CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services
Course Name: CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services
Duration: 18 months
Study: 20 hours of contact study per week
|Recognition||Nationally recognised – meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards|
|Study mode||Face-to-face classes|
|Location||On campus (5/40 Phillip Street, St Marys, Sydney, NSW)|
|Study load||18 months (includes 100 hours of clinical placement)|
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, the candidate must have completed 100 hours of work placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
- Community Care Manager,
- Coordinator of Volunteer Work
- Team Leader,
- Care Team Leader
- Family Services Coordinator
- Support Facilitator (Community Services)
- Community Housing Resources Worker
- Community Development Worker for Social Housing,
- Aboriginal Housing Worker
- Community Services Coordinator
- Case Coordinator (Disability)
- Youth Housing Support Worker
- Family Support Worker
- Case Coordinator (Community Services)
- Early Intervention Worker
- Community Program Coordinator
This qualification will provide you with the core skills required to perform a range of community service-based roles such as involving social housing, case management and youth and family welfare.
During your studies some of the things you will learn include:
- Communicate effectively and on behalf of clients
- Apply all aspects of case management, including complex assessment and referral
- Implement community development strategies
- Understand the impacts of sociological factors on clients
- Promoting diversity
- Improving professional practice
- Practical Demonstration
- Short answers and scenarios
- Case study and extended answer
- Workplace logbook
- Clinical observation checklist
What is Clinical Placement?
A Clinical Placement is a mandatory part of your course where you learn in a live work environment at one of our partner care facilities. You will be supervised and conduct practical training and demonstrate a range of competencies. The placement is conducted for at least 100 hours and will occur towards the end of the course. It is usually completed in 3 weeks. Timings for each shift will be negotiated with the facility once the time arrives for you to commence placement. Your assessment schedule will highlight what you need to perform and demonstrate in the workplace.
What are the benefits?
By undertaking placement, you will get a chance to put the knowledge you have learned in your course into practice. You will also develop practical, on the job skills and consolidate your learning. Placement is often the most rewarding part of a student’s course. Working face-to-face with clients and colleagues in your chosen field and seeing what you are learning put into practice is challenging, yet exciting and makes a large difference to your career confidence.
If you study with us you will notice the quality of our industry expertise by our clinical placements. You will be able to choose to be placed within our network of clinical facilities from 50 to 170 in-residents. In our largest clinical facility, you will be rotating with over 200 staff members and learn from them how to better care for residents.
You will need to undertake your clinical placement in an organisation involved in professional services such as a Group Home, Respite Centre or Aged Care facility. The host organisation will provide you with access to specialist equipment and resources. Your Assessor/trainer will help guide you through your placement period and will be in regular contact with you and your Workplace Supervisor. Some facilities may require your immunisation records. If not sufficient, they may ask you to be immunised.
What support will I get?
It is our responsibility to organise your placement. You will have regular contact with your trainer/assessor during site visits and you will be partnered with a workplace staff member and have a designated Supervisor while on shift. Students are required to make their own travel arrangements to and from their placement activity.
- We understand that you may already have many skills and areas of expertise that you have obtained in different ways and these are recognised through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.
- We have developed an RPL application kit for this course.
- The Student Handbook provides more information about our RPL process. Alternatively, you can liaise with our administration staff to gain more information.
- Students are not required to repeat any unit or module in which they have already been assessed as competent, unless a regulatory requirement requires this. If a student provides suitable evidence that they have successfully completed a unit or module at any RTO, then they will be credited for that unit.
- In the case of any non-equivalent units of competency, an analysis will be undertaken to determine the equivalence of the study with the relevant units offered at INT Nurse Training before granting credit.
- Please note that providing credit for previous studies is not recognition of prior learning (RPL). RPL is an assessment-only pathway of determining the competence of a person, while proving credit is recognising the equivalence in content and learning outcomes between different types of learning and/or qualifications previously undertaken and completed successfully.
- Domestic students have up to 52 weeks to complete the program via e-learning, as assisted self-paced learning. Domestic students work to a set amount of study hours per week and do not observe the traditional academic structure of set terms or observance of term breaks and holidays.
Host Organisation Requirements
In all cases you will need to obtain a Working with Vulnerable People check as part of a National Police Clearance check, prior to commencing your placement. Our partner facilities will not let people commence placement without having the required clearances. This check can be obtained online. You will also be required to have a current first aid certificate (HLTAID003 Provide first aid). This short course can be undertaken at INT Nurse Training.
You will need to be physically fit as the role may involve a variety of tasks that require physical activity, such as providing direct personal care including showering, transferring and assisting clients with mobility and a range of other manual handling tasks. Please inform staff at enrolment if you have any physical disabilities or limitations as these may restrict you from participating in the practical components of the training and assessment. By advising us it will allow us to make reasonable adjustments to your training and assessment plan.
There are 16 units to be completed in this qualification, 8 core units and 8 elective units, in accordance with the packaging rules.
You may elect to pay the full course fee up front or we can organise payment instalments for you to assist with your circumstances. The option exists for you to make regular payments at set intervals throughout your course. We will need to formalise a payment schedule in that instance. Please enquire with administration for more details (call 1800 046 846 or email email@example.com)
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 52 Weeks
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes