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Get a head start to a career in social and community services

This qualification reflects the roles of community services, case management and social housing workers involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities.

At this level, workers have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management. Workers are usually providing direct support to individuals or groups of individuals. Workers may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management; program coordination or the development of new business opportunities.

2022 Orientation dates
Frankston - Monday 11 July Frankston 9am - 4pm
Dandenong - Thursday 14 July 9am - 4pm

Monday, 9am – 4pm
Wednesday 9am – 4pm
Thursday – 9am – 4pm

Monday 9am – 4pm
Wednesday – 9am – 4pm
Friday – 9am – 4pm

Tuesday, 6pm – 9pm (Delivered online)
Thursday 6pm – 9pm (Delivered online)
Saturday 9am – 4pm (on Campus)

Please note, delivery days for this course may be subject to change

The Australian Community Workers Association is a national professional body that accredits education and training courses for workers in the community services sector.

The Diploma of Community Services at Chisholm is accredited by ACWA.

As our course is both nationally recognised and ACWA accredited it provides our students with a competitive edge with regard to employment opportunities in comparison to those students from non-ACWA accredited courses

This accreditation adds value to graduates of this course at Chisholm as it confirms the professional reputation of our programs. Graduates can apply for full membership and registration with ACWA and are strong candidates for employment in larger government departments.

Course code
Delivery location
Dandenong, Frankston
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Full Time, 2 years. Part Time, 3 years.
Start dates
Full Time: 18 July, (Frankston and Dandenong) Part Time: 18 July (Frankston)

Nationally Recognised Training logoChisholm is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). This means you can be assured that our training will provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected across Australia.

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.