The skills and knowledge gained from this course will enable you to work in a range of positions in the community that enrich the lives of clients, this may range from offering assistance, counselling, case management and advocating for clients with complex needs to help them maintain a dignified lifestyle.
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Make a change today for a better tomorrow through the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services.
Sometimes all people need is for someone to assist them as much as possible. Whether this is through counselling, advocating, or case management, it’s important that clients with complex needs can maintain a dignified lifestyle and therefore receive the help that they need.
By completing the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services, specialising in Case Management you will learn how to work in a range of positions in the community service industry while at the same time be able to pursue a career that will enrich the lives of others.
This course is interactive and supportive and includes practical placement so you obtain work experience before completion. It also includes extensive trainer support from industry experts to help you achieve your goal of completing.
Weekly webinars will guide you through the strategies needed to provide a holistic approach to client well-being, and you’ll therefore learn the skills and knowledge needed to continue to build upon while in the workplace, long after your course is over.
The CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services, specialising in Case Management is a nationally recognised course, therefore, is ideal for anyone wanting to make a change for the better in the lives of others.
The Community Services industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in Australia with an estimate of over 50,000 new jobs to be created by within the industry by 2020. There are also many job options in the community services sector. For more information about some of these and more you can read our articles “Support and Lead Colleagues in Case Management Practice“, “Want to Start a Career in Community Services?” or “Working in the Community Services sector- the diversity of roles“.
By completing the CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Service Course you will have the option of continuing on to complete the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services course through Australis.
There are a number of common units of competency that are shared between the CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Service and the Diploma, which ultimately means that you may only have a handful of extra units to complete to obtain the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services qualification.
Australis College has also partnered with Western Sydney University to create an articulation agreement for the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services. Completion of this course will, therefore, result in you receiving credit into the Bachelor of Health Science (60cps), Bachelor of Social Science (80cps) and Bachelor of Community Welfare (80cps).*80cp = as much as 35% of a full 3 year course (full 3 year course = 240cp). You can view the agreement here. Entry is therefore subject to the proficiency standards of Western Sydney University.
Tuition Fee & Payment Options
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
How do I Enrol?
Over an 18 full time or 24 month part time period, students at Australis College must complete 16 units of competency in addition to placement to obtain their Community Services qualification. Students will be supported throughout the course via regular Trainer support, eLearning, live and recorded web-tutorials, live chats and also forums which are designed to support individual learner needs.
Australis College also integrates the activities while bringing together some units that reflect real industry outcomes and processes. As a result, to obtain this qualification, you must therefore successfully complete the following 16 units of competency:
Unit of Competency
Unit of Competency Code
|Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs||CHCLLN001|
|Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management||CHCCSM005|
|Assess co-existing needs||CHCCCS004|
|Coordinate complex case requirements||CHCCSM004|
|Develop workplace communication strategies||CHCCOM003|
|Manage work health and safety||HLTWHS004|
|Establish and confirm the counselling relationship||CHCCSL001|
|Provide advocacy and representation services||CHCADV002|
|Manage legal and ethical compliance||CHCLEG003|
|Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||CHCDIV002|
|Manage and promote diversity||CHCDIV003|
|Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services||CHCDEV002|
|Develop and implement service programs||CHCCCS007|
|Provide case management supervision||CHCCSM006|
|Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes||CHCMGT005|
|Reflect on and improve own professional practice||CHCPRP003|
To obtain this qualification via the Assessment Only method, you will be required to complete 16 Subjects, which cover the 16 Units of Competency within the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services. The table below outlines the fees associated for each Subject and the Units of Competency that the Subject covers.
The below images show an example timetable for the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services, therefore, illustrating the availability of webinars and online group participation. You will also always be able to access your trainer via email, Skype or over the phone if you have any questions.