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 referrals 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:
10 Jul 2020 at 02:00PM AEST
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Full time: 18 months (three days per week 9.30am-4pm)
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.
This course will provide a variety of employment opportunities in roles such as being a:
Employment opportunities exist in a wide range of community services organisations.
The Diploma of Community Services is accredited through the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA). Students that successfully complete the qualification may apply for ACWA membership.
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
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 with a credit grade or above in the Diploma).
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:
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 to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments
|Free TAFE||Government Subsidised Standard||Full Fee|
|Core Skills Support Fee||$80||$80||$80|
|Retain Course Items||$0||$0||$0|
|Total Course Estimate||$480||$7,453||$15,821|
|Payable Estimate (at commencement)||$405||$4,180||$8,710|
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 2020 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.
This course is delivered 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.
The Diploma is endorsed by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA), and requires the following placement hours to be completed: 200 hours in stage 2 and 200 hours in stage 3. This 400 hour total must be completed at two separate organisations.
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.
Is this the course for you?
Enrol now or enquire about this course.