The Diploma of Community Services allows participants to develop the skills and knowledge to make a difference in the lives of families, individuals, communities and social groups.
Participants will learn specialised skills to work autonomously under broad direction within the diverse community services sector, which may include providing direct support to groups and individuals, supervising other workers, coordinating programs and case management.
Gain an understanding of development strategies for both individuals and communities while also learning how to voice needs and concerns. If you aspire to make a genuine difference and help improve the lives of others, the Diploma of Community Services is the course for you.
Successful completion of this qualification will achieve a Nationally Recognised Certificate.
|Qualification Name||Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015)|
|Course Duration||1200 – 2400 hours (depending on your experience in the industry)|
|Work Placement||Participants must complete at least 100 hours|
|Course Fee||Enquire Now for further information|
Collaboration with CDS
AETS in collaboration with The Centre for Disability Studies (CDS) is offering the Diploma of Community Services as both a Traineeship and Blended learning in 2020.
The Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015) is a nationally recognised qualification. CDS has customised this course to meet the requirements of disability and aged sectors both within Australia and internationally.
The face to face components of the blended learning classes will be held in Sydney. For large teams in rural and remote areas, there is the possibility of trainers delivering the sessions in country hub areas.
AETS, as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) is responsible for the issuance of the qualification.
CDS is an international leader in training in the disability and health sector and has been offering quality training through various partnerships both in Australia and internationally for over 15 years.
For more information on CDS, visit www.cds.org.au
Participants are required to undertake a supervised work placement of 100 hours. AETS and CDS team will assist you in securing a placement as part of your studies.
(Working with Children and Police Checks are a compulsory requirement for practical placement).
What you will learn
- Effectively communicate and act as an advocate for clients
- How to provide and understand techniques for case management
- Learn the skills to correctly undertake case management including complex assessment, referral and counselling
- Cultivate and implement community development strategies
- Help clients identify their rights, voice their personal needs and concerns, and realise and pursue their own interests.
- Case Coordinator
- Case Management Supervisor
- Community Services Worker
- Information Desk Clerk
- Program Coordinator
- Team Leader
- Bachelor of Community Services
- Bachelor of Community Welfare
- Bachelor of Health Science
- Bachelor of Social Work
- Bachelor of Social Science
Participants are required to be competent in English and will undertake a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy Assessment (LLN) prior to commencing the training.
This is a nationally recognised qualification.
Participants need to complete 16 units of competency.
• 8 Core Units
• 8 Elective Units
|Units||Core / Elective||Description|
|CHCCCS007||Core||Develop and implement service programs|
|CHCCOM003||Core||Develop workplace communication strategies|
|CHCDEV002||Core||Analyse impacts of sociological factors in clients in community work and services|
|CHCDIV003||Core||Manage and promote diversity|
|CHCLEG003||Core||Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|CHCMGT005||Core||Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes|
|CHCPRP003||Core||Reflect and improve own professional practice|
|HLTWHS004||Core||Manage work health and safety|
|BSBWOR403||Elective||Manage stress in the workplace|
|CHCADV002||Elective||Provide advocacy and representation services|
|CHCDIS005||Elective||Develop and provide person-centred service responses|
|CHCDIS006||Elective||Develop and promote positive person-centred behaviour supports|
|CHCDIS008||Elective||Facilitate community participation and social inclusion|
|CHCDIS010||Elective||Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs|
|CHCEDU003||Elective||Provide sexual and reproductive health information to clients|
|CHCFAM003||Elective||Support people to improve relationships|
Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required for Participants undertaking nationally recognised training (qualifications, accredited courses, skill sets and units of competency) unless exempt.
This includes international Participants studying in Australia. If you don’t have a USI you will not receive your qualification or statement of attainment.