Course Code: CHC33015
CRICOS Code: 097221G
Course Code: CHC52015 | CRICOS Code: 097136D
The Community Sector and Development is one of the fastest growing industry areas in Australia. This is an industry where people from diverse cultural backgrounds are especially welcome. If you would like to work in a rewarding career to provide support to sustain and nurture the functioning of individuals, families and groups, to maximise their potentials and enhance community wellbeing then studying the Diploma of Community Services (Case Management ) at Lead College is the way to go.
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.PRE-REQUISITE REQUIREMENTS
No pre-requisite requirement for this qualification as per course training package.
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION AND ACCREDITATION
This qualification is accredited by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA). It is the mark of educational quality in Australia’s community services sector. The purpose of ACWA course accreditation is to ensure the graduates from this qualification are well qualified to work in the community services sector.
In undertaking this qualification, you will get hands-on experience as you learn to manage, coordinate and deliver life changing services to individuals, groups and the wider community. This qualification focuses on case management, giving you specialist skills to support people who will benefit from your help and support.
Once you complete this course, you are eligible for ACWA membership and you will be qualified to work as community services worker, family support worker, client services manager, community development officer, case manager, service manager and/or program coordinator.
Course Duration: 104 weeks
Course Fee: AUD $26,000 (Includes Material, Enrolment and Placement Fees)
Enrolment Fee: AUD $350
Blended (Face to Face + Online)
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|22nd August, 2022||24th April, 2023|
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- Must be 18 years of age or older at the time of course commencement
- Some prospective students may be asked to undertake an LLN assessment or enrolment interview prior to acceptance.
- Must have completed Australian Year 12 or equivalent level of schooling or a Certificate IV or higher qualification with an Australian institution.
- Must demonstrate English level of IELTS 6.0 with no band less that 5.5 or equivalent, such as:
PTE Academic 50
General English Advanced
Certificate IV or higher qualification with an Australian institution.
- Must have the ability to undertake work placements at two community services organisations.
Assessments may include written questions, demonstration of tasks/techniques, group activities, in class activities, role play, presentation, work based project, research projects, and workplace observations/evidences.
Students will need to successfully complete all units in this course to receive certificate of CHC52015 Diploma of Community Service. Learners who partially complete the qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units they are deemed competent.
It is mandatory to complete work placement hours to be eligible for attainment of this qualification.
This qualification requires that the learner complete a total of at least 400 hours of work placement in at least two community service organisations in Australia. This consists of a 200-hour placement in year one and a further 200-hour placement in year two.
Before commencing work placement students must meet the following mandatory requirements at their own expense.
Students will be communicated when to obtain these documents.
- National Police Check 30 days before placement using the linkhttps://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/services/criminal-records/national-police-checks
- Evidence of current Influenza Vaccination as of the 1st May 2020 onwards is required.
- Working with Children check using link https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check
This qualification enables the student to seek employment in the following job roles:
- Community services worker
- Case manager
- Family support worker
- Client services manager
- Community development officer
- Service manager and/or program coordinator
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING RPL/ CREDIT TRANSFER
Lead College recognises qualifications issued by other RTOs. Lead College will accept and mutually recognise the qualifications and Statements of Attainment awarded by any other registered training organisation unless precluded by licensing requirements. We can also grant you Credit Transfer for subjects or units you have completed where equivalence can be established between the unit in your course, and the subject or unit you have completed.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where skills and knowledge that you have gained through work and life experience and other unrecognised training can be formally recognised.
During the entry process and interview stage LEAD College will discuss with you the process and options for RPL. Suitability is often determined on how much experience you have in a certain area, your work history and previous training. If RPL is determined as a possibility for you, you will be provided with a kit that will guide you in working through each unit to determine relevant skills and experience and identify whether you would be able to provide the required evidence.
UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI) REQUIREMENT
USI is needed for all students studying with LEAD College. From 1 January 2015 for undertaking Nationally Recognised Training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation the students will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). The USI is available online and at no cost to the student. This USI will stay with the student for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course that is completed. Please see the official USI website https://www.usi.gov.au.The student after enrolment is required to create USI (Unique Student Identifier) or allow LEAD College to create an USI on their behalf.
STUDENT SUPPORT WELFARE and GUIDANCE SERVICES
Relevant resources are available at LEAD College to ensure that the students settle in well, smoothly transit life in new places and achieve the required level of competency in all accredited courses. Our staff assists in how to seek help with local welfare and guidance services.
Orientation to assist students is provided by LEAD College as an age and culturally appropriate program. Please refer Pre-enrolment Information Pack at www.leadcollege.edu.au Students will be permitted to attend classes only after they have attended and completed the orientation session for the enrolled courses.
|CHCDEV002||Analyse impacts of Sociological factors on clients in community work and services|
|CHCMGT005||Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|HLTWHS004||Manage work health and safety|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCDIV003||Manage and promote diversity|
|CHCCOM003||Develop workplace communication strategies|
|CHCCCS007||Develop and implement service programs|
|CHCCDE010||Develop and lead community engagement strategies to enhance participation|
|CHCCSL001||Establish and confirm the counselling relationship|
|CHCCSM004||Coordinate complex case requirements|
|CHCDIV001||Work with Diverse People|
|CHCDEV001||Confirm client development status|
|CHCCSM005||Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management|
|CHCCCS004||Assess co-existing needs|
|CHCCSM006||Provide case management supervision|