Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015)
|How to Apply||Please Enquire|
|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
|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|
Enrol as per the following order:
Course Assessment Information
The next intakes for this course are August 2017, November 2017, January 2018 and June 2018.
Duration and dates
12 – 24 months for full time students
QTAC Code: 895231
This course is available by Distance Education.
Sixteen (16) core units must be successfully completed – eight (8) Core units and eight (8) Elective units.
Distance students require strong self motivation and must have 25 hours per week available for study for each unit, comprised of both practical and theoretical study. This course is self paced so students must have sound literacy and numeracy skills. This course is delivered by distance education so students must have access to a computer and the internet.
Some elective units in this qualification are delivered in the Certificate IV Community Services and are available via face-to-face delivery at the Rockhampton City campus only. These classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am – 3pm.
2018 Unit Availabilities
Please check this page regularly for updates.
Additional Resources and Textbooks
All resources will be provided online when you are enrolled into each individual unit.
You will be provided with instructions on how to access the learning and assessment resources through your student email which is issued on enrolment.
If you wish to purchase paper-based versions of the electronic resources, you can do this at your own cost. Instructions on how to purchase will be provided with the online information for each unit of competency.
Practical Placement Information
It is highly recommended that students have an existing community services position to be able to have Third Party Reports signed off in the workplace.
Students who are not existing workers must complete a minimum of 100 hours placement to be able to have Third Party Reports signed off.
It is expected that existing Community Services workers will have a current Blue Card. Students not currently employed in a Community Services position and undergoing placement will be required to obtain a current Working with Children Check - Blue Card.
Students undertaking placement in the Disability sector may be required to obtain a Criminal History Screening prescribed notice (Yellow Card).