Diploma of Community Services

TAFE Gippsland

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.

Related Careers:

Community Worker,
Campus Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bairnsdale
Yallourn
Forestec
Leongatha
Online
Warragul
Chadstone
Morwell
Lakes Entrance (SEAMEC)
Established in 2014, Federation Training is a partnership between GippsTAFE and Advance TAFE. Building on over 85 years' experience in training and education, Federation Training strives to provide improved opportunities and outcomes for vocational education students across Gippsland and South Eastern Victoria.

With ten campuses from Chadstone across the state to Lakes Entrance, Federation Training offer a diverse range of programs and specially designed learning environments, providing students with the opportunity to get hands on and develop skills and experience in the industry of their choice.

Federation Training aims to create one united education model for Gippsland that will provide opportunities for local students and an exciting learning environment for those seeking a regional educational experience.

Federation Training has a variety of courses from pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships and traineeships, to certificates, diplomas and advanced diplomas. Students can choose to study courses in business, health, general education or trades. Students can also study a Federation University degree at Federation Training, with flexible pathway options that take them from diploma to bachelor degree in just 2-3 years.

Flexible study options mean students can complete their course in a way that best suits their lifestyle. They can study full time, part time or online with confidence that they will be equipped with the skills they need to get ahead in the workforce.

With great relationships with local industry, Federation Training courses are developed to meet the requirements of the workplace. This ensures students have access to employment opportunities once they graduate.

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