The Gordon

Diploma of Community Services

CHC52015

Geelong

This diploma qualification delivers skills for advocacy and managing clients as well as working in a supervisory capacity to create and run community programs.

There are multiple ways to study Diploma of Community Services with The Gordon

  • $5,070*

    + $225 fees

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  • Gov. subsidised (VIC)

    Additional fees may apply

    • Start
    • Duration
    • Delivery
  • Geelong

    • July 17, 2017

    • Full time (2 years), Part time (4 years)

    • In class

    In class Full time (2 years), Part time (4 years)

  • $11,830*

    + $225 fees

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  • Full price

    Additional fees may apply

    • Start
    • Duration
    • Delivery
  • Geelong

    • July 17, 2017

    • Full time (2 years), Part time (4 years)

    • In class

    In class Full time (2 years), Part time (4 years)

*Verified June 23, 2017. Prices and fees are advertised by the provider and may be estimates only. Prices and fees can vary or change. Please check with the provider before enrolling. To learn more, read our editorial policy.

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How it works

Entry Requirements
18 years old, Year 12, Police check, Interview, Working with children, Information session

One, some or all of these entry requirements must be met. Check with the provider before enrolling.

Recognition
Nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Assessment
Coursework, assessment
Work Placement
430 hours

Course Overview

Become a professional social welfare worker with this comprehensive course, which equips you with the skills, knowledge and experience to enter the community services industry.

The course is also accredited by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA), so you can be sure you are training with the best.

The course develops your knowledge across areas of sociology, welfare law, human rights, psychology and counselling skills. You will also develop practical skills to work effectively with individuals, families, groups and communities.

  • Aboriginal Housing Worker
  • Aboriginal Neighbourhood House Coordinator
  • Assistant Community Services Worker
  • Assistant Community Worker
  • Care Team Leader
  • Case Coordinator (Community Services)
  • Case Coordinator (Disability)
  • Community Access Coordinator
  • Community Care Manager
  • Community Development Worker for Social Housing
  • Community Housing Resources Worker
  • Community Housing Worker
  • Community Program Coordinator
  • Community Services Coordinator
  • Community Work Coordinator
  • Community Worker
  • Coordinator of Volunteer Work
  • Disability Team Leader
  • Early Intervention Worker
  • Family Services Coordinator
  • Family Support Worker
  • Housing Assistant
  • Housing Manager
  • Pastoral Care Counsellor
  • Pastoral Care Worker
  • Senior Youth Worker
  • Support Facilitator (Community Services)
  • Support Facilitator (Disability)
  • Team Leader
  • Welfare Support Worker
  • Youth Housing Support Worker
  • Community Recreation Coordinator

Course Content

To obtain a Diploma of Community Services with The Gordon, you’ll need to complete some or all of the following units of study successfully. Units may vary or change so check with the provider before enrolling.

A total of 16 Study Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

Core Units

8 Core Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Develop and implement service programs
    CHCCCS007

  • Develop workplace communication strategies
    CHCCOM003

  • Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
    CHCDEV002

  • Manage and promote diversity
    CHCDIV003

  • Manage legal and ethical compliance
    CHCLEG003

  • Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
    CHCMGT005

  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    CHCPRP003

  • Manage work health and safety
    HLTWHS004

Elective Units

8 Elective Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Provide systems advocacy services
    CHCADV005

  • Assess co-existing needs
    CHCCCS004

  • Implement participation and engagement strategies
    CHCCDE004

  • Implement community development strategies
    CHCCDE011

  • Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
    CHCCSL001

  • Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
    CHCCSM005

  • Confirm client developmental status
    CHCDEV001

  • Implement trauma informed care
    CHCMHS013

Course Provider

The Gordon is an icon in Geelong and has solid strategies, priorities and directions to continue its proud tradition and history of great success. In 2010 The Gordon was awarded the Large Training Provider of the Year at the Victorian Training Awards.

Registered
1996
Courses
272
Provider Type
Government
Restrictions

No Restrictions