Diploma of Community Services

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This qualification reflects the role of community service workers involved in the delivery, management, and coordination of person-centered services to individuals, groups, and communities.

At this level, workers have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously within their scope of practice under broad directions from senior management.
Workers support people to make changes in their lives to improve personal and social well-being and may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers. They may also undertake case management and program coordination.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 200 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
The skills in this qualification must be applied following Commonwealth or State or Territory legislation, Australian standards, and industry codes of practice.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory, or certification considerations

No occupational licensing, certification, or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification.

  • Total number of units = 20
  • 12 core units
  • 8 elective units
  • Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencement;
  • Have a valid Student visa status which allows them to study in Australia at Vocational levels.
  • Must satisfy Albright Pre-training Review (PTR) Assessment.
  • Have a valid IELTS score of 5.5 or PTE score of 42 or Cambridge English Test Result B2 or its equivalent (Completed a minimum 12-week General English Course of Upper-Intermediate Level)- Within the last 2 Calendar Years OR AQF Level 4 (Certificate 4) or Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education- Within the last 2 Calendar Years
  • Successful completion of Australian Equivalent Year 12 qualification;
  • Applicants must undertake the Albright LLN test;
  • Applicants should have basic computer and MS Office skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

There are no qualification specific entry requirements.

2 years (104 weeks)

Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide & Brisbane

Core Units:

CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs

CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs

CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations

CHCCSM013 Facilitate and review case management

CHCDEV005 Analyse impacts of sociological factors on people in community work and services

CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance

CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

Elective Units:

CHCCSL002 Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills

CHCCSM016 Undertake advanced assessments

CHCCDE027 Implement community development strategies

CHCCSM009 Facilitate goal directed planning

CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

CHCCSM010 Implement case management practice

CHCCSM012 Coordinate complex case requirements


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