Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)
Course Code: CHC52015
CRICOS Code: 106226A
Duration: 52 weeks (39 weeks class and 8 weeks break)
Work placement: 100 hours minimum
Location: Melbourne CBD, Hobart CBD
Intake: Jan, April, July & Oct (* Monthly intake available for onshore students )
Tuition Fees: $15,000
Application Fee: $350
This qualification has been designed for potential and current international students. They will be involved in classroom-based training in a full time capacity to gain the qualification. These individuals would be interested in working with and for the community.
Students will have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management. They can provide direct support to individuals or groups of individuals. They can also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management; program coordination or the development of new business opportunities.
There are no entry requirements specified in the training package, however, CAC recommends that Learners wanting to study at Central Australian College have:
- Must have satisfactorily completed an equivalent of Australian year 12 or Certificate III or higher.
- Must have IELTS score of 5.5 (or equivalent) or satisfactory completion of CAC entry test, or a completion of an ELICOS program.
- All international students must be at least 18 years of age or above to study at Central Australian College.
- Must participate in Pre-Training Assessment, prior to commencement of the course.
Students are required to produce a valid working with Children Check and National Police Clearance prior to commencement of placement.
Delivery is on campus. It includes face to face delivery in the classroom with tutorials, analysis of case studies, interactive learning including discussion on key points, presentation. Simulated workplace environment is created for practice, learners are expected to undertake 100 hours of work placement to achieve this qualification.
Links with Community service centres will be developed and placements will be sourced in the local and surrounding areas, to allow students to complete work placement in a real work setting.
Assessment methods are flexible, valid, reliable and fair. Assessment strategies include:
- Project/Case study
- Written/Oral Questions
- Practical Observation/Demonstration/Role play
- Third Party Report
- Workplace Documentation/Portfolio
- Problem Solving
- AV Media file
- RPL Evidence
Student must complete assessments at workplace and carry out 100 hours of work placement.
Pathways from the qualification
Further training pathways from this qualification leads to higher tertiary education. Students after completion can enrol into Advanced Diploma qualification or relevant Bachelor degree courses such as Bachelor of Social work.
To be awarded the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Service (Case Management), students must complete and demonstrate competency in 16 units of competency, consisting of 8 Core Units plus 8 Electives Units.
|Core or Elective||Unit code||Unit name|
|Core||CHCDEV002||Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services|
|Core||CHCDIV003||Manage and promote diversity|
|Core||CHCCOM003||Develop workplace communication strategies|
|Core||CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|Core||HLTWHS004||Manage work health and safety|
|Core||CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|Elective||BSBPEF501||Manage personal and professional development|
|Elective||CHCCCS004||Assess co-existing needs|
|Elective||CHCCSM004||Coordinate complex case requirements|
|Elective||CHCCSM005||Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management|
|Elective||CHCCSM006||Provide case management supervision|
|Elective||BSBWOR502||Lead and manage team effectiveness|
|Core||CHCMGT005||Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes|
|Elective||BSBPMG522||Undertake project work|
|Core||CHCCCS007||Develop and implement service programs|
Fees may change during your course of study. CAC reserves the right to discontinue or alter any course date, tuition or service fee, location, timetable or staffing without prior notice. This will constitute a provider default and all tuition fees will be handled in accordance with Central Australian College’s Refund Policy. Interest will not be credited to Student Fees or disbursements and therefore no interest will be recovered by students in the event of cancellation. Students must maintain valid Overseas Student Health Care insurance throughout their enrollment.