the ability to work in the rewarding field of community services. By completing this course you’ll not only expand your skillset and knowledge base, but also greatly improve your career prospects and potential. 

Graduates who wish to pursue higher education, may use this as a pathway to tertiary study with Charles Sturt University, with credit transfers available for selected courses.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Open Colleges offers a number of flexible payment models to suit your lifestyle and preferences:

Pay in Full

  • Pay up-front and receive a 10% discount

Pay 50% & Payment Plan Combo

  • Pay 50% up-front and remainder through a payment plan

Payment Plan

  • Pay in weekly or fortnightly instalments.
  • All Open Colleges payment plans are interest free.

Zip Money Payment Plan

  • Select a 24, 36 or 48 months interest-free, payment plan (depending on the course you enrol in)

BPAY available

Enquire now for more details and course costs.

PLEASE NOTE - Open Colleges is a privately-run RTO, not government-run like a TAFE, so they cannot offer government funding.