CRICOS 090553K . CHC52015

Diploma

Community Services

This qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialized tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments.

DURATION

Full Time – 104 Weeks

MODE OF STUDY
On Campus

ASSESSMENTS INCLUDE
A COMBINATION OF:

Questioning
Skills Assessment
Industry Work Placement
Scenario
Case Study
Role Play
Project
Research and Report

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

A student may be entitled to gain unit of competency credits or recognition, if what they have learned at work, from other programs, courses,from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to the course. SCEI recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations.

For further information see the RPL brochure.

Domestic Students

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, candidates need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at Diploma level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

Successful completion of Year 12 or the equivalent level of study or mature aged entry

Successful completion of Southern Cross Education Institute’s Language, Literacy and Numeracy indicator

Candidates must be aged 18 or older

Moderate level of computer literacy required

Additional Requirements

National Police Check

Working with Children Check

International Students

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, candidates need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at Diploma level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

Successful completion of year 12 or equivalent level of study or mature aged entry

Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent


Candidates from student assessment visa level 1 and 2 countries can undertake SCEI’s English Proficiency Test. For more information onstudent visa assessment level refer to Department of Immigration and Border Protection Website www.border.gov.au

Must also be aged 18 or above.

Moderate level of computer literacy

Police clearance certificate (from home country)

Additional Requirements

National Police Check

Working with Children Check

Further study pathways

After achieving this Diploma course, students may continue their studies by enrolling in:

CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Employment Opportunities

The following employment opportunities are available to students who complete this qualification:

Community services case worker
Welfare support worker
Community services case manager

Core Units

CHCCOM003

Develop workplace communication strategies

CHCLEG003 

Manage legal and ethical compliance

HLTWHS004

 Manage work health and safety

CHCPRP003 

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCDEV002

 Analyse impact of sociological factors on clients in community work and services

CHCMGT005 

Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes

CHCCCS007

 Develop and implement service programs

CHCDIV003

 Manage and promote diversity

Elective Units

CHCCSL001 

Establish and confirm the counselling relationship

CHCCCS004

 Assess-existing needs

CHCDEV001 

Confirm client developmental status

CHCCSM005 

Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

CHCCDE011

 Implement community development strategies

CHCCDE009 

Develop and support community leaderships

CHCCCS019 

Recognise and respond to crisis situations

CHCADV002

 Provide advocacy and representation services