A career in community service is rewarding and fulfilling for those who are passionate about helping others and making change. A Diploma of Community Services teaches students the knowledge and skills to provide essential services to individuals, families and groups.
Studying the Diploma of Community Services at Aurora Training Institute helps students gain specialised skills in community service to prepare for supervisor or management roles in community service-focused organisations.
Diploma of Community Services Course Delivery
At Aurora Training Institute, we maximise our course delivery so that our students get the most out of the time they spend studying with us. We have developed a comprehensive syllabus for the Diploma of Community Services, delivered over 12 months, that educates and inspires students who undertake the course.
Training and assessment will be delivered online and in the workplace. To achieve a Diploma of Community Services, students must complete 16 units which consist of 8 core units and 8 elective units. The elective units allow students to break into two branches of study, case management and general electives.
Students who pursue Case Management serve as patient advocates to support, guide and coordinate care for their patients or clients and to improve their well-being. Case management is essential to various industries, including the medical, mental health and social work fields.
General elective subjects give students a holistic understanding of community service-driven roles in society. In the 8 general elective units, students learn leadership skills, how to respond in a crisis and to facilitate responsible behaviour in and out of the workplace.
The Diploma of Community Services also incorporates a work experience module within the core units, allowing students to get practical and real-world learning experience. Students will need to complete at least 100 hours of work placement to complete the unit.
The Diploma of Community Services will give you the high-level skills needed for a role within a community organisation. Students learn:
- How to work with vulnerable community members
- Develop and implement service programs
- Manage legal and ethical compliance
- Advocate and represent marginalised communities
- Valuable research skills
- How to work within legal and ethical frameworks
The CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services also creates a pathway to relevant Bachelor’s degree courses in person-centred services. Our highly-experienced teaching staff will give you one-on-one guidance and the industry knowledge you need to succeed in the community sector.
Study a Community Services Diploma Online
We offer the Diploma of Community Services in a flexible learning environment. Online learning is available, however, some contact hours are required. Contact the friendly student services team at Aurora Training Institute to discuss what learning plans are available to you.
Diploma in Community Services Job Prospects
A community worker is a professional with the knowledge, skills and, most importantly, passion, to empower people. The skills learned in the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services open students up to make a real difference in people’s lives. The skills learned can be applied to various job roles and functions within the industry, such as aged care, disability work, mental health and youth work.
Community service jobs play an essential role in society, and according to the Australian Government, the occupation and job prospects will significantly grow in the coming years. Our CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services teaches students a high level of communication skills, giving them the confidence and qualifications to seek work as a case manager or community services worker. Future employment opportunities include but are not limited to:
- Crisis/Early Intervention Coordinator
- Disability Worker
- Social Housing Coordinator
- Community Services Worker
- Welfare Worker
- Case Manager
- Family Support Worker