CHC52008 Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)

Quick course guide

Course Code:

CHC52008

Course length:

1 year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Study modes:

On-campus in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, or via online delivery, which combines online study with compulsory on-campus workshops, or a combination of both.

Modules:

9

ACAP’s CHC52008 Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) prepares students to work in case management and client support roles in the community services sector. Students gain the expertise and knowledge necessary to facilitate case management, assess and analyse client needs, communicate effectively with clients and staff, and support client self-management.

Students are required to attend on-campus workshops which provide opportunities to put their skills into practice. On successful completion of this course, students are eligible for direct entry (equivalent to eight units) into second year of ACAP’s Bachelor of Counselling, Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching), Bachelor of Applied Social Science, Associate Degree of Applied Social Science, Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Psychological Science (with credit for eight out of 24 non-psychology units of study).

Entry Criteria/Prerequisites

Meet one of the following criteria:

Meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Successful completion of Year 12 or
  2. Successful completion of Certificate IV unit of competency or course or
  3. Successful completion of the VET Entry Assessment.

All students will need to apply for National Criminal Record Check and Working with Children Check prior to taking on placement.

 

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Campuses

ACAP's Diploma of Youth Work (CHC50413) is available on campus in Sydney.

Course Duration and Start Dates

Students are required to attend classes two days per week (full time) or on a part time basis. 

What will I learn?

Areas of study include:

Areas of study include:

  • communicating with young people and in the workplace
  • ethical behaviour and legal issues when working with young people
  • young people and their development and their place in society
  • working with young people in crisis
  • case management work, community development and advocacy work
  • developing and delivering programs to young people
  • work experience in a youth based agency
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Study Modes

On campus study requires you to attend classes during the week on consecutive days (full-time) to complete the first three subjects. Placement will commence in Week 6 of Trimester 1.

On campus study requires you to attend classes during the week on consecutive days (full-time) to complete the first three subjects. Placement will commence in Week 6 of Trimester 1.

Classes will provide you the opportunity to discuss class content, practice your skills and learn from your peers.

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Fees

VET FEE-HELP is available to eligible students enrolled in the Diploma of Youth Work  (CHC50413). If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa you will be eligible to apply for and receive VET FEE-HELP once you are enrolled in this course.

VET FEE-HELP is available to eligible students enrolled in the Diploma of Youth Work  (CHC50413). If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa you will be eligible to apply for and receive VET FEE-HELP once you are enrolled in this course.

Click here for additional information regarding fees. For assistance from our course advisors, call 1800 061 199 or email info.acap@navitas.com.

Cost per module is AU$1515 (x9 modules).

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Placements

This course includes 210 hours of fully supervised work placement. All students will be provided with a placement mentor to assist them in their course and placement. All assessments and learning material are based on the workplace and workplace practices.

Course Structure

For more information, see our Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) (CHC52008) course guide.

A Career in Case Management

As a graduate of the VET Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) qualification, the career opportunities include a case manager in aged care, government and non-government agencies, such as community health services, disability and mental health support, correctional services, youth work, employment services.

  • Case Manager
  • Support Worker
  • Youth Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Community Worker
  • Case Worker
  • Personal Carer
  • Care and Protection Worker
  • Care Coordinator
  • Employment Consultant 

Did you know?

  • 48,900 people are currently employed as Welfare Support Workers across Australia.
  • The mix of industries employing Welfare Support Workers is very favourable for employment growth prospects.
  • The number of job openings for this profession are above average, with future employment expected to grow strongly for the period up to 2016-17.
  • For those working full-time, average weekly hours are 37 (compared to 41.3 for all occupations) and earnings are above average.

(Source: www.joboutlook.gov.au)