QUALIFICATION

Diploma of Community Services / Bachelor of Social Work - Flinders Uni Pathway



TAFE SA Code: DP00040


Description

Build on existing professional skills, and be positioned with the expertise and knowledge to take on leadership and case management roles, delivering person-centred services to individuals, groups, and communities, across multiple areas of the community services.
Learn current techniques, and further develop technical skills via work-based learning in the Bower Place Complex Needs Clinic, and through 120 hours of placement.
Students must be eligible for, and obtain a valid, South Australian working with children’s check for entry to this course.

• The Fee Free TAFE allocation for this course has been exhausted for
Semester 1 2024. Additional Fee Free TAFE places may be available in
future semesters, subject to changes in TAFE SA’s Fee Free TAFE course
list and changes to the Fee Free TAFE policy.

Duration
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4 years 

Full Time

Counsellor and Community Worker

Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
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Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.
The Fee Free TAFE allocation for this course has been exhausted for Semester 1 2024. Additional Fee Free TAFE places may be available in future semesters, subject to changes in TAFE SA’s Fee Free TAFE course list and changes to the Fee Free TAFE policy.

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Mandatory Requirements
Dual Offers are available only to Australian and New Zealand citizens or holders of permanent visas.

Total Fees
Subsidised
$5,472
Concession
$3,312
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).

This course is part of the Fee Free TAFE initiative. Fee Free TAFE and vocational education is a joint initiative of the Australian and South Australian Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place before the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. The number of Fee Free TAFE places that are funded is limited by the terms of the skills agreement signed by the Australian and South Australian Governments. Should all available Fee Free TAFE places be taken, subsequent applicants will be offered a subsidised place.

Fee Free Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$8,064

Please note that fees and funding status only apply to the initial TAFE SA qualification. Check the course page or relevant university website for details on the secondary qualification.

    • You will receive an offer to both TAFE SA and University, with the University offer being conditional on successful completion of the TAFE SA qualification.
    • You can rest assured you have secured your University offer, pending successful completion of the TAFE SA award.
    • No further application will be required.
    • You will receive credit for TAFE SA studies allowing you to complete two awards dependent on the pathway selected.
    • If accepted, you will receive an offer to TAFE SA and-on successful completion of the TAFE SA qualification-an offer to University with no further application required.
    • Important Note: The listed awards are reviewed and changes may occur without notice. Dual Offers are available only to Australian and New Zealand citizens or holders of permanent visas.
    • View our Uni Dual Offer Courses list
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Case worker, case coordinator, case manager.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Diploma of Community Services / Bachelor of Social Work - Flinders Uni Pathway
    This course provides the skills and knowledge essential to undertake case management in the community services sector. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 8 core units and 8 elective units plus you must complete at least 100 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    93%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    88%*
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.



    * 2021 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services 100
    Develop and implement service programs 100
    Develop workplace communication strategies 100
    Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes 120
    Manage and promote diversity 80
    Manage legal and ethical compliance 80
    Manage work health and safety 40

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills 60
    Assess co-existing needs 80
    Confirm client developmental status 60
    Coordinate complex case requirements 75
    Develop and implement procedures to enable young people to address their needs 55
    Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships 80
    Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management 75
    Facilitate responsible behaviour 40
    Facilitate the counselling relationship and process 120
    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40
    Manage service response to young people in crisis 150
    Plan and conduct group activities 70
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25
    Provide case management supervision 120
    Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs 90
    Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances 90
    Support counselling clients in decision-making processes 120
    Work in an alcohol and other drugs context 80
    Work with people with mental health issues 80
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