Diploma of Community Services

National ID: CHC52015
State ID: AWM0
Qualification level: Diploma

Course is available at the following locations

Private
Australia-International Institute of Workplace Training (AIWT)

This qualification will give you specialised skills to be able to work in roles in community services, case management or social housing. You will be involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities.

 Fast track - 26 weeks course (PIT) OR

Standard 52 weeks course (PIT)

Mode of delivery: face-to-face

Delivery location: West Perth

Course description

This qualification will give you specialised skills to be able to work in roles in community services, case management or social housing. You will be involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities.

 Fast track - 26 weeks course (PIT) OR

Standard 52 weeks course (PIT)

Mode of delivery: face-to-face

Delivery location: West Perth

Campus locations

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Private
Stanley College

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

The CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services enables you to work in diverse areas such as community health, employment services and disability services to make a significant difference in client’s lives. The case management specialisation gives you skills to manage, coordinate and deliver services to the clients with diverse need. This will also give you first-hand experience in assessing and reviewing information and improving service practices.

This course is delivered over a period of 52 weeks (including 4 weeks of holidays), including work-based training for 4 weeks (152 hours) which is organised by Stanley College.

Stanley College offers you a range of support services such as English Language and Study Assistance programs, the Employment Liaison Team, the Student Support Team for your well-being and Trainer Support for your academic progress.

During work-based training, you will be able to practice your skills and knowledge in real workplace settings. This will assist you to be Job-Ready at graduation. Stanley College has entered into work-based training agreements with a number of employers.

Funding is available under Jobs and Skills WA Priority Industry Training (PIT) program and Participation Work Readiness (WR) program. You might be eligible for funding; for further information including eligibility requirements, please contact us at 6371 9999 or select the ‘Find out more button’ to visit our website.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-face classroom-based learning, Structured learning activities and  Work-based training

Delivery Location: West Perth Campus at 69 Outram Street, West Perth 

Course description

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

The CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services enables you to work in diverse areas such as community health, employment services and disability services to make a significant difference in client’s lives. The case management specialisation gives you skills to manage, coordinate and deliver services to the clients with diverse need. This will also give you first-hand experience in assessing and reviewing information and improving service practices.

This course is delivered over a period of 52 weeks (including 4 weeks of holidays), including work-based training for 4 weeks (152 hours) which is organised by Stanley College.

Stanley College offers you a range of support services such as English Language and Study Assistance programs, the Employment Liaison Team, the Student Support Team for your well-being and Trainer Support for your academic progress.

During work-based training, you will be able to practice your skills and knowledge in real workplace settings. This will assist you to be Job-Ready at graduation. Stanley College has entered into work-based training agreements with a number of employers.

Funding is available under Jobs and Skills WA Priority Industry Training (PIT) program and Participation Work Readiness (WR) program. You might be eligible for funding; for further information including eligibility requirements, please contact us at 6371 9999 or select the ‘Find out more button’ to visit our website.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-face classroom-based learning, Structured learning activities and  Work-based training

Delivery Location: West Perth Campus at 69 Outram Street, West Perth 

Campus locations

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Private
SMR Learning Services Pty Ltd trading as TrainSmart Australia, New Horizons Learning Centre (Perth)

This Diploma of Community Services is a Jobs & Skills WA government subsidised, Nationally Recognised Diploma qualification that will equip you with the knowledge and skills to make a real difference to people’s lives – and fast-track your career in this rewarding industry.

It will prepare you for roles within the community services, case management and social housing sectors. You will learn to manage, coordinate and deliver human-centred services to individuals, groups and communities.

Learning is self-paced over a 12-month period, to best suit your individual needs and lifestyle. In addition to receiving the face-to-face classroom training, you will also have access to all your learning resources online enabling you to review all the classroom content in your own time.

Blended learning to suit your lifestyle allows for greater flexibility. You learn at your own pace – and with TrainSmart you get specially dedicated trainer team support. Complimentary career guidance also available!

If you enjoy helping others and want to pursue a more rewarding career in your community, phone 1300 855 517 for more information.

Course description

This Diploma of Community Services is a Jobs & Skills WA government subsidised, Nationally Recognised Diploma qualification that will equip you with the knowledge and skills to make a real difference to people’s lives – and fast-track your career in this rewarding industry.

It will prepare you for roles within the community services, case management and social housing sectors. You will learn to manage, coordinate and deliver human-centred services to individuals, groups and communities.

Learning is self-paced over a 12-month period, to best suit your individual needs and lifestyle. In addition to receiving the face-to-face classroom training, you will also have access to all your learning resources online enabling you to review all the classroom content in your own time.

Blended learning to suit your lifestyle allows for greater flexibility. You learn at your own pace – and with TrainSmart you get specially dedicated trainer team support. Complimentary career guidance also available!

If you enjoy helping others and want to pursue a more rewarding career in your community, phone 1300 855 517 for more information.

Campus locations

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Private
West Australian Institute of Further Studies

Our Diploma of Community Services is perfect for those who have a passion for working with a community and helping disadvantaged individuals. This course provides you with the knowledge to be able to successfully develop and implement service programs, work in a multicultural environment and promote diversity, as well as facilitate workplace support processes. Throughout your study, you will be exposed to the different sectors available, helping to assist and guide you when it comes to choosing which type you would like to enter and work for in the future.

On completion of this course you will be able to assess the needs of a community and use strategies to find resources to best help communities to become dependent on themselves, as well as being knowledgeable when it comes to legal and ethical compliance.

Possible job outcomes from completing this course include:

  • Housing Manager
  • Social Housing Coordinator
  • Community Services Case Manager

Program: PIT

Training Location: Level 1, 160 Central Arcade, 811 Hay Street, Perth, WA, 6000 and other locations throughout WA based on demand.

Course description

Our Diploma of Community Services is perfect for those who have a passion for working with a community and helping disadvantaged individuals. This course provides you with the knowledge to be able to successfully develop and implement service programs, work in a multicultural environment and promote diversity, as well as facilitate workplace support processes. Throughout your study, you will be exposed to the different sectors available, helping to assist and guide you when it comes to choosing which type you would like to enter and work for in the future.

On completion of this course you will be able to assess the needs of a community and use strategies to find resources to best help communities to become dependent on themselves, as well as being knowledgeable when it comes to legal and ethical compliance.

Possible job outcomes from completing this course include:

  • Housing Manager
  • Social Housing Coordinator
  • Community Services Case Manager

Program: PIT

Training Location: Level 1, 160 Central Arcade, 811 Hay Street, Perth, WA, 6000 and other locations throughout WA based on demand.

Campus locations

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Public
Central Regional TAFE

<h3>Advocate for social justice and build stronger communities.</h3>
<p>You will learn skills in consultation, community program development, group work, advocacy, case management, policy and research. You will also learn skills in the management of finances, work safety and the work environment. You will undertake projects that involve working as part of a team and with the community. As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.</p>
<p>The course is delivered over 12 months and is grouped into 3 stages (approx. 40 weeks). Each stage comprises of a grouping of units which sequentially builds skills and knowledge for the qualification.</p>
<p><strong>Stage 1 </strong>comprises of units relating to workplace safety, compliance, diversity and communication which provide the knowledge and foundation for the remaining units</p>
<p><strong>Stage 2</strong> comprises of units which relate specifically to the specialist areas of these qualifications in the areas of Counselling, Community Development and Youth Work.</p>
<p><strong>Stage 3</strong> comprises of units that relate to working with complex individuals and managing services for clients in crisis.</p>
<h4>Enhance your employment options by doing a dual qualification</h4>
<p>If you choose to enrol in additional units you can gain a dual qualification with one of the below. These options are discussed with students prior to enrolling.</p>
<p><a href="https://www.centralregionaltafe.wa.edu.au/courses/diploma-youth-work&qu…; target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">CHC50413 | Diploma of Youth Work<span class="sr-only">(opens in a new tab)</span> <i class="fas fa-external-link-alt" aria-hidden="true"></i> </a></p>
<p>This qualification reflects the role of people with responsibility for the development and the outcomes of programs and services for young people managed through a range of agencies and designed to meet the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people. This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and welfare agencies.</p>
<p><a href="https://www.centralregionaltafe.wa.edu.au/courses/diploma-counselling&q…; target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">CHC51015 | Diploma of Counselling<span class="sr-only">(opens in a new tab)</span> <i class="fas fa-external-link-alt" aria-hidden="true"></i> </a><em><strong> </strong></em>(*Not a half price qualification)</p>
<p>This qualification reflects the role of counsellors, who work with clients on personal and psychological issues using established counselling modalities. They use communication, micro-counselling and interviewing skills and draw on varied counselling therapies to assist clients. At this level, the counsellor will be working in defined and supported counselling roles in established agencies rather than in independent practice. </p>
<p>If learners complete all the units on the timetable, plus have completed CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work and CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services, they will gain certification in CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services, CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling and CHC51413 Diploma of Youth Work.</p>
<h4>Half price fees apply! </h4>

Course description

<h3>Advocate for social justice and build stronger communities.</h3>
<p>You will learn skills in consultation, community program development, group work, advocacy, case management, policy and research. You will also learn skills in the management of finances, work safety and the work environment. You will undertake projects that involve working as part of a team and with the community. As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.</p>
<p>The course is delivered over 12 months and is grouped into 3 stages (approx. 40 weeks). Each stage comprises of a grouping of units which sequentially builds skills and knowledge for the qualification.</p>
<p><strong>Stage 1 </strong>comprises of units relating to workplace safety, compliance, diversity and communication which provide the knowledge and foundation for the remaining units</p>
<p><strong>Stage 2</strong> comprises of units which relate specifically to the specialist areas of these qualifications in the areas of Counselling, Community Development and Youth Work.</p>
<p><strong>Stage 3</strong> comprises of units that relate to working with complex individuals and managing services for clients in crisis.</p>
<h4>Enhance your employment options by doing a dual qualification</h4>
<p>If you choose to enrol in additional units you can gain a dual qualification with one of the below. These options are discussed with students prior to enrolling.</p>
<p><a href="https://www.centralregionaltafe.wa.edu.au/courses/diploma-youth-work&qu…; target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">CHC50413 | Diploma of Youth Work<span class="sr-only">(opens in a new tab)</span> <i class="fas fa-external-link-alt" aria-hidden="true"></i> </a></p>
<p>This qualification reflects the role of people with responsibility for the development and the outcomes of programs and services for young people managed through a range of agencies and designed to meet the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people. This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and welfare agencies.</p>
<p><a href="https://www.centralregionaltafe.wa.edu.au/courses/diploma-counselling&q…; target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">CHC51015 | Diploma of Counselling<span class="sr-only">(opens in a new tab)</span> <i class="fas fa-external-link-alt" aria-hidden="true"></i> </a><em><strong> </strong></em>(*Not a half price qualification)</p>
<p>This qualification reflects the role of counsellors, who work with clients on personal and psychological issues using established counselling modalities. They use communication, micro-counselling and interviewing skills and draw on varied counselling therapies to assist clients. At this level, the counsellor will be working in defined and supported counselling roles in established agencies rather than in independent practice. </p>
<p>If learners complete all the units on the timetable, plus have completed CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work and CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services, they will gain certification in CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services, CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling and CHC51413 Diploma of Youth Work.</p>
<h4>Half price fees apply! </h4>

Campus locations

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Public
North Metropolitan TAFE

<p><em>This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.</em></p>
<h3>There is an ongoing skill shortage in Community Services</h3>
<p>Complete this qualification and you could be working in community services, case management or social housing, involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities.</p>
<p>You will have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management, providing direct support to individuals or groups. You may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or <strong>case management</strong>, <strong>program coordination</strong> or the <strong>development of new business opportunities</strong>.</p>
<p>All our community service qualifications have <strong>flexible training delivery</strong> modes and the <strong>option to study on the job</strong>. This means you get the most relevant skills and the opportunity to<strong> form industry contacts</strong>.</p>

Course description

<p><em>This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.</em></p>
<h3>There is an ongoing skill shortage in Community Services</h3>
<p>Complete this qualification and you could be working in community services, case management or social housing, involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities.</p>
<p>You will have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management, providing direct support to individuals or groups. You may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or <strong>case management</strong>, <strong>program coordination</strong> or the <strong>development of new business opportunities</strong>.</p>
<p>All our community service qualifications have <strong>flexible training delivery</strong> modes and the <strong>option to study on the job</strong>. This means you get the most relevant skills and the opportunity to<strong> form industry contacts</strong>.</p>

Campus locations

Course page link
Public
North Regional TAFE

<h3>Make a real difference in peoples' lives.</h3>
<p>The Diploma of Community Services provides participants with the skills to develop, implement and evaluate programs, secure and manage funding, case-manage clients in a community services setting, and lead a community services team. This course can be completed in three sections - program development, case management, and team leadership - and is an affordable entry pathway into tertiary study in an approved Social Work degree.</p>
<p>As part of this qualification, participants will undertake a supervised 100 hours of work placement in order to apply the skills and knowledge learnt. A federal police clearance and Working with Children Check are required prior to placement.</p>
<p>Graduates are able to work in aged care homes, youth shelters, State Government Family and Community Service Agencies, youth centres, aboriginal communities, community centres and local councils.</p>
<p>This course is available at other campus locations upon request.</p>

Course description

<h3>Make a real difference in peoples' lives.</h3>
<p>The Diploma of Community Services provides participants with the skills to develop, implement and evaluate programs, secure and manage funding, case-manage clients in a community services setting, and lead a community services team. This course can be completed in three sections - program development, case management, and team leadership - and is an affordable entry pathway into tertiary study in an approved Social Work degree.</p>
<p>As part of this qualification, participants will undertake a supervised 100 hours of work placement in order to apply the skills and knowledge learnt. A federal police clearance and Working with Children Check are required prior to placement.</p>
<p>Graduates are able to work in aged care homes, youth shelters, State Government Family and Community Service Agencies, youth centres, aboriginal communities, community centres and local councils.</p>
<p>This course is available at other campus locations upon request.</p>

Campus locations

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Public
South Metropolitan TAFE

<h3>Do you want to make a real difference?</h3>
<p>When you complete the Diploma of <strong>Community Services</strong> you'll be on your way to a team leading career as a program coordinator, early intervention worker, or <strong>case manager</strong>. Working in Community Services is diverse and includes identifying <strong>support </strong>needed, and assisting to resolve personal issues by assigning resources that meet clients' needs. </p>
<h4>Gain these skills:</h4>
<ul>
<li>develop and manage community programs</li>
<li>promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing</li>
<li>respond to critical situations</li>
<li>manage service delivery</li>
<li>develop policy and research</li>
<li>coordinate volunteers</li>
<li>develop and maintain professional networks</li>
<li>work with cultural diversity</li>
<li>ethical behaviour </li>
<li>legal responsibilities</li>
</ul>
<p>The actual units studied and the associated fees may vary depending on the campus you apply for. </p>
<h4>Formalise your skills as a Community Services worker</h4>
<p>If you’re working in the community services industry, our Bentley workshop-style course will allow you to gain this qualification after hours at Bentley campus. </p>
<h4>Want to find out more about this industry?</h4>
<p>Students in community services benefit from sharing information about organisations, initiatives and leading expertise in our Community Services Facebook page.</p>
<p class="btn btn-primary d-table"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/communityservicessmtafe">Community Services at SM TAFE Facebook page</a></p>
<h4>This course is available for online study</h4>
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<p>Look out for the self-paced option below to apply. Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our <a href="/ecampus">eCampus</a> and instructions for getting started studying this course online.</p>
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<p>This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government <strong><em>Lower fees, local skills</em></strong> initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 <em>(plus resource fee) </em>if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. <strong><a href="https://southmetro.uat-dts.dhm.io/getSkillsReady">Find out more</a></strong>.<br />
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Course description

<h3>Do you want to make a real difference?</h3>
<p>When you complete the Diploma of <strong>Community Services</strong> you'll be on your way to a team leading career as a program coordinator, early intervention worker, or <strong>case manager</strong>. Working in Community Services is diverse and includes identifying <strong>support </strong>needed, and assisting to resolve personal issues by assigning resources that meet clients' needs. </p>
<h4>Gain these skills:</h4>
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<li>develop and manage community programs</li>
<li>promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing</li>
<li>respond to critical situations</li>
<li>manage service delivery</li>
<li>develop policy and research</li>
<li>coordinate volunteers</li>
<li>develop and maintain professional networks</li>
<li>work with cultural diversity</li>
<li>ethical behaviour </li>
<li>legal responsibilities</li>
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<p>The actual units studied and the associated fees may vary depending on the campus you apply for. </p>
<h4>Formalise your skills as a Community Services worker</h4>
<p>If you’re working in the community services industry, our Bentley workshop-style course will allow you to gain this qualification after hours at Bentley campus. </p>
<h4>Want to find out more about this industry?</h4>
<p>Students in community services benefit from sharing information about organisations, initiatives and leading expertise in our Community Services Facebook page.</p>
<p class="btn btn-primary d-table"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/communityservicessmtafe">Community Services at SM TAFE Facebook page</a></p>
<h4>This course is available for online study</h4>
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<p>Look out for the self-paced option below to apply. Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our <a href="/ecampus">eCampus</a> and instructions for getting started studying this course online.</p>
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<p>This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government <strong><em>Lower fees, local skills</em></strong> initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 <em>(plus resource fee) </em>if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. <strong><a href="https://southmetro.uat-dts.dhm.io/getSkillsReady">Find out more</a></strong>.<br />
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<p>This qualification addresses work in roles that usually involve service delivery, either direct client work and/or community education or development projects.</p>
<p>Workers at this level operate at an advanced skill level and may also have responsibility for the supervision of other staff and volunteers.</p>
<p>The training package does not specify any mandatory entry requirements into this course. However, prospective students should note that a mandatory part of the course requires you to participate and complete a supervised work placement, in a suitable environment that provides the services in your selected area of study. Before you commence work placement, you may be required to obtain a police clearance (approximately $72). Please check when you enquire as to whether a police clearance is required for your work placement.</p>
<p>It is strongly recommended you also consult with your doctor about having a flu vaccination.</p>
<p>Further information on work placement requirements can be obtained from the <a href="https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/download.aspx?url=https://vetnet… Training Package Implementation Guide</a></p>
<p><strong>This course is Competitive at selected campuses and further Entrance Requirements may apply.</strong></p>
<p><strong>Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.</strong></p>

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<p>This qualification addresses work in roles that usually involve service delivery, either direct client work and/or community education or development projects.</p>
<p>Workers at this level operate at an advanced skill level and may also have responsibility for the supervision of other staff and volunteers.</p>
<p>The training package does not specify any mandatory entry requirements into this course. However, prospective students should note that a mandatory part of the course requires you to participate and complete a supervised work placement, in a suitable environment that provides the services in your selected area of study. Before you commence work placement, you may be required to obtain a police clearance (approximately $72). Please check when you enquire as to whether a police clearance is required for your work placement.</p>
<p>It is strongly recommended you also consult with your doctor about having a flu vaccination.</p>
<p>Further information on work placement requirements can be obtained from the <a href="https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/download.aspx?url=https://vetnet… Training Package Implementation Guide</a></p>
<p><strong>This course is Competitive at selected campuses and further Entrance Requirements may apply.</strong></p>
<p><strong>Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.</strong></p>

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