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Overview

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Course code:

CHC52015

Next available intakes:

July, February

Course length:

Full Time: 18 months - 2 years

Campus:

Glen Waverley, Moorabbin, St Kilda Road

Our Diploma of Community Services provides you with the knowledge and skills required to perform as a professional community services worker, across a variety of settings within the social and community services industry.

These may include areas such as mental health, homelessness, family and domestic violence, child protection, employment support and migrant services.

While completing this course, our dedicated placement officers will find you one 150-hour practical placement at a community services agency of your preference.

Placement will not only ensure you are competent and work ready, but will also provide you with experience working as a community services worker, valuable networks and references for when you are looking for a job in the field.

Students in the day course will also take part in a community project that will give you the skills to develop, implement and review projects within the community services sector.

This interactive and supportive course ensures that you develop the skills, knowledge and confidence you require to support your growth as a professional worker in the community services sector.

Most classes are delivered face to face, although there is some requirement for online learning using our e-learning platform.

Part of the course training is offered in our modern simulation lab, where you will get to practice and experience intake, assessment and counselling skills with real life scenarios.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in youth, family, disability, refugee, family/domestic violence, aged care, homelessness etc, this will be the ideal course to achieve this.

There is a case management unit in this course that will provide the capacity to work in these areas. However, if you plan to work in DHHS child protection, you need to complete the Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)

Free TAFE is not available to International Students


 


Course structure

May and September commencements are for evening classes only at the St Kilda Road and Moorabbin campuses.
February and July intakes are for day classes only at Moorabbin and Waverley campuses.

To receive this qualification you must complete eight core units and eight elective units.

Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and current policy directions in the community services field.

ASSESSMENT

SUBJECTS

Code

Name

CHCCCS007

Develop and implement service programs

CHCCOM003

Develop workplace communication strategies

CHCDEV002

Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services

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 work health and safety

CHCCCS004

Assess co-existing needs

CHCCDE011

Implement community development strategies

CHCCSL001

Establish and confirm the counselling relationship

CHCCSM005

Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

CHCDFV001

Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

CHCDIS003

Support community participation and social inclusion

CHCMHS005

Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCSOH001

Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

Code Name
CHCCCS007Develop and implement service programs
CHCCOM003Develop workplace communication strategies
CHCDEV002Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
CHCDIV003Manage and promote diversity
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCMGT005Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTWHS004Manage work health and safety
CHCCCS004Assess co-existing needs
CHCCDE011Implement community development strategies
CHCCSL001Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
CHCCSM005Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
CHCDFV001Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCDIS003Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCMHS005Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCSOH001Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

Entry requirements

Mature age (at least 18 years of age). Your selection will be based on an interview, as well as a short written task.

To gain this qualification, successful completion of a placement is required. To participate in the placement, students are required to produce a satisfactory Victoria Police Records Check and Working with Children Check.

At the interview stage, you are encouraged to make us aware of any additional support needs you may require to enable us to link you in with appropriate supports.

Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.


Outcomes

QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION

After completing this course, you will receive the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services.

PATHWAYS

Once the course is complete, you can apply to undertake a degree in social work, community services, social science, arts and related degrees, and may be given credit for up to one and a half years of study.

Alternatively, you can choose to specialise in a specific service area.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

- Family services
- Youth and case work
- Juvenile justice
- Disability
- Family Violence
- Homelessness
- Women's issues
- Community work
- Direct care work
- Outreach work
- Intake work
- Working with vulnerable clients
- Roles include coordinator, client assessor, care coordinator, community worker or case manager
- Work within government departments, community and voluntary organisations, as well as private employers in the SACS industry.


How to apply

DIRECT

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Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.

RECRUITMENT

Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.


Fees

Type

Cost

Full Fee

$14,659.00

Government subsidised

$7,330.00

Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

VET Student Loans are available to eligible students to pay for tuition fees for this course. Read more about VET Student Loans.

Find out more about paying your fees and our payment options


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Community Services Open Days

Visit us at Open day at our Child, Youth and Family Intervention session to find out more about how our course is designed to provide you with the right knowledge and skills for a career in this industry. This course is suited to those who want to make a real difference to their community by working with youth and families, in the child protection sector.

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Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

A career in community services is your opportunity to make a positive difference in society. Professionals work with respect and passion, and an ongoing desire to improve the lives of those around them. If you�re interested in making your mark, attend one of our information sessions to learn more about the Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015 or the Diploma of Community Services CHC52015 offered at Holmesglen. Our information sessions are facilitated by Social Science teachers and will cover the: - Application process - Contact hours - Course structure - Career opportunities Attendees will have time to ask questions and speak one-on-one with a Social Science teacher. We'll also be accepting applications on the night, so you can apply on the spot for our upcoming intake. *We recommend attending the Waverley campus information session if you are interested in our Certificate IV in Community Services or the Moorabbin campus information session for details regarding the Diploma of Community Services (day time or evening delivery).

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Holmesglen Glen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley Australia

A career in community services is your opportunity to make a positive difference in society. Professionals work with respect and passion, and an ongoing desire to improve the lives of those around them. If you're interested in making your mark, attend one of our information sessions to learn more about the Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015 or the Diploma of Community Services CHC52015 offered at Holmesglen. Our information sessions are facilitated by Social Science teachers and will cover the: - Application process - Contact hours - Course structure - Career opportunities Attendees will have time to ask questions and speak one-on-one with a Social Science teacher. We'll also be accepting applications on the night, so you can apply on the spot for our upcoming intake. *We recommend attending the Waverley campus information session if you are interested in our Certificate IV in Community Services or the Moorabbin campus information session for details regarding the Diploma of Community Services (day time or evening delivery).

 

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Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

Attend one of our information sessions to learn more about the Diploma of Counselling offered at Holmesglen. Our information sessions will be facilitated by a Social Science teacher and each session will cover: -application process -contact hours -course structure -career opportunities Attendees will have time to ask questions and speak with a Social Science teacher 1 on 1. We'll also be accepting applications on the night so you can apply on the spot for our upcoming intake.

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Holmesglen Glen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley Australia

Passionate about helping individuals who require support due to aging, disability and other reasons? This session will provide you with information about how we can help you provide person-centred support to those who need it. Join us for this presentation and discover the rewards of working with older persons, the benefits of our industry connections and details of our Individual Support course. The session starts promptly at 4pm.

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Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

Design, implement and evaluate leisure and health activities. This session will provide you information about our course and how we can support you to be successful as an activities coordinator in a range of settings. Visit us on Open Day for a presentation and short activity, presented by our experienced trainers, highlighting industry placement opportunities and future pathways. The session starts promptly at 4pm.

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Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

A career in community services is your opportunity to make a positive difference in society. Professionals work with respect and passion, and an ongoing desire to improve the lives of those around them. If you�re interested in making your mark, attend one of our information sessions to learn more about the Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015 or the Diploma of Community Services CHC52015 offered at Holmesglen. Our information sessions are facilitated by Social Science teachers and will cover the: - Application process - Contact hours - Course structure - Career opportunities Attendees will have time to ask questions and speak one-on-one with a Social Science teacher. We'll also be accepting applications on the night, so you can apply on the spot for our upcoming intake. *We recommend attending the Waverley campus information session if you are interested in our Certificate IV in Community Services or the Moorabbin or City campus information session for details regarding the Diploma of Community Services (daytime or evening delivery).

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Holmesglen St Kilda Road Campus, 332 St Kilda Rd Southbank Australia

Attend our information sessions to learn more about our suite of courses in the mental health and alcohol and other drug areas offered at Holmesglen. Our information sessions will be facilitated by a Social Science teacher and each session will cover: - Application process - Contact hours for each of the different course options - Course structures available for our Certificate IV and Diploma - Career opportunities Attendees will also have time to ask questions and speak with a Social Science teacher 1 on 1. We'll also be accepting applications on the night so you can apply on the spot for our upcoming intake. This session will cover our Certificate IV in Mental Health, Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs, and our Diploma of Mental Health.

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Holmesglen Glen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley Australia

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