Community Services

CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It addresses work in roles that usually involve service delivery, either direct client work and/or community education or development projects. Workers at this level operate at an advanced skill level and may also have responsibility for the supervision of other staff and volunteers.

CHC52015 Diploma in Community Services is for people who are usually also involved in service delivery, either direct client work and/or health promotion and community development projects. Workers at this level operate at an advanced skill level and may also have a leadership role with some responsibility for supervision of other staff.

Career Opportunities

Students who complete the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services may gain employment as a community services worker in a variety of community organisations.

Study Pathways

Completing the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services is a pathway to a UTAS qualification.

Location, dates and times

SOUTH
Clarence Campus

  • Next Intake:  10 February to 4 December 2020
  • Duration:  1 year if students have completed CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services with TasTAFE or 2 years if students have not completed CHC42015 Certificate in IV Community Services  (NB: Work placement days, and the start and finish times may vary)

Information Session:

Clarence Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 10am to 12pm
Room C1.03/04, C Block, 4a Bounty Street, Warrane
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Clarence Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 6pm to 8pm
Room C1.03/04, C Block, 4a Bounty Street, Warrane
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NORTH
Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake:  10 February to 4 December 2020
  • Duration:  1 year if students have completed CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services with TasTAFE or 2 years if students have not completed CHC42015 Certificate in IV Community Services  (NB: Work placement days, and the start and finish times may vary)

Information Sessions:

Alanvale Thursday, 28 November 2019, 10am to 12pm
Room C2.25/26, 54A Alanvale Road, Newnham
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Alanvale Thursday, 28 November 2019, 2pm to 4pm
Room C2.25/26, C Block, 54A Alanvale Road, Newnham
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NORTH WEST
Burnie Campus

  • Next Intake: 10 February to 4 December 2020
  • Duration:  1 year if students have completed CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services with TasTAFE or 2 years if students have not completed CHC42015 Certificate in IV Community Services  (NB: Work placement days, and the start and finish times may vary)

Information and Application Sessions:
Information Sessions:

Burnie Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 10am to 12pm
Room C3.15, C Block, 41 Mooreville Road, Burnie
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Burnie Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 2pm to 4pm
Room C3.15, C Block, 41 Mooreville Road, Burnie
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Burnie Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 6pm to 8pm
Room C3.15, C Block, 41 Mooreville Road, Burnie
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Devonport Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 10am to 12pm
Room A2.18, A Block, 20 Valley Road, Devonport
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Devonport Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 2pm to 4pm
Room A2.18, A Block, 20 Valley Road, Devonport
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Devonport Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 6pm to 8pm
Room A2.18, A Block, 20 Valley Road, Devonport
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STATEWIDE
Trainees and Apprentices  

  • Rolling intake
  • Duration:  3 years part time from the commencement of the enrolment start date.

Learning Options

On Campus Delivery – participation in timetabled workshops at TasTAFE.

  • Classroom/Work Placement/simulated work environment (combination of classroom and work placement and simulation)

Trainees, Apprentices – As a trainee, apprentice you will be working on the job.

  • Workplace (On the job training and assessment) through recognition

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Examples of assessments for this course may include:

  • Written Questions
  • Scenarios
  • Performance Tasks
  • Observations Checklist
  • Third Party Reports

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

Eligible Diploma and Advanced Diploma students who are unable to pay tuition fees up front are able to defer fees under the VET Student Loans scheme. Further details are available at our VET Student Loans page.

What will I need to bring?

Students will need to provide the following, which includes.

  • Folder
  • Paper
  • Pens
  • USB

Are there any ‘other’ costs’?

A working Vulnerable People registration ($19)
A Tasmanian National Police Check ($45.00)

In each delivery area we may have the opportunity to attend optional professional development training relating to community services. Each region will advise you of the additional cost associated with professional development training

Work Placements, Licensing and Other Requirements

All Community Services Workers must meet the qualification requirements set by industry standards.

  • A National Police Check is required
  • A Working with Vulnerable People Card is required

TasTAFE teachers will negotiate and arrange work placements and or work placement projects with Community organisations for students. (NB Work placement days and start and finish times may vary)

Desirable Skills and Attributes

The following skills and attributes will be useful to students studying this course;

  • Develop skills to provide direction and leadership to others
  • Competent use a computer for that may also include tables and diagrams.
  • Ability to produce and present word-processed documents/reports.
  • Ability to obtain, interpret, evaluate and present information from a variety of sources (reading or the internet or via other assistive technology)
  • Ability to gather, interpret and present simple numerical data
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with others
  • Communicate ideas
  • Organise others / group or team co-ordination
  • Manage conflict / solve problems in a constructive manner
  • Participate in the development of strategic initiatives
  • Present information verbally to a group

Suitability

Community and Children’s Services use an information and suitability processes which aims to ensure that each person has sufficient information to make an informed choice and starts at a level that is right for them for their literacy and numeracy level.

On-campus students, flexible delivery students will need to participate in an information and suitability process that requires attendance at an Information and Suitability Session which involves the following;

    • Completion of a suitability assessment booklet, that is a requirement for entry into our courses, which takes about 30-60 minutes
    • Written application, and
    • One-on-one interview with a teacher.

Support is available to help candidates who have literacy/numeracy difficulties and must be requested to us, prior to attending the session, so that teaching staff are aware and able to assist on the day.

Within 21-28 days a Letter of Offer will be sent to successful candidates or a Letter of Offer to an alternative course, if unable to place into desired qualification.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.

Outcome

CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services students will receive a certificate for the completion of all the 16 units required for the qualification. Students who wish to exit prior to completing their full qualification will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for partial completion of their qualification for the units they have achieved a (CP) competency or (RCP) Recognition of Current Competency result.

Qualification Requirements

To achieve a CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services, 16 units must be successfully completed. These include eight core units and eight electives. Electives are selected based on industry and/or employer consultation.

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