CRICOS Course Code: 107530G

Duration: 104 weeks (inclusive of holidays)

Intake Dates: 28 February | 18 April | 23 May | 11 July

Campuses: Brisbane | Hobart | Cairns | Adelaide

Prospectus: Frontier Education Prospectus

Course Description

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.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 400 hours of work placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

Entry Requirements

Students entering CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services must meet the following academic and English entry requirements:

Academic

  • A candidate must be a minimum age of 18 year & above AND
  • Completed the equivalent of Australian Year 11/12 or Certificate II or higher

English requirements

International students applying either off-shore or on-shore will require:

IELTS:

  • A minimum IELTS (General/Academic) test score of 5.0 or equivalent & up to 10 weeks of ELICOS course to be undertaken for every 0.5 level of IELTS requirement, before the commencement of the main VET course

Results older than two (2) years are not acceptable   OR

PTE:

  • A minimum PTE (Academic) test score of 36 or equivalent & up to 10 weeks of ELICOS course to be undertaken, before the commencement of the main VET course

Results older than two (2) years are not acceptable   OR

Cambridge English:

  • A minimum Cambridge English test score of 154 or equivalent & up to 10 weeks of ELICOS course to be undertaken, before the commencement of the main VET course

Results older than two (2) years are not acceptable   OR

  • To provide evidence that they have studied in English for at least five (5) years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States   OR
  • To provide evidence that, within two (2) years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia, a foundation course or a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework OR
  • Students who are on-shore (in Australia) at the time of application can undertake an internal Frontier Education Language (written & oral), Literacy and Numeracy test before the commencement of the main VET course
Career Opportunities

Possible job roles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Community Care Manager
  • Care Team Leader
  • Support Facilitator (Community Services)
  • Case Management
  • Cas Coordinator (Community Services)
  • Team Leader
  • Family services Coordinator
  • Social Housing Workers
  • Community Services Coordinator
Immunisation – Mandatory

Aged Care require all staff including work placement students to be immunised prior to attending. You will not be allowed entry without providing written proof.

You will be required to obtain immunisation at your expense.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Pertussis
  • Varicella

COVID vaccination is now mandatory in Australia for all Aged Care employees and work placement students. You will not be allowed entry without providing written proof.

Please ensure that you take with you and provide proof of the above requirements.

Course Structure

Students will need to complete the following 16 Units of Competency and Work Placement to achieve this qualification.

Core Unit:
  • CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety
  • CHCDEV002 Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
  • CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity
  • CHCCOM003 Develop workplace communication strategies
  • CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs
Elective Units:
  • CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
  • CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
  • CHCCSM004 Coordinate complex case requirements
  • CHCCSM006 Provide case management supervision
  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
  • CHCDEV001 Confirm client developmental status
  • CHCCDE011 Implement community development strategies

Study Option: On Campus and Work Placement | Blended

Course tuition fees: Please contact Frontier Education for the current course fees.

Delivery Locations: Brisbane, Cairns, Adelaide & Hobart

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