CHC52015Diploma of Community Services

Harvest Education Technical College
Harvest Education Technical College
  • Awarded by

    Harvest Education Technical College (RTO 31671)

  • Qualification


  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    12 months part-time

  • Start Date

    Anytime – start today!

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Drug and Alcohol Counsellor | Rehabilitation Counsellor | Community Development Officer | Community Liaison | View all

This course meets 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.

Last modified: 14 Feb 2018

In a Nutshell

Make a real difference in the lives of others and build in-demand skills for a growing sector by studying this online Diploma of Community Services from Harvest Education Technical College. 

A broad, introductory course, this qualification is suited for anyone looking to work in community services, case management, social housing, community nursing and other person-centred care roles. 

Flexible and online, this course covers key community service areas, including workplace health and safety, diversity promotion, Indigenous health and mental health, and will equip you with the foundation skills and knowledge required to work in an exciting growth sector.

Job opportunities in the human services sector have increased by 25 percent over the past five years, according to the Department of Labour, and with an ageing population and funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, qualified professionals can expect to enjoy a broad range of exciting new job opportunities. 

Start your career helping people and be ready to work within a year by studying this flexible online course. 
  • What You'll Need to Get In


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

    • Be aged over 16 years; AND
    • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Subject Breakdown

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

    • HLTWHS004 – Manage work health and safety
    • CHCLEG003 – Manage legal and ethical compliance
    • CHCCOM003 – Develop workplace communication strategies
    • CHCDIV003 – Manage and promote diversity
    • CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    • CHCDEV002 – Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
    • CHCMGT005 – Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
    • CHCCCS007 – Develop and implement service programs
    • CHCYTH001 – Engage respectfully with young people
    • CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    • CHCCSM005 – Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
    • CHCCDE003 – Work within a community development framework
    • CHCCCS004 – Assess co-existing needs
    • CHCCCS003 – Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
    • CHCAOD009 – Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
    • CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issues
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  • Why Harvest Education Technical College?

    Harvest Educational Technical College (HETC) has a mantra to “Empower people to become persons of influence”. By studying at HETC, you join the ranks of thousands before you who have embraced that vision and achieved the status of persons of influence. HETC’s selection of online, on-campus and blended courses offer you the right learning resources and support to get you on your dream career path. From business and human resources to community services, youth work, hospitality and more, HETC has courses in it all!

    HETC's innovative online courses will offer you the right learning resources and support to get you on your dream career path. HETC apply the 80/20 rule to the delivery of their courses which means 80% of your learning will be practical and hands-on, and 20% theory. Enjoy learning the HETC way!

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Diploma of Community Services from Harvest Education Technical College. 

Qualified community service professionals are in high employment demand, and after completing this qualification, you'll enjoy the opportunity to seek employment in a wide range of roles across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. You may choose to work in an area such as social housing, drug and alcohol services, or community nursing and aged care, or may choose to continue studying and build specialised knowledge to work in program management and design. 

This course will also invite you to build the empathy, compassion and resilient required to succeed working in the challenging and rewarding community service sector. 

Wondering where a career in counselling could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Bereavement Counsellor, Relationship Counsellor, Family Counsellor, School Counsellor, Rehabilitation Counsellor, Youth Worker, Community or Welfare Worker.

  • Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
  • Rehabilitation Counsellor
  • Community Development Officer
  • Community Liaison
  • Assistant Community Services Worker
  • Community Worker
  • Welfare Rights Worker
  • Welfare Worker
  • Welfare Centre Manager

Let's Talk Price

Harvest Education Technical College offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $45.00 per week (100 weekly repayments)

Payment Option 2: Pay in quarterly instalments

  • $1,125.00 per quarter over 1 year

Payment Option 3: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 10% on your course fees

  • $4,049.10 upfront payment
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