CHC52015

Diploma of Community Services

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  • Awarded by

    ICM Training (RTO: 90197)

  • Qualification

    Diploma

  • Study Mode

    Online
    Workplace

  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Maximum 24 months

  • Start Date

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Team Leader | Case Manager | Community Care Worker | Case Coordinator | 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

    Want to give your career real meaning? Looking to make a difference in your community? Achieve great things with the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services offered by Open Colleges in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (RTO: 90197). 

    Throughout your studies, you'll learn to help clients by setting them up with support systems and networks, and develop plans which will address their immediate and long term struggles. You will also gain the skills and knowledge you need to advise and supervise other Community Service Workers' case management practice, as well as to manage budgets and financial plans, and undertake project work.

    Practical component

    While this course is offered 100% online, you will need to undertake 160 hours of practical work as a part of your study.

    If you want to go further into higher education, Open Colleges has a formal pathway to tertiary study with Charles Sturt University, with credit point transfers available for some courses.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.

    Age requirement:

    Students are required to be at least 18 years of age.

    English requirements:

    • Successful completion of English to Year 12 level; OR
    • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; OR
    • Three years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

    Computing requirements:

    • Have access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing skills.

    Work placement:

    You will need to undertake your work placement in an organisation involved in the delivery of community services to clients. The workplace will need to be able to provide you with access to resources. Please enquire for details.

  • 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.

    The common misconception is that studying online means that you’re studying alone, but at Open Colleges, they take great pride in the superior support provided to their students. They make it easy for you to get support when you need it with their student support team available Monday to Friday via email, phone and Live Chat and on the weekends, via Live Chat (when available). They’re here, in tandem with trainers and assessors, to make sure you’re supported the whole way through your course, from the time you enrol right through to your graduation.

  • 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
  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services qualification, awarded by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd.

    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 who wish to pursue higher education, may use this as a pathway to tertiary study with Charles Sturt University, with credit transfers available for selected courses.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in youth work could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Community Worker, Youth Worker, Community Development Youth Worker, Indigenous Youth Worker, Recreational Youth Activities Worker, Residential Support Worker, Youth and Family Services Officer.

  • Let's talk price

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

    Pay in Full

    • Pay up-front and receive a 10% discount

    Pay 50% & Payment Plan Combo

    • Pay 50% up-front and remainder through a payment plan

    Payment Plan

    • Pay in weekly or fortnightly instalments.
    • All Open Colleges payment plans are interest free.

    Zip Money Payment Plan

    • Select a 24, 36 or 48 months interest-free, payment plan (depending on the course you enrol in)

    BPAY available

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