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Diploma of Community Services

  • Diploma

This qualification will give you the tools and knowledge needed to provide a range of services and interventions to clients within the community service sector.

Key details

Degree Type
Diploma
Course Code
CHC52015
Study Mode
In person, Online
Intake Months
Feb
Domestic Fees
$10,525 total

About this course

This qualification will give you the tools and knowledge needed to provide a range of services and interventions to clients within the community service sector.

This course gives you real-life industry experience where you will gain knowledge and skills in working with individuals, groups and whole communities through 400 hours of work placement.

This is an Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) accredited course. This is a generalist course and offers a wide range of employment opportunities upon graduation in a large range of contexts.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements for this course include:

* Must be over 17 yrs of age

* Written entrance test and participation in a group activity

* Selection interview and submission of a resume

* Be able to pass Working with Children Checks and Police Checks immediately prior to undertaking mandatory work placements. Although this is not an entry requirement of itself inability to complete mandatory work placement due to failing these requirements will preclude students from completing the course and gaining the qualification

Study locations

Warrnambool

Online

Career pathways

  • Community services worker
  • Family support worker
  • Welfare worker
  • Case manager
  • Child protection clinician
  • Advocate
  • Homeless support worker
  • Youth justice worker
  • Community corrections worker
  • Student welfare coordinator
  • Family violence case worker
  • Community development worker

How to apply

There are five simple steps to apply for a course with us.

  1. Apply - complete a short online application form. Once this form is submitted we'll send you a thank you email.
  2. Get ready - your thank-you email will contain links to a pre-training review, to a unique student identifier and to government-subsidised training eligibility.
  3. Chat with your teacher - your teacher or course specialist will contact you about your Pre-Training Review outcomes and additional course information.
  4. Enrol - after chatting with your teacher, you will receive an email with your enrolment form and a link to verify your identity.
  5. Sign - once you've completed your enrolment, you will receive a declaration form to review and sign.

If need any assistance with applying, contact our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus.