Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) (CHC52008)

Quick course guide

Course Code:

CHC52008

Course length:

One 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 Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) (CHC52008) 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 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:

Meet ONE of the following:

  • Successful completion of a Higher School Certificate (HSC) or equivalent 
  • Successful completion of a Certificate IV qualification (or at least one module of competency at AQF level 4)
  • Satisfactory completion of the VET Entry Assessment 
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Campuses

ACAP’s Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) (CHC52008) is available on-campus in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne or by online delivery, which combines online study with compulsory on-campus weekend workshops. You can also study the Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) (CHC52008) in mixed mode, a combination of online delivery and on-campus study.

Course Duration and Start Dates

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

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

2015
Trimester 1 - Monday 16 February, 2015
Trimester 2 - Monday 1 June, 2015
Trimester 3 - Monday 21 September, 2015

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What will I learn?

Areas of study include:

Areas of study include:

  • facilitating case management
  • communication skills and relationships
  • working with and supporting clients
  • working in cultural diversity
  • ethics and legal issues surrounding case management
  • OH&S practices
  • facilitating links with services & services coordination

For more information, see the course guide.

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Study Modes

On-campus study in Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne
On-campus study requires you to attend one three hour class per week for each of the modules or units you are studying. Classes provide an interactive and hands-on experience, which allows your teacher to provide immediate feedback on your work in class.

On-campus study in Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne
On-campus study requires you to attend one three hour class per week for each of the modules or units you are studying. Classes provide an interactive and hands-on experience, which allows your teacher to provide immediate feedback on your work in class.

Online delivery
With online delivery you can study anywhere, anytime. All classes have an online class space containing course materials, discussion forums and announcements, student profiles and assessment drop boxes and are accessible to the class group and the teacher.

You can choose to study each of your modules in different modes, subject to availability, to create a study mode that fits your lifestyle. You can select different modes of study for different modules in a given trimester and you can change the mode of study you select when you enrol each trimester. To find out which modules are available by online delivery, please refer to our course sequence for more information.

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Fees

Cost per module is AU$1395 (x9 modules).
VET FEE-HELP is available to eligible students for the Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) (CHC52008). If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa you are eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP. If you are eligible and would like to pay your fees through VET FEE-HELP, please complete our online VET FEE-HELP form or request one by calling 1800 061 199.

Workshops

On-campus workshops form a vital part of the assessment and experiential learning process, providing students with face-to-face training in practical skills.

On-campus workshops form a vital part of the assessment and experiential learning process, providing students with face-to-face training in practical skills.

Workshops are held at ACAP's Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide campuses and are compulsory for online delivery or mixed mode students, depending on the modules studied.

For more information on ACAP’s Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) (CHC52008) workshops, click here.

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Course Structure

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

ACAP 1138 Pathway Diagram Counselling

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)