CHC52021 - Diploma of Community Services

Qualification: CHC52021 - Diploma of Community Services

Qualification CRICOS Code:112632C

Qualification Status: Current

AQF Level: 5

Entry Requirement:

There is no pre-requisites or specific entry requirement for this qualification. This course is available to all international students and Penfold College requires that students are able to provide evidence that they:

  • Have demonstrated an IELTS level at a score of at least 6.0 or equivalent or demonstration of successful completion of at least General English at Advanced level or English for Academic Purposes at Advanced level.
  • Successfully meets the requirements and satisfies the criteria of Genuine Student Test.
  • Must have sound digital literacy and access to working internet and access to working PC or laptop with a configuration suitable to meet study requirements. Please seek your trainer/assessor assistance in this regard.
  • Have a suitable level of language, literacy and numeracy to complete course requirements with or without additional support that the Penfold College is able to provide.
  • Have successfully completed Australian year 12 or equivalent.
  • Are at least at age of 18 on the date of course commencement. 
  • Student must obtain a valid AFP National Police Check certificate with no criminal records reported/recorded prior to the commencement of practical placement. These documents are to be obtained by students at their own cost.

Please Note:

  1. All the students commencing this course are required to complete the LLN test on the orientation day to assist the Penfold College. to identify student’s needs for additional support during their study with the Penfold College.
  2. If the student is opting ELICOS packaged with any vocational course, the student is required to demonstrate IELTS of 5.0 or equivalent.

Total Core Units: 8

Total Electives Units: 8

Mode of Delivery: Face to face (Classroom based)

Location of course: Level 3, 123 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Course Fees:

Total Course Fee: AUD 25,000

Tuition Fee: AUD 23,000

Material Fee: AUD 1,750

Application Fee: AUD 250 (non-refundable)

Total Course Duration: 104 weeks, including 88 study weeks and 16 weeks of holidays.

Pathways:

Pathways for Students

The further study pathways available to students who undertake this qualification include:

  • CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Client Assessment and Case Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Career Development Practice
  • Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling
  • Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution

Employment pathways:

  • Community Care Manager
  • Coordinator of Volunteer Work
  • Team Leader/Care Team Leader
  • Family Services Coordinator
  • Support Facilitator (Community Services)
  • Community Housing Resources Worker
  • Community Development Worker for Social Housing
  • Community Recreation Coordinator
  • Housing Assistant/Manager
  • Assistant/Community Worker
  • Aboriginal Housing Worker
  • Community Services Coordinator
  • Case Coordinator (Disability)
  • Youth Housing Support Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Community Access Coordinator
  • Pastoral Care Counsellor
  • Aboriginal Neighbourhood House Coordinator
  • Welfare Support Worker
  • Senior Youth Worker
  • Disability Team Leader/Support Facilitator (Disability)
  • Community Housing Worker
  • Community Work Coordinator
  • Early Intervention Worker
  • Community Program Coordinator
  • Pastoral Care Worker
  • Assistant Community Services Worker.

Course Structure:

A total of 16 Units (8 Core and 8 electives) must be completed and deemed competent to achieve the qualification CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services. Participants who achieve competency in any unit/s will receive a Statement of Attainment (provided USI is verified) for that unit/s without completing all 16 units in the qualification. Students completing all the required units of competency will attain full qualification.

Code Title  Core/ Elective
CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs* Core
CHCCOM003 Develop workplace communication strategies Core
CHCDEV002 Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services* Core
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity* Core
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance Core
CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes* Core
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice* Core
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety Core
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs Elective
CHCCSM004 Coordinate complex case requirements* Elective
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management* Elective
CHCDEV001 Confirm client developmental status* Elective
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion* Elective
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships* Elective
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs* Elective
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people* Elective

Assessment Methodology

Assessment methods used for this qualification are varied and will provide a range of ways for individuals to demonstrate that they have met the required outcomes. Assessment methods may include:

  • Written questions
  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Report writing
  • Role plays/observations
  • Kitchen based demonstration
  • Work placement

At the beginning of each unit, your trainer and assessor will outline the assessment tasks that must be completed

Facilities and Resources

Your classes will be conducted in modern classrooms and you will be able to access Wi-Fi. There are also areas for you to relax, as well as conduct additional study.

You will be provided with a Student Guide relevant to each unit in your course. Recommended textbooks are also available onsite for you to use and borrow if you wish. You may also purchase these textbooks if you require. You would also be provided with the protective clothing kit.

The recommended textbook for this course is:

Automotive Technology A Systems Approach(Publisher: Cengage, 7th Edition)

Course Progress Policy

Penfold College will monitor, records and assesses the course progress of each student for the course in which the student is enrolled. Course Progress Policy defines the requirements for student satisfactory course progress, the processes for monitoring, recording and assessing the student course progress and the processes for the Penfold College intervention strategies for identifying and assisting students to achieve satisfactory course progress. The procedure sets out the processes for reporting student unsatisfactory course progress on PRISMS according to ESOS Act Section 19.

Penfold College assess student’s progress at the end of each compulsory Term. The Term is 11 weeks long for all qualifications on CRICOS scope. While every attempt would be made to keep consistency in term weeks, however number of weeks in the defined term may also factor in the duration and the completion of units of competency, which enable Penfold College to determine student participation and course progress in any given successfully completed term. One Term is considered the minimum length of time in which it is reasonable for the Administration Manager to make an assessment of a student’s course progress.

  • Satisfactory course progress is achieved where a student successfully completes at least 50% of course requirements in a successfully completed Term.
  • Unsatisfactory progress is defined as not successfully completing or demonstrating competency in more than 50% of the course requirements in a successfully completed Term.
  • Course breach is defined as not successfully completing or demonstrating competency in more than 50% of the course requirements in TWO consecutives successfully completed Terms or NOT responding to intervention meeting invitation within 10 working days from the receiving the invitation.

Penfold College will also monitor overseas student attendance (but would not report, unless otherwise required) in the process of course progress monitoring and reporting. However overseas students must meet their visa obligations regarding attendance, wherever applicable.

You will also be provided with further information about course progress and attendance requirements at your orientation.  For further details, please refer to Course Progress Policy and Procedure.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/Credit Transfer (CT)

Penfold College will offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) to all prospective students through the enrolment process. Penfold College has documented policies and procedures for these processes and students are provided details of how to apply for RPL or Credit Transfer through the enrolment process. For further details, please refer to RPL and Credit Transfer Policy and Procedure.

Further Information

For all further details, please refer to International Student Handbook on for all related policies and procedures (policies and procedures also available on www.penfold.edu.au) and other important information related to international students including Covid-19, living cost, life and study in Melbourne, etc.

Please contact the Administration Manager at admin@penfold.edu.au or at +61 (3) 8637 0343 for further information.

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