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.

Course Delivery

Swan Hill campus : Wednesday and Thursday. Mildura campus: workshop delivery, this program is offered as a flexible mode of delivery with 1 compulsory workshop per month 9.00am to 5.00pm. 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.

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 in the community services industry.

Expected Time to Complete

2 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs 100 $40.00
CHCCOM003 Develop workplace communication strategies 100 $40.00
CHCDEV002 Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services 100 $40.00
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity 80 $40.00
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance 80 $40.00
CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes 120 $40.00
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120 $40.00
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety 40 $40.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCADV002 Provide advocacy and representation services 80 $40.00
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs 80 $40.00
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations 45 $40.00
CHCCDE011 Implement community development strategies 70 $40.00
CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship 100 $40.00
CHCCSM004 Coordinate complex case requirements 75 $40.00
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management 75 $40.00
CHCDEV001 Confirm client developmental status 60 $40.00
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence 50 $40.00
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs 90 $40.00
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues 80 $40.00
CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues 90 $40.00
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships 80 $40.00
CHCPRT003 Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people 50 $40.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Project
  • Practical task
  • Role play/Simulation
  • Knowledge based test
  • Written task
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

Government Subsidised $6,733 $6,733
Concession $1,853 $1,853
RPL Government Subsidised $2,831 $2,831
RPL Concession $620 $620
RPL Self-funded $4,246 $4,246
Self-Funded $8,148 $8,148

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

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
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

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Intake Campus Course Details
2020 July Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Diploma Semester 2, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
2020 July Swan Hill Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online, Diploma Semester 2
2020 July Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Diploma Semester 2
2020 July Mildura Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online, Diploma Semester 2
2020 July Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Diploma Semester 2, Tuesday to Thursday, 9.00AM - 4.00PM, INTAKE FULL