2020 Enrolments Closed
Register your interest for the next intake in 2021.
This course is subsidised through S.A. Government. Eligibility and subsidy criteria apply. To check your eligibility visit www.skills.sa.gov.au.
This course is delivered mostly online but does have requirements for face-to-face, in classroom days. These are available Adelaide (Hindmarsh) only. *This course requires minimum numbers to proceed.
Graduate with skills to effectively design and deliver community service programs
Learn to support, empower, advocate for and inspire clients, to make a real impact on the lives of vulnerable people. Gain the specialised skills in community services to effectively manage, coordinate or deliver person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities.
This qualification will prepare you to assess clients, and link them in with services, support systems and networks to address the immediate and long-term client needs. To undertake case management, you will learn how to monitor client progress and help them deal with obstacles or issues if they arise.
At this level, 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 service and program opportunities.
This qualification will ensure that areas of commonality are highlighted across community services work, including the design and development of person-centred services and programs, the management of issues related to community services work and community engagement including human resource management and supervision of others.
Graduate ready to provide direct support to individuals or groups, case management, program coordination or the development of new service and program opportunities. We will help you understand how to navigate and manage legal and ethical compliance frameworks, policies and procedures.
Work Placement Requirements
- To achieve competency for this qualification, 100 hours (minimum) of on-the-job learning and assessment must be completed. A current Working with Children check (within the last 12 months) is required before commencing work placement.
To gain entry into CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services we recommend prospective students’ have sufficient relevant work experience to indicate likely success at this level, in a job role involving:
- The self-directed application of knowledge with substantial depth in some areas
- The exercise of independent judgement and decision-making
- The application of relevant technical and other skills.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment
All applicants will be assessed for suitability and are required to undertake an online language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment.
Upon completion students will be eligible to pursue any career in community services that involves direct client work, community education or development projects. Students will graduate with a set of skills to effectively design and deliver community service programs.
Full Fee: $6500 | Participants eligible for S.A. Government subsidies – $1125 (Tuition Gap Fee)
Blended learning – Online and compulsory classroom sessions
Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL) for this qualification. Students seeking recognition for all or part of a qualification must first complete the online Recognition Application.
Participants who complete this qualification may wish to undertake the Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management or enrol in another focus area.