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- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
- VET Student Loans Available
The nationally recognised Diploma of Community Services will help you develop your specialist skills for a rewarding community services career. Gain a solid foundation to build your leadership capability and prepare for roles in case work and management in this in-demand sector.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theory and practical course work, youll learn to:
- Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
- Provide case management supervision
- Develop workplace communication strategies
- Undertake case management in a child protection framework
- Develop social housing enterprise opportunities
- Provide systems advocacy services
- Assess the needs of clients with alcohol and other drug issues
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the personal attributes that will help you get ahead:
- Resilience and empathy
- Interpersonal skills
- Effective communication
- Leadership and mentoring
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course will provide you with:
- A nationally accredited qualification at Diploma level
- A strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
- Case worker/manager
- Community services worker
- Domestic and family violence worker
- Youth worker
- Family support worker
- Family services coordinator
- Program coordinator
GROW YOUR CAREER
Advance your career opportunities with further study:
- Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Diploma of Youth Work
- Bachelor of Community Services
There is increasing demand for a broad range of welfare services in local communities. Government policies and expenditure on welfare services are adding to a positive employment outlook for welfare support and community workers.
This is a full-time blended course. You will need to attend approximately 12 hours of class a week over 3 days for 34 weeks via connected learning.
You may also be required to complete approximately 24 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including self directed research and private study, assignment preparation, work placement hours, teacher/student consultation and tutorial support.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who have previously studied a Community Services qualification at a lower course level or are currently working in the Community Services Industry, this is a great next step in your career. This qualification will extend your skills and increase your knowledge of the Industry. To complete this course, previous work experience in the Community Services Industry or previous related studies will assist your learning, however, there are no formal pre-requisites for this course.
Note: This course will be delivered as a connected learning class. This involves a virtual classroom where you will be connected to your teacher and your fellow peers utilising a digital platform such as Skype for Business (or a similar digital learning platform). You will receive support in developing your skills in using this learning platform. Your teachers will attend the campus to run a face to face workshop during the course duration. It will assist your learning if you have access to a device such as a laptop, however computers are available at your TAFE NSW Campus or your local library. You are able to complete this course offsite (e.g. from home) if you have access to a computer and the required learning platform.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
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)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
Virtual class sessions are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4.30pm to 8.30pm. You will be required to attend workshops and complete assessments on some Thursday evenings and/or at other times as negotiated with your teacher.
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
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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
|CHCDEV002-UNGRADED||Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services|
|CHCCCS007||Develop and implement service programs|
|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|
|CHCCCS004||Assess co-existing needs|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships|
|CHCCSL002||Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills|
|CHCCSM005||Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management|
|CHCCSL001||Establish and confirm the counselling relationship|
|CHCDEV001-UNGRADED||Confirm client developmental status|
|CHCMHS005||Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues|
|CHCCCS003||Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide|
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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