Diploma of Community Services

This course is not available to international students.
National code: CHC52015 Diploma (TAFE) Croydon, Hawthorn, Wantirna, Workplace 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 or in a workplace training mode, which may be suited to those currently employed in the community services sector.

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18 months full-time (standard delivery: March and August intakes)


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

Study modes

  • Full-time,
  • Workplace Training

VTAC course codes

  • 3400211334
    Hawthorn (fee type determined by provider)
  • 3401011334
    Wantirna (fee type determined by provider)
  • 3400111334
    Croydon (fee type determined by provider)
This course allows you to pathway to another qualification.