Diploma Of Community Services

( Community Services )
Course code: AWM0
National ID: CHC52015

About this Course

Study Mode Full-time; Part-time
International No
University Pathway No
This qualification reflects the roles of community services, case management and social housing workers involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities.

The course includes a significant period of time in the workplace where students will be required to demonstrate their competencies for their final assessment. 

This workplace experience enables students to apply competencies and build networks. You will develop competencies in community development, client service provision as well as gaining a theoretical groundwork in relevant areas such as sociology.

Graduates of the course can seek employment in the community services industry, for example in administration, community development, community welfare and resource management areas.
Successful completion of the course also provides a possible avenue into University within areas such as community development, human services, psychology and social work.
The qualification is offered at Fremantle and Peel over 2 semesters (which equates to 1 year of full-time study).

The delivery of this course at Rockingham campus is for 2 semesters part-time study and will have a focus on the Disability and Aged Care areas- Prospective students must have completed either Certiicate IV in Aged Care or Certificate IV in Disability.

Study Plan

Electives Units

Unit Code Title
AVB49 Develop And Maintain Networks And Collaborative Partnerships
AVB50 Research And Apply Evidence To Practice
AVB51 Develop And Implement Policy
AVB93 Meet Community Information Needs
AVC23 Develop, Facilitate And Review All Aspects Of Case Management
AVC92 Provide Systems Advocacy Services
AVC95 Provide Advocacy And Representation Services
WG744 Analyse Client Information For Service Planning And Delivery

1 Core Units

Unit Code Title
AVB48 Reflect On And Improve Own Professional Practice
AVB71 Facilitate Workplace Debriefing And Support Processes
AVB80 Manage Legal And Ethical Compliance
AVC07 Manage And Promote Diversity
AVC30 Develop Workplace Communication Strategies
AVC69 Develop And Implement Service Programs
WG741 Manage Work Health And Safety
WG743 Analyse Impacts Of Sociological Factors On Clients In Community Work And Services

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses in 2016 on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Fees have been quoted on the basis of 2016 fee rates only. These are expected to change in 2017.​ Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2016​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.​​​​​​​​

Location and Availability
Campus Availability
Fremantle Campus S2
Peel Regional Campus S2
Rockingham Campus S2
Y: All Year
S1: Semester 1
S2: Semester 2
Entrance Requirements

For entry into for some courses you may need an existing lower-level qualification. For other courses, you may need to demonstrate that you meet a certain level of communication and maths skills.

To discover the most up-to-date entrance requirements for this course before you apply, visit State Training Admissions.

Alternatively contact us directly.

International students:
For information about entrance requirements and how to apply for a South Metropolitan TAFE course, please visit our international section or contact us at international.students@smatfe.wa.edu.au ​​

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Domestic full time students:

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

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Tuition fees:

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Resource fees:

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