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Diploma of Community Services

Quick Overview

Duration

52 weeks

(46 weeks tuition + 6 weeks break)

Location

NSW | QLD | TAS Campuses

Tuition Fee

Offshore Int Student: $13,000*
Onshore Student Visa Holder: $11,000*

Placement fee: $500
*Non-Tuition Fees not included

About this course

CHC52021 – Diploma of Community Services reflects the role of community services workers involved in the delivery, management and coordination of person-centred 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 change in their lives to improve personal and social wellbeing 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, students must have completed at least 200 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

Pre-Enrolment Information

Prior to enrolment, it is mandatory that students attend a Pre-Enrolment Consultation with one of our approved Education Agents or delegated AIBT staff.

A Pre-Enrolment Consultation session may be provided to a prospective student one or more times to provide the prospective student additional time and/or information to make an informed decision. In addition, the communication channels used for conducting Pre-Enrolment Consultation sessions can be in various forms such as Face-To-Face, Video Conference, telephone call, and email.

Students will be provided with clear and accurate information about their course before enrolment to allow students to make an informed decision.

During this Pre-Enrolment Consultation session, prospective students will be provided with all the relevant course information to help guide them to make a formal decision that will reflect their existing skills and competencies and meet their needs. International students will be provided with a Pre-Enrolment Consultation Checklist and Handout to ensure they understand the support services provided and their obligations as an international student. 

International students should ensure that they have read the Pre-Enrolment Consultation Checklist and Handout available on the ‘How to Apply’ page under the ‘Get Started’ tab on this website.

Fast Course Guide

National Code:
CHC52021
CRICOS Course Code:
113809H
Nationally Recognised:
Delivery mode:

Blended Delivery (NSW | QLD | TAS)

This qualification will be provided by face-to-face training session at the college, vocational placement at the vocational facility, and online live webinar training via a web-hosted online training service (e.g., Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting). However, in any special circumstances, the mode of delivery can be adjusted reasonably and fair to the client cohorts.

Student visa holders are required to attend a minimum of 20 scheduled course contact hours per week.

The mode of delivery of RPL candidates depends on the process and outcome of the RPL. The candidates can refer to the process of RPL from the Recognition of prior learning (RPL) Information Kit – RPL Kit and RPL Strategy. For more information, please contact student support at studentsupport@aibtglobal.edu.au

Assessment:
A variety of assessment methods form part of this course including written assignments, presentations, portfolios of work, role plays and projects.
Intake Dates:

AIBT – Monthly intakes except June and December

Study Period

In a year, there are two study periods*:

  • The 1st study period: from January to May (June Break)
  • The 2nd study period: from July to November (December Break)

*Note: Students may be required to continue their study during the June break and December break. The study classes in June and December can be arranged due to special circumstances (e.g., lack of academic progress or under the intervention strategy plan.)

Awarded by
Brighton Pacific Pty Ltd T/A Australia Institute of Business and Technology (AIBT)
RTO Code: 41138 | CRICOS: 03430J
Packaging Rules:

Total number of units = 20

12 core units

Plus 8 elective units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all Units of Competency provided in the Course Format below as per training.gov.au. (CHC52021)

Course Format

Core Subjects

*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 Subjects

*CHCCCS038
Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
*CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
*CHCDIS017
Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
*CHCDIS019
Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
*CHCPRP001
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
*CHCDIV003
Manage and promote diversity
*CHCCOM003
Develop workplace communication strategies
*CHCMGT003
Lead the work team

*The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practices.

Please note all electives are pre-selected by AIBT.

For more information on the course content, visit
Training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC52021

This qualification must be delivered as per the packaging rules, even if a core unit/named elective has been superseded, until such time as the qualification has been updated and this update is reflected on the National Register, training.gov.au, and is listed on the RTO’s Scope of Registration.

There are many situations where it is considered beneficial for the student to receive the updated training that reflects the current skill needs of the relevant industry so a provider may choose to deliver the updated unit, issue a statement of attainment for those unit/s and then provide credit transfer – by mapping backwards – to the units named within the qualification.

  • The VET units need to be deemed ‘equivalent’ for credit transfer to be assigned
  • If the units are ‘not equivalent’ the provider will map the units to identify equivalence in content and learning outcomes (from the updated unit back to the superseded unit)
  • If this is not possible, the provider may need to match the content, but then undertake an RPL process to ascertain competence against each unit of competency.·
  • This would only need to do this once, then can be used for future decisions in the same circumstances.

If this still does not ascertain a ‘competent’ result, the student may need to undertake gap training against the destination qualification.

Entry Requirements

Prior to enrolment

Students must be 18 years old and above at the commencement of any qualification in Diana School of Community Services.

Academic requirement:
Overseas and domestic (normal study)
Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent.
RPL candidates:
Prior to commencing the RPL process, RPL candidates are required to have relevant work experiences and/or any other evidence to match with the training package requirements.
English requirement:

A minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required.

For more information regarding the commonly acceptable types of English language proficiency evidence, along with the verification methods, please click here

International Students who do not meet the English language requirements for this course may undertake English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) according to the English Learning Matrix.

After enrolment but prior to commencement of the course
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)
All new students (except RPL candidates) are required to undertake an LLN Test after enrolment and prior to commencing the course.

LLN tests are designed by the college. The tests are categorised based on the students’ qualifications. They will be used as a tool to assist college personnel in identifying students who may require support in language and/or numeracy.

LLN Tests are designed in accordance with the Australian Core Skills Framework as a guideline.

Pre-Requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course

For more information, please visit the Training.gov.au website below:

*Non-Tuition Fees

HANDLING/ ADMINISTRATION FEES (NON-REFUNDABLE)

Handling Fee – $200

OSHC FEE

International students must have adequate health insurance while in Australia.

It is a condition of your visa that you have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the full duration of your student visa. OSHC is insurance to assist international students to meet the costs of medical and hospital care.

You can organise your own OSHC, or we can assist you, as AIBT has an agreement with Bupa, one of Australia’s major health insurance providers. For more information, please visit their website: https://www.bupa.com.au

UNDER 18’S FEE

We are partnered with Australian Homestay Network (AHN) – Australia’s Largest Homestay provider.

The homestay fee includes 3 meals and all amenities and may cost up to $350/week. Please visit https://www.homestaynetwork.org/students/pricing/ for more information about our prices in each campus location.

OTHER FEES

Additional fees will be incurred for re-enrolment, resubmission, credit transfer and certificate re-issuance. For further information, please visit the individual course page on our website: http://go.aibt.global/other-fees

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Pre-Enrolment Information

Prior to enrolment, it is mandatory that students attend a Pre-Enrolment Consultation with one of our approved Education Agents or delegated AIBT staff.

A Pre-Enrolment Consultation session may be provided to a prospective student one or more times to provide the prospective student additional time and/or information to make an informed decision. In addition, the communication channels used for conducting Pre-Enrolment Consultation sessions can be in various forms such as Face-To-Face, Video Conference, telephone call, and email.

Students will be provided with clear and accurate information about their course before enrolment to allow students to make an informed decision.

During this Pre-Enrolment Consultation session, prospective students will be provided with all the relevant course information to help guide them to make a formal decision that will reflect their existing skills and competencies and meet their needs. International students will be provided with a Pre-Enrolment Consultation Checklist and Handout to ensure they understand the support services provided and their obligations as an international student. 

International students should ensure that they have read the Pre-Enrolment Consultation Checklist and Handout available on the ‘How to Apply’ page under the ‘Get Started’ tab on this website.

The skills in all units of competency marked with an * in the Course Format must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and state/territory legislation, Australia/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practices.

For more information, please visit:

CHC52021 – Diploma of Community Services (Click Here)

Vocational Placement

Vocational placement is an essential component of this qualification. Vocational placement consolidates the students’ knowledge within the real health environment, applying theory to practice.

Students will be required to undertake 200 hours of unpaid vocational placement.

AIBT organises student placement. Students will be required to complete given logbook and workplace diary during their placement hours.

All students must be willing to undertake placement in a health care or community care facility and within a simulated lab environment during the program. Students are required to organise their own travel to and from these facilities and may be required to undertake placement in regional areas.

Prior to attending vocational placement, students must demonstrate satisfactory course progression.

Before commencing Vocational Placement:

Students must meet the following mandatory requirements at their own expense. Students will be notified via email on when to obtain these documents:

  • As per placement facility requirements, it is mandatory for students to have up to date immunisation records, including COVID-19 vaccinations and Influenza vaccinations. There may be additional immunisation records required depending on the placement facilities’ policies.
  • At their own expense, 30 days before placement, provide an Australian Federal Police Certificate indicating that the student has passed the Australian Federal Police (National) Check. https://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/services/criminal-records/national-police-checks. The National Police Check should be less than 1 year old.
  • *Medical Clearance: Have no medical or physical injury/condition that would prevent them from working safely and/or injuring themselves and/or residents whilst working within a health care or community care facility whilst assisting residents with day-to-day physical activities/tasks.

 

*Medical Clearance

Offshore International StudentsThis is done prior to arrival to Australia, as part of Health Examination where health records are sent directly to Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) by panel of doctors.
Onshore International Students1.    This is done prior to arrival to Australia, as part of Health Examination where health records are sent directly to Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) by panel of doctors.

2.    As part of visa renewal process, students are required to undergo health examination

Domestic StudentsAll domestic students are required to provide medical clearance from GP

Vocational Work Placement Facilities

All students must be willing to undertake placement in a health care or community care facility and within a simulated lab environment during the program. Students are required to organise their own travel to and from these facilities and may be required to undertake placement in regional areas.

QLD/NSW/TAS Students:

Vocational placement is available in multiple locations within QLD, NSW and TAS and is dependent upon availability at the time placement commences.

Qualification Issued

Once the units of competency required in the training package for this qualification have been successfully completed, the student will be issued with a Diploma of Community Services (CHC52021) and an academic transcript of all completed units within 30 calendar days. Students who successfully complete individual units of competency within the qualification, but not the qualification in its entirety will be eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment. This document contains a record of all completed units and will be available to students by the end of their course.

AIBT does not guarantee that:

  • completion of an AIBT qualification will lead to an employment outcome; or
  • a learner will successfully complete a training product on its scope of registration; or
  • a training product can be completed in a manner which does not meet the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

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Community Housing Worker
Assistant Community Worker
Coordinator of Volunteer Work
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Disability Team Leader
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Aboriginal Neighbourhood House Coordinator
Community Program Coordinator

Completion of an AIBT qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome.

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Course: Diploma of Community Services