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CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) | International Students

Introduction

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.

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.

Note that the Statutory & forensic child, youth & family welfare specialisation must be achieved in order to meet the minimum education requirements for child protection and youth justice practice in Victoria. In addition, to meet the minimum education requirements for entry into child protection practice in Victoria, diploma qualifications must be approved by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA)

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 100 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

 

Course Start Dates

Melbourne (Heidelberg)

Face to Face

Feb 3, 2020
Jul 6, 2020

Sydney (Parramatta)

Face to Face

Feb 10, 2020
Jul 6, 2020

Perth (SGT)

Face to Face

Feb 24, 2020

Fees and Funding

Total tuition cost for CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services is AUD $20,000 for international students.

There is special offer of 10% Scholarship for all students enrolling to New Perth St. George Tce Campus.

For more information please Click here or contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au or call 1800 22 52 83

Campus Location

Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus
597-599, Upper Heidelberg Road, Heidelberg Heights, Victoria 3081 Australia
Perth Campus
Level 4, 12 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA – 6000, Australia
Sydney Campus
Level 7, 33 Argyle Street,Parramatta, NSW 2150 Australia

Course Delivery

FACE TO FACE/ CLASSROOM:

The course is provided through teacher led classroom mode delivery. It will be delivered over 1280 hours which will include theory (20 contact hours per week), self-paced structured e-learning as per the session plan, simulation training and assessment with 400 hours of work-based training / professional experience placement (PEP). Placement for Semester two and semester three will under-taken together and will be of 160 hours. PEP for semester four will be of 240 hours.

Besides the structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.

Students will have 20 contact hours of which 16 hours will be delivered as face to face classroom sessions & 4 hours will be self-directed structured e-learning. Student will need to ensure they complete the tasks assigned to them in the structured e-learning as per session plan.

The time frame to complete the qualification is a maximum of 24 months, will however vary between students based on their individual skills, experiences and previous studies. IHNA considered nominal hour guidelines (Victorian Purchasing Guide and Western Australian Nominal Hours Guide) when confirming the course duration. This duration was chosen to enable students to achieve the learning outcomes for both the qualification type and discipline.

Entry Requirements

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its ‘International Students Admission Policy and Procedure’ to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

Offshore International students who wish to apply for this course must meet the following requirements.

  • Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination (Academic) with a minimum total band score of 5.5 and minimum score of 5.0 in each of the four components of listening, reading, writing and speaking or meets equivalent English language proficiency requirements

In addition, all the applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test and demonstrate competence as working at Level 3 for all indicators to enroll for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).

Additional Requirement for professional experience placement.

  • A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate (AFP) / NCC will be required for all practical placements.
  • IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunization process before the Professional Experience Placement start date as some facilities will
    not provide placement to student without Immunization.

It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

How Is The Course Assessed?

Assessment strategies are implemented for collecting evidence and making judgements about whether competency has been achieved by the learner.

The assessments confirm whether an individual can perform to the standards expected in the workplace, as expressed in the relevant endorsed unit of competency.

Students will be assessed in both a formative and summative way. These assessment methods and strategies are consistent with the Training Package Assessment Guidelines.

Assessment tools used include :
  • Knowledge Based Assessments (KBA)
  • Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)
  • Professional Experience Placement (PEP)

Pathways & Career Outcomes

Graduates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the Health care sector.

Occupational titles may include :

  • Community Care Manager,
  • Coordinator of Volunteer Work,
  • Team Leader,
  • Care Team Leader,
  • Family Services Coordinator,
  • Support Facilitator (Community Services)
  • Community Program Coordinator,
  • Pastoral Care Worker,
  • Assistant Community Services Worker

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) & Credit Transfer (CT)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about the skills and knowledge you’ve gained through work and life experiences, no matter how, when or where the learning occurred. We acknowledge your previous achievement of competencies or learning outcomes that may count towards your qualification. RPL acknowledges that people learn in many different ways and that learning may have been obtained through:

  • Formal learning – which takes place within an institution, such as in a school system, college or at TAFE, and is formally recognised with grades, diplomas or certificates;
  • Informal learning – occurs in a variety of places, such as at home, work, and through daily interactions and relationships with members of society;
  • Non-formal learning – you had a formal learning environment, but is not formally recognised within a curriculum or syllabus framework (e.g. from workshops, short courses, seminars, community or interest-based courses, conferences);
  • A mix of the above.

This recognition process is evidenced in accordance with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and could provide you with a full or partial qualification and avoid duplication of training. You may be able to complete your course faster through recognition of your previous study, work skills and past experience as credits towards completion of your course. Some of our courses also have recognised study pathways, making learning more accessible. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

HOW ARE MY SKILLS ASSESSED?

Your skills will be assessed against industry standards. This is done by an RPL assessor. You may be asked to:

  • Perform tasks or jobs
  • Talk about and explain how you do those jobs (through a structured interview process)
  • Provide evidence of your work
  • A visit to your workplace may be organised so you can demonstrate your abilities. You may have to provide job descriptions, references or documented evidence of performance appraisals.
  • The assessor will consider your skills and knowledge and match them against a suitable qualification.
OVERSEAS QUALIFICATIONS

If your qualifications, training or skills were gained outside Australia, you might be able to get recognition for your skills or qualifications to determine your eligibility to gain credit for the intended course of study. We can initiate this process on the available courses for which RPL is applicable.

APPLICATIONS FOR RPL

If you intend on applying for RPL:

  • Please request the RPL application by contacting our admission officers directly on 1800 22 52 83 or email enquiry@ihna.edu.au state your request.
  • Carefully read the information contained within the RPL Student Guide.
  • Send your RPL application to our Admissions Officer using the RPL Student Information Form (fully complete all sections).
  • Collate copies of all required documents to be used as evidence of your prior learning/experience.
  • Attach these documents to your application.
  • Submit the Application Form and documented evidence via email to enquiry@ihna.edu.au
  • There is an application Fee of AUD$200.00 to conduct the RPL assessment and evaluation.
Credit Transfer (CT)

Applicants for Credit Transfer must complete the credit transfer application form, attach a copy of a verified Award or Statement of Attainment and submit the application to the Course Coordinator. The Course Coordinator must check the Award or Statement of Attainment and grant Credit Transfer for identical units that have been identified as being completed at another Registered Training Organisation. Verified copies of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment used as the basis for granting Credit Transfer must be placed in the student files. The student and the Course Coordinator must sign the completed Credit Transfer record. Granting of Credit Transfer must be recorded as a unit outcome in the student’s file. Student’s individual training plans will be adjusted to reflect any Credit Transfer granted. Credit Transfer does not attract a fee.

How To Apply?

The application process involves 5 steps:
application >> interview (plus Language, Literacy and Numeracy) >> offer letter >> payment >> and confirmation of enrolment.
Applicants must successfully complete each stage in order to enrol, Applicants can submit their initial application online by clicking ‘Apply Online’ button.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us on 1800 22 52 83 .

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Duration  : 2 Years
Volume of Learning  : 2 Years
Amount of Training  : 1280 hours
AQF Level : 5
CRICOS Code : 099946J
Course Delivery : Face-to-Face
Campuses : Melbourne (Heidelberg), Perth and Sydney
Organisation delivering the program : Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)
Organisation issuing certification : Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)
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