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CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

National ID: CHC52015 State ID: AWM0
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This qualification addresses work in roles that usually involve service delivery, either direct client work and/or community education or development projects.

Workers at this level operate at an advanced skill level and may also have responsibility for the supervision of other staff and volunteers and the design and delivery of service programs, managing budgets, contracts and compliance requirements.

Possible career options for graduates are Welfare Worker, Youth Worker, Developmental Worker, Home Care worker, Family Carer or Nursing Assistant. Graduates are able to work in aged care homes, youth shelters, State Government Family and Community Service Agencies, youth centres, aboriginal communities, community centres and local councils. Working for oneself through contract community work is possible also.

South Regional TAFE is transitioning this qualification to the new training package in 2024. Students will be enrolled into the new units developed to meet current and future industry needs. Fees may vary for courses transitioning to the new training package. 

Half-price

This course is part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative. From 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession, plus resource fees and other fees that may apply to your course.

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    There are no entrance requirements however a pre enrolment interview is required with a lecturer prior to enrolment.

    Please note selected campuses strongly recommend you hold a Certificate IV in Community Services, Mental Health or Youth Work to be accepted into this course.

    Full Time
    Albany 

    Two to Three days per week 

    Part Time

    Some campuses may offer this course part time. Please contact us(opens in a new tab) for more information.

    Flexible

    This course may be delivered as flexible learning at some campuses. Some units may be a mix of online and face-to-face learning. Please contact us (opens in a new tab) to find out what campuses offer flexible learning. 

    This timetable information is indicative only and subject to change. Number of delivery days may differ between campuses depending on delivery hours.

    Students will be required to complete at least 200 hours of work placement in a range of settings. Please see the Work Placement Bulletin(opens in a new tab) for further information. 

    Please be aware vaccinations may be an employment requirement for many healthcare providers. SRTAFE students undertaking work placements or who are required to attend a healthcare or community setting as part of their studies are advised to check directly with the healthcare provider regarding their policy settings around vaccination and proof of vaccination requirements.

    Stationery Requirements
    • A4 Folder
    • A4 File divider
    • Pens
    • Pencils / Eraser
    • Ruler
    • A4 Notebook
    • Calculator
    • USB
    Additional Requirements for Work Placement
    • National Police Clearance
    • NDIS Worker Screening Check
    • Working with Children’s Check (WWC)
    • Senior First Aid Certificate

    Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations

    To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.(opens in a new tab)

    Study options and next steps

    Click on your preferred study mode below to get started with your application or enrolment.

    All year round

    Details
    Duration 2 Semesters
    When All year round
    Where Albany
    How Flexible
    Course fee
    Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
    General $1,200.00 $95.60 $1,295.60
    Concession $400.00 $95.60 $495.60

    * Indicative Fee Disclaimers

    Fees and charges published on our website are indicative only, and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2024. 

    • Fees may differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
    • Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
    • Fees are payable at time of enrolment.
    • Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
    • For secondary school aged persons not enrolled at school (in 2024, students born on or after 1 July 2006 who are at least 15 years old) the maximum course fee chargeable in 2024 is $400 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees.
    • Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses (such as short courses), or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.).
    • Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms, and students personal equipment.
    • The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
    • VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.
    • Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.
    • Depending on your circumstances, payment options may include paying fees via instalments or applying for assistance because of financial hardship.
    • Visit the Fees and Payment Options page for further information.

    Semester 1, 2024

    Details
    Duration 2 Semesters
    When Semester 1, 2024
    Where Albany
    How Classroom
    Course fee
    Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
    General $1,200.00 $95.60 $1,295.60
    Concession $400.00 $95.60 $495.60

    * Indicative Fee Disclaimers

    Fees and charges published on our website are indicative only, and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2024. 

    • Fees may differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
    • Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
    • Fees are payable at time of enrolment.
    • Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
    • For secondary school aged persons not enrolled at school (in 2024, students born on or after 1 July 2006 who are at least 15 years old) the maximum course fee chargeable in 2024 is $400 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees.
    • Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses (such as short courses), or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.).
    • Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms, and students personal equipment.
    • The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
    • VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.
    • Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.
    • Depending on your circumstances, payment options may include paying fees via instalments or applying for assistance because of financial hardship.
    • Visit the Fees and Payment Options page for further information.

    Semester 2, 2024

    Details
    Duration 2 Semesters
    When Semester 2, 2024
    Where Albany
    How Classroom
    Course fee
    Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
    General $1,200.00 $95.60 $1,295.60
    Concession $400.00 $95.60 $495.60

    * Indicative Fee Disclaimers

    Fees and charges published on our website are indicative only, and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2024. 

    • Fees may differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
    • Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
    • Fees are payable at time of enrolment.
    • Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
    • For secondary school aged persons not enrolled at school (in 2024, students born on or after 1 July 2006 who are at least 15 years old) the maximum course fee chargeable in 2024 is $400 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees.
    • Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses (such as short courses), or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.).
    • Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms, and students personal equipment.
    • The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
    • VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.
    • Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.
    • Depending on your circumstances, payment options may include paying fees via instalments or applying for assistance because of financial hardship.
    • Visit the Fees and Payment Options page for further information.

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