CHC52015

Diploma of Community Services (SA & WA Only)

  • Awarded by

    Open Colleges School of Health (RTO: 40049)

  • Qualification

    Diploma

  • Study Mode

    Blended
    Workplace

  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Up to 12 months

  • Start Date

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  • Location

    WA | SA

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Team Leader | Case Manager | Case Coordinator | Case Management Supervisor | 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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  • In a Nutshell

    This online CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services course, offered through Open Colleges is a nationally recognised accreditation that will qualify you to work in the community services sector.

    The course has a strong focus on equipping students with advocacy and case management skills, enabling them to work with a variety of complex clients and cases. Through the course's comprehensive syllabus, students will be given a mix of theoretical and practical skills. Students will learn how to support community leadership, provide intervention strategies for clients with mental health and drug issues, and identify children at risk.

    While content of this course is mostly delivered online, in SA you will need to attend campus one day per week and if in WA, two days per week.

    The structured workplace learning component will also give students the opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job training. Upon completion of the course, graduates will be able to work in roles such as social welfare worker, case manager and family services coordinator.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible for this course you must:

    • Be an Australian citizen or have a permanent humanitarian visa or certain temporary visas with study rights; AND
    • Reside in South Australia or Western Australia; AND
    • Complete an online test to assess your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills; AND 
    • Have successfully completed  Year 12; OR
    • Have successfully completed a nationally recognised training qualification at certificate IV or higher; OR
    • Achievement of a minimum Exit Level 3 in each of Numeracy and Reading in the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) (formal test report required); AND
    • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Subject Breakdown

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

    • CHCDIV003 - Manage and promote diversity
    • CHCCOM003 - Develop workplace communication strategies
    • CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
    • CHCMGT005 - Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
    • CHCCSM005 - Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
    • CHCDEV001 - Confirm client developmental status
    • CHCCCS007 - Develop and implement service programs
    • CHCDEV002 - Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
    • HLTWHS004 - Manage work health and safety
    • HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid
    • CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    • CHCCSL001 - Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
    • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    • CHCCSM006 - Provide case management supervision
    • BSBFIM501 - Manage budgets and financial plans
    • BSBPMG522 - Undertake project work
  • Why Open Colleges?

    RTO 90796
    Open Colleges has been helping Australians realise their potential for over 125 years, and they're now one of Australia's leaders in online education. In the last decade alone, they've helped over 450,000 students gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers.

    When you study with OC, you’ll graduate with a nationally recognised qualification that’ll help you find work across Australia. Their nationally recognised courses are designed by vocational experts, and you’ll learn job-ready skills from industry specialists.

    Online learning is all about flexibility, so they’ve designed their learning platform to be as flexible as possible. It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can access it anytime you want. It’s designed to work around your lifestyle, not the other way around, so you can easily fit your study in with your other commitments.

    Open Colleges School of Health is all about putting their students first, allowing you to confidently navigate and complete your studies!

    Their support systems will ensure you get the most out of your learning journey. Turn to expert trainers who will discuss course content and assessments; talk through any issues and maintain a positive mindset with their student counselling services; and get help with finicky admin and organising your further study with their student support.

  • STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

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    "Because it’s so flexible, it was easy for me to do it. I’ll be in the middle of an assignment and I can just pause it if my son is asking for lunch. I’ll quickly make him lunch or get a drink and I can just open it back up and go straight back into it to continue. The trainers have been great. They really try to get back to you on time and make sure they give you the best possible answers. They always seem to come back with a quick response."

    "It’s given me a different mindset. I used to think you’d go out and do a job, like mechanics, for years and that you’d just get the qualification after years on the job. But with this, you can study for a couple of months and then you can go out into the world fully qualified and ready for the job and just go for it."

    Amy Stephenson , Certificate III in Accounts Administration

    "I think the Open Colleges model is particularly good because you’re not tied down to due dates, you just have as much time as you need. You have people to get in touch with if you’re having trouble. I’ve actually had emails back at 10pm at night from my teacher. I’ve been sitting here and I’ve shot one off and they’ve got right back to me within that hour. You don’t get that anywhere."

    Marcia Lindsay , Diploma of Hospitality

    "I am a farmer and I run a family farm with my husband. I was given the opportunity to study any course I wanted that would help our business, and that may help me earn some money off the land, so I chose to learn bookkeeping. The course is so useful and beneficial for our farm. It’s great to learn how to set journals out so our accountant can do the BAS and income tax, without them being all over the place."

    Robyn Hundy , Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

    "My job is probably best described as a medical equipment specialist. I educate and train people in the use of CT scanners onsite. Getting the skills to use in trainings, to substantiate the work I do is very valuable. The course has changed my work and the way I approach training courses. It’s made me more confident and I’ll be better at my job."

    Melinda Wheeler , Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Campus locations

    This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

    You can also choose to study this course online with some on-campus components (blended learning).

  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this course you will receive CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services from Open Colleges. 

    This accredited course will equip you with the ability to work in the rewarding field of community services. By completing this course you'll not only expand your skillset and knowledge base, but also greatly improve your career prospects and potential. Graduates from this course go on to work in a variety of roles and contexts.

  • Career Outcomes

  • Let's talk price

    Open Colleges offers a number of flexible payment models to suit your lifestyle and preferences.

    You can choose to pay up-front with a 10% course discount, pay 50% up-front and remainder through a payment plan, or you can pay in weekly or fortnightly installments as you study. All Open Colleges payment plans are interest free.

    Enquire now for more payment options and course costs!

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