CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services

This qualification reflects the role of community services workers involved in the delivery, management and coordination of person-centred services to individuals, groups, and communities. At this level, workers have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously within their scope of practice under broad directions from senior management. Workers support people to make change in their lives to improve personal and social wellbeing and may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers. They may also undertake case management and program coordination. This course includes a work placement of 200 hours to be completed within the course duration.





Career Opportunities

 Senior Youth Worker, Aboriginal Housing Worker, Community Development Worker for Social Housing, Assistant Community Services Worker, Community Work Coordinator, Support Facilitator (Disability),Support Facilitator (Community Services),Community Housing Worker, Assistant Community Worker, Coordinator of Volunteer Work, Team Leader, Family Support Worker, Disability Team Leader, Early Intervention Worker, Community Care Manager, Care Team Leader, Community Access Coordinator, Pastoral Care Counsellor, Youth Housing Support Worker, Housing Manager, Welfare Support Worker, Case Coordinator (Disability), Housing Assistant, Community Recreation Coordinator, Community Housing Resources Worker, Family Services Coordinator, Pastoral Care Worker, Community Worker, Community Services Coordinator, Case Coordinator (Community Services),Aboriginal Neighbourhood House Coordinator, Community Program Coordinator


Training and Assessment Strategy

This course is delivered over eight (4) Academic terms of 200 contact hours each (10 weeks x 20 hours x 4 terms), including a minimum of 200 hours for work placement purpose.

A typical weekly schedule will involve 2 sessions x 7.5 hours and 5 hours of online study.

Entry Requirements

  • Be the minimum age of 18 years old
  • Be proficient in the English language, with a good standard of literacy and numeracy skills
  • Have access to internet, webcam, email and MS Word, Adobe software and computer no older than 5 years
  • Complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Evaluation

What does it cost?

This 20 months course currently costs $4500.

Full Fee Upfront: $3500.


Role Plays in Assessment

In this course, you will engage in both summative and formative assessments, involving tasks such as writing reports, creating portfolios, and participating in role-playing scenarios. <br>
Additionally, you will undertake various projects requiring independent research and respond to written and oral questions aimed at applying theoretical knowledge to practical situations.

We strongly encourage you to embrace the role play experience as an opportunity to practice and learn new skills We also recommend that you:

  • Complete the eLearning modules prior to commencing your assessment
  • Pair with a study buddy for mutual assistance with assessments and idea sharing.
  • Access online classrooms where trainers cover course content.
  • Engage in activities aligned with assessments to enhance understanding and skills.


Role-playing is integrated into certain course modules and serves as a practical component of assessments, so you can demonstrate skills developed during the course.

Benefits of Role-Playing:
Meditech Training College ensure the inclusion of role-playing activities throughout your studies due to their interactive and beneficial nature. These activities offer opportunities for collaboration with peers, family, friends, and colleagues, providing the following advantages:

  • Enhanced decision-making and communication skills essential in health and community service settings.
  • Preparation for work placements by simulating scenarios encountered in the industry.
  • Development of practical knowledge and skills to be better prepared for roles in community services, particularly in sectors such as disability and aged care.

Course Fee

*Payment Plans available


Pay in Full upon enrolment for reduced course fee: $3500

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