CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

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Imagine helping an adolescent rise up after hitting rock bottom; providing a less fortunate child with a loving family, or giving shelter to a woman who has found herself to be homeless in her later years.

The Community Services sector is a highly rewarding field of work, and you can experience it for yourself by studying a  Diploma of Community Services with the South Australian Learning Centre.

The Diploma will give you the skills and knowledge you need to advise and supervise other Community Service Workers and case management practices, manage budgets and financial plans, and undertake project work.

Community Services may lead to further study options in Social Sciences, including a Bachelor of Social Work. Career opportunities include work positions in the Community Services sector such as Mental Health, Child Protection, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Domestic Violence, and Youth Services.

This course is Supported by Government of South Australia.

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*limited places – refer to the Subsidised training list

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Course Information

Duration: 14 months
Delivery mode: Distance Learning + Workshop based
Assessment: Assignments + Workplace simulations + Work Placement
Funding: Subsidised training
Course Fee Value: $5,000 (GST Inclusive)
Course Fee Description: $990 Subsidised training+ $63.25 incidental costs; concession available
Course Deposit Value: $990 (GST Inclusive)
Course Deposit Description: Payable on enrolment, non refundable, concession may be available
Course Prerequisites: A computer, laptop or tablet with adequate Data/WIFI. Satisfactory DHS check. The enrolment process includes a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) screening and interview
  • Course subjects

  • CHCDIV003
    Manage and promote diversity
  • CHCCCS007
    Development and implement service programs
  • CHCCOM003
    Develop workplace communication strategies
  • CHCLEG003
    Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • HLTWHS004
    Manage work health and safety
  • CHCPRP003
    Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCDEV002
    Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
  • CHCCCS004
    Assess co-existing needs
  • CHCMGT005
    Faciltate workplace debriefing and support processes
  • CHCMHS008
    Promote and facilitate self-advocacy
  • CHCPRT001
    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • CHCSOH001
    Work with people experiencing or at risk of being homeless
  • CHCCSM005
    Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
  • CHCCCS003
    Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
  • CHCMHS005
    Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drug issues
  • CHCCSL002
    Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills