CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services

CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services


This qualification reflects the role of community services workers involved in the delivery, management and coordination of person-centred services to individuals, groups, and communities.

At this level, workers have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously within their scope of practice under broad directions from senior management.

Workers support people to make change in their lives to improve personal and social well-being and may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers. They may also undertake case management and program coordination.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 200 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice

 Course Details:

Course Duration

Two (2) year full time

Total Duration: 104 Weeks (including holidays)

Contact Weeks: 80 Weeks

This course will be delivered over a period of 104 weeks (including holidays). Classes will be schedules for 80 weeks over 8 academic terms of 10 weeks each. There will be a 24 week holiday over the qualifications. Course duration may change for students granted course credits and/or RPL.

Class and simulation sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components, and those classes cater for a wide variety of learning styles. Additionally, workplace practices and environments are simulated and used to conduct skills-based assessments in accordance with unit requirements. Classes are scheduled for 20 hours per week.

Delivery mode and location

This course will be delivered face-to-face in a classroom-based setting which includes the simulation of care-based environment. This course also has work placement requirements.

The course will be delivered in our Melbourne (VIC) campus

Suite 1, Level 11, 343 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Entry Requirements

This course has the following entry requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent (test results must be no more than 2 years old)
  • Have completed a Year 12 or equivalent high school certificate

Entry Requirements

Work Placement

Career Outcomes

Education Pathways

Enrolment and Orientation

Additional Support

Training Arrangements

Assessment Methods

Other Requirements

Library Resources

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CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services