Part Time Day
Course Start Date
12 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
- VET Student Loans Available
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). "TAFE NSW is not currently endorsed through ACWA for this qualification".
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.
To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
Date: Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: St George Campus, Building C, Level 1, Room C1.52
Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: St George Campus, Building C, Level 1, Room C1.52
This is a Part-Time Day, Face to Face course. You will need to attend approximately 12 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 72 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 3.9 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 9.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including Unstructured Study Reviewing class work, reading, study notes, personal thoughts/ reflections approximately 6 -10 hours per week.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- The Diploma of Community Services is aimed at the level of a manager of a Community Services organisation, with the assumption of having the underpinning knowledge and skills needed for working with clients.
To successfully complete the Diploma of Community Service, you will be required to have current experience in the community service sector, this can include face to face contact with clients, case management and intake in the areas of alcohol and other drugs, mental health, domestic and family violence, child protection, disability or aged care. Alternatively you may have successfully completed a Certificate IV in one of the following areas: Community Services (CHC42015), Ageing (CHC43015), Disability (CHC43115), Youth Work (CHC40413), Mental Health (CHC43315) or Alcohol and Other Drug (CHC43215). This is considered reasonable experience as you would have the underpinning knowledge and skills to successfully complete the Diploma.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- Educational and Support Services
TAFE NSW provides the following services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment for all students:
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
- Accessibility and Disability Services
- Personal Counselling
- Vocational Counselling
- Learning Support
- International Student Support
- Multicultural Support
Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available to staff and students at TAFE NSW Student Services. Additionally, every student is supported by a dedicated Student Services team at each campus location.
The following additional support is provided for this Student Group:
Individual section learning support provided by Course Coordinator and Learner Support in response to LLN requirements
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
This course is currently scheduled for 2 days a week. An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE
This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.
To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:
- Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
- Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
- A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
- A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
- Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
Find out more about VET Student Loans
Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.
The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed above. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
Semester two starts July 2020. Enquire now to be notified when enrolments open.
To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.
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|CHCCCS007||Develop and implement service programs|
|CHCDEV002-UNGRADED||Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services|
|CHCCOM003||Develop workplace communication strategies|
|CHCMGT005||Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes|
|CHCDIV003||Manage and promote diversity|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|HLTWHS004||Manage work health and safety|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCSOH001||Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCAOD001||Work in an alcohol and other drugs context|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|CHCGRP002||Plan and conduct group activities|
|CHCCSL002||Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills|
|CHCMHS007||Work effectively in trauma informed care|
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
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Corner Princes Highway & President Avenue, Kogarah
Phone 131 601
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