Diploma of Community Services

Federation TAFE

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.

Entry Requirements:

Satisfactory demonstration of reading, writing and numeracy skills by undertaking the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) AND Certificate IV or higher in a Community Services or Health related area

Structure:

8 core units plus 8 elective units.

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Develop and implement service programs; Develop workplace communication strategies; Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services; Manage and promote diversity; Manage legal and ethical compliance; Manage work health and safety; plus more. Electives: Assess co-existing needs; Manage and maintain tenancy agreements and services; Establish and confirm the counselling relationship; Provide advocacy and representation services; plus more.

Further information:

To achieve this qualification, students must have completed at least 100 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00103D

Related Careers:

Community Worker,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info
Brisbane No info
SMB (Ballarat) No info
Wimmera (Horsham) No info
Camp Street (Ballarat) No info
Gippsland (Churchill) No info
Berwick No info
Wendouree (Rural Science) No info
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info No
Mount Rowan (Rural Science) No info

FedUni TAFE offers a broad range of quality education and training programs that delivers skilled workers to industries including automotive, building and construction, manufacturing, engineering, business, IT, graphic design, food services, agriculture, nursing, hairdressing, beauty therapy, community and children’s services.

Great career opportunities

Trades and traditional ‘blue collar’ careers have fast become a lucrative career option – with many out-earning some of the professional ‘white collar’ qualifications once considered to be the big money makers (think doctors, management, lawyers, accountants). Becoming a master of your trade can open your future career opportunities to a level you never thought possible.

Great teachers

Our teachers have worked in industry, and understand what it takes to become a successful tradesperson or professional. They have been apprentices and know what it’s like to be starting out in the industry.

Great facilities

State-of-the-art trade training facilities include the Building and Construction Training Centre which houses our construction trades; fully operating commercial kitchens, hairdressing, and beauty salons; as well as the Rural Sciences Skills Centre – home to our Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management programs; and the new Manufacturing Engineering Skills Centre.

Great industry contacts

As our teachers have industry experience and because FedUni has a long history in the trade training business, we have close ties with local industries and businesses. This results in a very high placement rate of apprentices and graduates with local companies.

Great range of programs

We offer a wide range of quality TAFE vocational education and training courses, with a focus on apprenticeship and skills training. We are also home to Federation College, offering a range of VET and preparatory courses for those looking for alternative options for completing their education. We offer Certificates, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas. Which course you do will depend on your background, education level and interests. Each program in this guide lists its entry requirements and how to apply. Programs which are listed as Apprenticeships or Traineeships require that you are employed in the relevant industry and have a training agreement with your employer.

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