Diploma of Community Services Work

Course Code
CHC50612
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Deepening
Course Location
Yallourn
Course Duration
Full Time: 1 year (with prerequisite Certificate IV in Community Services)
Part Time: 1 year (with current relevant industry experience)
Course Cost
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Downloads
2014 - Application Form (pdf)
Study Modes
Full time; Part Time (Night)
Starting Date
Part Time:
  • February 2014
Enquiries
Brooke Donaldson
Phone: (03) 5622 8532
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email: brooked@gippstafe.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC, 3841

Course Overview

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 Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Diploma of Community Services Work.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many GippsTAFE courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Assessor
  • Case Coordinator
  • Case Worker or Manager
  • Client Service Assessor
  • Community Services worker
  • Community Worker
  • Coordinator
  • 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
  • Support Facilitator
  • Welfare Worker

Entry Requirements

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
OR
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 Apply

Direct to Institute

Assessment

  • Practical experiences / demonstrations
  • Oral presentations
  • Interviews
  • Group projects
  • Group discussions
  • Assignments
  • Workbooks

Opportunities For Further Study

Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling - Monash University (1st year credit).

Specialist Course Information

Police check and Working with Children's Check required.

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?

No.

Course Structure

Core Units
 
Unit Code
Unit Name
CHCCSL501A
Work within a structured counselling framework
CHCORG428A
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCCS500B
Conduct complex assessment and referral
CHCCOM504B
Develop, implement and promote effective workplace communication
CHCLD514B
Analyse impacts of sociology factors on clients in community work & services
CHCAD603B
Provide systems advocacy services
CHCCD514B
Implement community development strategies
CHCCM503C
Develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management
CHCLD415A
Confirm client developmental status
CHCCW503A
Work intensively with clients
CHCCS502C
Maintain legal and ethical work practices
CHCGROUP403D
Plan and conduct group activities
HLTWHS300A
Contribute to WHS processes

Non-core Units
  
Unit Code
Unit Name
CHCAOD408B
Assess needs of clients with alcohol and/or other drug issues
CHCCHILD401B
Identify and respond children and young people at risk  
CHCORG506E
Co-ordinate the work environment
HLTFA311A
Apply First Aid
CHCCH522B
Undertake outreach work