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CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

National ID: CHC52015 | State ID: AWM0

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Complete this qualification and you could be working in community services, case management or social housing, involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities.

You will have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management, providing direct support to individuals or groups. You 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.

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.

Gain these skills
  • Consultation
  • Community program development
  • Group work
  • Advocacy
  • Case management
  • Policy and research
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • 18+ years of age
  • Able to undertake research and self directed activities
  • Self motivated, pro-active and energetic 
  • Creative thinker with strong problem solving skills
  • Strong decision making skills based on sound judgment and empathy
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
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.

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

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
 



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Entrance Requirements

Work placement

Important information

Job opportunities

Further Study

How to apply

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

Please note entry into this course is competitive. All applicants are required to attend a mandatory interview with the Course Coordinator and complete a short Literacy assessment.  The assessment will take approximately 1 hour. The interview is an opportunity to discuss what you can expect from the course and what will be expected of you should you be offered a position. Interviews will be conducted at Joondalup, Leederville and Midland campuses during the week commencing the 10th June. Students will receive further information when they apply, including how to book your assessment.

We recommend that you are over the age of 18 before enrolling in this course as the fieldwork placement and employment outcomes are very limited for students under the age of 18.

Work placement

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. You will need to be enrolled in the appropriate units to be offered a work placement - it is not a standard for all enrolments.

Important information

You will complete 300 hours of supervised field placement with one of 170 government and community service agencies in the areas of mental health, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, housing, adolescent development, parenting and family support. 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.

Other costs for consideration:

  • Text Books 
  • Stationery 
  • National Police Clearance prior to you starting work placement - $65 through Australia Post
  • Working with Children's Check (WWC) prior to you starting  work placement - $11
Job opportunities

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

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Study pathway

Graduates may be eligible for university entry into Social Science courses.

How to apply
On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au 

Other study types

For all other study types eg part-time or online visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

To commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study, head to our Apprenticeships and traineeships page for more details.

International students

International students should contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Continuous enrolment, 2019

Leederville - Employer based

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 year/s
When Continuous enrolment
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
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Semester 1, 2019

Midland - Online

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 6 months
When Semester 1, 2019
Where Midland
How Full-Time
Online
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Semester 1, 2020

Leederville - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Leederville
How On campus
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Semester 2, 2019

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
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Leederville - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Leederville
How On campus
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Midland - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Midland
How On campus
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Midland - Online

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 4 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Midland
How Online
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Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Page last updated May 30, 2019