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Diploma of Community Services CHC52021

Become a Qualified Specialist or Leader in Community Services in Australia

Are you passionate about making a real difference in the lives of individuals and communities in Australia? Then look no further, as the CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services will give you a tremendous competitive advantage!

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12 months with self-paced learning.
This is a blended course with all modules delivered online + 100 hours of work placement.

Course Overview

Course Modules

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Career Outcomes

  • Community Care Manager
  • Coordinator of Volunteer Work
  • Team Leader
  • Care Team Leader
  • Family Services Coordinator
  • Youth Worker
  • Support Facilitator (Community Services)
  • Community Housing Resources Worker
  • Community Development Worker for Social Housing
  • Community Recreation Coordinator
  • Housing Manager
  • Housing Assistant
  • Community Worker
  • Aboriginal Housing Worker
  • Community Services Coordinator
  • Case Coordinator (Disability)
  • Youth Housing Support Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Community Access Coordinator
  • Community Connections Officer
  • Pastoral Care Counsellor
  • Aboriginal Neighbourhood House Coordinator
  • Case Coordinator (Community Services)
  • Senior Youth Worker
  • Disability Team Leader
  • Support Facilitator (Disability)
  • Community Work Coordinator
  • Early Intervention Worker
  • Community Program Coordinator
  • Pastoral Care Worker & Assistant Community Services Worker
  • Homelessness Services Manager
  • Outreach Worker
  • Community Transport Coordinator
  • Community Development Officer
  • Community Educator
  • Multicultural Community Liaison Officer
  • Community Volunteer Coordinator
  • Welfare Support Worker
  • Community Education Officer
  • Community Engagement Officer
  • Family Violence Prevention Officer
  • Mental Health Support Worker
  • Community Arts Coordinator

Course Fees Include

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Work Placement

This course includes 200 hours of work placement.

Course Entry Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • This course does not accept International Students.
  • Have completed their education to a level that is equivalent to an Australian Senior High School Year 12 or have completed an AQF Certificate IV in Community Services.
  • Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and comprehend learning materials and perform tasks related to recording workplace documents, including reading and writing detailed reports, case notes, reports and other documents, interpreting workplace policy and procedure and reporting hazards. Learners are required to pass an online LLN assessment test 
  • Be capable of completing 100 hours of work placement in a suitable health facility.
  • Have sound computer skills to navigate simple software to complete the online component of this course and must be able to use intermediate-level Word features in order to produce and present word-processed documents/ reports.
  • Have access to a laptop and internet to complete this online course.
  • Have a valid Working with Children Check (or be prepared to obtain this before work placement)
  • Have a valid Police Check (or be prepared to obtain this prior to work placement)
  • Have the required immunisations, including COVID-19 vaccination, as required to attend the placement facility. Please note, additional immunisations may be required given Government or placement facility’s health policy changes.
  • These entry requirements will be confirmed through information collected on the enrolment form and during the enrolment interview.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

This course is eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). RPL considers the knowledge and skills you have gained through your previous education and work history, attributing this to your enrolled qualification course. This may be through formal or informal training and can result in credits towards your qualification. For more information submit an enquiry to speak with a course advisor.

About The Course

Gain the Expert Skills to Lead Your Team of Volunteers and Establish Effective Community Outreach Programs

Are you passionate about making a real difference in the lives of individuals and communities in Australia? Feeling stuck in your current role and yearning to embark on a journey that empowers others? Then look no further, as the CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services will give you a tremendous competitive advantage! 

This nationally recognised qualification includes core units and electives to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge to work in diverse community settings in Australia. You will dive into a comprehensive curriculum that covers everything from managing and delivering person-centered services to understanding legal and ethical compliance. 

Not only will you gain a deep understanding of community services, but you'll also enjoy exclusive course bonuses like a flexible learning environment and support from industry professionals. Whether you're a beginner or looking to enhance your existing skills, this course offers a blend of theory and practical experience that ensures you're job-ready.

In just 12 months, you could be stepping into a fulfilling career that changes lives. Graduates of this diploma course have succeeded in various roles such as Community Services Worker, Welfare Support Worker, Outreach Officer and more. Enquire now and take the first step towards a brighter future in community services.

Flexible Payment Plan Options Available

Want to study this course, but can't afford to pay upfront? No problem! The CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services comes with an interest-free weekly payment plan option catered to your budget.