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CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

National ID: CHC52015 | State ID: AWM0

Make a real difference in peoples' lives.

The Diploma of Community Services provides participants with the skills to develop, implement and evaluate programs, secure and manage funding, case-manage clients in a community services setting, and lead a community services team. This course can be completed in three sections - program development, case management, and team leadership - and is an affordable entry pathway into tertiary study in an approved Social Work degree.

As part of this qualification, participants will undertake a supervised 100 hours of work placement in order to apply the skills and knowledge learnt. A federal police clearance and Working with Children Check are required prior to placement.

Graduates are able to work in aged care homes, youth shelters, State Government Family and Community Service Agencies, youth centres, aboriginal communities, community centres and local councils.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

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Half price*

This course is part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative, allowing students to pay just half of the standard course fees for training in 2020-21.  This course is offered at the below campuses, subject to minimum numbers being met. Other locations may be available by arrangement.

The following people will be eligible for the $400 annual course fees cap under Lower fees, local skills

  • All students aged 15—24 years
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding:
    • a pensioner concession card;
    • a repatriation health benefits card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs; or
    • a Health Care Card
  • Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Persons and dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution
  • Secondary school-aged persons, not enrolled at school

 

Please note that only course fees are half price for the Lower fees, local skills qualifications. You may be required to pay other fees that apply to your course. 

For more details about how the half price course fees and annual fees cap work, please read our FAQs or contact us.

Job opportunities

How to apply

Job opportunities

Other job titles may include:

  • Welfare worker
  • Youth worker
  • Developmental worker
  • Home care worker
  • Family carer
  • Nursing assistant
How to apply
Local student - all study modes

For most courses at North Regional TAFE, you can enrol anytime. Please visit our Apply and Enrol page, contact us on 1300 996 573, email info@nrtafe.wa.edu.au or drop into your local campus.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

To undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship, you must be engaged in a training contract with an employer. To find out more about apprenticeships and traineeships, please click here.

High school students

Please visit our VET delivered to secondary students page by clicking here.

International students

Please apply through TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) by clicking here.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Available all year

Qualification details

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 year
When Available all year
Where Broome Campus
Karratha Campus
Minurmarghali Mia (Roebourne) Campus
Newman Campus
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus
Tom Price Campus
How Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
Mixed mode
On the job/on location
Online learning – flexible/self-paced
Part-time
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Page last updated July 10, 2020