CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services
If you are eligible for Skilled Capital the cost is $180. If you are not eligible and you are a full fee paying student, then the cost is $6,000.
Course fee for traineeship: $350 (Eligibility for traineeship must be applied)
- Case Manager
- Support Worker
- Youth Worker
- Family Support Worker
- Community Worker
- Case Worker
- Personal Carer
- Care and Protection Worker
- Care Coordinator
- Employment Consultant
This course requires a minimum of 100 hours of vocational experience in a case management setting. This vocational setting must meet the following requirements;
- Minimum 2 colleagues available for WHS consultation
- Organisational policies and procedures
- Minimum 3 clients who come from a diverse cultural or social background.
- Minimum 3 clients who have
- co-existing needs
- at least one (1) complex case requirement
- Minimum 2 peer case workers who are assigned under your supervision
To be successful in the course you must finish 16 subjects called Units of Competency (UOC). There are 8 core units and 8 elective units. Below is a description of the core units;
Core Units (8):
CHCCCS007 – Develop and implement service programs.
- This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to engage consumers, analyse service needs of particular groups and develop programs and services to meet those needs. This unit applies to workers coordinating or managing teams and operations in varied service delivery contexts.
CHCCOM003 – Develop workplace communication strategies
- This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop communication protocols for a team or business unit. This unit applies to workers responsible for overseeing the communication of organisation-specific information to a range of internal and external stakeholders.
CHCDEV002 – Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
- This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to function independently and to plan and undertake community work and associated services. This includes application of knowledge of the broad social and cultural context in which work is planned and implemented in the community services industry. This unit applies to workers who seek to better understand their client groups and issues that impact on the lives of their clients and hence on their delivery of service
CHCDIV003 – Manage and promote diversity
- This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and promote diversity in the workplace, and to contribute to the planning of diversity policies and procedures. This may apply to internal work practices or external service delivery. This unit applies to individuals working in any type of leadership role across all industry sectors.
CHCLEG003 – Manage legal and ethical compliance
- This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities, and then develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities. This unit applies to people working in roles with managerial responsibility for legal and ethical compliance in small to medium sized organisations. There may or may not be a team of workers involved.
CHCMGT005 – Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
- This unit describes the knowledge and skills required by the worker to develop, implement and review formal skills development/maintenance plans with a person with a disability. This unit may apply to work with people with disability in a range of community service contexts
CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
- This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development. This unit applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development.
HLTWHS004 – Manage work health and safety
- This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area, according to WHS legislative requirements. This unit applies to workers who have responsibility for WHS as part of their role, including workers with obligations under WHS legislation, persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs), or their officers (as defined by relevant legislation).
Elective Units (8):
CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issues
- This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues.
CHCMHS002 – Establish self-directed recovery relationships
- This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote the principles of recovery oriented practice, and to establish and confirm self-directed recovery relationships with people with mental illness.
CHCMHS003 – Provide recovery oriented mental health services
- This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively in providing services to implement a range of strategies as part of recovery oriented service provision for people with mental illness.
CHCMHS004 – Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
- This unit describes the skills knowledge required to work collaboratively with the care network and other potential services for a person with mental illness. This work provides a recovery oriented practice approach, involving a variety of health and community service professionals working collaboratively with the person and their care network.
CHCMHS008 – Promote and facilitate self advocacy
- This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to encourage, support and promote self-advocacy. The promotion and facilitation of self-advocacy contributes to a person’s self-determination, empowerment and right to make informed choices in regard to all aspects of their life.
CHCMHS011 – Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
- This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with individuals to assess, promote and review all aspects of wellbeing.
CHCCCS019 – Recognise and respond to crisis situations
- This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to respond effectively to behaviours of concern in clients and othersThese skills are associated with handling difficult incidents rather than managing ongoing behaviours
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
- First Aid will prepare you to provide help in all sorts of emergency situations. You will learn resuscitation techniques if you find someone not breathing and you will learn the most modern ways to use a defibrillator in case someone has a heart attack.