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CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services

Category : Community Services
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This qualification reflects the roles of community services, such as, Case Manager, Social Housing Workers, Community Service Officer, involved in managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities. At this level, workers have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management. Workers are usually providing direct support to individuals or groups of individuals. Workers may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management, program coordination or the development of new business opportunities. As part of this qualification, student must successfully complete 100 hours of Work Placement at the Community Services sectors/organisations. The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC52015.

ANE college has following entry requirements, as international students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have successfully completed an AQF Level 4 qualification in the past three years.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old).
  • Please, Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. You are required to provide your results so that we can confirm they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

ANE college welcomes all international students, who meet our entry requirements, are:

  • Seeking to pursue or further a career in Community Services.
  • Seeking to enter a new industry sector.
  • Seeking a pathway to higher level of qualifications.

This course will be delivered in the face-to-face training methodology, classroom-based at Level 6, 8 – 24 Kippax Street Surry Hills NSW 2010. As part of the Unit competency, students are required to conduct Work Placement training at the Child Care Centres/organisations in a variety of locations.

This qualification will be delivered over 78 weeks of study. Students are also required to complete 100 hours of work placement (to be completed during weeks 9 and 10 of each term).Class sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater for a wide variety of learning styles. Additionally, workplace practices and environments are simulated and used to conduct skills-based assessments in accordance with unit requirements.The timing for this course will be advised in the Letter of Offer.

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management or higher education qualification in community services.

The CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services requires the successful completion of eight (8) core units and eight (8) elective units. Electives for this qualification have been chosen by Australian National Education to ensure that students achieve a broad range of skills and knowledge in community services.Units included in this qualification are:

CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs Core
CHCCOM003 Develop workplace communication strategies Core
CHCDEV002 Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services Core
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity Core
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance Core
CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes Core
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Core
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety Core
CHCDEV001 Confirm client developmental status Elective
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management Elective
CHCCCSM006 Provide case management supervision Elective
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs Elective
CHCCSM004 Coordinate complex case requirements Elective
CHCCDE011 Implement community development strategies Elective
CHCADV002 Provide advocacy and representation services Elective
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusions Elective

Students who complete this course may be able to seek employment in a range of community services management roles.

Note that for international students, satisfactory course progress and attendance is required in order to meet visa requirements. More information can be found in the International Student Handbook that also includes information on the specific support that is available to international students. Students who are identified as being at risk of not meeting course progress and attendance requirements will be provided with additional support as recorded in an intervention strategy. The student handbook can be found online at https://www. ane.edu.au

Upon acceptance of a student’s application for enrolment, a Letter of Offer (including the Student Agreement) will be sent to you. You should carefully review the document because it will provide you with all necessary information about the course of study, including terms and conditions. Once we received your signed Letter of Offer, we will issue you an invoice of your first instalment requested showing, and once this has been paid, a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter will be issued to you. On the first day of each course, the Orientation and Induction session will be organised. The Orientation and Induction activity will include information about the campus, living in Australia, accessing our support services and methods for achieving success throughout the course, including course progress and attendance requirements. This course brochure should be read in conjunction with ANE International Student Handbook. This can be found online at https://www.ane.edu.au.

All students will be provided with a range of learning support options and resources to help them achieve competency. This includes:

  • Academic and personalsupport.
  • Referral to external support services.

You are required to attend classes for 20 hours and to complete approximately 5 hours of homework per week. Homework will include reading and general research for assessments. Timetable information will be provided in the student’s Letter of Offer. Students may commence this course at the start of any term. As part of training programs, you are required to complete 120 hours of work placement at relevant Disability Services sectors/organisations. Work Placement is to be completed during weeks 9 and 10 of each term. ANE college will assist students in finding a Work Placement. However, students are also encouraged find for their own work placements. Work Placement induction will be held before students commence their Work Placement tasks.

Assessment methods used for this qualification will provide a range of ways for individuals to demonstrate that they have met the required outcomes including:

  • Projects
  • Observations
  • Portfolios
  • Supervisor reports
  • Logbook
  • Presentations
  • Report writing
  • Questioning (oral or written)

At the beginning of each unit, trainers will outline the assessment tasks that must be completed.

The costs for this course are as follows: Course fees: Please contact the College for more information Non-Tuition fees: May apply and can be found in the International Student Handbook. A detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the Letter of offer. Non-payment of course fees may result in cancellation of enrolment. Course fees do not include laptops or computer software.

Name of software
Office 365 $129 annually https://products.office.com/en-au/buy/office
Laptop costs
Any laptop that meets the specifications below. $450 (approximate only) Various

Laptops and software may be purchased by students through the suppliers as
listed above or any other suppliers that offer the resources noting that
costs may vary at the time of purchase.

To enrol for this course, you are required to complete an Enrolment form. The Enrolment form can be emailed or posted to students or being downloaded from our website. The enrolment form should be completed and sent to us along with all of required documentations. For more information about our selection and enrolment processes, please contact us.

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per the information included in our International Student Handbook, which is available at https://www.ane.edu.au For international students, the granting of course credit may affect course fees as well as the duration of the course. The result of an application for credit and any changes to fees or course duration will be advised to students in writing. If course credit is granted following issuance of the Confirmation of Enrolment, students will receive a new Confirmation of Enrolment showing a reduced duration. For any questions about course credit, contact us at the details shown below

Students should also note the following minimum specifications for a laptop
which students must bring to each class.

PC Minimum requirements
Processor Intel® or AMD processor with 64-bit support*; 2 GHz or
faster processor Microsoft Windows 7 with Service pack 1
(64-bit), Windows 10 (Version 1709 or later)
Operating system Microsoft Windows 7 with Service pack 1 (64-bit), Windows 10
(Version 1709 or later)
RAM 2 GB or more of RAM (8 GB recommended)
Hard disk space 3.1 GB or more of available hard-disk space for 64-bit
installation; additional free space required during
installation.
Monitor resolution 1024 x 768 display (1280×800 recommended) with 16-bit color
and 512 MB or more of dedicated VRAM; 2 GB is recommended.
Graphics processor acceleration requirements OpenGL 2.0-capable system
Internet Internet connection and registration are necessary for
required software activation, validation of subscriptions,
and access to online services.
MacOS: Minimum requirements
Processor Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
Operating system MacOS version 10.12 (Sierra), macOS version 10.13 (High
Sierra), or macOS version 10.14 (Mojave).
RAM 2 GB or more of RAM (8 GB recommended)
Hard disk space 4 GB or more of available hard-disk space for 64-bit
installation; additional free space required during
installation.
Monitor resolution 1024 x 768 display (1280×800 recommended) with 16-bit colour
and 512 MB or more of dedicated VRAM; 2 GB is recommended
Graphics processor acceleration requirements OpenGL 2.0-capable system
Internet Internet connection and registration are necessary for
required software activation, validation of subscriptions,
and access to online services

International students are also required to obtain Overseas Health Insurance Cover before arriving in Australia. ANE college introduces details of OSHC providers in our International Student Handbook. You will be provided with further information about it once you have started your course. Additional costs associated with living in Australia are outlined in our International Student Handbook. Students are strongly encouraged to review these costs in relation to their budgets. Further information can be found at https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/english/live-in-australia/living-costs.

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