Diploma of Community Services
Diploma of Community Services
This qualification reflects the role of community services workers involved in the delivery, management and coordination of person-centred services to individuals, groups, and communities. You will support people to make change in their lives to improve personal and social wellbeing and may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers. You may also undertake case management and program coordination. With an expected growth of 25.2% by 2026, this industry is seeing rapid expansion providing a wealth of opportunities.
A Community Service course can go a long way. Here’s what is possible:
200 hours’ minimum
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There are in total 20 units to complete for the Diploma of Community Services (General).
Students must undertake a minimum of 200 logged working hours within an Approved Service which will allow you to complete a range of applicable work tasks.
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There are no education entry requirements for the CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services. Students must be above the age of 17 to enrol and 18 years of age to complete work placement to complete this qualification. Students under the age of 18 will require a parent or guardians’ permission to enrol.
Students will be required to provide a current National Police Certificate prior to commencing work.
Kirana’s student selection process is designed to ensure that you are enrolled in the qualification that best meets your needs.
Kirana’s selection criteria will take into account various factors when deciding upon which students will be offered places in the program including;
Students not meeting these requirements will be directed to more suitable qualifications or skill development programs.
The community services sector is one of the largest within the industry, and the demand for jobs is extremely high. This sector in Australia is full of rewarding job opportunities, where employees work to better the lives of the community around them. Though stressful, a career in community services is the best way to make a positive impact on the world, helping people to live happier and healthier lives.
projected growth in the Community Services sector by 2026.
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A total of 20 units are required to complete this qualification; 12 Core and 8 Elective units.
|UNIT CODE||UNIT DESCRIPTION|
|CHCCCS004||Assess co-existing needs|
|CHCCCS007||Develop and implement service programs|
|CHCCCS019||Recognise and respond to crisis situations|
|CHCCSM013||Develop workplace communication strategies|
|CHCDEV005||Analyse impacts of sociological factors on people in community work and services|
|CHCDFV001||Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|CHCMGT005||Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety|
|UNIT CODE||UNIT DESCRIPTION|
|CHCCCS017||Provide loss and grief support|
|CHCCCS009||Facilitate responsible behaviour|
|CHCMHS011||Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships|
|CHCMHS005||Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues|
|CHCCOM003||Develop workplace communication strategies|
|CHCMHS003||Provide recovery oriented mental health services|
|CHCMHS004||Work collaboratively with the care network and other services|
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I recently completed my Diploma of Community Services with Kirana. I was incredibly impressed with the level of support I received from my teacher Wendy, who was a great help to me through every step of my study journey. As somebody who has worked in the industry for a few years, gaining this qualification allows me to take my career to the next level. I would recommend Kirana colleges to anybody to further their education.
Sheralyn was able to give me sound, useful advice when I was struggling balancing family/work and study. I really appreciate the fact that Sheralyn went above and beyond her duties in supporting and educating me through my Diploma, sometimes working early or late to have a conversation about a concept I was struggling with.
From the get-go Kirana was wonderful. From all the online colleges I emailed, Kirana replied first. They were super easy to deal with and set up payments without trouble. The course was amazing. I learnt so much studying online, and the help I got from my trainers was prompt, easy to understand and friendly. The website is set out in a way that anything is easy to find and working through the course content was so simple. Thank you Kirana Colleges for all your help, and for setting me up in a career for life!
From the initial phone call with Kirana Colleges I knew that they would be the right choice and I was not disappointed. I appreciated the flexibility of a self-paced course that was provided for me, the learning materials were clear and to the point. Office staff, student support and my teacher were always available to answer any queries and help me out when I needed it. Thank you for making my experience so smooth!
Studying online was totally new to me and quite a daunting prospect, but Kirana made it so easy. From initial contact, right through to the end, each person I dealt with in the organisation was extremely friendly, professional, and respectful.
I never felt like I was doing my course on my own. I always knew that I had support, with feedback to questions almost immediately every time.
I highly recommend Kirana Colleges to anyone looking into a qualification.
I highly recommend Kirana for anyone wanting user friendly online learning and excellent course material. The communication and support from my trainer went beyond my expectations, I certainly didn’t feel as though I was studying alone.
Achieving my Diploma was an enjoyable and rewarding experience thanks to Kirana.