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CHC52015 - Diploma of Community Services

Imagine helping an adolescent rise up after hitting rock-bottom, providing a less-fortunate child with a loving family or giving shelter to a homeless young man. The highs of working in the community services sector make it a rewarding field to work in. Experience it yourself by studying a Diploma of Community Services with CQUniversity.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

RPL/RCC/Credit, Online

DURATION

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Rockhampton, Online

FULL COURSE COST

$6,272 (2020)

SUBSIDISED CO-CONTRIBUTION FEE

$2,256 (2020)

SUBSIDISED CONCESSION CO-CONTRIBUTION FEE

$1,040 (2020)

UNITS/CREDITS

16 units

JOB PROSPECTS

Completion of the requirements for CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services may lead to further study options in the Social Sciences including the Bachelor of Social Work. Career opportunities include work positions in the fields of Community Services, i.e. Mental Health, Child Protection, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Domestic Violence and Youth services.

This qualification reflects the role of community service workers who design and deliver person-centered services to individuals and/or groups. Workers may provide support, advocacy or interventions to individual clients, groups or communities across a range of services. At this level, workers may be autonomous within established parameters and may be required to supervise and lead other workers in projects or teams. Work may take place in a range of community service, case work or case management contexts. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have successfully completed the unit CHCDEV002, Analyse Impacts of Sociological Factors on Clients in Community Work and Services. Part of the assessment requirements for the unit CHCDEV002, requires the student to complete at least 100 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. 

Standard Course Structure

Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Core
CHCDIV003Manage and promote diversity
CHCCCS007Develop and implement service programs
CHCCOM003Develop workplace communication strategies
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTWHS004Manage work health and safety
CHCMGT005Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCDEV002Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
Elective
CHCPRP001Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
HLTWHS006Manage personal stressors in the work environment
CHCDFV001Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCCCS019Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health issues
CHCCCS004Assess co-existing needs
CHCCSM005Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
CHCCSM004Coordinate complex case requirements
Additional Electives
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCDIS008Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCCSM006Provide case management supervision

Online

2020 FebruaryOnline Available
2020 AprilOnline Available
2020 JuneOnline Available
2020 OctoberOnline Available

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 100 hours of work as detailed in the assessment requirements of the unit of competency, CHCDEV002 Analyse Impacts of Sociological Factors on Clients in Community Work and Services.

Students are required to complete: a mandatory work placement of at least 100 hours within a community services workplace, and the assessment conditions per unit of competency, which includes work placement, simulations and/or scenario assessments.

IMPORTANT: Mandatory checks are required to be completed to attend vocational placement for client and student safety. You will be required to get a Working With Children's Check relevant to your state and an Australian Federal Police Check.You can access these requirements via the Moodle Site. Please see Mandatory Cut-Off dates for submission dates of your mandatory checks. You will not be eligible to proceed to placement if you fail to meet the deadline; there are no extensions or exceptions.

You may be required to undertake a Pre-Placement interview with host Organisations and placement is subject to student meeting the requirements of the organisation. Depending upon the capacity of the service providers/facilities in the student’s geographical area, students will be expected to travel to an alternative location in order to complete their prescribed vocational placement. Any enquiries should be directed to the WIL (Work Integrated Learning) Team via email to nursingclinical@cqu.edu.au or call (07) 4930 9124.


This course has no residential schools.

Mandatory placement checks are compulsory for this course, you will be required to get a Working With Children's Check relevant to your state and an Australian Federal Police Check. Please ensure you will meet the requirements for these checks. You may be required to undertake a Pre-Placement interview with host Organisations and placement is subject to student meeting the requirements of the organisation. Your Vocational Placement will entail 100 hours within a Community Services Organisation. Your placement will be undertaken towards the end of the course. If you are currently working within the Community Services Industry you may be eligible to undertake your placement hours with your existing employer. 

Completion of the requirements for CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services may lead to further study options in the Social Sciences including the Bachelor of Social Work. Career opportunities include work positions in the fields of Community Services, i.e. Mental Health, Child Protection, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Domestic Violence and Youth services.

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$6,272 (2020)
Subsidised full fee$2,256 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee$1,040 (2020)
Fee for service per unit$392 (2020)
Subsidised full fee per unit$141 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$65 (2020)

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