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CHC52115

Diploma of Community Development

Upgrade your career in community development with this advanced course that qualifies you to work as a community development officer for local government or not-for-profit groups.

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NEXT START DATE 11 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Far North Queensland North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus Online
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$9,815
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Course overview

Take your career in community development to the next level with this advanced qualification. This course is perfect for those already working in the sector or volunteering in a similar role. You will gain sought-after skills in creative and flexible problem solving that are applicable across a number of high-demand job areas.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working in community and welfare support is expected to grow strongly in the coming years. This large occupation has strong job prospects with around 30,000 job openings anticipated over the next five years. 

This course will give you the specialised skills and knowledge to develop and implement community programs as well as plan and conduct group activities. You will also learn how to provide advocacy and representation services, and develop and support community leadership and action. Our experienced and highly-regarded teaching team will give you the one-on-one guidance and industry experience you need to succeed in the field.

Successful completion of the course will qualify you to work as a community development officer.

What can I do?

  • Community Development Officer

Course outcome:

CHC52115 Diploma of Community Development

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 6 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

Cluster

  • Cluster

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCDE002
    Develop and implement community programs
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCDE002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop community programs to ensure maximum participation.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop and implement community programs

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCDE008
    Support community action
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCDE008
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support the community to represent their own priorities and aspirations through social and public action.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Support community action

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCDE009
    Develop and support community leadership
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCDE009
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to design, provide and promote systems that identify and development both potential and existing leaders to build capacity within the community. Leaders may or may not have a formalised leadership role within the community.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop and support community leadership

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCDE010
    Develop and lead community engagement strategies to enhance participation
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCDE010
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply advanced community engagement skills to increase participation in the community development environment.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop and lead community engagement strategies to enhance participation

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCDE011
    Implement community development strategies
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCDE011
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with individuals, groups and the community to identify issues and develop cooperative processes to facilitate change.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Implement community development strategies

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCDE012
    Work within organisation and government structures to enable community development outcomes
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCDE012
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work within community and government structures to enable community development processes.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work within organisation and government structures to enable community development outcomes

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIV003
    Manage and promote diversity
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIV003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and promote diversity in the workplace, and to contribute to the planning of diversity policies and procedures. This may apply to internal work practices or external service delivery.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage and promote diversity

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTWHS003
    Maintain work health and safety
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTWHS003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and work practices as part of a small work team.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Maintain work health and safety

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
11 Jul 2022
18 months
Part time 1 day per week
Wednesday
Online
  • Full fee: $9,815
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bowen
11 Jul 2022
18 months
Part time 1 day per week
Wednesday
Online
  • Full fee: $9,815
Mount Isa
11 Jul 2022
18 months
Part time 1 day per week
Wednesday
Online
  • Full fee: $9,815
Townsville (Pimlico)
11 Jul 2022
18 months
Part time 1 day per week
Wednesday
Online
  • Full fee: $9,815
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
11 Jul 2022
18 months
Part time 1 day per week
Wednesday
  • Full fee: $9,815
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
11 Jul 2022
18 months
Part time 1 day per week
Wednesday
Online
  • Full fee: $9,815
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bowen
11 Jul 2022
18 months
Part time 1 day per week
Wednesday
Online
  • Full fee: $9,815
Mount Isa
11 Jul 2022
18 months
Part time 1 day per week
Wednesday
Online
  • Full fee: $9,815
Townsville (Pimlico)
11 Jul 2022
18 months
Part time 1 day per week
Wednesday
Online
  • Full fee: $9,815
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
11 Jul 2022
18 months
Part time 1 day per week
Wednesday
  • Full fee: $9,815

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Diploma of Community Development (CHC52115)

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Diploma of Community Development

COURSE CODE: CHC52115
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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VET Student Loan - $10,813 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Need to know

For all students who are undertaking courses that include Vocational Placements in a high risk workplace, Queensland Health has directed that students must declare your COVID-19 Vaccination status and evidence to either TAFE Queensland or the placement provider. 

This may require you providing us or the placement provider information on:

  • Your vaccinate status
  • Last date of vaccination
  • Evidence of vaccine status

Where this information will be collected as part of your application and / or enrolment process.  Any data collected will be managed under the TAFE Queensland Privacy Policy.

This requirement is in place for all students in affected courses, including TAFE at School students.

Those students who have a medical contraindication may be unable to complete the vocational placement component of their course. This means you may not be able to meet all of the requirements of your course and may not be able to graduate or receive your qualification.

If you have any questions or concerns with this requirement, please contact our COVID hotline on 07 3307 4789.

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Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Apply through QTAC

You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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