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CHC52021 | CRICOS 112616C

Diploma of Community Services

Course Duration

104 weeks* (8 Terms)

Study Load

Full time

Study Mode

On campus (blended face to face and online)

Intakes

Every month

Learning portal

All learning resources and assessments are assessable via the e-learning portal.

Study Commitment

20 hours/week (15 hours via face to face, 5 hours via e-learning portal)

Our Diploma of Community Services is a comprehensive program meticulously crafted to provide you with the essential theoretical and practical knowledge for roles in community services, case management, and social housing.

This carefully designed course empowers you with skills that are versatile and applicable across diverse settings. From the delivery and management of person-centred services to addressing the complexities of community services, our curriculum ensures a holistic skill development experience.

Throughout the program, you will immerse yourself in a wide range of topics, including effective communication with diverse individuals and organisations, reflective practice, program planning and development, active participation in group work, and a thorough exploration of case management fundamentals. The emphasis on real-world application allows you to gain confidence and competence through hands-on exercises, simulations, and case studies.

Benefit from the expertise of experienced instructors—seasoned professionals and educators who bring extensive experience in community services to the classroom.

This course not only provides valuable networking opportunities with fellow students, alumni, and industry professionals but also sets you on a path toward various fulfilling career opportunities. Upon completion, you will be well-equipped for roles in community services, case management, and social housing, ready to make meaningful contributions to individuals, groups, and communities.

Explore further and download our course brochure to learn more on a career in community services.

This course involves a combination of various learning activities such as: case studies, project assessments, research work, knowledge assessment and computer aided design. By completing this course you will gain skills and knowledge in areas such as:

  • Case management supervision
  • Manage complex community services cases
  • Establish counselling relationships
  • Impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
  • Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
  • Develop workplace communication strategies
  • Develop community engagement strategies
  • Manage people performance
  • Manage work health and safety
  • Develop community service programs

Admission Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must hold a current Approved visa for study in Australia (at the time of course commencement)
  • Must demonstrate satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification* (Department of Home Affairs may require country-specific higher education requirement for approved visa for study in Australia application assessment).
  • Are required to provide evidence of any one of the following tests of upper intermediate proficiency in English: (see exemptions below)

English Language Tests

ItemTest NameAlso known asMinimum Test Score
1International English Language Testing systemIELTS Test

• Overall band score 6.0; or;

• Overall band score 5.5 if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or

• Overall band score of 5.0 if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.

2Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based testTOEFL iBT

• 60; or

• 46, if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS ; or
• (c) 35, if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.

3Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) testCertificate in Advanced English

• 169; or

• 162, if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or

• (c)154, if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.

4Pearson Test of English AcademicPTE

• 50; or

• 42, if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or

• 36, if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.

5Occupational English TestOET•       a score of at least B for each test component of the OET.

*On 26 July 2023 the TOEFL internet-based test (TOEFL iBT) stopped offering English language tests for Australian visa purposes. A score for a TOEFL iBT test taken on or after 26 July 2023 will no longer satisfy the English langauge requirement for Approved visa for study in Australia purposes. Only TOEFL iBT scores from a test taken on or before 25 July 2023 are accepted for Approved visa for study in Australia purposes.

* Under 18 students must have welfare and accommodation arrangements approved by the Department of Home Affairs.

Exemptions:

§ You do not need to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if one of the following applies:

  •   you are a citizen and hold a passport from the UK, USA, Canada, NZ, or Republic of Ireland
  •   you are an applicant who is a Foreign Affairs or, Defence sponsored student or a Secondary Exchange student (AASES)
  •    you are enrolled in a principal course of study that is a registered school course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), a course registered to be delivered in a language other than English, or a registered post-graduate research course
  • you have completed at least 5 years’ study in English in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
  •    In the 2 years before applying for the approved visa for study in Australia, you completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a approved visa for study in Australia.
  • § Note: You may be required to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if you hold a British National Overseas (BNO) passport.

Click here for the latest Price Guide

Special pricing is available for applicants currently applying within Australia.

Please contact our Education Advisors for details on specials that may be available for your country and course.

Latest fees and schedules are in the course infopack.

2024: 02-JAN, 29-JAN, 26-FEB, 15-APR, 29-APR, 27-MAY, 08-JUL, 05-AUG, 23-SEPT, 14-OCT, 04-NOV, 25-NOV,16-DEC
2025: 06-JAN, 10-FEB, 24-FEB, 03-MAR, 14-APR, 05-MAY, 26-MAY, 07-JUL, 28-JUL, 18-AUG, 22-SEPT, 13-OCT, 03-NOV, 24-NOV, 15-DEC

Main Campus (Burwood)
GM Tower Level 2,
11-15 Deane St,
Burwood, NSW 2134
Australia
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+61 2 8599 8866

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