CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services


This qualification reflects the roles of community services, case management and social housing workers involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities.

At this level, workers have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management. Workers are usually providing direct support to individuals or groups of individuals. Workers may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management, program coordination or the development of new business opportunities.

The qualification requires that candidates must have completed at least 100 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

As students completing this qualification who wish to register with the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) will need to complete total work placement hours of 420 hours.



Face to Face/Workplace Learning/Self Paced Learning

Course Duration:

The course duration delivered over 104 weeks.

Your specific course duration will be determined based on your existing relevant knowledge, skills and experience upon entering the course through Global International College’s pre-enrolment assessment process. Enquire now for more information.

What are the entry requirements?

Age requirements

International students must be 18 years of age or above at the time of their course commencement at Global International College.

Academic requirements

To enter this qualification, applicants should have successfully completed Australian equivalent of Year 12 or higher.

English language requirements for International students:

International students must demonstrate English language proficiency with minimum score of:

  • IELTS overall band of 5.5 (Academic), or
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) 46, or
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English) 36; or equivalent.

Pre-training Review

All student must undertake pre-training review prior to the enrolment which aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, relevance of the courses to student, basic computing skills and interview conducted by Global International College enrolment officer. Interview also aims to identify possible CT/RPL opportunities, confirm oral communication skills. Through pre-training review, student will demonstrate that they have necessary skills to successfully complete the course.


A range of assessment methods will be used to assess required skills and knowledge for each unit of competency. These may include but not limited to may be case studies, written or verbal questioning, role plays, observations and practical demonstration. Students will be notified in advance of the time and form of an assessment. As this is a competency based training, outcome of the student assessment will be deemed Competent (C ) or Not Yet Competent (NYC).

Work placement:

The students are required to undertake at least 120 hours of work placement over 4 weeks in an approved and regulated aged care facility to complete the requirements of this qualification. Global International College will arrange work placement for students at an approved and regulated aged care facility and a location suitable for students. Students are required to completed assessment tasks and maintain a logbook throughout the placement.

What are the qualification pathways after taking the course?

After achieving CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services, learners may wish to continue their education in courses related to health care and community services. Learners may also progress into a CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management or related course depending upon individual requirements of higher education providers.

Is Credit Transfer/Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) available?

Global International College has a Credit Transfer/Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy, to ensure that an individual’s prior learning, achieved through formal and informal training, work experience or other life experiences, is appropriately recognised. This recognition may assist students to progress faster through a unit of competency, or allow the student full credit.


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Course Price $ 24,300