CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

 

Australian Workplace Training offers CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services via our External (E-learning) delivery mode.

This qualification reflects the roles of community services, case management and social housing workers involved in the managing, co-ordinating 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 are usually providing direct support to individuals or groups of individuals.
Workers may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management; program coordination or the development of new business opportunities.

When undertaking this qualification students have the option to complete a general qualification or to specialise in Case Management.

  • CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services, or
  • CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)

The following occupations relate to this qualification:

  • Care Team Leader
  • Community Worker
  • Community Care Manager
  • Case Coordinator
  • Community Program Coordinator
  • Assistant Community Service Worker

An interview with a Trainer will be arranged prior to your enrolment. In this interview any difficulty you might experience with your training will be discussed, these may be language, literacy or physical disabilities. If you have any concerns or special needs please discuss them with the trainer during the interview as support could be available for you.

External (E-learning) students study this course at their own pace, however it is anticipated the course will be completed in approximately twelve to eighteen months, it can be completed earlier depending on the individual.
Students work at home with self-paced units and have access to a trainer either face to face or by phone, fax, correspondence and email for assistance. Students are required to maintain monthly contact with their trainer via phone, email or face to face (please contact reception to arrange an appointment with your trainer).

During the course we will work with you to arrange a suitable venue(s) for work placement. At the end of the course you will be expected to have completed a minimum of 240 hours of work placement to enable the assessment of your ability to implement your training under working conditions. Please discuss this with your trainer at your interview.
Please note that students completing the course through a funded initiative will be required to complete the number of work placement hours nominated in the funding agreement.

This qualification consists of 16 units; 8 core and 8 elective.
Each unit includes the relevant training and assessment materials required to achieve competency

Core Units:
CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs
CHCCOM003 Develop workplace communication strategies
CHCDEV002 Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety

General Elective Units:
CHCCSM006 Provide case management supervision
CHCFAM003 Support people to improve relationships
CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities
CHCINM001 Meet statutory and organisation information requirements
CHCMGT001 Develop, implement and review quality framework
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
BSBPUB504 Develop and implement crisis management plans
BSBWOR403 Manage stress in the workplace

Case Management Specialisation Elective Units:
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
CHCCSM004 Coordinate complex case requirements
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
CHCCSM006 Provide case management supervision
CHCMGT001 Develop, implement and review quality framework
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
BSBPUB504 Develop and implement crisis management plans
BSBWOR403 Manage stress in the workplace

The qualification is achieved by successfully completing all the core units plus the suggested elective units for your chosen specialisation.
This can be achieved by participating in training sessions, completing assignments and by demonstrating your ability by putting the learning into practice under working conditions during the work placement.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed the hours of work (work placement) as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
Skills Recognition is available.

Course Fees:

Fee for Service Students:

CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services    $5,236
Incorporating the following:
– Training and Assessment fees: $4,800
– Unit workbooks/e-learning units: $400
– Work placement t-shirt and badge: $36

CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)    $5,236
Incorporating the following:
– Training and Assessment fees: $4,800
– Unit workbooks/e-learning units: $400
– Work placement t-shirt and badge: $36

Skills Recognition Costs:
Recognition Prior Learning: $300 per unit
Credit Transfer: $25 per unit

Other Fees that may be applicable:
DHS Screening check:  Approximately $63.25 for students
Replacement unit fee:  $25 per unit
Postage of certificate:  $10 (surface mail/untracked)
Postage of items:  Calculated on an individual basis on the weight/size of the item/s to be posted

More information on our Fees can be found by visiting or Course Fee Information page. Payment plans are available.

Subsidised Training course fees (including JobTrainer)

This qualification has subsidies available Supported by Government of South Australia for eligible participants.
Participant Eligibility Criteria apply – visit www.skills.sa.gov.au for Participant Eligibility Criteria.

From 29 November 2021, concession eligibility will include all students (excluding school students) who enrol in Social Care (Aged Care, Disability Care, Child Care) courses (including CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services).

For more information on completing a qualification with fee subsidies at AWT please visit our Subsidised Training information page.

Subsidised Student course fees

CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services   $2,236
Incorporating the following:
– Participant course fee: $1800
– Unit workbooks/e-learning units: $400
– Work placement t-shirt and badge: $36

CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)  $2,236
Incorporating the following:
– Participant course fee: $1800
– Unit workbooks/e-learning units: $400
– Work placement t-shirt and badge: $36

Subsidised Student Concession/JobTrainer Fees

CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services     $788.50
Incorporating the following:
– Concession/JobTrainer Participant course fee: $352.50
– Unit workbooks/e-learning units: $400
– Work placement t-shirt and badge: $36

CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)    $786
Incorporating the following:
– Concession/JobTrainer Participant course fee: $350
– Unit workbooks/e-learning units: $400
– Work placement t-shirt and badge: $36

Other fees that may be applicable:
DHS Screening check:  Approximately $63.25 for students
Replacement unit fee:  $25 per unit
Postage of certificate:  $10 (surface mail/untracked)
Postage of items:  Calculated on an individual basis on the weight/size of the item/s to be posted

For information on the Subsidised Training Fees, concession and fee exemptions please visit our Subsidised Training information page.
Participant Eligibility Criteria apply – visit http://www.skills.sa.gov.au for Participant Eligibility Criteria

For more information or to enrol, please contact us.