Prior to enrolment, it is a mandatory requirement for students to attend a Pre-Enrolment Consultation session to ensure students are fully aware of the required course information and can make an informed decision.
CHC52021 – Diploma Of Community Services reflects the role of community services workers involved in the delivery, management and coordination of person-centred services to individuals, groups, and communities.
At this level, workers have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously within their scope of practice under broad directions from senior management.
Workers support people to make change in their lives to improve personal and social wellbeing and may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers. They may also undertake case management and program coordination.
Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or Australian equivalent is mandatory.
Students must be 18 years old and above.
A minimum of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent is required.
Once the units of competency required in the training package for this qualification have been successfully completed, the student will be issued with CHC52021 – Diploma Of Community Services and an academic transcript of all completed units within 30 calendar days. Students who successfully complete individual units of competency within the qualification, but not the qualification in its entirety will be eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment. This document contains a record of all completed units and will be available to students by the end of their course.
AVTA does not guarantee that:
|Unit Code||Core Unit Title|
|CHCCCS004||Assess co-existing needs|
|CHCCCS007||Develop and implement service programs|
|CHCCCS019||Recognise and respond to crisis situations|
|*CHCCSM013||Facilitate and review case management|
|*CHCDEV005||Analyse impacts of sociological factors on people in community work and services|
|CHCDFV001||Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|CHCMGT005||Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|*HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety|
|*CHCCCS038||Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues|
|CHCDIS017||Facilitate community participation and social inclusion|
|*CHCDIS019||Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships|
|CHCDIV003||Manage and promote diversity|
|CHCCOM003||Develop workplace communication strategies|
|CHCMGT003||Lead the work team|
The above selected elective units may be substituted for any of the approved elective units from the training package, that meet with the packaging rules for this qualification as mentioned above.
* The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
Vocational placement is an essential component of this qualification. Vocational placement consolidates the students’ knowledge within the real health environment, applying theory to practice.
Students will be required to undertake 200 hours of unpaid vocational placement.
AVTA organises student placement. Students will be required to complete given logbook and workplace diary during their placement hours.
All students must be willing to undertake placement in a health care or community care facility and within a simulated lab environment during the program. Students are required to organise their own travel to and from these facilities and may be required to undertake placement in regional areas.
Prior to attending vocational placement, students must demonstrate satisfactory course progression.
Before commencing Vocational Placement:
Students must meet the following mandatory requirements at their own expense. Students will be notified via email on when to obtain these documents:
|Offshore International Students||This is done prior to arrival to Australia, as part of Health Examination where health records are sent directly to Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) by panel of doctors.|
|Onshore International Students||1. This is done prior to arrival to Australia, as part of Health Examination where health records are sent directly to Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) by panel of doctors.|
2. As part of visa renewal process, students are required to undergo health examination
|Domestic Students||All domestic students are required to provide medical clearance from GP|
Senior Youth Worker
Aboriginal Housing Worker
Community Development Worker for Social Housing
Assistant Community Services Worker
Community Work Coordinator
Support Facilitator (Disability)
Support Facilitator (Community Services)
Community Housing Worker
Assistant Community Worker
Coordinator of Volunteer Work
Family Support Worker
Disability Team Leader
Early Intervention Worker
Community Care Manager
Care Team Leader
Community Access Coordinator
Pastoral Care Counsellor
Youth Housing Support Worker
Welfare Support Worker
Case Coordinator (Disability)
Community Recreation Coordinator
Community Housing Resources Worker
Family Services Coordinator
Pastoral Care Worker
Community Services Coordinator
Case Coordinator (Community Services)
Aboriginal Neighbourhood House Coordinator
Community Program Coordinator
Completion of an AVTA qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome.