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CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services

Course Information

 
Qualification Name Diploma of Community Services
Qualification Code CHC52015
Course Duration:  Over a 52 weeks period
Study Mode: Blended delivery (Full-time or Part-time)
Tuition Fee: This course is subsidised through SA Government WorkReady for eligible participants. Eligibility and subsidy criteria apply. Check your eligibility at www.skills.sa.gov.au
Tuition Gap Fee: $450.00 (student Contribution)
Fee for Service: $6,500 (Self-funded)
 

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of community services,case management and social housing workers involved in the managing, coordinating 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 may also have responsibility for the supervision of other employees.volunteers and or case management, program coordination or the development of new business opportunities.

Additional Requirement

To achieve this qualification, the students must have completed at least 100 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Workplace visits are scheduled where our IIBIT trainer has direct contact with the candidate and employer to provide the relevant training. Competency is demonstrated following completion of assessment tasks administered by our trainer in the workplace that is aligned to the scope of  work required for the qualification. IIBIT will ensure employers have the relevant physical resources and equipment necessary for training and assessment.

Course outcomes

Students will be employed in the community services sector(aged, disability or youth services) either by a service provider or a government agency. This qualification is designed to reflect the role of employees who perform duties such as:

  • Care manager case manager
  • Community development coordinator
  • Program coordinator
  • Service coordinator
  • Support coordinator
  • Social housing coordinator
  • Team leader
 

Admission Criteria:

  • Must be minimum of 18 years old
  • Complete a Formal LLN test to undertake this course (Contact IIBIT for a LLN test).
 

Preferred Pathways:

Pathways from the qualification

After achieving this qualification, the student can also opt to pursue higher studies in Counselling, Community welfare, and Social work.

 

Delivery Mode:

Blended delivery

(Workshops + self-directed online learning)

This delivery mode includes 9 x 2-day workshops covering key theoretical concepts and practical elements using small group and individual learning activities. Workshops are delivered at appropriate intervals as agreed. Each workshop is followed by a period in which the student undertakes self-directed learning including work on the completion of learning activities and preparation of assessment tasks. Workshop details are covered in the study plan.

Work Placement

To achieve this qualification, the student must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency. Workplace visits are scheduled where our IIBIT trainer has direct contact with the student and employer to provide the relevant training. Competency is demonstrated following completion of assessment tasks administered by our trainer in the workplace that is aligned to the scope of work required for the qualification. IIBIT will ensure employers have the relevant physical resources and equipment necessary for training and assessment.

 

Qualification Structure:

16 competency units are required to attain Diploma of Community Services - CHC52015

8 Core units plus and 8 Elective units

We aim to equip our graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to successfully satisfy the demands of the workplace.

   
Unit Code Unit Name core/Elective
CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs core
CHCCOM003 Develop workplace communication strategies core
CHCDEV002 Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services core
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity core
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance core
CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processess core
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice core
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety core
CHCDEV001 Confirm client developmental status Elective
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management Elective
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Elective
CHCADV002 Provide advocacy and representation services Elective
CHCCDE012 Work within organisation and government structures to enable community development outcomes Elective
BSBLDR511 Develop and use emotional intelligence Elective
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs Elective
CHCCSL007 Support counselling clients in decision-making processes Elective
     

Delivery Locations


Adelaide

L6, 127 Rundle Mall,
Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia

Phone: +61 8 8203 9000