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Offering Info

Diploma of Community Services

  • National Course Code: CHC52015
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC52015-01V03-21DEN-040

Location – Deniliquin

Study Type

PTD Connected

Course Start Date

12 Jul 2021

Study Commitment

14 Hours per week

Duration

35 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
  • VET Student Loans Available

Course Details

The nationally recognised Diploma of Community Services will help you develop 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 a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
  • Develop workplace communication strategies
  • Undertake case management in a child protection framework
  • Develop social housing enterprise opportunities
  • Assess the needs of clients with alcohol and other drug issues

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Resilience and empathy
  • The ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • A non-judgemental nature
  • Leadership and mentoring abilities
  • Patience
  • Effective communication skills

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Diploma level
  • A strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

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

Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Diploma of Youth Work
  • Bachelor of Community Services with TAFE NSW Degrees

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

Traineeship

TAFE NSW also offers the Diploma of Community Services as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the community services industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

COURSE SUCCESS REQUIREMENTS

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements to complete your coursework.

You need to meet the following requirements to undertake work placement. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • A Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • A National Police Check
  • Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires

WORK PLACEMENT

Work placement provides you with opportunities to respond to situations that cannot be replicated in a simulated environment.

During your course you will undertake a mandatory 240 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer.

Depending on your mode of study, TAFE NSW will arrange your work placement for your or support you as you organise your own.

Before you start clinical placement in a NSW Health facility, you may need to comply with the following requirements:

  • A National Police Check
  • Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and other forms required by NSW Health
  • Undertake occupational assessment and vaccination against infectious diseases, and provide your Health care worker/ Student vaccination record card
  • A Working with Children Check (WWWC)

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Adequate mobility to deliver First Aid - like performing CPR while kneeling
  • The ability to work alone or work with others
  • A desire to increase your leadership skills

WORK PLACEMENT

In this course you will be required to undertake a mandated 100 hours of work placement.
Work placement provides you with opportunities to refine your practical skills and gain on-the-job experience.

You may need to comply with some (or all) of the following requirements.

  1. NSW Health

Before you start any clinical placement in a NSW Health facility, you will be required to:

  • Meet NSW Healths criminal record check requirements
  • Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms required by NSW Health
  • Undertake occupational assessment, screening and vaccination against infectious diseases, and provide your Health care worker/Student vaccination record card

For specific information on NSW Health requirements, and access to the required forms, visit FAQs for students

  1. Aged care work

Before you undertake any clinical placements in an aged care facility, you must complete a Federal criminal record check

  1. Community and childrens services

Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) must have a current Working with Children Check in line with the Office of Childrens Guardian phase-in schedule and processes.
Visit Office of Childrens Guardian for more information

Generally, work placements will only occur:

  • When there has been reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and they are satisfied you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties and,
  • When your teacher is satisfied you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties

Visit your rights and responsibilities for more information.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

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.

To be able to successfully complete this course you will need:

  • To complete this course and the required industry consultation, project work and/or industry placement hours (minimum of 200 hours), you will need to provide a Current Working with Children Clearance and a National Police Check.
  • Access to a device such as a computer, laptop or a tablet will assist your learning. Devices are available at TAFE NSW Campus libraries and local libraries.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 200 hours of industry consultation, project work and/or industry placement hours. Due to potential impacts of COVID 19, there may be a need to delay or modify how these hours can be achieved. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date | Time | Location:

Tuesday 22 June, 29 June and 6 July 2021 | 11.30am to 12.00pm | https://tinyurl.com/yt2vku63
Wednesday 23 June, 30 June and 7 July 2021 | 11.30am to 12.00pm | https://tinyurl.com/yt2vku63
Thursday 24 June, 1 July and 8 July 2021 | 11.30am to 12.00pm | https://tinyurl.com/yt2vku63

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time blended course. You will need to attend approximately 12 hours of class a week via connected learning, over 3 days for 35 weeks. You will also be required to participate in connected assessment workshops on dates to be advised.

You may also be required to complete approximately 23 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including independent study, assessments, industry consultation, project work and/or work placement on other days/evenings throughout the course. As well as this, there is a requirement that independent study, assessments and research is done on other days.

At least 200 hours of workplacement is a requirement of this course.

An Education Support Officer will prepare you for your connected delivery and will communicate via email to provide a link to your connected class. You will need to contact the Education Support Officer on 131 601 to confirm your access to the delivery platform is working. It is important you confirm your connectivity at least a week before delivery commences on Monday 12 July 2021.

This course will be delivered as a Connected Classroom (also known as Virtual Classroom). This is like a regular classroom experience, but we use technology to bring everyone together through a group video call. You will be able to see and talk to your teacher and other students. Your teacher can be in one TAFE location, and you can join the class from another TAFE location using video conferencing equipment, or on a mobile device or computer from your home or work. Teachers and students can present course materials, engage and interact with one another and work in small groups together, all as though they were in the room with you. Sessions are hosted on Microsoft Teams. This provides all the benefits of classroom workshops - working with other students, asking questions with immediate answers from teachers and peers and encouraging deeper discussions and learning - with the flexibility of online learning.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

If you 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.

This qualification contains content which may have challenging and confronting material, for example: poverty, bereavement, aggression, abuse and neglect, substance abuse, mental illness. You need to be prepared for this. Firstly, consider if this is the right time for you to be studying or working in this area. Secondly, consider how you will seek support if you find these topics difficult. If you are concerned about this, you can contact our Counselling and Career Development Services to help you make the right course choice by phoning 131 601 or the following link: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/counselling-career-development-services.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This is a Connected Learning course. This means you will join your teacher and other students in a virtual classroom and will participate in learning activities via video or web conferencing technology. Depending on the course, you may be able to join the class from your local TAFE NSW campus, or from anywhere with a good internet connection, such as your home. Much like a regular class, you will have scheduled times of attendance. The specific attendance requirements for this course are below.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.30am to 1.30pm via connected learning. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

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.
To be eligible for a VET Student Loan, you will need to be assessed as academically suitable to undertake high level VET study. You will need to provide:
  • 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.
If you intend to apply for a VET Student Loan, its important you know your student obligations.

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

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

Code Name Start Date End Date Census Date Amount
21WWG00278 SSVSL UOS 1 - Diploma of Community 12 Jul 2021 08 Oct 2021 02 Aug 2021 $1,243.00
21WWG00281 SSVSL UOS 2 - Diploma of Community 11 Oct 2021 31 Dec 2021 01 Nov 2021 $1,243.00
22WWG00056 SSVSL UOS 3 - Diploma of Community 04 Jan 2022 01 Apr 2022 07 Feb 2022 $1,243.00
22WWG00059 SSVSL UOS 4 - Diploma of Community 28 Mar 2022 24 Jun 2022 02 May 2022 $1,241.00

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Core Units
Number Title
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
Elective Units
Number Title
CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
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
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCDFV006 Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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.

Course Location

Deniliquin
Poictiers & Macauley Streets, Deniliquin
Phone 131 601

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