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- This course is 100% Online with 120 hours of work placement
Our (CHC52015) Diploma of Community Services is for people interested in working at a more senior level within the community services sector. It prepares you to manage, coordinate and deliver programs and services to individuals, groups and communities with various needs.
It is designed for people already working in the industry who are working their way up to more responsibility and a higher skill set and it often involves supervising others and managing performance. It is ideal if you are interested in moving up to a more senior role and it offers a recognised pathway to university.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Program Manager
- Case Manager (case management specialisation available)
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration Study Load
- 18 month duration
- Online learning and assessment +120 hours of work placement in a community services-based organisation (if required)
The course is delivered’ online through an easy-to-use, e-learning platform that stores the learning (reading) material and assessment tasks. Almost everything is managed through the online portal.
Unlike other training providers, though, we only assign students with one primary Assessor to mark all of your assessments from start to finish. It’s one of our personal touches. By working with only one Assessor, you get the advantage of building rapport with an industry expert who can better guide and support you because they will get to know you and will have an understanding of your specific needs and circumstances.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course
This course requires a minimum of 120 hours of work experience. This is mandatory for anyone who isn’t already working in the industry. It’s a structured program that involves completing a set of written and practical tasks in the workplace.
We’ll help you find an employer who is willing to provide you with work experience and support you through the practical skills component of the course. If you’re already working in the industry, you’ll need to complete these tasks in your current workplace.
Recognition of Prior Learning
If you have related prior qualifications and professional experience, you could be eligible for RPL (recognition) which means you could be exempt from having to study part or all of a qualification.
It’s a smart way to move up and remain current by holding the most updated qualification. RPL is a process which starts with a simple self-assessment questionnaire so we can advise you to proceed with the application or suggest some further training or experience.
This course is designed on competency-based learning, which means there are no tests or exams. Instead, there are a range of assessment tasks, including:
- Short answer questions
- Written activities
- Observation of practical skills
- Portfolio based evidence
The Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015) is made up of 16 units:
About National College Australia (NCA)
National College Australia (NCA) is a respected Registered Training Organisation (RTO), with a range of online education courses that provides the opportunity to secure a future in community services, aged care, allied health, mental health, disability care and leisure and health. Our qualifications are nationally accredited so they are recognised by employers right across Australia.
We offer Certificate and Diploma level courses whether you are new to the industry or looking to move into a management role. Courses are delivered online via a Learning Management System, so you can fit study in around your work and lifestyle. Our online courses are available to anyone in Australia and include qualifications in the following areas:
- Aged Care
- Allied Health
- Community Services
- Mental Health
- Leisure and Health
National College Australia Pty Ltd is a Registered Training Organization (RTO 91000)