Open Colleges

Diploma of Community Services

CHC52015Open Colleges
Duration
Up to 24 monthsself-paced
Study mode
Online
Next start date
Anytime

Why study this course

  • Develop important knowledge for the community services sector and learn to assess clients, work out what assistance they need, and link them to appropriate services
  • Prepare for the workforce by building practical skills through a work placement and skill development workshops
  • Benefit from Open College's affiliation with the Case Management Society of Australia and New Zealand (CMSA) and get unlimited access to their e-resource library

Career Insights from SEEK

Roles related to this course: Support Worker, Case Manager, Disability Support Worker, Youth Worker, and 7 more.

Recognition

This course meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualifications Framework

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

 

However, you must be at least 18 years of age and have regular access to the internet.

Where is this course offered?

This course is delivered entirely online, so you can:

  • Study from anywhere and choose when you want to fit study into your week
  • Access all study materials, assessments, and student support services
  • Achieve the same qualification as someone studying in a classroom

Find out more about online courses and the benefits of studying online.

What you’ll learn

In this course you will learn to:

  • Counsel clients on areas where they are struggling
  • Utilise support systems and networks
  • Monitor client progress
  • Deal with set-backs and roadblocks
  • Manage ethical and legal compliance
  • Manage budgets and financial plans

Enquire with Open Colleges to find out more about the course content, units, and what you’ll learn.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with Open Colleges to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Open Colleges can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Work placement

Work placement gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

This course includes 160 hours of work placement. This must be undertaken in a relevant organisation that provides community services to clients.


Enquire with Open Colleges to find out more about credit, RPL, or work placement.

Career Insights

SEEK users who hold a Diploma of Community Services have been employed in these roles:

Related rolesJob satisfactionMost common salaryJobs on SEEK
Support Worker
$60k3,332
Case Manager
$70k2,113
Disability Support Worker
$75k2,695
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Support and delivery

When you study online with Open Colleges, you will have access to:

  • A Student Support Team who are available via phone, live chat and email to help with any administration issues. They can provide assistance with enrolment, updates on your course progress and help with work placement queries.
  • A Learning Support Team made up of former teachers, trainers and academics who can provide study tips and tricks, advice on research strategies and help you use OpenSpace, your online campus
  • Academic assistance from your trainers who are available to help with any course content questions and will provide feedback on your assessments
  • Career support via a range of resources including resume tips, a career change guide, quizzes and information on career pathways

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Open Colleges

Diploma of Community ServicesCHC52015

You may wish to discuss the following with Open Colleges:

  • Course price
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
  • Support with sourcing placements

Submit an enquiry direct to Open Colleges.

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