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.
VET Student Loans is a loan program that helps eligible students enrolled in higher level vocational education and training courses at approved course providers pay their tuition fees. For more info, visit www.studyassist.gov.au
In addition to VET Student Loans this course is also offered on a Fee Paying basis; either a discounted upfront payment, an interest free Direct Debit Payment Plan or payment per unit of competency over the course term. For further pricing information see the Fees and Dates tab below
|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.
Uses a staggered assessment schedule with a range of methodologies such as:
1. VSL: 100%
2. Cash upfront (20% Discount!): Price = $8,120
3. Payment Per Unit Accessed: $634 per unit x 16 units = $10,150
4. Debit Order Payment Plan: Pay $200 upfront and the balance over 18 months ((weekly ($128), fortnightly ($256) , monthly ($553))
|Unit of Study Code||Study Period||Length (Weeks)||Tuition Fee / VSL|
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Delivery: This course is delivered online, using iLearn, our 24/7 learner management system. Using iLearn, students can engage with learning at their own speed and in their own time.
Duration: 18 Months
Intakes: Monthly intakes
Minimum Year 11 or equivalent plus basic computer skills and knowledge of Internet use.
For students accessing VSL – Year 12 certificate or a competent result in an entry level reading and numeracy test.
This course also requires 100 hours of vocational placement (unpaid) in a live working environment. Students are expected to find their own placement however Sarina Russo Institute will assist you if you have difficulties finding a suitable venue.
This program is also delivered face to face for our International students at our CRICOS registered Gold Coast and Brisbane campuses. Domestic students are welcome to join our face to face delivery option if they prefer to study in a classroom environment. Monthly intake dates apply.
8 subject credits towards:
|60 credit points (6 subjects) awarded against a Bachelor of Human Services (total of 240 credit points)|
80 credit points (1 year) towards:
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