The Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) reflects the roles of community services, case management and social housing.
To successfully complete this qualification the student must complete 100 hours of vocational placement. The student must be working, volunteering or able to volunteer in the community services sector to complete those 100 hours. Course details
Students need to be working or volunteering in the community services sector or have access to a community service to undergo vocational placement. A sound achievement in Year 12 Math and English is desirable. Mature age applicants are welcome.
Study from any location
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.
Students are recommended to enrol into two units at a time. Students have 16 weeks to complete each cluster. On successful completion the student enrols in the next cluster as determined in the order of study.
Please note that students will be expected to complete approximately 15 hours per week of self directed studies to successfully complete this qualification.
Vocational Placement of 100 hours is a requirement of this Diploma. If students are not employed in the Community Services sector and lives in the Cairns or Townsville region they will be assisted to find a vocational placement. Students residing outside these areas will need to find placement and assistance will be given to complete the relevant documentation.
To gain access to the Queensland Government, Department of Education and Training's Higher Level Skills funding initiative, student must be an existing worker in the Community Services industry.
Please note that if students are wishing to access VET Student Loans to pay for their fees, they must meet the ‘Student entry procedure’ requirements; namely:
obtains a copy of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education that has been awarded to the student by an agency or authority of a State or Territory for the student’s completion of year 12; or
the student is assessed as displaying competence at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy; and that the VET provider reasonably believes that the student displays that competence.
If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front 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.
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.
Higher Level Skills Subsidy
The Higher Level Skills Subsidy is a one-off subsidy that offsets the cost of an eligible Certificate IV or higher courses.
You're eligible for the Higher Level Skills Subsidy if you:
Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
Live in Queensland full time
Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate IV or higher level qualification.
For some courses, you may also be required to hold a certificate 3 in a relevant industry field.
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.
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.