Diploma of Community Services

Codes - CHC52021 | CRICOS 113141C

Duration - 104 Weeks

Location - Sydney

Overview 

The CHC52023 Diploma of Community Services reflects the role of community services workers involved in the delivery, management and coordination of person-centred services to individuals, groups, and communities.

Course description 

The CHC52023 Diploma of Community Services reflects the role of community services workers involved in the delivery, management and coordination of person-centred services to individuals, groups, and communities.

 

At this level, workers have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously within their scope of practice under broad directions from senior management. Workers support people to make change in their lives to improve personal and social wellbeing and may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers. They may also undertake case management and program coordination.

Employment Pathways 

Relevant job titles include 

  • Community Care Manager
  • Community Work Coordinator
  • Case Coordinator
  • Care Team Leader Family Services Coordinator

Entry Requirements 

Academic Requirements 

Entry to this course requires: 

  • Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent; OR 
  • Successful completion of an AQF recognised CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability), OR; 
  • Successful completion of CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support, OR;
  • Relevant work experience in a related field 

English Requirements 

Applications from non-English speaking backgrounds only: 

  • IELTS (Academic) 5.5 with no bands less than 5.0 or equivalent

Please refer to RIC’s Student Suitability and Enrolment Process for full information

Course Structure 

Core Units 

  • CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
  • CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs
  • CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
  • CHCCSM013 Facilitate and review case management
  • CHCDEV005 Analyse impacts of sociological factors on people in community work and services
  • CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCDIV002. Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

Electives

  • CHCAGE011 Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCAGE013 Work effectively in aged care
  • CHCPAL003 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • CHCDIS011 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
  • CHCDIS012 Support community participation and social inclusion
  • CHCDIS020 Work effectively in disability support
 

Course Duration 

  • 104 Weeks total duration 
  • 70 weeks (7 terms) classroom delivery
  • 200 work placement hours (10 weeks/1 term)
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