The Diploma of Community Services will teach you to use your compassion and skills to assist people in making a better life for themselves. You will learn how to work with complex clients and implement strategies to service individuals, groups and communities. You will be given a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as learn how to help those with alcohol and drug issues. The practical work placement of this course will give you the hands-on experience you need to step into your new role.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to pursue job opportunities such as;

  • Case Coordinator
  • Case Worker or Manager
  • Alcohol and other Drug Worker
  • Client Service Assessor
  • Community Service Worker
  • Community Worker or Coordinator
  • Coordinator Family Services
  • Early Intervention Worker
  • Group Facilitator Coordinator
  • Pastoral Care Counsellor
  • Pastoral Care Manager
  • Program Coordinator or Manager
  • Senior Youth Officer or Chaplain
  • Social Welfare Worker
  • Support Facilitator
  • Welfare Worker
  • Family Support Worker

Course Code: CHC52015

CRICOS Code: 095396M

Fees: $17,748

Includes a $250 non-refundable enrolment fee and a $500 material and resources fee.
Duration: 78 Weeks (60 study weeks and up to 18 break weeks)

Entry Requirements:

  • International students must be at least 18 years of age
  • Students must demonstrate English language proficiency at IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
  • Students must have an Australian Higher School Certificate or equivalent
  • Students must pass Working With Children/Vulnerable People Check (including Police Clearance) in the state or territory you are planning to work in, prior to work placement

Intakes: January, April, July and October.

Timetable: 20 hours per week including classroom, online learning and work placement.

Work Placement: This course requires 240 hours of supervised work placement in an approved registered organisation.

Assessment: Our courses involve a combination of classroom and online learning, practical sessions, research and project work, plus work placement in a registered education and care organisation. Students are required to attend classroom-based face-to-face training and to study online in their own time. We utilise a range of assessment methods, including role plays, written assessments, skills demonstration, projects, presentations, training records and work samples for the assessment of competency.

Recognition of prior learning:
You may apply to have previous courses, formal qualifications, knowledge, work experience and/or life experiences assessed for credit or exemption towards this course. Please contact us for more information.

Ready to enrol? Go to our CONTACT page to get in touch with one of our international team members. Alternatively, you can email our International Admissions team at