About This Course:
This course provide a comprehensive knowledge along with hands-on experiences in the community service area. It helps students to find jobs in the roles of community services, case management and social housing workers involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services. At this level, workers have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management. Workers are usually providing direct support to individuals or groups of individuals, and may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management, plus undertaking program coordination or the development of new business opportunities.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 100 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. This course has a minimum of 15 supervised scheduled face to face course contact hours on campus per week as well as 5 distance / online education hours per week. This comes to a total of 20 hours per week. Students are also required to undertake reading, activities, research, assessments and homework.
This qualification offers the students the opportunity to gain the knowledge and specialised skills to work in the Community Services sector including delivery of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities, case management and coordination and collaboration with other community organisations and other key stakeholders.
The course will provide the students the opportunity to learn how to develop and implement service programs and case management, facilitate community participation and social inclusion, as well as manage and promote diversity within the Community Services setting. The students will also learn how to reflect and improve their own professional practice.
What You’ll Learn:
Minimum age of 18 years
Year 11 Australian Senior High School Certificate, or equivalent (e.g. completion of Year 12 or High School in the students home country) with full academic results.
Upper-Intermediate English (equivalent to 5.5 academic or general IELTS)
Photo ID and evidence of citizenship (international students must provide copy of passport)
Students on this course require computer access for learning purposes and to complete course assessments. As such, learners must have beginner/intermediate computing skills including use of Microsoft Office programmes, in addition to hardware requirements of a desktop or portable computer with keyboard, pointing device, speaker, web camera and microphone, and a broadband internet connection.
Applicants for this course must be able to make themselves available to undertake the industry placement that forms part of the training and assessment activity. Students must be fully vaccinated against COVID19 prior to undertaking placement.
Students who are unable to meet the academic or English language criteria may in some cases be eligble to undertake our Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) test. Criteria may change at any time without notice. Additional English language requirements may apply to international applicants from non-English speaking backgrounds wishing to articulate on a visa package into a university programme.
Week 1- 9
Students are required to complete 100 hours of placement within community organisations.
|Date||Duration (week)||Unit Code||Unit Name||Assessment Due Date|
|02 Jan – 20 Jan 2023||3||CHCCCS007||Develop and implement service programs||22-Jan-23|
|23 Jan – 03 Feb 2023||2||CHCADV002||Provide advocacy and representation services||5-Feb-23|
|06 Feb – 17 Feb 2023||2||CHCCOM003||Develop workplace communication strategies||19-Feb-23|
|20 Feb – 03 Mar 2023||2||CHCAOD004||Assess needs of client with alcohol and drugs issues||5-Mar-23|
|06 Mar – 24 Mar 2023||3||CHCDEV002||Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services||26-Mar-23|
|27 Mar – 07 Apr 2023||2||CHCCCS004||Assess co-existing needs||9-Apr-23|
|10 Apr – 16 Apr 2023 Term Break|
|17 Apr – 12 May 2023||4||CHCDIV003||Manage and promote diversity||14-May-23|
|15 May – 02 Jun 2023||3||CHCCSM004||Coordinate complex case requirements||4-Jun-23|
|05 Jun – 23 Jun 2023||3||CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance||25-Jun-23|
|26 Jun – 07 Jul 2023||2||CHCCSM005||Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management||9-Jul-23|
|10 Jul – 04 Aug 2023||4||CHCMGT005||Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes||6-Aug-23|
|07 Aug – 01 Sep 2023||4||CHCDIS008||Facilitate community participation and social inclusion||3-Sep-23|
|04 Sep – 22 Sep 2023||3||CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice||8-Oct-23|
|25 Sep – 01 Oct 2023 Term Break|
|02 Oct – 06 Oct 2023||1||CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice||8-Oct-23|
|09 Oct – 03 Nov 2023||4||CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues||5-Nov-23|
|06 Nov – 01 Dec 2023||4||HLTWHS004||Manage work health and safety||3-Dec-23|
|04 Dec – 15 Dec 2023||2||CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships||17-Dec-23|
|18 Dec – 31 Dec 2023 Term Break|
|Domestic / Permanent Resident||Campus
|Diploma of Community Services||52 weeks||$6,500||HBT||Monthly|
Enrolment Fee: $250
Material Fee: $250
Getting settled in Hobart
Based right in Salamanca Place, NIET Group Hobart Centre is a regional campus delivering one of Tasmania’s largest private vocational offerings. Located high on the fourth floor, views reach out across the Derwent river, with the campus affording study spaces tailor designed for learning & study. Hospitality students also benefit from proximity to outstanding venues located nearby.
Built for Diverse Learners
The facility offers functional classrooms, modest breakout spaces, and equipped massage clinic and training facility, with the capability to offer walk-in massage therapy.
Our low fees are designed to make education accessible to all students, and we provide a range of funding options, and customised payment schedules.
We offer more than 200 different package and pathway options to award-winning Australian universities, like Griffith and UTAS.
Our college caters to learners of all academic backgrounds and English levels, with a huge range of free study support and tutoring options.
Our hyper-focused training programmes are designed to get students out into industry, with exactly the skills that industry demand.
It’s free, takes around 5 minutes, and helps our team make sure you’re eligible. If you have any questions, for example around how to pay, funding, schedule, placement etc, ask them at the same time.
Our team will send you a letter of offer for you to accept. Send it back, pay your enrolment fee, then our incredible Admissions team will send you an onboarding pack, and schedule in your classes. Welcome onboard!
Great learning experience! A very welcoming environment with a great location in Hobart City! Huge thanks to trainer Jean for his enthusiasm and dedication.
I received a job offer from Goodstart Early Learning after my work placement. This is not possible without my trainer-Adam’s guidance!
I enrolled in NIET while starting a new life in Tasmania. I received lots of help from the administration and teachers. I used to struggle a lot to do my assignments. Dimpy has helped me with one-on-one consultations after classes. Classes were very engaging and interactive. Overall, I had an amazing experience with NIET.
This course is well tailored and provides me with a good understanding of community service industry. Rhea is knowledgeable and provides excellent assistance. NIET provides students with excellent facilities and resources. Highly recommend NIET Hobart!
I highly recommend Advanced Diploma of Translating. Da Teng is very helpful and supportive to all students and thanks to him, I passed NAATI and became a certified translator. I also improved my English a lot from this course. It was a great learning experience.
I am really happy to share my thoughts on my Trainer Dimpy Rani. She is approachable and informative when teaching students. She puts so much effort for every student to thrive professionally. She is not only a trainer, but also a motivational speaker, who knows how to boost the confidence in her students. I am thankful to the whole NIET STAFF for their support and services during the course.
Great experience with a great teacher, Mr. Alvin. When classes were online, despite the time differences, Alvin still managed to bring everyone together and maintain an engaging class. He’s always open for discussions and dedicated to help students achieving their goals.
I’m very grateful to Yanna, Jess and Bri for always helping and pushing be to be better! Going to campus was always so amazing that it never felt like studying, it was something I really enjoyed to be part of. I’m gonna miss so much the trainers and everything. Thanks for creating an amazing environment to us. I had great moments and I learned so much that I will never forget.
“NIET offers flexible classes for me so I could still meet my family responsibilities while getting my certificate. Now I started my dream jobs so I and my family are very happy that I started my study at NIET.”
“I can utilise the skills gained from my business study course. I have met wonderful people throughout my study journey – from my study group and trainers to very helpful student services staff. My experience with NIET has been a very rewarding one. I have applied my knowledge and skills to real world experiences, and can really see the benefits it brings to my own business.”