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This program will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in a variety of roles in the community services sector.
You’ll be prepared for careers in a range of organisations, including performing case work, providing client services, and supporting youth and families in a range of social, community and welfare organisations. You may also seek employment in community education or development projects.
You will have the opportunity to participate in site visits, and interact with individuals and groups within the community services sector. There will be the opportunity to undertake 200 hours of work placement throughout the program.
This program is undergoing re-accreditation and will be delivered under the new title Diploma of Community Services in 2016.
Classes are designed to provide maximum class interaction, discussion and development of ideas and skills.
Specialist guest speakers will provide insights into current workplace practices and emerging issues. Extensive online resources are available to support learning and networking opportunities with fellow students.
Support is available for students to develop language, literacy and numeracy skills required to succeed in the program assessment that is designed to prepare you for work-ready performance or further study.
Assessment incorporates a range of methods to assess performance and the application of the required knowledge and skills, including:
- research projects
- individual and group presentations
- knowledge tests
RMIT’s community services discipline has a reputation for delivering high quality vocational education programs designed and developed in partnership with industry.
The program content is work focused, and allows you to apply skills and knowledge learned in the program directly to your individual work place.
If you are not currently employed in the community services sector, you will have the opportunity to undertake 200 hours of work placement which will provide you with current workplace experience. Work placement will occur over six weeks in two blocks.
You will be supported in locating placement options, and all placement hosts will receive information from RMIT explaining the purpose of the placement and the expectations of you, RMIT and the host organisation. Staff will maintain contact with you throughout the placement.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
The program equips students with vocational skills and knowledge that will enable them to seek employment in the community services sector in a wide range of service delivery roles in aged care, disability, mental health and many other areas.
Occupational titles may include:
- case worker or manager
- client service assessor
- community services worker
- early intervention worker
- family support worker
- pastoral care counsellor or manager
- senior youth officer or chaplain
- welfare worker.
Non-government organisations often require this program for the development of their community services workforce.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualification has been validated by the community services and health industry.