Diploma of Community Services

Course Code: CHC52021
CRICOS: 114647B


With this advanced qualification, you can take the next step in your community services career. This course will prepare you for a position with a community organisation by providing you with high-level abilities.






After completing this course, you will have the confidence and abilities to pursue a career as a case manager or community services worker.

This qualification reflects the role of community services workers involved in the delivery, management and coordination of person-centred services to individuals, groups, and communities.

At this level, workers have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously within their scope of practice under broad directions from senior management.

Workers support people to make change in their lives to improve personal and social wellbeing and may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers. They may also undertake case management and program coordination.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 200 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Nationally Recognised Training

Career Prospects

Successful completion of Diploma of Community Services may provide career opportunities as:

  • Community Services Worker
  • Welfare Worker
  • Case Manager
  • Family Support Worker

What to study next?

Students who successfully complete this course may progress onto other courses such as a Diploma of Business, Diploma of Leadership and Management, or an Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management.

Upon successful completion of the 16 units of competency in this course, students will be issued the Diploma of Community Services qualification.

If a student does not complete the full qualification but has successfully achieved units, a Statement of Attainment will be issued upon request by the student, indicating the units completed. Graduates may be eligible for credit towards a university and/or guaranteed entry to a top Australian University.

Capital College has also secured articulation pathways with several leading higher education institutes- learn more and check out our list of partner universities.

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