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:
The Victorian State Government have recently announced the Social Services Jobs Guarantee which will guarantee all students a job in the social services sector when they graduate from the Diploma of Community Services (between 1 September 2022 and 31 August 2024). You can now enrol in this Free TAFE course, with the assurance of a job when you finish. Employers in Community Services will also be supported to take on graduates, helping them fill jobs and develop their organisations.
Please note: This course will change in the near future and alterations to the structure will occur. All new students will be enrolled into the new course.
Mon, 27 Mar 2023 03:00:08 GMT
Box Hill Institute reserves the right to alter or delete details of a course offering, fees or other information provided
February & July
In response to the Victorian State Government Social Services Jobs Guarantee announcement we have scheduled additional enrolment places in 2023.
Full time: 18 months (generally 2 days per week plus 2 days per week placement - in the second and third semesters)
Your classes will be conducted remotely, with a teacher, via MS Teams. Some on-campus classes may be timetabled as well.
As a prospective student it is important for you to know that when you enrol in this blended delivery course you will:
This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.
For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page.
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|10 Jul 2023|
After successful completion of this course, you may wish to apply for roles such as:
Employment opportunities exist in a wide range of community services organisations.
An NDIS Worker Screening Check may be required for work with NDIS participants.
To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute 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.
Recognition of Prior Learning is available.
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 to one year full time study) for the following programs at Deakin University:
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5
This training is provided with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.
|Free-TAFE||Government Subsidised Standard||Full Fee|
|Service & Amenity Fee||$260||$260||$260|
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|Total Course Estimate||$425||$8,218||$16,838|
|Payable Estimate (at commencement)||$425||$4,691||$9,410|
Service & Amenity Fee may very depending on course commencement and enrolment duration. Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2023 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
You'll study 16 units over 18 months within 3 teaching semesters (Stages 1 to 3).
To be assessed as competent in this qualification, you are required to undertake placement in Stages 2 and 3 of the program. You will need to undertake 400 hours of work placement (200 hours in each of Stage 2 and Stage 3) which is equivalent to a four day per week commitment in this part of the course.
Feedback provided by a workplace supervisor will contribute to assessment of your ability to work at this level.
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to function independently and to plan and undertake community work and associated services.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area, according to WHS legislative requirements.
This unit applies to workers who have responsibility for WHS as part of their role, including workers with obligations under WHS legislation, persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs), or their officers (as defined by relevant legislation).
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote trauma informed care, and to develop strategies to address people’s specific trauma needs. Trauma informed care involves providing services that are informed by the knowledge and understanding of the impact of trauma, in particular interpersonal violence and varying service practice to reduce the likelihood of re-traumatisation.
This unit applies to work with people with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess capacity to support people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues and to work collaboratively to provide support and facilitate links to other services.
This unit applies to work with people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) assessments in a range of community services work contexts.
Is this the course for you?
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