Are you looking to commence or further your career in community services?

Enrol in our community services course and develop the knowledge and skills to work with individuals, families, social groups or larger communities to support activities, information and referral for people in need of assistance in our communities.

If you aspire to operate at an advanced skill level or have responsibility for the supervision of other staff and volunteers, this community services course is for you. You’ll be ready to work as a community services professional in a range of service delivery roles including direct client work, community education or community development projects. You’ll understand how to provide support to people in need of assistance and how to link clients to appropriate services and government departments. 

You’ll study subjects including:

  • counselling
  • case management
  • mental health
  • family violence prevention and intervention
  • drug and alcohol rehabilitation
  • legal and ethical compliance
  • diversity and communication
  • dual diagnosis
  • workplace critical incident debriefing



National Code CHC52015
Study Areas Community Services
Study Level Diploma
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 18 months

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill, Lilydale


Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Free TAFE^ $0.00
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $3,624.00
Full Tuition Fee $8,154.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $60.00
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies

^ This course is on the 2019 Free TAFE list - find out more.

* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

February and July

Full time: 18 months (three days per week 9.30am-4pm)

Box Hill, Lilydale

You should attend an Information Session

You must be at least 18 years of age

Working with Children Checks and Police Record Checks are a requirement for Industry Work Placement and future employment in this field

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

This course has a guaranteed pathway into the Bachelor of Community Services at Box Hill Institute (direct entry into second year).

Completion of this course will also enable you to negotiate up to 8 credit points (equivalent of one year full-time study) of credit for the following programs at Deakin University:

VTAC and direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5

This course will provide a variety of employment opportunities in roles such as being a:

  • community services worker
  • early intervention worker
  • group facilitator
  • youth officer
  • support facilitator
  • case worker

Employment opportunities exist in a wide range of community services organisations.

This course is delivered over 18 months within 3 teaching semesters.

To be assessed as competent in this qualification, you are required to undertake 400 hours supervised work placement in a relevant community service delivery setting, involving, for example, direct client work or community education or development. The 400 hours must be split across two different workplace roles.

Feedback provided by a workplace supervisor will contribute to assessment of your ability to work at this level.

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Title

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CHCDEV002 ANALYSE IMPACTS OF SOCIOLOGICAL FACTORS ON CLIENTS IN COMMUNITY WORK AND SERVICES 100.0

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to function independently and to plan and undertake community work and associated services.

CHCCCS004 ASSESS CO-EXISTING NEEDS 80.0

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CHCCCS007 DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT SERVICE PROGRAMS 100.0

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CHCCOM003 DEVELOP WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES 100.0

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CHCDIV003 MANAGE AND PROMOTE DIVERSITY 80.0

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CHCMGT005 FACILITATE WORKPLACE DEBRIEFING AND SUPPORT PROCESSES 120.0

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CHCDEV001 CONFIRM CLIENT DEVELOPMENTAL STATUS 60.0

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CHCCDE011 IMPLEMENT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES 70.0

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CHCADV002 PROVIDE ADVOCACY AND REPRESENTATION SERVICES 80.0

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CHCDFV006 COUNSEL CLIENTS AFFECTED BY DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE 70.0

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CHCCSL001 ESTABLISH AND CONFIRM THE COUNSELLING RELATIONSHIP 90.0

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HLTAID006 PROVIDE ADVANCED FIRST AID 30.0

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CHCMHS013 IMPLEMENT TRAUMA INFORMED CARE 80.0

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CHCCW503A WORK INTENSIVELY WITH CLIENTS 75.0

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CHCPRP003 REFLECT ON AND IMPROVE OWN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 120.0

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CHCLEG003 MANAGE LEGAL AND ETHICAL COMPLIANCE 80.0

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HLTWHS004 MANAGE WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY 40.0

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CHCPRP001 DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN NETWORKS AND COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS 80.0

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CHCCSM005 DEVELOP, FACILITATE AND REVIEW ALL ASPECTS OF CASE MANAGEMENT 75.0

CHCMHS005 PROVIDE SERVICES TO PEOPLE WITH CO-EXISTING MENTAL HEALTH AND ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS ISSUES 90.0


Last updated: June 21, 2019 10:03am