Diploma Community Services

Diploma of Community Services Online

This online 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.

Note that the Statutory & forensic child, youth & family welfare specialisation must be achieved in order to meet the minimum education requirements for child protection and youth justice practice in Victoria. In addition, to meet the minimum education requirements for entry into child protection practice in Victoria, diploma qualifications must be approved by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA).

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

What will you learn online?

You will learn to develop and deliver programs and services that meet various needs of individuals and families. We will train you online to take a holistic approach by providing you with the knowledge to work with a diverse range of people, using a case management approach. You will also learn online other skills such as advocacy, counselling and group work. As part of your online studies, you will gain valuable practical experience through undertaking a fieldwork placement.

Upcoming Programs

Name Enrolment Period Enrolment Period Cost
Diploma of Community Services - Thursday evenings 2023 19/01/2023 17/01/2024 $7,495.00

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