Course Overview

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 NameDiploma of Community Services CHC52015
Course Duration12-24 Months
Course DeliveryOnline
Blended Learning
Work PlacementParticipants must complete at least 100 hours
Course FeeEnquire 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.

AETS, as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) is responsible for the issuance of the qualification.

About CDS

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

Work Placement

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

Job Prospects

Study Pathways

Entry Requirements

Participants are required to be competent in English and will undertake a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy Assessment (LLN) prior to commencing the training.

Course Structure

This is a nationally recognised qualification.

Participants need to complete 16 units of competency.
• 8 Core Units
• 8 Elective Units

UnitsCore / ElectiveDescription
CHCCCS007CoreDevelop and implement service programs  
CHCCOM003CoreDevelop workplace communication strategies
CHCDEV002CoreAnalyse impacts of sociological factors in clients in community work and services
CHCDIV003CoreManage and promote diversity
CHCLEG003CoreManage legal and ethical compliance
CHCMGT005CoreFacilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
CHCPRP003CoreReflect and improve own professional practice
HLTWHS004CoreManage work health and safety
BSBWOR403ElectiveManage stress in the workplace
CHCADV002ElectiveProvide advocacy and representation services
CHCDIS005 ElectiveDevelop and provide person-centred service responses
CHCDIS006ElectiveDevelop and promote positive person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS008ElectiveFacilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS010ElectiveProvide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCEDU003ElectiveProvide sexual and reproductive health information to clients
CHCFAM003ElectiveSupport 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.

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