CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services

  • Course Duration

    19 Months

  • Qualification Level


  • Delivery Mode


A career in community services can be both demanding and highly rewarding. Those seeking to work in the community services sector should enjoy working with people and understand the nature of social disadvantage. They should also have well developed interpersonal skills so as to be able to provide direct support to individuals or groups of individuals, well as a generous degree of empathy, tolerance and flexibility.


There are no pre-requisites for entry into this qualification, , however you will be required to complete an LLN test prior to enrolment for entry into this qualification, which will determine your suitability for this course. . If you do not have current industry experience for this qualification (either paid or volunteer) you must hold a related qualification in Certificate III or IV OR had first hand experience that has given you the understanding and knowledge of this industry. This qualification will allow you to be involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of personcentred services to individuals, groups and communities. At this level, you will have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management. You may also be providing direct support to individuals or groups of individuals and you will demonstrate skills in Direct care/Person centeredness approach. Workers in this role may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management; program coordination or the development of new business opportunities. To enrol into this course you must be working in the Community Services industry. To achieve this qualification, you must be employed in the Community Services industry and provide evidence of this. This must be provided in the form of a letter from your employer stating how many hours and in what capacity you are currently employed in. A job description should be included with this letter. This evidence will be required prior to the course starting (you will need to have completed a minimum of 100 hours of employment prior to enrolment) Candidates for this course will also be required to provide a police check that has been completed within the last 6 months and a working with children check. .

  • Code
  • Units
  • CHCCOM003
  • Develop workplace communication strategies
  • CHCLEG003
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • HLTWHS004
  • Manage work health and safety
  • CHCPRP003
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practise
  • CHCDIV003
  • Manage and promote diversity
  • CHCDEV002
  • Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
  • CHCCCS007
  • Develop and implement service programs
  • CHCADV002
  • Provide advocacy and representation services
  • CHCSOH001
  • Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • CHCDFV006
  • Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence
  • CHCPRP001
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • CHCAOD004
  • Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCCCS003
  • Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
  • CHCMHS001
  • Work with people with mental health issues
  • CHCDEV001
  • Confirm client developmental Status
  • CHCMGT005
  • Facilitate workplace debriefing and support process

Career Opportunities

On completion of this qualification you may seek employment as a;

  • Case Manager
  • Welfare Worker
  • Youth Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Child and Family Practitioner
  • Community Health Worker

Course Information

For a snapshot of our next scheduled classes please refer to the table below:

Class: 201850
Day & Time: Thursday 9.30am – 2.30pm
Frequency: Fortnightly
Starting: 18/10/2018
Location: Melton
Class: 201907
Day & Time: Friday 9.30am – 2.30pm
Frequency: Fortnightly
Starting: 08/02/2019
Location: Bacchus Marsh

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