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Are you community-minded?

A community development worker is someone who assists in the delivery of programs and opportunities that contribute to the capabilities of building better outcomes for individuals and their communities.

Community development workers understand that working in partnership will ultimately build the capability of the communities, resilience and self-determination.  Which leads to community awareness, sustainable outcomes and benefits to communities.

This qualification will enable you to gain skills to be a passionate community sector worker who understands the need for creative and flexible approaches to community needs and outcomes.  Our course will support you to develop generalist skills desirable for today’s community service sector and well as specific skills in community development.

Please note: Students need to be employed, able to gain employment or seek their own volunteer role in the community service sector in order to complete this qualification. This will enable students to satisfy demonstrated skills in a work place for unit HLTWHS003 Maintain Work Health and Safety.  You may like to discuss this further with the program teacher. Course details

Payment options

$10000 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

Atherton, Bowen, Burdekin, Cannonvale (Whitsunday), Charters Towers, External, Ingham, Innisfail, Lower Gulf, Mt Isa, Palm Island, Torres Strait

Key dates and info

DURATION

Online: up to 2 years / Twelve weeks per cluster
Full time: 12 months / 2 days per week
Blended: up to 2 years / 3 hours per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $4,872

Student Loan Available

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How to enrol

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Atherton 29 Jan 2018 3 hours per week Blended
Bowen 29 Jan 2018 3 hours per week Blended
29 Jan 2018 Full time / 2 days per week Classroom
Burdekin 29 Jan 2018 3 hours per week Blended
Cannonvale (Whitsunday) 29 Jan 2018 3 hours per week Blended
Charters Towers 29 Jan 2018 3 hours per week Blended
External Any time Twelve weeks per cluster Online
Ingham 29 Jan 2018 3 hours per week Blended
Innisfail 29 Jan 2018 3 hours per week Blended
Lower Gulf 29 Jan 2018 3 hours per week Blended
Mt Isa 29 Jan 2018 3 hours per week Blended
Palm Island 29 Jan 2018 3 hours per week Blended
Torres Strait 29 Jan 2018 3 hours per week Blended

Entry requirements

A sound achievement in Year 10 Science, Maths, and English is desirable.  Mature age applicants are welcome.

Please note: Students need to be employed, able to gain employment or seek their own volunteer role in the community service sector in order to complete this qualification. This will enable students to satisfy demonstrated skills in a work place for unit HLTWHS003 Maintain Work Health and Safety.  You may like to discuss this further with the program teacher.

Location/s

Atherton
Atherton State High School
Manunds Road
Atherton QLD 4883

Bowen
98-158 Queens Road
Bowen QLD 4805

Burdekin
Seventeenth Street
Home Hill QLD 4806

Cannonvale (Whitsunday)
Shute Harbour Road
Cannonvale QLD 4802

Charters Towers
1-13 MacPherson Street
Charters Towers QLD 4820

External
Study from any location

Ingham
74 Townsville Road
Ingham QLD 4850

Innisfail
45 Flying Fish Point Road
Innisfail QLD 4860

Lower Gulf
52 Green Street
Normanton QLD 4890

Mt Isa
165-179 Abel Smith Parade
Mount Isa QLD 4825

Palm Island
Beach Road
Palm Island QLD 4816

Torres Strait
19 Aplin Road
Thursday Island QLD 4875

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Timetable

Bowen campus: This course is delivered over two days per week over 12 months, Monday 9.30am - 11.30am and Thursday 12.30pm to 2.30pm

External delivery: Students have 12 weeks per cluster to complete assessment. Upon successful completion the student enrols into the next cluster as per the delivery schedule.  Students will have an opportunity to select elective clusters that are specific to their career and vocational interest.  Students can choose case management subjects or may find units in projects, programs and partnerships areas more beneficial for their vocational pathways.  You can discuss your training options with the program Teacher.  Teachers will provide students with a training plan after enrolment.

Please note that students will be expected to complete approximately 15 hours per week of self directed studies to successfully complete this qualification.

Video Conferencing: Tuesday mornings 9am – 12noon (Teacher delivers topic based content)
Available to all students (Classroom and External). Students attend their nearest TAFE Queensland, North Region campus video conferencing room (must advice teacher prior to attending, so room can be booked at the applicable campus).   Refer to Video Conference Schedule, below in Relevant Documents

Relevant documents:

Units

14 units are required to complete this qualification; 8 core and 6 elective units.

Students have the ability to choose from the below 4 Case Management elective units in order to gain the skill set.

Students have the ability to choose from the below 4 Programs and Partnerships elective units.

Community Development Foundations
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity Core
BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information Elective
Develop and Implement Projects and Programs
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCCDE007 Develop and provide community projects Elective
CHCCDE002 Develop and implement community programs Core
Leadership and Community Action
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCCDE009 Develop and support community leadership Core
CHCCDE008 Support community action Core
Work Safety and Participation
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Core
CHCCDE010 Develop and lead community engagement strategies to enhance participation Core
Community Development Stages
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCCDE011 Implement community development strategies Core
CHCCDE012 Work within organisation and government structures to enable community development outcomes Core
Programs and Partnerships Electives
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships Elective
CHCADV002 Provide advocacy and representation services Elective
CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities Elective
CHCEDU001 Provide community focused health promotion and prevention strategies Elective
Case Management Skill Set Electives
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management Elective
CHCCSM004 Coordinate complex case requirements Elective
CHCCSM006 Provide case management supervision Elective
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

If considering a VET Student Loan, please ensure you read the TAFE Queensland 'Pre-Enrolment Information for students considering applying for a VET Student Loan':http://tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/financial-support-student-loans/vet-student-loans.html

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SUBSIDISED

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CONCESSION

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VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

CHC52115 Diploma of Community Development

Employment Outcomes:

  • Community Development Worker
  • Local Government
  • Community Education and Partnership Coordinator/Broker
  • Community Development Grants Program Coordinator
  • Community Development Facilitators in various cultural and diverse communities
  • Project Officer
  • Inclusion and Access Officer
  • Various roles in the community sector value community development skills and experience.

After completion of the Diploma students can claim 1 year advanced standing at James Cook University in a Bachelor of Social Work. 

Job prospects

  • Community Development Officer

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Read the Pre-enrolment Information
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

All done? Then you're ready to enrol

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafenorth.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol

Enrolment options

By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

Find out more about RPL

More info:
tafenorth.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning/

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 7 December 2017

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Payment options

$10000 VET Student Loan available