CHC52015Diploma of Community Services

Sarina Russo Institute
Sarina Russo Institute
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    Sarina Russo Institute (RTO 0427)

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  • Payment Options

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  • Duration

    12-18 months

  • Start Date

    Monthly start dates

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Family Support Worker | Welfare Worker | Case Manager | Community Services Worker | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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Last modified: 10 Dec 2018

In a Nutshell

If you want to make a career out of helping others, this Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015) course from Sarina Russo Institute is the qualification you've been looking for. Designed to provide you with pathways to a range of roles in the community services sector, this course equips you with the skills and knowledge you'll need to make a difference.

Across 16 core subjects, you'll learn how to work with a diversity of clients, coordinate complex case requirements, initiative community development strategies, promote diversity, develop workplace communication strategies and manage legal and ethical compliance. This online course gives you the flexibility to tailor your studies to suit your existing commitments.

At the end of this course, you'll be ready to apply for a range of jobs in the community services sector, including working with people experiencing drug- and alcohol-related issues, mental health issues or disability. Practical placements and workplace case studies will ensure that you gain essential hands-on experience before starting your new career. 

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

    • Year 12 certificate; OR
    • Certificate IV; OR
    • A competent result in a language, literacy and numeracy test (LLN).
  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this community services course, the subjects you may study include:

    • 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
    • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    • CHCMGT005 - Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
    • HLTWHS004 - Manage work health and safety
    • CHCCDE011 - Implement community development strategies
    • CHCCSM005 - Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
    • CHCCSM004 - Coordinate complex case requirements
    • CHCCDE012 - Work within organisation and government structures to enable community development outcomes
    • CHCGRP002 - Plan and conduct group activities
    • CHCDEV001 - Confirm client developmental status
    • BSBWOR502 - Lead and manage team effectiveness
    • CHCADV002 - Provide advocacy and representation services.
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  • Why Sarina Russo Institute?

    For the past 38 years, Sarina Russo Institute has qualified countless graduates from around the world and helped launch their career. Study online or at their Brisbane or Gold Coast campuses and trust their skilled and dedicated staff to guide you along your learning journey.

    Sarina Russo Institute is renowned by many employers around the globe for developing and offering the right training to their students. Whether you’re looking to change careers, build on existing qualifications, a school-leaver or want to upskill, Sarina Russo Institute has the right course to get you to where you want to go!

    Sarina Russo Institute are dedicated to ensuring your time with them is as enjoyable as possible, which is why they’ve put in place a caring and supportive team for students to turn to whenever they need.

    The support and advice doesn’t stop once you graduate from Sarina Russo Institute. As part of Sarina Russo Group, their team work closely with many Australian companies to help your recruitment needs, or with universities to guide you in furthering your studies.

    Their online platform learning platform (iLearn) has virtual classrooms, which are Trainer lead, allowing students to study from comfort of their own home, ask questions of the Trainer and other classmates. It also provides students with access to an online simulated working environment helping hone “Job Ready Skills” which makes students more attractive to current and future employers. For those students who are unable to attend the live sessions, these are also recorded for future use.

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015) from Sarina Russo Institute.

Graduates will be ready to undertake diverse roles in the community services sector, such as welfare worker, senior youth officer, family support worker, pastoral care counsellor, case worker and more.

Alternatively, they can pursue further study and gain credit towards bachelor degrees in social science, social welfare, human services or applied science at Southern Cross University, Griffith University or Torrens University.

Wondering where a career in community services could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

Let's Talk Price

The full fee for this course is $10,150. Sarina Russo Insitute offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.

Payment Option 1: Pay in full when you enrol and receive a 20% discount on your course fees

  • $8,120 upfront payment

Payment Option 2: Payment Plan

  • $634 per unit (16 units)

Payment Option 3: Debit Order Payment

  • $200 upfront
  • Pay the balance over 18 months - $128 weekly, $256 fortnightly or $553 monthly

Government funding may be available. Enquire now to find out more!

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