CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

(CRICOS Code: 108478J)


This qualification reflects the role of community services and case management workers involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or
delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities. At this level, workers have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management. Workers are usually providing direct support to individuals or groups of individuals. 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

On successful completion of this course students are awarded the nationally recognised qualification: CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services.

Course Duration
Trinity Institute (Australia) will deliver this qualification over 104 weeks, including 50 weeks of training and assessment, 22 weeks of
vocational placement, and 32 weeks of holidays.

Vocational Placement
This course offering includes compulsory Vocational Placement of 440 hours (20 hours per week for 22 weeks), conducted in two separate placements.  Specific information about Vocational Placement can be found in the Student Handbook and course materials.

This course is conducted with a blended learning model that includes face-to-face learning, and interactive online/distance learning. Class sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater for a wide variety of learning styles.

Trinity Institute (Australia) campuses at:

• Level 1, 43 Hunter Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
• Level 5, 770 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
• Suite 12, 100 George Street, Windsor NSW

Career Outcomes
Graduates may be able to seek employment in a range of roles, including:

  • Community Services Coordinator
  • Community Services Case Manager
  • Support Facilitator
  • Case Coordinator

Education Pathways
Students are provided with advice on employment and training options throughout the delivery of the program.

After achieving the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services students may choose to continue their education in a range of higher education qualifications in the community services sector.

Course Structure


Course Costs
Please contact Team Trinity for current course fees.

Payment terms and conditions are included in the International Student Handbook. Additionally a detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the letter of offer and written agreement which is provided to the student for their review and agreement prior to acceptance into the course. The agreement also includes details of additional fees and charges, which may be applicable

International students are also required to take out Overseas Health Insurance Cover before arriving in Australia. Trinity Institute (Australia) provides details of OSHC providers in the International Student Handbook.

Additional costs associated with living in Australia are outlined in the International Student Handbook. Students should carefully review these costs in relation to budgeting. Further information can be found at



Entry Requirements

Trinity Institute (Australia) has the following entry requirements:

International Students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Meet the following education requirements:
    • Year 12 or equivalent; or
    • a Certificate III qualification or equivalent or above.
  • Meet the following English requirements:
    • Have an IELTS academic score of 5.5 or equivalent (test must have been taken be no more than 2 years ago). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
      • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
      • Successful completion of at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course or above in an Australian education institution; or
      • Successful completion of an Oxford English language placement test with an overall score of not less than Level B2 (Upper Intermediate).

Trinity Institute (Australia) also conducts an entry interview with all prospective students to confirm their details and ensure that the course selected is the most appropriate for their needs.

Training and Assessment Arrangements

Training and assessment is scheduled for 20 hours attendance per week during terms. It is recommended that students spend an additional 4 hours per week on study, research, practice and assessment preparation. Assessments are conducted using a variety of methods for theory and practical. At the beginning of each unit you will receive details of assessment tasks to be completed.  Workplace-based assessments are also conducted while students are at their Vocational Placement workplace.

The timing for this course is as per our current timetable. Please contact us via email for details.

Facilities and Equipment:
The facilities and equipment that will be provided for this course are:

• Training rooms
• Simulated community services work environments with associated equipment
• Personal protective uniform work shirt

The equipment that students need to provide themselves includes:

• A laptop that is installed with Microsoft Office or similar
• Uniform: black trousers, black non-slip shoes
• And other text books, equipment as listed on Student Resources List prior to enrolment.

Course Progress
Note that for international students’ satisfactory course progress is required in order to meet visa requirements.  More information can be found in the Student Handbook.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Application and Enrolment
To enrol for this course you must complete an application form and then send it to with all required documentation. For more information on enrolment, credit, RPL, student support or orientation, please refer to the International Student Handbook.

For more information about our selection and enrolment processes, contact us at the details shown below.


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