Get set for a career that makes a difference to the community

Set yourself up for a rewarding career working with individuals and families in the community.

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 able to work for community services organisations, government departments and not-for-profit organisations.

480 hours placement is required across two years.

Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Community Services, Chisholm students can pathway directly into year two of our La Trobe partnership Bachelor of Community Services.

Dandenong: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9- 4pm
Frankston: Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9 - 4pm

Limited night classes may be offered subject to demand.

Please note: The timetable days will change in year two of the course.

Students enrolling in this diploma course can now enrol at the same time in the La Trobe University Bachelor Of Community Services. This means that after you have completed your diploma at Chisholm, for no additional cost and no additional study, you will have earned credit for eight university subjects and can choose to continue into year two of the Bachelor degree,  remaining at Chisholm to study.

Find out more about the options for dual enrolment into the Diploma of Community Services/Bachelor of Community Services.

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.