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Diploma of Community Services

National ID: CHC52015 | State ID: AWM0

 

We recommend that you are over the age of 18 before enrolling in this course as the supervised work placement (course component) and employment outcomes are very limited for students under the age of 18.
You will need to have the ability to undertake research and apply yourself to self directed activities.

This qualification reflects the roles of community services, case management and social housing workers involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred 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 are usually providing direct support to individuals or groups of individuals. Workers may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management; program coordination or the development of new business opportunities.

You'll gain skills in consultation, community program development, group work, advocacy, case management, policy and research.

As part of this qualification you will complete supervised work placements where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned. Please note eligibility for supervised work placement is subject to obtaining a satisfactory Police Clearance. You will also need a Working with Children Check if your placement involves contact with children. Additional costs will include $65 National Police Clearance, through Australia Post (it is best to apply for this first) and $11 Working With Children Check (WWCC).

All our community service qualifications have flexible training delivery modes and the option to study on the job. This means you get the most relevant skills and the opportunity to form industry contacts.

Delivery mode information
Online

With online study you will be completing your course via an online platform which contains all your study material and assessments. You will be provided a login and password to access this material once you have been enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE. 

Online is a little different to on-campus study as you do not have face to face contact with your lecturers and you do not engage directly with fellow students during every-day class activities. If on-campus study is not your preference, then online study is a great option. Rest assured you will be supported by your online lecturers.
You will also have access to lecturers via your online dashboard. The lecturers will help to clarify your concerns, assist with the course content, mark your assessments and provide you with feedback if required

Qualifications are broken down into stages with an intensive practical skills workshop run at the end of each stage. You will only need to enrol and pay for one stage at a time.

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
 
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability. 
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months 
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months 

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
 
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised 'gap" training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
 

Community Services students experience India’s largest slum

You could end up with new employment, new networks, new opportunities, new colleagues, new friends. Lara Sappal

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Study pathway
Job opportunities

Coordinator in community services sector, such as youth work or mental health, Community Project Management

For information about jobs and pathways, please see joboutlook.gov.au

Further study opportunities:

CHC51712 Diploma of Counselling. Graduates may be eligible for university entry.

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Course Overview

Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Midland
Duration

One year (2 semesters) full-time or two years (4 semesters) part-time.

HowFull-Time
International Students
Part-Time
Work-Based
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
Available Semester 2, 2018
Fees and charges

View our Indicative Fees list 

Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

 

International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.

Units

Core Units Common to All
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and servicesCHCDEV002WG743
Develop and implement service programsCHCCCS007AVC69
Develop workplace communication strategiesCHCCOM003AVC30
Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processesCHCMGT005AVB71
Manage and promote diversityCHCDIV003AVC07
Manage legal and ethical complianceCHCLEG003AVB80
Manage work health and safetyHLTWHS004WG741
Reflect on and improve own professional practiceCHCPRP003AVB48
Elective Units for Joondalup
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply learning theories in counsellingCHCCSL005AWB37
Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skillsCHCCSL002AWB41
Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case managementCHCCSM005AVC23
Establish and confirm the counselling relationshipCHCCSL001AWB39
Plan and conduct group activitiesCHCGRP002AWA79
Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issuesCHCMHS005AVB65
Recognise and respond to crisis situationsCHCCCS019AVC58
Research and apply personality and development theoriesCHCCSL004AWB38
Elective Units for Leedervile
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Assess co-existing needsCHCCCS004AVC74
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnershipsCHCPRP001AVB49
Facilitate the interests and rights of clientsCHCADV001AVC96
Identify and respond to children and young people at riskCHCPRT001WG802
Plan and conduct group activitiesCHCGRP002AWA79
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyCHCDIV002AVC08
Work in an alcohol and other drugs contextCHCAOD001AVC85
Work with people with mental health issuesCHCMHS001AVB69
Elective Units for Midland
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skillsCHCCSL002AWB41
Assess co-existing needsCHCCCS004AVC74
Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case managementCHCCSM005AVC23
Establish and confirm the counselling relationshipCHCCSL001AWB39
Facilitate the counselling relationship and processCHCCSL003AWB40
Facilitate the interests and rights of clientsCHCADV001AVC96
Work in an alcohol and other drugs contextCHCAOD001AVC85
Work with people with mental health issuesCHCMHS001AVB69
Electives- Workbased
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Assess co-existing needsCHCCCS004AVC74
Facilitate responsible behaviourCHCCCS009AVC68
Facilitate the empowerment of older peopleCHCAGE001AVC91
Lead and manage organisational changeBSBINN601AUI47
Manage financesBSBFIM601AUM25
Manage recruitment selection and induction processesBSBHRM506AUL50
Manage riskBSBRSK501AUM52
Manage stress in the workplaceBSBWOR403AUJ56
Recognise and respond to crisis situationsCHCCCS019AVC58
How to apply

Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

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To study full-time in 2018 you can apply now through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

For information about applying to study in other ways, including part-time, work based and online, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Please note International students please view all available courses at www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/courses.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalentCompletion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades)Certificate III

To study full-time in 2018 you can apply now through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

For information about applying to study in other ways, including part-time, work based and online, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Please note International students please view all available courses at www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/courses.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalentCompletion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades)Certificate III

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