Course Summary

Diploma of Community Services Work (CHC50612)

(Domestic Students)

This nationally recognised qualification will assist you in gaining the skills, knowledge and confidence to work with people in the community. You may work directly with people in need or crisis and/or community development projects, where you'll be involved in larger scale projects, which address specific issues and strengthen the community. On successful completion you will be qualified to operate at an advanced skill level and may also have responsibility for the supervision of other staff and volunteers. You may work in a range of services within the community services sector.

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Information : This program will be offered again in Semester 1, 2014.
Please Register Your Interest below and you'll be contacted when this program is open for enrolment. 
Career Prospects : Upon completion of this program you will be qualified for various roles within community, government, welfare and church agencies. Workers at this level are required to have an understanding of Indigenous culture and history and to work with local communities in the provision of services.

Entry Requirement : You must have successfully completed year 12 (or equivalent) or have relevant experience and/or qualifications that indicates likely success in completing the course.

Assessment Information : Assessment is undertaken throughout the course both in practical and theory exercises. Assessment is competency based and requires the completion of all projects and assignments, written and/or practical, as set out within the Unit Study Guides and Workbooks. 

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Location :

Nambour Campus
91 Windsor Road, Nambour
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Full-time Duration : 12 Months  Part-time Duration :   
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Government Subsidised Fee: $4200  Government Subsidised - Concession Fee: $3337 
Cost Details : Semester 1:
Government subsidised fee: $2100.15
Government subsidised concession fee: $1668.60
Semester 2:
Government subsidised fee: $2100.15
Government subsidised concession fee: $1668.60

Please note: Semester 1 contains 2 pre-requisite units you need to enrol into (CHCCS411C & HLTHIR403C)
Cost: $132 per unit (total $264.00)
These units are not covered under VET FEE-HELP and are payable a the time of enrolment, however payment plan options may be available.

This program is VET FEE-HELP approved.

VET FEE-HELP provides an interest free loan from the Federal Government and is available to pay for all or part of course tuition fees for eligible students. VET FEE-HELP is only available for all eligible programs. Click here for more information and eligibility requirements.

Fees are to be paid at the time of enrolment although payment plan options may be available.

You will also be required to pay a $43.50 Student Services Fee at the time of enrolment. Click here for more information. 

Enrolment Information

How to Enrol :  

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 Schedule_of_Fees_CHC50612_Dip_Community _Services_Work_ subv2.pdf


Semester 1:
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes
CHCCS422B Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately
CHCCOM504B Develop, implement and promote effective workplace communication
CHCCHILD401B Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCCS502C Maintain legal and ethical work practices
CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues
CHCCM503C Develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management
CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector

Semester 2:
CHCGROUP403D Plan and conduct group activities
CHCCD514B Implement community development strategies
CHCLD415A Confirm client developmental status
CHCCS500B Conduct complex assessment and referral
CHCCSL501A Work within a structured counselling framework
CHCCW503A Work intensively with clients
CHCAD504B Provide advocacy and representation services
CHCLD514B Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice
VPC240 Voc placement 240 hours Yr1

Additional Information

Austudy Austudy provides financial help if you are aged 25 years or more and studying or undertaking an Australian study full-time, you will need contact Centre link Customer Service on 132490.
Student Support Services We offer a range of support services for students who require extra help or for potential students who are looking for support in making course decisions. Visit our website to discover the full range of student support services.
Skills Recognition Skills recognition benefits students by recognising skills and knowledge gained from previous studies, informal training or experiences gained at work and in everyday life. Skills Recognition may include one or more of the following processes:
  • Internal Credit (for competencies already achieved in TAFE)
  • External Credit (for achievement of equivalent competencies outside TAFE). If you have received a pass result in the same unit from another organisation and it is part of the program you are enrolling in, you will get unit credits at no charge.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning assessment; formally recognising that you have acquired relevant skills and knowledge as a result of work experience, life experience or previous informal training education (be initiated by written application). For more information please contact our Skills Recognition Officer on 5457 1000 or email -
Further Study :

A wide range of university pathways exist in Community Services - refer to individual Universities for further details and for enquiries regarding advanced standing. 

Information Current : 24/02/2014
Core competencies are mandatory. Elective competencies are offered at the institute's discretion. This course may include some competencies in excess of qualification requirements, programs are designed to meet industry needs. All program information and approximate course costs are to be used as a guide only and are subject to change at any time without prior notification.

To be eligible to access Government funded training you must have a Queensland residential address. Advertised fee structures apply to QLD residents only. If a resident resides outside of QLD Commercial/Fee for Service Fees will apply. Please check at time of enrolment for current details.
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