Diploma of Community Services

 
Qualification:
Diploma   NRT
Course no:
CHC52015-01V02
National code:
CHC52015
Start date:
Mon 9 Oct 2017
 –   Online
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  • Community Services course details

    Course description and aims

    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.

    Note that theStatutory & forensic child, youth & family welfarespecialisationmust be achieved in orderto meet the minimum education requirements for child protection and youth justice practice in Victoria. In addition, to meet the minimum education requirements for entry into child protection practice in Victoria, diploma qualifications must be approved by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA)

    To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 100 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

    No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

    ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
    If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

    Other Requirements

    WORK PLACEMENTS

    Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.

    1. NSW HEALTH

    Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
    • Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
    • Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
    • Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

    For specific information regarding NSW HealthÂ’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
    http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx

    2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit: http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx

    3. COMMUNITY AND CHILDRENÂ’S SERVICES

    Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of ChildrenÂ’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit: http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

    4. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

    STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm

    Course outcomes and careers

    Community Services Worker, Welfare Support Worker, Social Welfare Worker, Case Worker/Manager

    Articulation

    Credit for Prior Learning
    If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link
    https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/recognition-of-prior-learning

    This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)

    TAFE to University Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link

    https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/study-options/tafe-to-university

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    Enrol at any location

    Online
    Online
    Course start:
    Mon 9 Oct 2017
    Course duration:
    2 Years
    Financial Assistance:
    VET Student Loan
    Attendance:
    10 Hours per week
    Code:
    CHC52015-01V02-17SUT-011
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    Indicative timetable:

    This course is fully online. You will need to participate approximately 10 hours /week plus complete a minimum of 100 hours of work place learning outside this time.

    How to enrol or apply:

    GET YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)

    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:

    PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

    This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

    Find out more about VET Student Loans at http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/vet%20student%20loans/pages/vet%20student%20loans

    Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

    The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each unit of study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

    Find out about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

    READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

    Fees, payment and refunds: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Financial assistance: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance

    Units of Study

    CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensusAmount
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Community Services 2017/10/092018/01/052017/11/06$1088.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Community Services 2018/01/082018/04/062018/02/05$1088.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Community Services 2018/04/092018/07/062018/05/07$1088.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Community Services 2018/07/092018/10/052018/08/06$1088.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Community Services 2018/10/082019/01/042018/11/05$1088.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Community Services 2019/01/072019/04/122019/02/04$1088.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Community Services 2019/04/082019/07/122019/05/06$1088.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Community Services 2019/07/082019/10/042019/08/05$1084.00

    Subjects

    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    CHCDEV002Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services75
    CHCCCS004Assess co-existing needs80
    CHCAOD004Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues135
    CHCDEV001Confirm client developmental status60
    CHCCCS007Develop and implement service programs100
    CHCCOM003Develop workplace communication strategies100
    CHCCSL001Establish and confirm the counselling relationship100
    CHCMGT005Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes120
    CHCDIV003Manage and promote diversity80
    CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance80
    HLTWHS004Manage work health and safety40
    CHCADV005Provide systems advocacy services90
    CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice120
    CHCCDE008Support community action90
    CHCSOH001Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness85
    CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health issues80
    Course start:
    Mon 9 Oct 2017
    Course duration:
    2 Years
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled, VET Student Loan
    Attendance:
    10 Hours per week
    Indicative course cost:
    $4970
    Code:
    CHC52015-01V02-17SUT-010
    View details
    Indicative timetable:

    This course is fully online. You will need to participate approximately 10 hours /week plus complete a minimum of 100 hours of work place learning outside this time.

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled

    GET YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)

    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:

    SMART AND SKILLED FEES

    Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.

    PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

    This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

    Find out more about VET Student Loans at http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/vet%20student%20loans/pages/vet%20student%20loans

    Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

    The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each unit of study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

    Find out about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

    Financial assistance: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance

    Units of Study

    CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensusAmount
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Community Services 2017/10/092018/01/052017/11/06$622.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Community Services 2018/01/082018/04/062018/02/05$622.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Community Services 2018/04/092018/07/062018/05/07$622.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Community Services 2018/07/092018/10/052018/08/06$622.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Community Services 2018/10/082019/01/042018/11/05$622.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Community Services 2019/01/072019/04/122019/02/04$622.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Community Services 2019/04/082019/07/122019/05/06$622.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Community Services 2019/07/082019/10/042019/08/05$616.00

    Subjects

    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    CHCDEV002Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services75
    CHCCCS004Assess co-existing needs80
    CHCAOD004Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues135
    CHCDEV001Confirm client developmental status60
    CHCCCS007Develop and implement service programs100
    CHCCOM003Develop workplace communication strategies100
    CHCCSL001Establish and confirm the counselling relationship100
    CHCMGT005Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes120
    CHCDIV003Manage and promote diversity80
    CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance80
    HLTWHS004Manage work health and safety40
    CHCADV005Provide systems advocacy services90
    CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice120
    CHCCDE008Support community action90
    CHCSOH001Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness85
    CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health issues80

     

     

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