Diploma ofCommunity Services

CHC52015
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Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015)

Destination Careers

Case worker and case management, community worker, welfare worker.

Further Study

Please contact SuniTAFE to discuss other qualifications that can extend your skills further.

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual’s existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals. Students must be 18 years of age at enrolment, have a current Police Clearance Certificate and Working with Children’s Check. If undertaking this course as a flexible student, the student must be employed or partipating in volunteer work for a minimum of 11 hours per week.

Expected Time to Complete

2 Years

Details
This qualification reflects the many roles of community services, case management and counsellors who are involved in working, managing, coordinating and/or delivering of person centres services to individuals, groups and communities. At this level, workers have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management. Workers may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management; program coordination or the development of new social welfare program opportunities.
Where & When
Mildura: January , March , July
Course Delivery
Swan Hill campus : Wednesday and Thursday. Mildura campus: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. On the job Traineeship: Students can undertake the Diploma of Community Services flexibly if they are currently employed in the industry. Duration is dependent on the student’s progression through the units. 18 – 24 month’s duration.
Units, Fees & Study Options

Select Funding Option:

  • Mildura Campus (starting January)2 Years, Classroom Based, Full Time
    • Government Subsidised
    • Concession
    • Skills Recognition Govt Subsidised
    • Skills Recognition Concession
    • Skills Recognition Self-funded
    • Self-Funded
  • Mildura Campus (starting January)2 Years, Classroom Based, Part Time
    • Government Subsidised
    • Concession
    • Skills Recognition Govt Subsidised
    • Skills Recognition Concession
    • Skills Recognition Self-funded
    • Self-Funded
  • Mildura Campus (starting January)2 Years, Classroom Based, Full Time
    • Government Subsidised
    • Concession
    • Skills Recognition Govt Subsidised
    • Skills Recognition Concession
    • Skills Recognition Self-funded
    • Self-Funded
  • Mildura Campus (starting January)2 Years, Classroom Based, Part Time
    • Government Subsidised
    • Concession
    • Skills Recognition Govt Subsidised
    • Skills Recognition Concession
    • Skills Recognition Self-funded
    • Self-Funded

 

Compulsory Units

Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120.00 $516.00 $40.00 $103.20 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $240.00   $55.20   $360.00   $636.00 $40.00
CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs 100.00 $430.00 $40.00 $86.00 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $200.00   $46.00   $300.00   $530.00 $40.00
CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes 120.00 $516.00 $40.00 $103.20 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $240.00   $55.20   $360.00   $636.00 $40.00
CHCDEV002 Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services 100.00 $430.00 $40.00 $86.00 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $200.00   $46.00   $300.00   $530.00 $40.00
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity 80.00 $344.00 $40.00 $68.80 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $160.00   $36.80   $240.00   $424.00 $40.00
CHCCOM003 Develop workplace communication strategies 100.00 $430.00 $40.00 $86.00 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $200.00   $46.00   $300.00   $530.00 $40.00
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety 40.00 $172.00 $40.00 $34.40 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $80.00   $18.40   $120.00   $212.00 $40.00
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance 80.00 $344.00 $40.00 $68.80 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $160.00   $36.80   $240.00   $424.00 $40.00
Totals                                        

Electives

Requirement This Group of Electives
8 Components
Code Unit Name Hours Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material
CHCADV002 Provide advocacy and representation services 80.00 $344.00 $40.00 $68.80 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $160.00   $36.80   $240.00   $424.00 $40.00
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management 75.00 $322.50 $40.00 $64.50 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $150.00   $34.50   $225.00   $397.50 $40.00
CHCCSM004 Coordinate complex case requirements 75.00 $322.50 $40.00 $64.50 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $150.00   $34.50   $225.00   $397.50 $40.00
CHCCDE011 Implement community development strategies 70.00 $301.00 $40.00 $60.20 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $140.00   $32.20   $210.00   $371.00 $40.00
CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship 100.00 $430.00 $40.00 $86.00 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $200.00   $46.00   $300.00   $530.00 $40.00
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs 80.00 $344.00 $40.00 $68.80 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $160.00   $36.80   $240.00   $424.00 $40.00
CHCDEV001 Confirm client developmental status 60.00 $258.00 $40.00 $51.60 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $120.00   $27.60   $180.00   $318.00 $40.00
CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues 90.00 $387.00 $40.00 $77.40 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $180.00   $41.40   $270.00   $477.00 $40.00
Requirement This Group of Electives
8 Components
Code Unit Name Hours Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material
CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing 80.00 $344.00 $40.00 $68.80 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $160.00   $36.80   $240.00   $424.00 $40.00
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs 90.00 $387.00 $40.00 $77.40 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $180.00   $41.40   $270.00   $477.00 $40.00
Work Placement:

456 Hours

This course includes the following methods of assessment: Observation and oral questioning, Project, Practical task, Role play/Simulation, Knowledge based test, Written task, Third party report.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees:

Average total fees to complete this course:

Government Subsidised $6,539
Concession $1,819
Skills Recognition Govt Subsidised $2,744
Skills Recognition Concession $631
Skills Recognition Self-funded $4,116
Self-funded $7,911

Concession for Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses applies only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and canellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

Please visit our Fees and Charges page for more information.

Financial Help for Students

Australian residents may be eligible to receive a variety of payments and subsidies to help them study.

Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY and ABSTUDY are support payments intended to cover a student’s general living expenses. Many Australians are eligible for one of these payments. Please contact the Department of Human Services for more details.

The Victorian Training Guarantee provides a subsidy for people undertaking an approved Victorian course that is at a higher level than any they have studied before (other conditions apply). This discount is included when we give you a quote. Please contact us to talk more about it.

Students who are single parents, caring for someone with special needs or are receiving a Disability Support Pension may be eligible for the Pensioner Education Supplement. Please contact the Department of Human Services for more details.

Trade Support Loans are low interest loans for people studying approved trades, agriculture and horticulture courses (including apprenticeships). Trade Support Loans can be spent on anything you need to learn your trade, including tools.

A VET Student Loan is a low interest loan scheme for approved Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Certificate IV courses. Under both schemes, eligible students can avoid paying their course fees up front. They only need to start paying them once they earn a substantial wage ($54,869 for the 2016-2017 financial year). A low rate of interest is charged. Please note that a VET Student Loan also includes a loan fee and can not be used to cover amenities, materials and some other fees and charges. Students should refer to the Institute’s VET Student Loans Student Entry Procedure for information on eligibility to access VET Student Loans.

Please contact us to talk more about these loan programs.

If a student has children, they may be eligible for Jobs, Education and Training Child Care fee assistance. This offers additional assistance to the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. Our Mildura Campus is home to TAFE Kids Inc, a centre offering child care and kindergarten services. It provides care to children of SuniTAFE students, staff and the general public. Please contact the Department of Human Services for more details.

Some software companies provide substantial discounts to SuniTAFE students. These include Microsoft and Adobe. Please talk to the SuniTAFE Bookshop for details.

The Support for Adult Australian Apprentices initiative can provide support payments to both apprentices aged 25 and over, and their employers. Please contact us for details.

Students may be eligible for Rent Assistance to help with accommodation costs. Our Mildura Campus includes Student Residences which can provide students with single and shared rooms in close proximity to all our campus facilities. Please contact us for details about our residences, and the Department of Human Services for information about Rent Assistance.

If you live near one of our campuses and plan to use a bus to attend classes, you may be eligible for a Victorian Public Transport Student Concession Card. This card gives people cheaper bus fares. Apprentices, people undertaking courses of less then ten weeks duration and part time students are not eligible. Please contact Public Transport Victoria for more details.

Students needing to leave home to attend one of our campuses may be eligible for the Fares Allowance. This can assist with up to three trips per year between the locality where you study and where you originally lived. If your trip involves Victorian buses or trains, having a Victorian Public Transport Student Concession Card will likely reduce the cost further. To learn more about the Fares Allowance, contact the Department of Human Services.

Financial Help for Business

You know your business. SuniTAFE knows training and the government incentives available to help businesses develop their staff. If you’d like to find out how we can help you improve your business through staff development, please contact us.

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Diploma of Community Services

Diploma of Community Services

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