This qualification reflects the roles 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.
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 business opportunities.
Note that the Statutory & forensic child, youth & family welfare specialisation must be achieved in order to meet the minimum education requirements for child protection and youth justice practice in Victoria. In addition, to meet the minimum education requirements for entry into child protection practice in Victoria, diploma qualifications must be approved by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA).
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 100 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
The course at Infinity Institute Australia has been structured in a way that builds in management and leadership skills as well as the key Community Services components of the course. Completing the course with Infinity Institute Australia will, in our view, place graduates in a position to better compete for more senior roles and transition into management and leadership placing you in a better position in the future, sooner! In our experience, employers are always looking for graduates who can demonstrate that they have additional skills than the 'rest of the crown' and applications who are a 'cut above'. We have intentionally structure your course to allow you to take full advance of the teaching and full advantage of your potential in this career path.
DURATION OF COURSE
12 months (full time) and 24 months (part time)
Face to face (classroom based)
120 hours placement (location to be determined)
22B Somerton Road
Somerton, VIC 3062
Employment pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to:
More detailed information can be found at Myskills (Commonwealth Government)
PATHWAYS TO FURTHER STUDIES
On completion of this qualification, you may gain credit in other courses in other community services areas as well as business, management, leadership and counselling (elective dependant).
All applicants must satisfy the Academic Requirements and complete a Pre-Training Review.
To meet the Academic Requirements, you must satisfy one of the following:
Pre-Training Review Requirement
To be awarded CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services, students must successfully complete a total of 16 units of competency, comprising of eight (8) core units and eight (8) elective units. The core units are as follows:
The eight (8) elective units are as follows:
Your existing skills, knowledge and experience can help you get a recognised qualification, through an assessment process called Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). You could be granted a full or part qualification, saving you valuable time and money, while enhancing your career prospects.
The process could suit you if you have:
Credit transfer is one of a number of processes for establishing credit. It provides a means for students to gain credit in an AQF qualification on the basis of completed components of another AQF qualification or other formal learning.
The credit transfer process involves:
Total course fees for CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services is $10342.00. Breakdown of the total course fees is as following:
Tuition fees: $10342.00
Non-tuition fees: $0
Total course fees: $10342.00
Payment options for tuition fees for students in the course are as follows:
Government loan via the VET Student Loan (VSL) scheme for eligible students for all or part of the tuition fees. Please note that the VSL covers only tuition fees. The VSL loan cap amount approved by the Department for CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services is $10342. Students will be liable to pay the difference between the covered fees and the total tuition fee for a course. Covered fees are the amount of the course tuition fees that are covered by a VET student loan. This will be set out on your VET Student Loans Statement of Covered Fees.
*** Note that VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements and that a VET student loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid ***