Diploma of Community Services

Chisholm Institute

Course details

CRICOS course code: 090530F

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


Get a head start to a career in social and community services

Set yourself up for a rewarding career working as a professional community services worker with individuals, families and groups.

The community services sector offers a diverse range of job opportunities that will enable you to make a difference in many people’s lives.

When you complete the Diploma of Community Services, you’ll be qualified to work for community services organisations, government departments and not for-profit organisations in a wide variety of roles and services –specialist and /or generalist such as:
- child protection
- family violence outreach and support services
- school welfare
- youth, family and disability services
- aged care
- mental health
- advocacy /community development
- homelessness.

Experienced industry practitioners will guide you through the program, which combines theory and practical experience.

Our classes involve lively in depth discussion and debate of social and community issues impacting on the lives of individuals and groups in society.

Topics such as such as human rights, diversity, family violence, child, family and youth issues, and child protection are explored.

You will develop skills in research and report writing, advocacy, casework, counselling, case management with opportunities to be involved in relevant student projects, for example; students run yearly forums on family and domestic violence with invited guests from industry.

Possible job outcome

  • juvenile justice support worker
  • case manager
  • community corrections officer
  • migrant / refugee advocate
  • youth worker
  • domestic violence outreach worker
  • child protection practitioner

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
14,433 Per Year
Read moreEstimated total course fee = 22,060. Tuition fee (GST exempt) 21,650 plus 150 (material fee) and 260 (student services fees which is being waived for 2021-2022 enrolments).
Jul 2022
Feb 2023
1.5 years
Full time
Chisholm Institute
Dandenong Campus
121 Stud Road
Melbourne Victoria 3175

Entry criteria

Australian Year 12 (VCE or equivalent) or international equivalent qualification

IELTS (academic): 5.5; TOEFL (internet based): 46; PTE (academic): 42; Cambridge Advanced CAE: 47; Occupational English Test OET: Pass.


Chisholm Institute
Dandenong Campus
121 Stud Road
Melbourne Victoria 3175
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