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Health, Care, & Disability Support

Diploma of Community Services

INTAKES

Monthly

NUMBER OF UNITS

16 units

DURATION

52 weeks

STUDY MODE

On-Campus & Online

INDUSTRY PLACEMENT

100 hours

ACADEMIC PATHWAYS

Available

DOMESTIC FEES

$

COURSE / CRICOS CODES

CHC52015 | 101718

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Yes

This qualification is designed to prepare you for undertaking case management, teaching the skills involved in managing, co-ordinating and delivering of person-centred services to individuals.

About the 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.

What You’ll Learn:

  • high-level communication skills
  • develop strategies to work with at-risk groups within the community
  • gain valuable research skillswork within legal and ethical frameworks
  • the industry knowledge you need to succeed in the community sector
  • confidence and skills to seek employment as a case manager or community services worker

Career Outcomes

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Course Details

CORE UNIT

Course Code
Name
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 UNIT

Course Code
Name
CHCADV002
Provide advocacy and representation services
CHCAOD004
Assess needs of client with alcohol and drugs issues
CHCCCS004
Assess co-existing needs
CHCCSM004
Coordinate complex case requirements
CHCCSM005
Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
CHCDIS008
Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
CHCDEV001
Confirm client developmental status

UNIVERSITY PATHWAYS

University of Tasmania
Bachelor of Business
80
Official Non-Packaged
Griffith University
Bachelor of Social Work
30/40cp
Official Non-Packaged

TUITION FEES

Course NameCourse
Duration
Domestic
Base Rate
Campus
Availability
Intakes
Diploma of Community Services52 weeks$HBTMonthly

Additional Fees:

Enrolment Fee: $200

Disclaimer:

NIET’s tuition fees vary based on a combination of residential status, location at the time of applying, campus capacity and other factors. Fee information provided for this course is therefore indicative and intended only as a guide. Specific tuition fees, terms and conditions will be provided via a formal Letter Of Offer issued to successful applicants. Should you wish to discuss tuition fees, please Contact Us or alternatively, you may Apply Now and our Admissions Team will respond with a formal Letter of Offer should your application be successful.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The training package does not have any entry requirement, but NIET’s specific course entry requirements are:

Education

  • 16 years old or above
  • Completion of Year 12 / High School overseas or AustralianYear 11 or equivalent

English

  • (International student only)
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent;
  • or Pass NIET entry test
  • FROM TRIMESTER 2-2021 for students articulating to Griffith UniversityEnglish language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:
    · A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.5 and
    · English test results must be no more than two years old.

Why study with ?

Very Affordable.

Our low fees are designed to make education accessible to all students, and we provide a range of funding options, and customised payment schedules.

Lots of Pathway Options.

We offer more than 200 different package and pathway options to award-winning Australian universities, like Griffith and UTAS.

Accessible Entry Requirements.

Our college caters to learners of all academic backgrounds and English levels, with a huge range of free study support and tutoring options.

Just the education you need.

Our hyper-focused training programmes are designed to get students out into industry, with exactly the skills that industry demand.

How do I apply?

Our application process is free, easy & there’s no obligation.

1

Submit an Application

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.

2

Accept your letter of offer

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!

“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.”

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“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.”

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