Diploma of Community Services

Victoria University (VU)

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
Sydney
Footscray Park
Sunshine
City King
St Albans
Werribee
City Flinders
City Queen
Victoria University is the only university in Australia to use the block teaching model, which has been in operation throughout Sweden and parts of North America for more than four decades.

First-year and second-year students at Victoria University complete one subject every four weeks, are assessed, and then proceed to the next four-week unit. Immersion in each subject allows students to master it, rather than juggling four units at once. From 2020, all students will be taught in this way.

Victoria University is one of only six Australian universities to combine higher education and vocational and further education with its Victoria University Polytechnic, which is based on multiple university campuses. The Polytechnic creates pathways direct to the workforce or to university degrees.

VU College offers English language courses, pathway diplomas and courses for international students at its Melbourne and Sydney campuses as well as offshore with international education partners.

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