Diploma of Community Services Work
- Course Code
- Course Type
- Accredited Course
- Course Level
- Skills Deepening
- Course Location
- Course Duration
Full Time: 1 year (with prerequisite Certificate IV in Community Services)Part Time: 1 year (with current relevant industry experience)
- Course Cost
- For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
- 2014 - Application Form (pdf)
- Study Modes
- Full time; Part Time (Night)
- Starting Date
- February 2014
Phone: (03) 5622 8532
Fax: 1300 094 661
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC, 3841
This course prepares students for employment is specialised support services through theoretical learning and based work placement. You will develop the skills you need to work in service delivery, either direct client work and/or health promotion and community development projects.
Graduates of this program, employed in industry, will be expected to operate at an advanced skill level, may have responsibility for the supervision of other staff and volunteers, and are required to have an understanding of indigenous culture and history.
This Course also includes approximately 200-400 hours of industry placement which will be arranged by GippsTAFE.
Qualifications And RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Diploma of Community Services Work.
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- Case Worker or Manager
Client Service Assessor
Community Services worker
Coordinator Family Services
Early Intervention Worker
Family Support Worker
Group Facilitator / Co-ordinator
Pastoral Care Counsellor
Pastoral Care Manager
Program Coordinator or Manager
Senior Youth Officer / Chaplain
Social Welfare Worker
- Welfare Worker
To gain entry into this course candidates must:
1. Be recognised as competent, through a recognised training program or recognition process, against units of the certificate IV in Community Services work
2. Have sufficient relevant experience and knowledge of community work and or community services to indicate likely success at this level of qualification in a job role involving:
a. The application of knowledge with depth in some areas and demonstration of a broad range of technical skills
b. A wide range of tasks and roles in a variety of contexts, with complexity in the range and choices of actions required and including work with culturally diverse clients and co workers
c. The exercise of discretionary judgement and decision making under general guidance.
- Undertake an Interview
- Currently working in a relevant field
How To ApplyDirect to Institute
- Practical experiences / demonstrations
- Oral presentations
- Group projects
- Group discussions
Opportunities For Further StudyBachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling - Monash University (1st year credit).
Specialist Course InformationPolice check and Working with Children's Check required.
Can prospective students enrol in individual units?No.
Course StructureCore Units
||Work within a structured counselling framework
||Reflect on and improve own professional practice
||Conduct complex assessment and referral
||Develop, implement and promote effective workplace communication
||Analyse impacts of sociology factors on clients in community work & services
||Provide systems advocacy services
||Implement community development strategies
||Develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management
||Confirm client developmental status
||Work intensively with clients
||Maintain legal and ethical work practices
||Plan and conduct group activities
||Contribute to WHS processes
||Assess needs of clients with alcohol and/or other drug issues
||Identify and respond children and young people at risk
||Co-ordinate the work environment
||Provide interventions to meet the needs of consumers with mental health and AOD issues
||Undertake outreach work