CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

 

CHC52015   Diploma of Community Services (089593A)

KEY INFORMATION
Duration: 104 weeks including holidays and 120 hours of work placement
AQF Level: 5
Course Delivery: Face-to-Face and Blended Mode

 

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.

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

Course Duration

64 weeks including holidays and 120 hours of work placement

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.

Course Structure

This qualification consists of 16 units of competency that is made up of 8 core units and 8 elective units

Course structure

Total number of units = 16

8 core units

8 elective units

Core Units

CHCCCS019      Recognise and respond to crisis situations

CHCCSL001      Establish and confirm the counselling relationship

CHCCSL002       Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills

CHCCSL003      Facilitate the counselling relationship and process

CHCCSL004      Research and apply personality and development theories

CHCCSL005      Research and apply learning theories in counselling

CHCCSL006      Select and use counselling therapies

CHCCSL007       Support counselling clients in decision-making processes

CHCCSM005      Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

CHCDIV001      Work diverse people

CHCDIV002       Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCLEG001      Work legally and ethically

CHCPRP003      Reflect on and improve own professional practice

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

CHCDEV003   Analyse client information for service planning and delivery

CHCCSL002   Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills

CHCPOL003   Research and apply evidence to practice

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.

Diploma of Community Service

Bachelor of Arts Psychotherapy 094685K CRS1400328

BIP/BAP 2: Integrative Psychotherapy in Practice 1

BIP/BAP 4: Foundations of Professional Competency

Elective

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

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

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