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

Set yourself up for a rewarding career working as a professional community services worker with individuals, families and groups.

The community services sector offers a diverse range of job opportunities that will enable you to make a difference in many people’s lives.

When you complete the Diploma of Community Services, you’ll be qualified to work for community services organisations, government departments and not for-profit organisations in a wide variety of roles and services –specialist and /or generalist such as:

- child protection
- family violence outreach and support services
- school welfare
- family services
- youth services
- disability services
- aged care
- mental health
- advocacy /community development
- homelessness.


Dandenong: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9- 4pm

Frankston: Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9 - 4pm

Night classes: Tuesday and Thursday with some Saturday workshops (subject to demand)

Please note:

1. The timetable days will change in year two of the course.

2. First semester will include class time only, second semester will include placement attendance (days and times as per placement agency agreement) and placement support classes (1 day a week)

The Australian Community Workers Association is a national professional body that endorses training courses for workers in the field.  Chisholm’s programs are endorsed by ACWA. This endorsement adds value to graduates of Chisholm programs as it confirms the professional reputation of our programs. Graduates are able to apply for membership of ACWA.


Course code
On campus
Dandenong, Frankston
Not available Online
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Full Time, 2 years. Part Time, 4 years.
2018 start dates
Weeks commencing 5 Feb and 16 Jul.