CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services
This course is recommended for participants who have some general knowledge of the community services sector and wish to enter the sector of Community Services or further their skills or careers.
Participants may include:
- People wanting to commence in a new industry sector
- People who want to continue in to further study
- People who are working or volunteering in the sector and are seeking a formal qualification.
- People returning to the workforce
|Start date||View Intake Dates|
|Delivery mode||Blended delivery: Face to face training, Virtual Classroom ( Zoom), and Practical Placement.
***Please note that the assessment methods for this course include the Theory component and mandatory practical placement component of 120 hours. You must complete placement hours to be able to achieve the competency in the units and successfully complete the course.
|Duration||Domestic: 78 weeks
International: 78 weeks
Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound is written and spoken English skills. You will be required to complete a Language Literacy, Numeracy test paper as part of an enrolment interview.
- Applicants are required to attend a Pre- Training Interview as part of the enrolment process
- Training and assessments are conducted in English.
- Applicants must possess sound is written and spoken English skills.
- Applicants may be required to complete a Language, literacy, and numeracy test paper as part of a selection interview.
- Obtain a valid Police Check (required for practical placement purposes) and Working with Children Check if required
Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and the internet, and it is recommended that students have these available before or at enrolment.
Vet Student Loan Students
Please refer to the VSL information page for further eligibility requirements.
- must have an IELTS score of 5.5 or
- must have a TOEFL iBT score of 46 or
- must have a PTE Academic score of 42 or
- must have a Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 162 or
- must have an OET score of B for each component
Must be 18 years or older
Completed Australian year 11 equivalent
There are no pre-requisite or any other training package entry requirements to enroll in this course.
- Domestic: 78 weeks (1.5 years) inclusive of placement and breaks (120 hours)
- International:78 weeks (1.5 years) inclusive of placement and breaks (120 hours)
** Please note: duration in weeks may vary depending upon the number of contact days per week.
Pathway from qualification
- Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs (CHC53215)
Employment or occupational pathway
Participants are provided with advice on employment and training options during enrolment. This is developed from the Career Pathways in the Community Services Training package.
Certificate III represents a qualification that is based on technical applications involving competencies requiring theoretical knowledge applied in non-routine environment.
Job roles related to this qualification include:
- Case coordinator
- Case worker
- Case manager
- Client service assessor
- Community services worker
- Community worker
- Group facilitator/coordinator
- Program coordinator or manager
- Welfare worker
ETEA uses a range of assessment methods which may include:
- Written assessment (open book)
- Case study
***Please note that the assessment methods for this course include the Theory component and mandatory practical placement component of 160 hours. You must complete placement hours to be able to achieve the competency in the units and successfully complete the course.
You can apply for recognition of prior learning, academic credit and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification.
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Please note: dates are subject to change due to holidays and availability.
If the dates provided do not suit, please contact us at 13 13 89 or +61 3 9450 0500 via phone, or through our contact page, as we will accommodate dates to suit student’s needs.
|Intake Dates For 2022|
|Offshore & Onshore International Students||25th||18th||10th|
|Domestic Students||Please Call us on 131389 or +61 03 94500500 for the intake Dates|
VET STUDENT LOAN STUDENTS: PLEASE REFER TO THE VSL INFORMATION PAGE FOR INTAKE DATES
|South Australia intake Date for 2021 (Domestic Students)|
|Intake Dates||Due Date to Enrol|
|8th February 2021||–|
|12th April 2021||26th March 2021 by 5 pm|
|12th July 2021||25th June 2021 by 5 pm|
|11th October 2021||24th September by 5 pm|
To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 16 units
8 core units plus
8 elective units, of which:
(NB: Elective units may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements)
|CHCCCS007||Develop and implement service programs|
|CHCCOM003||Develop workplace communication strategies|
|CHCDEV002||Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and service|
|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 workplace health and safety|
|CHCCCS004||Assess co-existing needs|
|CHCGRP002||Plan and conduct group activities|
|CHCCSM005||Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management|
|CHCAOD004||Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drug issues|
|CHCYTH001||Engage respectfully with young people|
|CHCCSL001||Establish and confirm the counseling relationship|
|CHCCCS019||Recognize and respond to crisis situations|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues|
* Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.