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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.

TIMETABLE (FULL TIME):
Frankston
Monday, 9am – 4pm
Wednesday 9am – 4pm
Thursday – 9am – 4pm

Dandenong
Wednesday 9am – 4pm
Thursday – 9am – 4pm
Friday – 9am – 4pm

TIMETABLE (PART TIME):
Frankston
Tuesday, 6pm – 9pm
Thursday 6pm – 9pm
Saturday 9am – 4:00pm

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.


Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, to continue your learning journey, this program will be delivered remotely where possible.

Participants will be required to engage with theoretical components of the course online and via video conferencing software rather than attend classes. Refer to our COVID-19 Online Service Standards for details of minimum technical requirements and support available.

Practical skills training and assessment will be carried out in scheduled small classes to meet social distancing requirements. Practical Placement is a required component of this course and will be scheduled as soon as possible with an appropriate placement host. Given the current environment, however, this may take longer than normal and therefore, expected completion dates for the course may need to be extended to take account of deferred placement.

If you have any queries on the practical placement of a course, please contact our student information centre on 1300 244 746 or enquiries@chisholm.edu.au.


Course code
CHC52015
Delivery location
Dandenong, Frankston
Online
Not available Online
International
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Length
Full Time, 2 years. Part Time, 3 years.
Start dates
Full Time: 7 February (Frankston), 9 February (Dandenong) Part Time: 8 February (Frankston) 2022

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.