CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

Learn the specialised skills required to work in the community services sector. Provide direct support to individuals and learn how to supervise others carrying out the day to day support for individuals.

16 units are required for award of this qualification including:
8 core units & 8 elective units.

Core Units

  • CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs
  • CHCCOM003 Develop workplace communication strategies
  • CHCDEV002 Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services*
  • CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity
  • CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety

Elective Units

  • CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
  • CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
  • CHCMHS013 Implement trauma informed care
  • CHCAOD007 Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management
  • CHCCSL007 Support counselling clients in decision-making processes
  • CHCDFV007 Work with users of violence to effect change
  • CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
  • CHCMHS003 Provide recovery oriented mental health services**

* Students will need to perform the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a period of at least 100 hours of work within a community services workplace.
* Students will need to perform the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a period of at least 80 hours of work.

Course Duration & method of Delivery

This course is delivered over 12 months with a flexible learning approach. Content is delivered online with weekly supportive classroom sessions at Brisbane, Gold Coast and Cairns campuses.

Schedule of Fees

Download the schedule of fees 2016 below.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for entry into this course however it is desired that candidates have completed Australian Year 10 (or equivalent). Please contact SERO Institute for further information.