Total number of units = 16

8 core units

8 elective units, consisting of:

at least 6 units from the electives listed below

up to 2 units from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Packages or accredited courses these units must be relevant to the work outcome

Any combination of electives that meets the rules above can be selected for the award of the Diploma of Community Services. Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation.

Packaging for each specialisation:

at least 4 Group A electives must be selected for award of the Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)

at least 3 Group B electives must be selected for award of the Diploma of Community Services (Social Housing)

all Group C electives must be selected for award of the Diploma of Community Services (Statutory & forensic child, youth & family welfare)

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units

add topic CHCCCS007

Develop and implement service programs

add topic CHCCOM003

Develop workplace communication strategies

add topic CHCDEV002

Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services

add topic CHCDIV003

Manage and promote diversity

add topic CHCLEG003

Manage legal and ethical compliance

add topic CHCMGT005

Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes

add topic CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

add topic HLTWHS004

Manage work health and safety

Elective units

Group A electives CASE MANAGEMENT specialisation

add topic CHCCCS004

Assess co-existing needs

add topic CHCCSM004

Coordinate complex case requirements

add topic CHCCSM005

Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

add topic CHCCSM006

Provide case management supervision

add topic CHCCSM007

Undertake case management in a child protection framework

Group B electives SOCIAL HOUSING specialisation

add topic CHCADV004

Represent organisation in court or tribunal

add topic CHCSOH002

Manage and maintain tenancy agreements and services

add topic CHCSOH008

Manage head lease

add topic CHCSOH009

Develop quality systems in line with registration standards

add topic CHCSOH011

Develop social housing enterprise opportunities

add topic CHCSOH012

Acquire properties by purchase or transfer

add topic CPPDSM5005A

Contribute to a detailed property feasibility study

add topic CPPDSM5013A

Develop a tenancy mix strategy

add topic CPPDSM5022A

Implement asset management plan

add topic CPPDSM5026A

Manage a consultant property project team

add topic CPPDSM5034A

Monitor performance of property or facility portfolio

add topic CPPDSM6007A

Develop lifecycle asset management plan


add topic CHCCCS004

Assess co-existing needs

add topic CHCCSL001

Establish and confirm the counselling relationship

add topic CHCCSM005

Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

add topic CHCCDE011

Implement community development strategies

add topic CHCDEV001

Confirm client developmental status

add topic CHCMHS013

Implement trauma informed care

add topic CHCPRT001

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

add topic CHCPRT003

Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people

Other electives

add topic CHCADV002

Provide advocacy and representation services

add topic CHCADV003

Represent clients in court

add topic CHCADV005

Provide systems advocacy services

add topic CHCAGE001

Facilitate the empowerment of older people

add topic CHCAOD004

Assess needs of client with alcohol and other drugs issues

add topic CHCAOD005

Provide alcohol and other drug withdrawal services

add topic CHCAOD007

Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management

add topic CHCAOD008

Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues

add topic CHCAOD009

Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans

add topic CHCCCS003

Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

add topic CHCCCS009

Facilitate responsible behaviour

add topic CHCCCS019

Recognise and respond to crisis situations

add topic CHCCCS024

Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder

add topic CHCCDE007

Develop and provide community projects

add topic CHCCDE008

Support community action

add topic CHCCDE009

Develop and Support community leadership

add topic CHCCDE010

Develop and lead community engagement strategies to enhance participation

add topic CHCCDE012

Work within organisation and government structures to enable community development outcomes

add topic CHCCDE015

Develop and implement a community renewal plan

add topic CHCCOM004

Present information to stakeholder groups

add topic CHCCSL002

Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills

add topic CHCCSL003

Facilitate the counselling relationship and process

add topic CHCCSL007

Support counselling clients in decision-making processes

add topic CHCDEV003

Analyse client information for service planning and delivery

add topic CHCDFV006

Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence

add topic CHCDFV007

Work with users of violence to effect change

add topic CHCDIS005

Develop and provide person-centered service responses

add topic CHCDIS006

Develop and promote positive person-centered behaviour supports

add topic CHCDIS008

Facilitate community participation and social inclusion

add topic CHCDIS010

Provide person-centered services to people with disability with complex needs

add topic CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

add topic CHCEDU002

Plan health promotion and community intervention

add topic CHCEDU003

Provide sexual and reproductive health information to clients

add topic CHCEDU004

Develop, implement and review sexual and reproductive health education programs

add topic CHCEDU009

Provide parenting, health and well-being education

add topic CHCFAM001

Operate in a family law environment

add topic CHCFAM003

Support people to improve relationships

add topic CHCFAM004

Facilitate changeovers

add topic CHCFAM005

Facilitate and monitor contact

add topic CHCFAM006

Assist families to self-manage contact

add topic CHCGRP002

Plan and conduct group activities

add topic CHCINM001

Meet statutory and organisation information requirements

add topic CHCLLN001

Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs

add topic CHCMGT001

Develop, implement and review quality framework

add topic CHCMGT002

Manage partnership agreements with service providers

add topic CHCMGT003

Lead the work team

add topic CHCMGT004

Secure and manage funding

add topic CHCMGT006

Coordinate client directed services

add topic CHCMHS001

Work with people with mental health issues

add topic CHCMHS002

Establish a self-directed recovery relationship

add topic CHCMHS003

Provide recovery oriented mental health services

add topic CHCMHS004

Work collaboratively with the care network and other services

add topic CHCMHS005

Provide services to people with with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

add topic CHCMHS006

Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers

add topic CHCMHS008

Promote and facilitate self advocacy

add topic CHCMHS011

Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

add topic CHCPOL002

Develop and implement policy

add topic CHCPOL003

Research and apply evidence to practice

add topic CHCPRP001

Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

add topic CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

add topic CHCPRP004

Promote and represent the service

add topic CHCPRP005

Engage with health professionals and the health system

add topic CHCPRT002

Support the rights and safety of children and young people

add topic CHCPRT008

Provide supervision in a secure system

add topic CHCSET001

Work with forced migrants

add topic CHCSET002

Undertake bicultural work with forced migrants in Australia

add topic CHCSOH001

Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

add topic CHCYTH001

Engage respectfully with young people

add topic CHCYTH004

Respond to critical situations

add topic CHCYTH005

Develop and implement procedures to enable young people to address their needs

add topic CHCYTH010

Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances

add topic CHCYTH012

Manage service response to young people in crisis

add topic HLTAID006

Provide advanced first aid

add topic BSBATSIW515

Secure funding

add topic BSBFIM501

Manage budgets and financial plans

add topic BSBHRM506

Manage recruitment selection and induction processes

add topic BSBHRM513

Manage workforce planning

add topic BSBINN601

Lead and manage organisational change

add topic BSBMGT404

Lead and facilitate off-site staff

add topic BSBMGT502

Manage people performance

add topic BSBMGT516

Facilitate continuous improvement

add topic BSBMGT605

Provide leadership across the organisation

add topic BSBPMG511

Manage project scope

add topic BSBPMG512

Manage project time

add topic BSBPMG513

Manage project quality

add topic BSBPMG514

Manage project cost

add topic BSBPMG515

Manage project human resources

add topic BSBPMG516

Manage project information and communication

add topic BSBPMG519

Manage project stakeholder engagement

add topic BSBPMG522

Undertake project work

add topic BSBPUB504

Develop and implement crisis management plans

add topic BSBRSK501

Manage risk

add topic BSBWOR403

Manage stress in the workplace

add topic BSBWOR502

Lead and manage team effectiveness

add topic CPPSEC3013A

Control person using empty hand techniques

add topic PSPGOV506A

Support workplace coaching and mentoring

add topic TAEDEL502A

Provide advanced facilitation practice

Subject lists

Diploma of Community Services