Diploma of Community Services

This course is not available to international students.
National code: CHC52015 Diploma (TAFE) Hawthorn, Online, Wantirna Send me a link to this course
The Diploma of Community Services provides students with the knowledge and skills to work in the community services sector in residential and community settings. Students will learn how to provide a holistic approach to client needs, including social, emotional, psychological and practical support.

Students will need to successfully complete work placements, for which they will be required to hold a current Police Check and a current Working with Children Check.

The course includes a mix of delivery methods, such as face-to-face class time, online work, project work and industry experience (work placement).

This course may be undertaken on-campus full- or part-time, or as a Workplace or Employer mode suited to those currently employed in the community services sector.

Did you know? This course is part of the Victorian Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. That means you could have your tuition fees covered in 2019. Awesome! Find out if you're eligible.


18 months full-time (standard delivery) or equivalent part-time (March and August intakes); 1 year Workplace or Employer delivery (for those currently employed in the community services sector, monthly intakes: February, March, April, May, June, August, September, October, November, December). Workplace or Employer delivery is online and supported with compulsory monthly Saturday workshops at Hawthorn campus.


Hawthorn (March, August)
Online (February, March, April, May, June, August, September, October, November, December)
Wantirna (March) - View application and start dates

Study modes

  • Full-time,
  • Workplace Training,
  • Part-time

VTAC course codes

  • 3400211334
    Hawthorn (fee type determined by provider)
  • 3401010544
    Wantirna (fee type determined by provider)