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CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

National ID: CHC52015 | State ID: AWM0

There is an ongoing skill shortage in Community Services

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
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

Half price*

lfls-logo-100x40.pngThe following people will be entitled to a concession rate on the half price course fees under Lower fees, local skills

  • All students aged 15-24 years
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding: 
    • a pensioner concession card;
    • a repatriation health benefits card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs; or
    • a Health Care Card
  • Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Persons and dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution
  • Secondary school-aged persons, not enrolled at school.

If you are not eligible, please see our Skill sets page.

Entrance Requirements

Work placement

Important information

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

Fees

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 interview and 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 in the week commencing 22 June. Students will receive further information when they apply, including how to book your interview.

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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Further study

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 such as on campus (part-time), skill sets, online, employer-based study and apprenticeships or traineeships visit our Apply and Enrol page.

International students

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

Fees

lfls-logo-100x40.pngThis qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees until 31 December 2021. The “annual fees cap” means that full-fee paying students will only pay a maximum of $1,200 (plus resource fee) and concession-fee paying students or those aged 15-24 years will only pay up to $400 (plus resource fee). Please see below an approximate estimate of what you will pay on enrolment.

Annual Full fee

Annual Concession fee

Tuition fee
Resource fee
Total
Tuition fee
Resource fee
Total
1200.00 510.00 1710.00 393.60 510.00 903.60
These fees are annual estimates only and for students enrolling on a full-time basis.
- Fees might differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
- Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
- Fees are payable at enrolment each semester for the units enrolled for that period. Some year-long courses might have a bigger fee load in the first semester. 
- Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
- For secondary school aged persons (in 2020, students born on or after 1 July 2002 who are at least 15 years old) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2020 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees. 
- Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms and students personal equipment.
- The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
- VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government 
- Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses, or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.)
- Course information and fees are subject to change without notice

Delivery location, important dates and study options

During your course of study, NMTAFE may use a variety of learning practices to ensure you get the best outcome for your learning journey.
This may include online learning, face-to-face classroom, laboratory/workshop delivery, work placement or a combination of these, depending on which is most appropriate.

Continuous enrolment, 2020

Leederville - Employer based

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 year/s
When Continuous enrolment
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
Fee
Non concession:
Please note, while concessions do not apply to Diploma courses, you may be eligible for VET Student Loans. In 2020 Lower Fees are available for Certificate III in Community Services, please see the Apply and Enrol page for details.
Apply now
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Semester 1, 2020

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
Fee
Non concession:
Please note, while concessions do not apply to Diploma courses, you may be eligible for VET Student Loans. In 2020 Lower Fees are available for Certificate III in Community Services, please see the Apply and Enrol page for details.
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Leederville - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Leederville
How On campus
Fee
Non concession:
Please note, while concessions do not apply to Diploma courses, you may be eligible for VET Student Loans. In 2020 Lower Fees are available for Certificate III in Community Services, please see the Apply and Enrol page for details.
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Midland - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Midland
How On campus
Fee
Non concession:
Please note, while concessions do not apply to Diploma courses, you may be eligible for VET Student Loans. In 2020 Lower Fees are available for Certificate III in Community Services, please see the Apply and Enrol page for details.
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Semester 2, 2020

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
Where Midland
How On campus
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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 July 10, 2020