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Diploma of Community Services

This course is for those who seek a career in community services.

TMG College Australia    


Program Overview

The CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services Program 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.

For the International Course Guide, Application Form, International Student Handbook and more, visit our International Students page.



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Program Details

  • Program Code & Title

    CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

    CRICOS Code: 093823B

  • Subjects

    The CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services requires 16 Subjects.

    Core Subjects:

    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 Subjects:

    CHCCCS004 – Assess co-existing needs
    CHCCSM004 – Coordinate complex case requirements
    CHCCSM005 – Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
    CHCCSM006 – Provide case management supervision
    CHCAOD004 -Assess needs of client with alcohol and other drugs issues
    CHCCCS003 – Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
    CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issues

    All other electives available on request.

    Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment.

  • Entry Requirements

    Intended overseas students must satisfy the following requirements: 

    • Age: Must be 18 years or over  
    • English proficiency level: An IELTS Band 5.5 or equivalent OR undertake a TMG College Australia English language test  
    • The ability to obtain a Police Check - Police Check required for Industry Work Placement 
    • Successful completion of Year 12 or its equivalent


    Students are required to undertake a Language Literacy Numeracy and Digital Literacy Assessment. These will assist with identification of any support needs.

  • Work Placement

    As part of this course, students will also be required to gain a minimum of 100 hours of work experience in a regulated community services environment.

    Students must have a Police Check prior to the commencement of their work placement.

  • Assessment

    Assessment Methods may include: 

    • Written Questions 
    • Project Work 
    • Case Study’s 
    • Role plays 
    • Workplace Based Tasks/Observations  
  • Duration and Intensity

    78 Weeks (including 18 weeks of holiday) 

  • Delivery Mode

    MG College Australia Provides the following delivery options: 

    Face to face training 

    In person Classroom Based training delivered at TMG College Australia sites. Face to Face delivery includes both theory and practical activities which are supported by Structured Work Placement. 

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    Structured Work Placement 

    As part of this course, Students will be required to undertake a minimum 240 Hours Practical Placement in Community Service Delivery Setting.  

    Offsite training 

    TMG College Australia can deliver training and undertake assessments using facilities at a Students Workplace, or in a mobile manner (e.g. delivery at a regional/remote location for a specific period or for a specific training course).  

    Mixed mode training 

    A combination of various delivery modes. Also known as "Mixed Delivery" or "Blended Learning". This includes Online, Face to Face and Workplace Based.

  • Pathways

    On successful completion of this program learners will have the knowledge and skills required to progress through to Advanced Diploma in Community Services.

  • Your Career

    The following employment pathways are available to learners who complete this program:

    • Community worker / Senior youth officer / Chaplain
    • Social welfare worker / Family support worker
    • Coordinator family services / Support facilitator
  • Fees

    Course fee - $14,250.00

    Material fee - $300.00

  • Locations

    This qualification is available in the following regions: 

    • Melbourne CBD 
    • Box Hill 
    • Werribee 
  • Upcoming Classes


    • January 31
    • April 25
    • July 18
    • October 10


    • January 30
    • April 24
    • July 17
    • October 9
  • Credit Transfer

    We provide Credit Transfer with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of qualification if the CT request is equivalent in content and learning outcomes with TMG's matched qualifications 

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    We provide Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where student work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL result is subject to the quality and amount of the evidence submitted by the Student to TMG. 

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