CHC52015

Diploma of
Community Services (089593A)

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of community services, case management and social housing workers involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities. Workers have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management. Workers are usually providing direct support to individuals or groups of individuals. Workers may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management, program coordination or the development of new business opportunities.

KEY INFORMATION

Duration 104 weeks including holidays and 120 hours of work placement
AQF Level 5
Course Delivery Face-to-Face

Areas of Study

  • Community Services

Course Entry Requirements

International Students
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Completed an overseas equivalent of Year 12
  • Must meet Student Visa Requirements
  • Proficient in English International Students require either an
    • IELTS level of 6.0 or above or
    • TOEFL 60 (paper based) or
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) 50 or
    • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 52 or
    • OET score of PASS
  • Be able to read and comprehend course requirements
  • Have an intermediate to advanced understanding of computers and the internet to assist with conducting research and complete assessments
Domestic Students
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Satisfactorily completed Year 12 or equivalent
  • Be able to read and comprehend course requirements
  • Have an intermediate to advanced understanding of computers and the internet to assist with conducting research and complete assessments

Work Placement

All students undertaking this qualification are required to undertake work placement as part of this qualification. Work placement provides the student the opportunity to put into practice the skills learning in the classroom. Prior to undertaking work placement all student must undertake a Working with Children’s Check and must have this in place at the commencement of work placement.

Students may also be required to undertake a National Police check depending upon the organisation’s individual requirements where they are undertaking the work placement. Additional information on work placement and work placement requirements are outlined at student orientation.


Core units

CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs
CHCCOM003 Develop workplace communication strategies
CHCDEV002 Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety

Elective units

CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
CHCCSM006 Provide case management supervision
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
CHCCSM004 Coordinate complex case requirements
HLTAID006 Provide Advanced First Aid
CHCCSL002 Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

Career opportunities

Possible career opportunities relevant to this qualification include:

  • Community Development Officer
  • Community Services Worker
  • Case Coordinator/Worker/Manager
  • Alcohol and another Drug Support Worker
  • Youth Support Worker
  • Program Coordinator/Manager
  • Welfare Worker


Pathways for Further Education

This qualification provides a pathway for students to continue their studies and enhance their skills through articulation to the Ikon Institute of Australia’s Bachelor courses outlined in the table below.

Bachelor of Arts Psychotherapy 094685K CRS1400328
BIP/BAP 2 Integrative Psychotherapy in Practice 1
BIP/BAP 4 Foundations of Professional Competency
Elective
BAP 10 Practicum 1 (120 hours)
Bachelor of Integrative Psychotherapy 094684M CRS1400329
BAP 10 Practicum 1 (120 hours)
BIP/BAP 2 Integrative Psychotherapy in Practice 1
BIP/BAP 4 Foundations of Professional Competency
Elective

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