QUALIFICATION

Diploma of Community Services/Bachelor of Arts - Uni of Adelaide Pathway



TAFE SA Code: DP10226

Study pathway: Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015)

Description

This course provides training for community services, case management and social housing workers involved in managing, coordinating and/or delivering person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities.

Duration
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Up to 4 years 

Full Time

Counsellor and Community Worker Counsellor and Community Worker

In response to COVID-19, TAFE SA has had to make some changes to how courses are delivered. If any changes are made to the delivery or completion date of your course, TAFE SA will communicate with you directly.

Locations & Applications

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Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

you must have:

If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Total Fees
Subsidised
$4,807 - $7,448
Concession
$3,483 - $5,396

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$7,063 - $10,944

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.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    • 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
    • This qualification requires a combination of online study and compulsory weekly attendance on campus. In addition to this, students will be required to attend a localised industry specific setting for work placement and complete industry experience at Bower Place Complex Needs Clinic www.bowerplace.com.au - a practicing clinic; located in Gawler Place, ADELAIDE.
    • For participation in this qualification, students will be required to obtain a clearance from the Department of Communities and Social Inclusion at their expense. For more information please go to https://screening.dcsi.sa.gov.au/
    • To access subsidised training you will be required to undertake the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA).
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • 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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    FEE-HELP

    FEE-HELP is a Government loan scheme that assists eligible higher education students enrolled in eligible higher education courses to pay their tuition fees. Eligible students can choose to use a FEE-HELP loan to cover all or part of their tuition fees.

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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 coordinator, case manager, client service assessor, coordinator family support services, welfare worker, social welfare worker, early intervention coordinator, community worker.

    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 Arts - Uni of Adelaide Pathway
    Skills covered include workplace communication strategies, service programs, impacts of sociological factors, diversity, legal and ethical requirements, debriefing and support processes, professional practice and workplace safety. 8 core units plus 8 elective units. To achieve this qualification, students must have completed 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.

    88%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    85%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Humanitarian and Community Studies
    Bachelor of Social Work
    Bachelor of Social Work
    Bachelor of Arts
    Bachelor of Social Sciences
    Bachelor of Psychological Science
    Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services) with Bachelor of Psychological Science
    Bachelor of Social Work
    Bachelor of Psychological Science and Sociology (Online program)
    Bachelor of Community Health (Online program)
    Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services)
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