Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015)
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|AQF Level||Level 5: Diploma|
Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations
Completion of the requirements for CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services may lead to further study options in the Social Sciences including Bachelor of Social Work.
Career opportunities include work positions in the fields of Community Services, i.e. Mental Health services, Child Protection services, Alcohol and Other Drug services, Domestic Violence services, Youth Services.
Standard Course Structure
To successfully complete this course, students must complete a total of 16 units, consisting of:
8 core units and 8 elective units.
|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|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients|
|CHCCCS004||Assess co-existing needs|
|CHCCCS019||Recognise and respond to crisis situations|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|CHCYTH001||Engage respectfully with young people|
|HLTWHS006||Manage personal stressors in the work environment|
Part-time - enrol into one group of units at a time, as per the following order:
Full-time - enrol into one group of units at a time, as per the following order:
Course Assessment Information
|Third Party Verification|
There are three course intakes, available March, July and October.
Duration and dates
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Resource and Computing Requirements
Work Placement Requirements
- 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 and/or simulations and/or scenario assessments
- In compliance with CQU Immunisation Policy and for patient and student safety, there has been a number of changes for your mandatory check requirements. These changes take effect and are now mandatory for any placement commencing 1 January 2018 and onwards.
- Please click here for full details of your requirements or 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.