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  • Learning MethodOnline + Work Placement
  • IntakesNow Open
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationMax 24 Months
    160 HR WP

Course Overview

This online course is a Nationally Recognised Qualification in Community Services

If you are passionate about providing care and support to people, the Diploma of Community Services by Open Colleges is the perfect course for you.

Topics covered in this Community Services course include: Developing service programs, Legal and ethical compliance, Counselling skills and much more. Please find a full list of courses further below.

At the completion of this course, you will be provided a Diploma of Community Services by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197)

Please Note: There is a 160 hour work placement requirement for this course.

Enquire now to kick start your career in Community Services.

Job Outcomes

  • Case Coordinator
  • Case Supervisor
  • Case Worker
  • Community Care Worker
  • Program Coordinator
  • Community Worker

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

  • 18 Years of age
  • Year 12 level of English
  • HLTAID003 to be completed at own cost as it’s not provided by Open Colleges


Work Placement: 160 hours

CHCDIV003 – Manage and promote diversity
CHCCOM003 – Develop workplace communication strategies
CHCCCS007 – Develop and implement service programs
CHCDEV002 – Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
CHCLEG003 – Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCMGT005 – Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
HLTWHS004 – Manage work health and safety
CHCCSM005 – Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
CHCDEV001 – Confirm client developmental status
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid – Please note that this subject is not provided by Open Colleges. It will need to be completed at your own cost with a separate provider. 
CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCCSL001 – Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCCSM006 – Provide case management supervision
BSBFIM501 – Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBPMG522 – Undertake project work


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Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Open Colleges.

Always remember to enquire about any:

Government funding
Payment Plans

which may be available.

About the Institution

Open Colleges (RTO 90796) is an Australian education market leader with over 100 years of experience. Now an online learning market leader, Open Colleges has the tools and techniques to suit each individual.