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CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

CRICOS Course Code: 0101666
Categories: Health Sciences
Study Methods: 13.5 hrs face to face in campus + 6.5 hrs online (per week) + 100 hrs of work placement in total.

64 Weeks (45 Weeks Study)

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Course Description

This qualification reflects the roles of community services, case management and social housing workers involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities.

 

At this level, workers have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management. Workers are usually providing direct support to individuals or groups of individuals. Workers may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management; program coordination or the development of new business opportunities.

 

Note that the Statutory & forensic child, youth & family welfare specialisation must be achieved in order to meet the minimum education requirements for child protection and youth justice practice in Victoria. In addition, to meet the minimum education requirements for entry into child protection practice in Victoria, diploma qualifications must be approved by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA)

 

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 100 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

For more information, please visit the following:
https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC52015

Course Requirements

  • Be at least 17 years of age and have completed the equivalent of Year 12.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 overall, no less than 5.0. English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following: Successfully completed a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO; or Successful completion of AHIC's English Placement Test; or Upper-Intermediate level of English completed in Australia.
  • *Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.
  • For Packaged courses, the student cannot progress to the higher qualification unless the student has (successfully) completed the lower qualification.

Career Opportunities

  • Community Care Manager,
  • Coordinator of Volunteer Work
  • Team Leader
  • Family Services Coordinator
  • Support Facilitator (Community Services)

Assessments Methods

Assessments may include short written knowledge tests, discussions and oral communication demonstrations, case study exercises, written reports, web based research and reports, final projects and final written exams. To perform at your best, you will probably need to work on the assessments outside of class time.  

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students who have completed relevant studies or have some of the competencies in the course may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Application for RPL can be made with the initial application or can be made within two weeks of the course commencement using the RPL Application Form and by providing supporting documents. Please note that RPL cannot result in an international student having less than a full time load of study (20 hours per week).  

Please quote student name and number for each transaction. Otherwise, AHIC may not be able to trace the payment, which could mean that enrolment may be delayed.

Bank: Commonwealth Bank
Branch Name: Cnr of George & Market St, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
Account Name: Australian Harvard International College
BSB: 062 005
Account No: 1116 1515
Swift Code: CTBAAU2S (for international transfer)

Credit Cards are accepted and surcharges apply according to the type of card. We accept Bankcards, MasterCard & Visa Card. Cash payment is not accepted.

Contact AHIC Accounts for details: accounts@ahic.edu.au