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Oct 12 2023

Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015)

We also offer Stream 1 – Diploma of Community Services – (Statutory and Forensic Child, Youth and Family Welfare)

Information Session – this is a COVID safe event:
Tuesday 2nd February 2021
10am to 12noon – 496 High St Northcote 3070
(parking off Dennis St)

Why and Who:

This qualification is accredited by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) and meets the mandatory requirements for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Stream 1 qualification meets mandatory requirements for child protection and youth justice workers. This course aims to recognise and build on the skills of those who work in roles in community services, case management, social housing, family violence, child protection, etc. who are managing, coordinating and/or delivering person-centred services to individuals, families and communities. At this level, workers already have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management. 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.

This course aims to:
Deliver the program using an Aboriginal cultural lens where each student’s perspectives are valued and encouraged.
Support workers who work in the community services sector to obtain relevant qualification.

Course commences Tuesday 16th February 2021 (subject to enrolment numbers)

Course delivery:

Weekly workshops held on Tuesdays – attendance is essential
Supervised tutorials are held each Thursday to support your learning
400 hour work placement in community services work – this will your existing work. For stream 1, 260 hours can be your current position plus 140 in a different position.
Assessment tasks are completed in class, workplace and in your own time


496 High Street, Northcote Vic 3070 (VACSAL’s main office)
Parking and entrance off Dennis Street.

You must be 18 years or older and working in the community services sector

Training delivery:

  • Group facilitated learning, yarning and specialist guest speakers
  • Weekly supervised tutorial sessions and learning support
  • Assessment activities during workshop sessions
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Workplace based assessments
  • Significant cultural dates and midyear Victorian school holidays are recognised.

This course is Skills First funded. Our fee’s leaflet can be found on VACSAL’s website. We have concession and non-Skills First eligible rates so cost can vary depending on your individual circumstances. Please speak to us about your eligibility for fee waiver.

Important information:

All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will be charged at the concession rate under the Indigenous Completion Initiative.

Please attend the information session after filling in the attached expression of interest form and return to:

Melinda Eason: [email protected] or phone Melinda at VACSAL on 9416 4266 or 0416027794 to find out more information about the course. We can help you verbally submit an expression of interest if required.

Event Dates: Oct 12 2023 - Oct 13 2023