CHC52015

Diploma of Community Services

Diploma of Community Services

Want to give your career real meaning? Looking to make a difference in your community? Achieve great things with the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services from Open Colleges. 

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.

CHC52015 Open Colleges Career FAQs

in partnership with Integrated Care & Management Training (ICMT)
  • Qualification:
    Diploma
  • Study mode:
    Online
  • Payment options:
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    Maximum 24 months
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    ICM Training (RTO: 90197)
  • Location:
    WA, SA
  • Career Outcomes:
    Team Leader | Case Manager | Community Care Worker | Case Coordinator | Program Coordinator | View All

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Course Rundown

Want to give your career real meaning? Looking to make a difference in your community? Achieve great things with the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services from Open Colleges. 

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.

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:

  • CHCDIV003 - Manage and promote diversity
  • CHCCOM003 - Develop workplace communication strategies
  • CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCMGT005 - Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
  • CHCCSM005 - Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
  • CHCDEV001 - Confirm client developmental status
  • CHCCCS007 - Develop and implement service programs
  • CHCDEV002 - Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
  • HLTWHS004 - Manage work health and safety
  • HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid
  • CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • CHCCSL001 - Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCCSM006 - Provide case management supervision
  • BSBFIM501 - Manage budgets and financial plans
  • BSBPMG522 - Undertake project work

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 CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services from Open Colleges. 

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.

You can choose to pay up-front with a 10% course discount, pay 50% up-front and remainder through a payment plan, or you can pay in weekly or fortnightly installments as you study. All Open Colleges payment plans are interest free.

Enquire now for more payment options and course costs!

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