Community Work

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COURSE STARTING DATES FOR 2014

13 January |3 February | 3 March | 22 April | 2 June | 14 July | 18 August | 7 October | 10 November

CERTIFICATE IV IN COMMUNITY SERVICES WORK

(Domestic)

All of our Community Services Work Courses are part of the Australian Qualifications Framework and nationally recognised training.

 

This qualification is aimed at both new entrants to the Community Services Work sector and those seeking to build on their industry knowledge and experience or those wishing to gain the prerequisite units for the Diploma of Community Services Work. This qualification is ideally suited to those wishing to provide a range of services and interventions to clients in a range of contexts such as community based organisations, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services.

The course consists of 14 units of competency ranging from case work, client services, community work, working with children and young people, working with people with alcohol and other drug issues, working with older people, working with people with disabilities and more.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT
The pre-requisite for entering this course is:

CAREER AND STUDY PATHWAY


Successful completion of this qualification may lead to further study such as the Diploma of Community Services Work, or employment in the community services sector such as a case worker, community services worker, community support worker, welfare worker, welfare support worker or family support worker.

WORK PLACEMENT

80 hours work placement is needed to fulfill the requirements for this course.

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DIPLOMA OF COMMUNITY SERVICES WORK

All of our Community Services Work Courses are part of the Australian Qualifications Framework and nationally recognised training.

 

This qualification is aimed those seeking to build on their Certificate IV qualifications and experience and gain a community services role involving service delivery, direct client work, community education or development projects. It is ideally suited to people who wish to gain knowledge and theory in substantial depth. Workers at this level operate at an advanced skill level and may have responsibility for the supervision of other staff and volunteers,

The course consists of 18 units of competency in areas such as settlement work, domestic and family violence, working with people with disabilties, working with children and young people, community development, working with people with alcohol and other drug issues and working with people with mental health issues.

Both Accelerated and Full-Length options are available to International Students for this course. Please view the Course Information Pack for further details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT


International Students

The pre-requisite for entering this course is:

*If students have not completed the above two units or equivalent, they will be completed prior to the commencement of the Diploma Course.

 

Domestic Students
The pre-requisite for entering this course is:

CAREER AND STUDY PATHWAY


After completing the Diploma of Community Services work students may gain employment as an assessor, case coordinator, case worker or manager, community servces worker, coordinator, welfare worker or program coordinator or manager, or may choose to go onto further study such as the Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management or gain credit towards a university degree such as Bachelor of Human Services.

WORK PLACEMENT

160 hours work placement is needed to fulfill the requirements for this course.

View course information pack here.

 

View the Brisbane College Brochure here.

 

Units of Competency

This qualification requires students to complete 19 units of competency (15 compulsory units + 4 elective units). Students who have already completed appropriate units elsewhere may have them credited towards the Diploma of Community Welfare Work via the Mutual Recognition process.

Compulsory Units
CHCADMIN4B Manage the organisation’s finances, accounts and resources
CHCCD15B Develop and implement a community development strategy
CHCCOM4B Develop, implement an promote effective communication techniques
CHCCM3B Develop, Facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management
CHCCS402A Respond holistically to client issues
CHCCWI3B Work with clients intensively
CHCGROUP3C Plan and conduct group activities
CHCINF5B Meet statutory and organisational information requirements
CHCNET3B Develop new networks
CHCOHS401A Implement and monitor OHS policies and procedures for a workplace
CHCORG28A Reflect and improve on professional practice
CHCORG6B Co-ordinate the work environment
CHCPOL3A Undertake research activities
CHCPOL4A Develop and implement policy
CHCAD4A Provide advocacy and representation

Electives
Students are to choose 4 units from the following list, or any other Diploma level units from the Diploma of Children’s Services.

CHCAD3A Undertake systems of advocacy
CHCCAR501A Provide careers guidance
CHCCD6B Establish and develop community organisations
CHCCS6B Assess and deliver services to clients with complex needs
CHCCS401A Facilitate cooperative behaviour
CHCDIS2C Maintain and environment designed to empower people with disabilities
Program Structure
All core units will be taught prior to the teaching of elective units. This way students can work together and discuss topics to provide a greater range of opinion and ideas. a student has already successfully completed appropriate units of competency they may have them credited towards the Diploma of Community Welfare Work and then choose other elective units which do not overlap with ones they have already done.

Course duration will only be offered as 12 months of study.


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