A Diploma of Community Services will give you the skills and knowledge to be a leader in the community services sector! Take your career to the next level and make a difference.
Possible positions include:
- Child Welfare Officer
- Residential Care Worker
- Community Services Case Manager
- Social Housing Coordinator
There are no formal entry requirements to undertake this qualification as per the training package. VERTO however only offers this qualification to existing employees in the industry.
To work in this sector, students must obtain a National Police Check with no offences listed. Any offences listed would exclude students from working in the community services sector with vulnerable persons.
You may also be required to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) should the work require you to be in the vicinity of children and/or an NDIS Worker Check (NDISWC) if it is a requirement of the work placement site.
Our training options are flexible to meet the needs of every student. Training options include face to face, a combination of face to face and online, work based training or traineeships. Average course duration is between 18-24 months.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 100 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
Select for a detailed list of core and elective units
The total number of units - 20
- Core units - 12
- Elective units - 8
|Assess co-existing needs
|Develop and implement service programs
|Recognise and respond to crisis situations
|Facilitate and review case management
|Analyse impacts of sociological factors on people in community work and services
|Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
|Work with diverse people
|Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
|Manage legal and ethical compliance
|Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
|Reflect on and improve own professional practice
|Maintain work health and safety
|Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
|Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management
|Facilitate goal-directed planning
|Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
|Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
|Work with people with mental health issues
|Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
|Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
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Smart and Skilled funding
This training is subsidised by the New South Wales Government. Eligibility criteria applies and concession fees are available for some students. Find out more at Smart and Skilled - Are You Eligible? Fee-for-service and personalised payment plan options are also available.
Additional Course Details
Additional information about the course can be found at: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC52021
Please contact our office on 1300 483 486 if you have any questions. We can discuss customisation of the course to suit your needs. Alternatively, you can