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Diploma of Community Services

Career Area:Community, Health & Fitness National Code:CHC52015
Diploma of Community ServicesThis 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 theStatutory & forensic child, youth & family welfarespecialisationmust be achieved in orderto 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.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Prior Learning

For further information please refer to the Recognition area of the Hunter TAFE website.

Students with Disabilities

If you are considering studying with Hunter TAFE and are unsure what impact your disability may have on your study, please feel free to contact Disability Services to find out!

Delivery Locations, Important Dates, Study Options and Timetables

Other

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options Delivery Location How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Units of Competency Important Information
Various Full Time
20hrs/Week for 1 year
Ourimbah Thanks for visiting! TAFE NSW is taking enquiries for this course commencing in 2018.

If you would like more information on this course, please click Enquire Now and we will be in contact shortly.

Alternatively call us on 131 225.

17OUR-998

Attendance is 3 days per week. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

You may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Click here for more information.

The 2017 Smart and Skilled Second Qualification Fee is $4,970.00
The 2017 Smart and Skilled First Qualification Fee is $4,420.00

2017 prices have been published as a guide, 2018 prices will be available soon.

You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.
A VET Student Loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of the courses fees. More information will be provided to you at the Enrolment Session. Please note it is a requirement to read the 2017 VET Student Loan Information booklet before applying for this loan. To download the VET Student Loan 2017 Information booklet please visit https://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/vet_student_loan_student_infomation_booklet_2017_0.pdf

The fees for this course are spread across the course duration, and each fee period has at least one census day. Students have the option to pay for their fees in full upfront, pay in line with the census day/s or to request a VET Student Loan to cover some or all of the course fees.
To access further information regarding the conditions of enrolment, including refunds, remittance and all the forms you need, go to the www.tafensw.edu.au/vet-student-loans.
If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.
Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.

Some programs attract additional costs and include essential equipment that is retained by you on completion of study.

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • BSBFIM501 - Manage budgets and financial plans
  • BSBPMG522 - Undertake project work
  • CHCCCS003 - Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
  • CHCCCS007 - Develop and implement service programs
  • CHCCOM003 - Develop workplace communication strategies
  • CHCCOM004 - Present information to stakeholder groups
  • CHCCSM005 - Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
  • CHCDEV001 - Confirm client developmental status
  • CHCDEV002 - Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
  • CHCDIV003 - Manage and promote diversity
  • CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCMGT005 - Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
  • CHCMHS013 - Implement trauma informed care
  • CHCPOL003 - Research and apply evidence to practice
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • HLTWHS004 - Manage work health and safety
Local Entry Requirements

Students will be required to complete 100 hours of work place learning which will be linked to local community projects assigned to a Community Services & Health Industry agency. This will require students to be available an additional 1 day a week to work offsite in the designated workplace of the project.

Other Information

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.
To confirm your eligibility for subsidised training you will need to provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI). Create your USI . You are also required to provide evidence of your living location or confirmation of employment in NSW and proof of citizenship. Please bring either:
Australian green Medicare Card
An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
Australian or New Zealand Passport
Naturalisation Certificate

For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is accepted.

TAFE NSW has strong links to industry and provides a supported environment. We provide comprehensive libraries and support for learners with individual needs.
Course trainers are skilled experts who have up-to-date industry knowledge.

Enquire Now
Various Full Time
20hrs/Week for 1 year
Hamilton Thanks for visiting! TAFE NSW is taking enquiries for this course commencing in 2018.

If you would like more information on this course, please click Enquire Now and we will be in contact shortly.

Alternatively call us on 131 225.

17HAM-998

Thursday 9:00am to 3:30pm, Friday 9:00am to 3:30pm

You may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Click here for more information.

The 2017 Smart and Skilled Second Qualification Fee is $4,970.00
The 2017 Smart and Skilled First Qualification Fee is $4,420.00

2017 prices have been published as a guide, 2018 prices will be available soon.

You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.
A VET Student Loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of the courses fees. More information will be provided to you at the Enrolment Session. Please note it is a requirement to read the 2017 VET Student Loan Information booklet before applying for this loan. To download the VET Student Loan 2017 Information booklet please visit https://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/vet_student_loan_student_infomation_booklet_2017_0.pdf

The fees for this course are spread across the course duration, and each fee period has at least one census day. Students have the option to pay for their fees in full upfront, pay in line with the census day/s or to request a VET Student Loan to cover some or all of the course fees.
To access further information regarding the conditions of enrolment, including refunds, remittance and all the forms you need, go to the www.tafensw.edu.au/vet-student-loans.
If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.
Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.

Some programs attract additional costs and include essential equipment that is retained by you on completion of study.

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • CHCADV005 - Provide systems advocacy services
  • CHCCCS003 - Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
  • CHCCCS007 - Develop and implement service programs
  • CHCCOM003 - Develop workplace communication strategies
  • CHCDEV001 - Confirm client developmental status
  • CHCDEV002 - Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCDIV003 - Manage and promote diversity
  • CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCMGT005 - Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
  • CHCMHS005 - Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCMHS013 - Implement trauma informed care
  • CHCPOL003 - Research and apply evidence to practice
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTWHS004 - Manage work health and safety
Local Entry Requirements

To be assessed as competent in this qualification, individual workers are required to undertake:

Supervised work placements in a relevant community service delivery setting, involving, for example, direct client work or community education or development.

Evidence provided by the supervisor will contribute to assessment of the candidate’s ability to work at this level. Completing 100 hours of industry work placement organised by Hunter TAFE.

Other Information

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.
To confirm your eligibility for subsidised training you will need to provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI). Create your USI . You are also required to provide evidence of your living location or confirmation of employment in NSW and proof of citizenship. Please bring either:
Australian green Medicare Card
An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
Australian or New Zealand Passport
Naturalisation Certificate

For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is accepted.

TAFE NSW has strong links to industry and provides a supported environment. We provide comprehensive libraries and support for learners with individual needs.
Course trainers are skilled experts who have up-to-date industry knowledge.

Enquire Now
Other campus
Semester: Semester Various,
Study Options: Full Time, 20hrs/Week, 1Y weeks
How to Enrol: Thanks for visiting! TAFE NSW is taking enquiries for this course commencing in 2018.

If you would like more information on this course, please click Enquire Now and we will be in contact shortly.

Alternatively call us on 131 225.
Proposed Timetable: Attendance is 3 days per week. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Information Session:
Fees & Charges:

You may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Click here for more information.

The 2017 Smart and Skilled Second Qualification Fee is $4,970.00
The 2017 Smart and Skilled First Qualification Fee is $4,420.00

2017 prices have been published as a guide, 2018 prices will be available soon.

You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.
A VET Student Loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of the courses fees. More information will be provided to you at the Enrolment Session. Please note it is a requirement to read the 2017 VET Student Loan Information booklet before applying for this loan. To download the VET Student Loan 2017 Information booklet please visit https://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/vet_student_loan_student_infomation_booklet_2017_0.pdf

The fees for this course are spread across the course duration, and each fee period has at least one census day. Students have the option to pay for their fees in full upfront, pay in line with the census day/s or to request a VET Student Loan to cover some or all of the course fees.
To access further information regarding the conditions of enrolment, including refunds, remittance and all the forms you need, go to the www.tafensw.edu.au/vet-student-loans.
If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.
Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.

Some programs attract additional costs and include essential equipment that is retained by you on completion of study.

Units of Competency:

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • BSBFIM501 - Manage budgets and financial plans
  • BSBPMG522 - Undertake project work
  • CHCCCS003 - Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
  • CHCCCS007 - Develop and implement service programs
  • CHCCOM003 - Develop workplace communication strategies
  • CHCCOM004 - Present information to stakeholder groups
  • CHCCSM005 - Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
  • CHCDEV001 - Confirm client developmental status
  • CHCDEV002 - Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
  • CHCDIV003 - Manage and promote diversity
  • CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCMGT005 - Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
  • CHCMHS013 - Implement trauma informed care
  • CHCPOL003 - Research and apply evidence to practice
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • HLTWHS004 - Manage work health and safety
Important Information: Local Entry Requirements

Students will be required to complete 100 hours of work place learning which will be linked to local community projects assigned to a Community Services & Health Industry agency. This will require students to be available an additional 1 day a week to work offsite in the designated workplace of the project.

Other Information

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.
To confirm your eligibility for subsidised training you will need to provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI). Create your USI . You are also required to provide evidence of your living location or confirmation of employment in NSW and proof of citizenship. Please bring either:
Australian green Medicare Card
An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
Australian or New Zealand Passport
Naturalisation Certificate

For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is accepted.

TAFE NSW has strong links to industry and provides a supported environment. We provide comprehensive libraries and support for learners with individual needs.
Course trainers are skilled experts who have up-to-date industry knowledge.

Other campus
Semester: Semester Various,
Study Options: Full Time, 20hrs/Week, 1Y weeks
How to Enrol: Thanks for visiting! TAFE NSW is taking enquiries for this course commencing in 2018.

If you would like more information on this course, please click Enquire Now and we will be in contact shortly.

Alternatively call us on 131 225.
Proposed Timetable: Thursday 9:00am to 3:30pm, Friday 9:00am to 3:30pm
Information Session:
Fees & Charges:

You may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Click here for more information.

The 2017 Smart and Skilled Second Qualification Fee is $4,970.00
The 2017 Smart and Skilled First Qualification Fee is $4,420.00

2017 prices have been published as a guide, 2018 prices will be available soon.

You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.
A VET Student Loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of the courses fees. More information will be provided to you at the Enrolment Session. Please note it is a requirement to read the 2017 VET Student Loan Information booklet before applying for this loan. To download the VET Student Loan 2017 Information booklet please visit https://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/vet_student_loan_student_infomation_booklet_2017_0.pdf

The fees for this course are spread across the course duration, and each fee period has at least one census day. Students have the option to pay for their fees in full upfront, pay in line with the census day/s or to request a VET Student Loan to cover some or all of the course fees.
To access further information regarding the conditions of enrolment, including refunds, remittance and all the forms you need, go to the www.tafensw.edu.au/vet-student-loans.
If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.
Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.

Some programs attract additional costs and include essential equipment that is retained by you on completion of study.

Units of Competency:

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • CHCADV005 - Provide systems advocacy services
  • CHCCCS003 - Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
  • CHCCCS007 - Develop and implement service programs
  • CHCCOM003 - Develop workplace communication strategies
  • CHCDEV001 - Confirm client developmental status
  • CHCDEV002 - Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCDIV003 - Manage and promote diversity
  • CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCMGT005 - Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
  • CHCMHS005 - Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCMHS013 - Implement trauma informed care
  • CHCPOL003 - Research and apply evidence to practice
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTWHS004 - Manage work health and safety
Important Information: Local Entry Requirements

To be assessed as competent in this qualification, individual workers are required to undertake:

Supervised work placements in a relevant community service delivery setting, involving, for example, direct client work or community education or development.

Evidence provided by the supervisor will contribute to assessment of the candidate’s ability to work at this level. Completing 100 hours of industry work placement organised by Hunter TAFE.

Other Information

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.
To confirm your eligibility for subsidised training you will need to provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI). Create your USI . You are also required to provide evidence of your living location or confirmation of employment in NSW and proof of citizenship. Please bring either:
Australian green Medicare Card
An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
Australian or New Zealand Passport
Naturalisation Certificate

For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is accepted.

TAFE NSW has strong links to industry and provides a supported environment. We provide comprehensive libraries and support for learners with individual needs.
Course trainers are skilled experts who have up-to-date industry knowledge.

Disclaimer

Courses will run subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability is subject to review and change.