Diploma of Community Services – International

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Course Code CHC52015
Course Title Diploma of Community Services
CRICOS Code 093823B
Duration 78 weeks (including 18 weeks of holidays)
Main Intake Dates

February, April, July, October

Location CBD Campus – 400 Queen Street, Melbourne

Program Overview

The CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services qualification 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.

Program Structure

Work placement

As part of this course, students will also be required to gain a minimum of 240 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 methods may include:

  • Projects / Research Reviews
  • Underpinning Knowledge questioning
  • Direct Observations & Demonstration
  • Written Assignment & Case studies
  • Simulated work place activities
  • Workplace Practicals
  • Supervisor reports

Units of Competency

The CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services requires 16 units of competency:

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

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

Industry requirement:

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

Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment
All other electives available on request


Entry Requirements

Students must satisfy the following Age, English and Academic requirements:

  • Age: must be 18 years or over
  • English Proficiency Level: an IELTS Band 5.5 or equivalent OR undertake a TMG English language test.
  • Academic: Successful completion of Year 12 or its equivalent.



On successful completion of this qualification learners will have satisfied all requirements and components and will have the knowledge and skills required to progress through to the Advanced Diploma of Community Service.

Your Career

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

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


Course Fee


Other Fees Estimated Fees
Material Fee $300