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Overview

Course code:

CHC52015

CRICOS:

091966C

Start date(s):

February, July

Course length:

Full Time: 18 months - 2 years

Campus:

Moorabbin, St Kilda Road, Waverley

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)


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


Entry requirements

Good passes at Year 12/Matriculation or the overseas equivalent, with passes in all subjects Students must be 18 years of age or older at the time of course commencement English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no individual bandscore less than 5.5.

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

APPLY VIA AGENT

Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.

To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.

If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:

T: 03 9564 1703

E: intl@holmesglen.edu.au

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

International Fee

$13,500.00


Enquire online

Contact details

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.

- , Thu, 14 Mar - bookings essential.

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).

- , Thu, 14 Mar - bookings essential.

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).

- , Thu, 14 Mar - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley 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.

- , Thu, 14 Mar - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley 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.

- , Thu, 14 Mar - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

Let's actively make a difference! Visit us on Open Day at our Youth Work session to get a taste of what it is like to be a Youth Worker and hear first hand from our passionate Youth Work teachers how amazing it is to work in this sector. You will also experience some ice breaker activities and learn how to engage with young people and have some fun!

- , Thu, 14 Mar - bookings essential.

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 or City campus information session for details regarding the Diploma of Community Services (daytime or evening delivery).

- , Thu, 14 Mar - bookings essential.

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

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