Diploma of Community Services

CHC52015Diploma of Community Services

CHC52015 Diploma of Community ServicesCourse Code: CHC52015Diploma of Community Services

A career in Community Services is a very rewarding one, allowing you to enrich the lives of others and use your compassion and skills to help them build a better life for themselves. Community Services is one of the fastest growing sectors in Australia. In this course, you will learn to develop your skills and knowledge in managing, coordinating and/or delivering person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities. Consider a Diploma of Community Services for a fulfilling career allowing you to make a difference in people’s lives.

  • Studying Online
  • Payment Option
  • Nationally Recognised
  • Student Assistance Program
  • Funding Available
  • Learning Method

    Blended / Classroom / Online / RPL / Workplace
  • Duration

    12 months.
  • RTO's

    This course is delivered by our Registered Training Organisation Access Training Institute Pty Ltd RTO ID 91498 and Kirana Training Pty Ltd RTO no. 52247.

Course Requirements

To attain the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services, 16 units must be successfully completed comprising of eight (8) core and eight (8) elective units over three (3) terms.
Electives have been grouped into the following 5 specialisations based on the individual’s learning requirements:

  1. Generalist
  2. Alcohol and other drugs stream
  3. Disability stream
  4. Mental health stream
  5. Child and Youth stream

Qualification Pathway

Credit decisions for university entry are made by individual universities, but many universities offer a credit arrangement.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. It is preferred that the student or trainee has obtained a minimum of a School Certificate or equivalent.

Student Selection Process

The selection process is designed to ensure that students or trainees are enrolled in the qualification that best meets their needs.

Selection criteria will take into account various factors when deciding upon which students/trainees will be offered places in the program including;

  • The student or trainee needs and desired outcomes
  • The ability and commitment of the student or trainee to complete the course;
  • Eligibility requirements listed in the applicable National Training Package;
  • Students existing ability in the ACSF core skills, (learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy)

Students or trainees not meeting these requirements will be directed to more suitable qualifications or skill development programs.

After completing this course you can pursue a career as a:

  • Case Coordinator
  • Case Worker or Manager
  • Alcohol and other Drug Worker
  • Client Service Assessor
  • Community Services Worker
  • Community Worker, Coordinator
  • Coordinator Family Services
  • Early Intervention Worker
  • Group Facilitator, Coordinator
  • Pastoral Care Counsellor
  • Pastoral Care Manager
  • Program Coordinator or Manager
  • Senior Youth Office, Chaplain
  • Social Welfare Worker
  • Support Facilitator
  • Welfare Worker
  • Family Support Worker


Unit CodeUnit Description
BSBSUS201Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBWHS404Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
CHCADMIN201DUndertake basic administrative duties
CHCCCS006Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCDEV002Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
CHCDFV007Work with users of violence to effect change
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE019Facilitate compliance in an education and care service

Compulsory Electives

Unit CodeUnit Description
BSBWRT401Write complex documents
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCDIV003Manage and promote diversity

Generalist Stream

Unit CodeUnit Description
CHCAOD007Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management
BSBSLS408Present, secure and support sales solutions
BSBWHS506Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems

Alcohol And Other Drugs Stream

Unit CodeUnit Description
BSBPUR402BNegotiate contracts
CHCDIS003Support community participation and social inclusion

Mental Health Stream

Unit CodeUnit Description
CHCDIS001Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCDIS002Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS003Support community participation and social inclusion

Child And Youth Stream

Unit CodeUnit Description
BSBSLS408Present, secure and support sales solutions
BSBWHS506Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems

Disability Stream

Unit CodeUnit Description
CHCAOD004Assess needs of client with alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCAOD005Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services
CHCAOD007Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management
CHCAOD008Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and/or other drug issues

Work Placement

To be assessed as competent in this qualification, individual workers are required to undertake 100 hours of supervised work placement 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.

ACT Skilled Capital – for students residing in ACT

This qualification can be funded to eligible students through ACT Skilled Capital, a subsidised training program offered by the ACT Government. Skilled Capital funding is available through our Registered Training Organisations Kirana Training Pty Ltd RTO ID 52247. Skilled Capital is an ACT Government training initiative, funded by the ACT and Australian Governments.

ACT Skilled Capital Funding Eligibility


Queensland Higher Level Skills – for students residing in Queensland

Funding for this qualification may be available through Higher Level Skills, a subsidised training program offered by the QLD Government. Higher Level Skills funding for this qualification is available to eligible students through our Registered Training Organisation: Kirana Training Pty Ltd RTO ID 52247.

Queensland Higher Level Skills Funding Eligibility


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