CHC52015

Diploma of Community Services (SA & WA Only)

Diploma of Community Services (SA & WA Only)

This online CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services course, offered through Open Colleges is a nationally recognised accreditation that will qualify you to work in the community services sector.

The course has a strong focus on equipping students with advocacy and case management skills, enabling them to work with a variety of complex clients and cases. Through the course’s comprehensive syllabus, students will be given a mix of theoretical and practical skills. Students will learn how to support community leadership, provide intervention strategies for clients with mental health and drug issues, and identify children at risk.

While content of this course is mostly delivered online, in SA you will need to attend campus one day per week and if in WA, two days per week.

The structured workplace learning component will also give students the opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job training. Upon completion of the course, graduates will be able to work in roles such as social welfare worker, case manager and family services coordinator.

CHC52015 Open Colleges Career FAQs

in partnership with Open Colleges School of Health
  • Qualification:
    Diploma
  • Study mode:
    Blended
    Workplace
  • Payment options:
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    Up to 12 months
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Open Colleges School of Health (RTO: 40049)
  • Location:
    WA, SA
  • Career Outcomes:
    Team Leader | Case Manager | Case Coordinator | Case Management Supervisor | Community Services Worker | View All

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Course Rundown

This online CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services course, offered through Open Colleges is a nationally recognised accreditation that will qualify you to work in the community services sector.

The course has a strong focus on equipping students with advocacy and case management skills, enabling them to work with a variety of complex clients and cases. Through the course’s comprehensive syllabus, students will be given a mix of theoretical and practical skills. Students will learn how to support community leadership, provide intervention strategies for clients with mental health and drug issues, and identify children at risk.

While content of this course is mostly delivered online, in SA you will need to attend campus one day per week and if in WA, two days per week.

The structured workplace learning component will also give students the opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job training. Upon completion of the course, graduates will be able to work in roles such as social welfare worker, case manager and family services coordinator.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or have a permanent humanitarian visa or certain temporary visas with study rights; AND
  • Reside in South Australia or Western Australia; AND
  • Complete an online test to assess your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills; AND 
  • Have successfully completed  Year 12; OR
  • Have successfully completed a nationally recognised training qualification at certificate IV or higher; OR
  • Achievement of a minimum Exit Level 3 in each of Numeracy and Reading in the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) (formal test report required); AND
  • Be at least 18 years old.

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.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

South Australia: Keswick
Western Australia: Perth

You can also choose to study this course online with some on-campus components (blended learning).

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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 from this course go on to work in a variety of roles and contexts.

Curious about where a career in social work 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.

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