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  • CHC52015

Diploma of Community Services

Social Housing
At a glance

At a glance

Take the next step in your career in community services with this advanced qualification. This course is perfect for people who want to work within the social housing area.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Community Services Worker
  • Social Housing Coordinator
COURSE OUTCOME

CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

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Course overview

Course overview

Take the next step in your career in community services with this advanced qualification. This course will give you the high-level skills needed for a role within the social housing area. The sector is currently experiencing growth with the government projecting up to 50,000 new job openings in the next five years.

This course will give you high-level communication skills, knowledge and strategies to work with various individuals in the social housing sector. You will gain valuable research skills and be taught how to work within legal and ethical frameworks. This specialisation will give you the skills required to manage and maintain tenancy agreements, represent organisations in courts or tribunals, and acquire properties in accordance with relevant legislations, policies and procedures. Our highly-experienced teaching staff will give you one-on-one guidance and the industry knowledge you need to succeed in the community sector.

Successful completion of this course will give you the confidence and skills to seek employment as a social housing coordinator. It will also prepare you to pursue further studies in this area.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 8 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
VPC200
Vocational placement
HLTWHS004
Manage work health and safety
CHCPRP003
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCMGT005
Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
CHCLEG003
Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCDIV003
Manage and promote diversity
CHCDEV002
Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
CHCCOM003
Develop workplace communication strategies
CHCCCS007
Develop and implement service programs

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CPPDSM5022A
Implement asset management plan
CHCSOH009
Develop quality systems in line with registration standards
CHCSOH002
Manage and maintain tenancy agreements and services
CHCGRP002
Plan and conduct group activities
CHCDIV002
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCDFV001
Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCCCS004
Assess co-existing needs
CHCAOD001
Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Money IconVet Student Loan - $10,150 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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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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Vocational placement

If you are not currently employed or volunteering in industry, during your course you will be required to complete vocational placement so you can start practicing your new skills in a real-world environment. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. TAFE Queensland may be able to assist in arranging suitable placements.

Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete 200 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification. You will need to complete a Criminal History Check (yellow card) and apply for a Blue Card (working with children check) for placement. If your police check identifies that you have a criminal history, or you are unable to obtain a Blue Card, you may be disqualified from being eligible to undertake placement and assessment, which would affect your course outcomes. If you think this might impact you, please speak to the relevant Vocational Placement Coordinator for further information.

Need to know

To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills subsidised price, you must:

  • be an existing worker in the Community Services and Health Industry. Existing workers must provide a letter from their employer stating that they are an employee of the organisation or a current payslip that displays the ABN and Trading name.
  • be aged 15 years or over, and no longer at school
  • permanently reside in Queensland
  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen
  • not hold or be currently enrolled in a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification (does not include qualifications completed at school or foundation skills training).

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.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland