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CHC52015/CRICOS Course Code 097136D

CHC52015 Diploma Of Community Services – 097136D


Course Code:CHC52015
Cricos Code: 097136D
Duration: 104 Weeks
Course Fee: $19650 AUD
Career Pathways: Community Services Worker, Family Support Worker, Case Manager, Client Services Manager, Community Development Officer, Service Manager and/or Program Coordinator

 

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 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.

To achieve this qualification, you must have completed mandatory 400 hours of work placement (200 hours in Year 1 and 200 hours in Year 2)

 

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION AND ACREDITATION

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.

 

LICENSING/REGULATORY INFORMATION

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication

 

PRE-REQUISITE REQUIREMENTS

No pre-requisite requirement for this qualification as per course training package.

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Entry Requirements

  • International Student
    • 18 YEARS OF AGE OR ABOVE AT THE TIME OF ENROLMENT
    • MUST HAVE YEAR 12 OR EQUIVALENT
    • IELTS OVERALL 6.0 OR EQUIVALENT / TOEFL IBT 74 / PTE ACADEMIC 50 / CAE 169 / OET PASS OR EQUIVALENT OR CERT IV LEVEL IN AUSTRALIAN QUALIFICATION.
    • MUST COMPLETE AN LLN ASSESSMENT - DIAGNOSTIC PROCESS TO IDENTIFY IF PROSPECTIVE STUDENT REQUIRED LLN SUPPORT
    • MUST COMPLETE A WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK, POLICE CLEARANCE AND RELEVANT IMMUNIZATION CHECK PRIOR TO WORK PLACEMENT.
    • PHYSICALLY FIT TO COMPLETE MANDATORY WORK PLACEMENT HOURS - MIN OF 400 HOURS

Mandatory Requirement for International Students

  • Attendance Requirements: Student must meet their minimum student attendance requirements which is 80% of the required 20 hour per study week
  • Course Progress Requirements: Student must meet ensure that they are successfully deemed competent 50% of the unit of competency enrolled in a study block or term.
  • Inform the college immediately within 7 days for change of address
  • Student transfer can be accommodated provided the student has completed 6 months of the principal course, or presented compelling reason for transfer, for more information about student transfer, please refer to www.leadcollege.edu.au or speak to Lead College Student Services Manager
  • International student must attend Lead College Orientation.

About Courses

  • Core Units:
    • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    • CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity
    • CHCCOM003 Develop workplace communication strategies
    • HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety
    • CHCCCS007 Develop and implement services programs
    • 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
  • Elective Units:
    • CHCCSM006 Provide case management supervision
    • CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
    • CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
    • CHCDEV001 Confirm client development status
    • CHCCSM004 Coordinate complex case requirements
    • CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
    • CHCCDE010 Develop and lead community engagement strategies to enhance participation
    • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • Total number of units: 16 = 8 core units plus 8 elective units

  • TO ENROL AT LEAD COLLEGE for the Australian nationally recognised training courses; please contact LEAD College or you can also seek assistance from authorised recruitment agents refer www.leadcollege.edu.au LEAD College or any authorised agent neither guarantees successful completion of the course without achieving requisite competencies in stipulated time frame nor assures any particular employment outcome, although there are career
    and study pathways available.

     

    CREDIT TRANSFER/RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL):

    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.

     

    STUDY MODE : Training is delivered in a blended mode including 14 hours face to face in the classroom and 6 hours online learning through our Learning Management System.

     

    ASSESSMENT

    You will be assessed in the classroom and the workplace. Assessments include written questions, demonstration of tasks/techniques, group activities, in class activities, written work, role play, presentation, work based project, and research projects.

     

    NOTE: Course FEE as presented in the Course Book is inclusive of Tuition fee, Material fee, Enrolment fee and first issue of identity card and any Academic Transcript (Certificate, Diploma). Material Fee varies from course to course depending upon the need of the course, which will be detailed in your offer letter. Alternatively you may please speak to a friendly staff 1300 887 361; +61286685676 for further confirmation.

     

    OVER AND ABOVE THE COURSE FEE, Student will need to pay other charges including OSHC Single/ couple/ family: please refer https://www.nib.com.au/overseas-students , http://www.bupa.com.au/health-insurance/cover/oshc; Bank Charges: 2.5% surcharge on Credit card payments; Charges for Late Fee Payment: 7 days= $200; 14 days= $400; Second course enrolment fee: AUD 350 (payable at the beginning of the second course); Repeat Unit Fee: AUD 300 per Unit; Re-issue of Student ID card: AUD 10 and Re-issue of any Academic Transcript AUD$ 100.

     

    UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI) REQUIREMENT 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 student/s 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 including 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 programme. 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 course/s.