CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


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.


Case worker and case management, community worker, welfare worker, family support worker, alcohol and other drugs (AOD) worker, housing worker, youth worker, mental health worker, NDIS support coordinator, multicultural Support, School Wellbeing Officer.


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

Course Delivery

Blended - Training will be delivered both on site at SuniTAFE and online. This course is currently in transition; the course code, title, units and content may change in the future and further information will be provided upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to undertake a Pre-Training Review to help confirm the course is suitable. Applicants enrolling as an Apprentice/Trainee must have a registered training contract. Applicants must be working in the industry and able to provide a letter of support from their employer to undertake some practical assessments in the workplace. Applicants must have access to a computer and the internet.

Expected Time to Complete

2 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs 100 $35.00
CHCCOM003 Develop workplace communication strategies 100 $35.00
CHCDEV002 Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services 100 $35.00
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity 80 $35.00
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance 80 $35.00
CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes 120 $35.00
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120 $0.00
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety 40 $35.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCADV002 Provide advocacy and representation services 80 $35.00
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs 80 $35.00
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations 45 $35.00
CHCCDE011 Implement community development strategies 70 $35.00
CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship 100 $35.00
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management 75 $35.00
CHCDEV001 Confirm client developmental status 60 $35.00
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence 50 $35.00
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs 90 $35.00
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues 80 $35.00
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships 80 $35.00
CHCPRT003 Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people 50 $35.00
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

2023 2024
Government Subsidised $6,201
Concession $1,688
Traineeship $4,790 $4,957
Traineeship Concession $1,406 $525
RPL Government Subsidised $4,230
RPL Concession $846
RPL Self-funded $5,641
Self-Funded $7,611 $7,912

Free TAFE for Priority Courses is a Victorian Government program that covers your tuition fees to study in selected courses at TAFE, if you’re eligible. Eligibility criteria apply. Free TAFE on selected courses only. Other fees and charges may apply. See

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 cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
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Intake Campus Course Details
2023 August Swan Hill Campus Part Time, Blended, Diploma Full Year, INTAKE CLOSED
2023 August Mildura Campus Part Time, Blended, Diploma Full Year, INTAKE CLOSED
2023 September Swan Hill Campus Part Time, Blended, Diploma Full Year, Trainee