If you’re looking to commence or further your career in community services, then our community services course is ideal for you. 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 you 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 will 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 debreifing



National Code CHC52015
CRICOS Code 093809M
Study Areas Community Services
Study Level Diploma
Course Type International TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill, Lilydale

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
International Fee $14,770.00
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


* 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.

You must have:

  • successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or International equivalent with a pass, or
  • a relevant Certificate IV in Youth Work or Community Services level qualification, and/or
  • significant relevant industry experience to be deemed capable to successfully complete the course.

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

A minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5 (Academic) with no band less than 5.0.

A minimum TOEFL score of 530 for paper examination; 179 for computer based and 71 for Internet based. 

For other accepted tests, please visit the English Language Requirements page.

January and July

Full time: 18 months (3 days per week for classes and tutorials 9.30am to 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. 

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 from the following programs at Deakin University

Direct entry. See how to apply or contact the international office.

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 employment opportunities as a:

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

The role is diverse and there are employment opportunities 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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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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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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CHCPRP001 DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN NETWORKS AND COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS 80.0

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

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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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