The Diploma of Community Services provides students with a pathway to various roles in the Community Services sector. This qualification provides graduates with opportunities to work across diverse roles, including; working with people experiencing drug and alcohol related issues, mental health or disability.
By studying this course you will gain the knowledge and develop the ability to work with a diverse range of clients. You will learn to coordinate complex case requirements, implement community development strategies while managing legal and ethical compliance.
Through the integration of learning with practical placements and workplace case studies, students will be prepared to work in a variety of roles with confidence and competence.
Sarina Russo Institute is an approved provider for VET Student Loans.
The VET Student Loans (VSL) program assists eligible students enrolled in approved higher level vocational education and training (VET) courses to pay their tuition fees.
|Unit of Study Code||Study Period||Length (Weeks)||Tuition Fee|
|Total: 78 weeks||Total: $10,150|
*VET Student Loan: A VET Student Loan is available for some or all of the fees in this course. A VET Student Loan is only available to students who meet the eligibility requirements and will not be approved for students who do not meet these requirements. The 2019 VET Student Loan Cap for this course is $10,342 – any tuition fees over this cap cannot be paid for using a VET Student Loan and will need to be paid by the student separately. A VET Student loan gives rise to a VETSL debt that continues to be a debt to the Commonwealth until it is repaid. A 20% Government Loan fee applies to all VET Student Loans.
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Duration: 18 Months
Intakes: Monthly intakes
Student Support Services
As a Sarina Russo Institute student, you are entitled to our FREE employment assistance, which provides mentoring, employment workshops and job placement service.
Uses a staggered assessment schedule with a range of methodologies such as:
8 subject credits towards:
|60 credit points (6 subjects) awarded against a Bachelor of Human Services (total of 240 credit points)|
|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|
All courses are subject to change and availability.