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  • CHC52115

Diploma of Community Development

At a glance

At a glance

Upgrade your career in community development with this advanced course that qualifies you to work as a community development officer for local government or not-for-profit groups.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Community Development Officer
COURSE OUTCOME

CHC52115 Diploma of Community Development

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Course overview

Course overview

Take your career in community development to the next level with this advanced qualification. This course is perfect for those already working in the sector or volunteering in a similar role. You will gain sought-after skills in creative and flexible problem solving that are applicable across a number of high-demand job areas.

This course will give you the specialised skills and knowledge to develop and implement community programs as well as plan and conduct group activities. You will also learn how to provide advocacy and representation services, and develop and support community leadership and action. Our experienced and highly-regarded teaching team will give you the one-on-one guidance and industry experience you need to succeed in the field.

Successful completion of the course will qualify you to work as a community development officer.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 6 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
HLTWHS003
Maintain work health and safety
CHCDIV003
Manage and promote diversity
CHCCDE012
Work within organisation and government structures to enable community development outcomes
CHCCDE011
Implement community development strategies
CHCCDE010
Develop and lead community engagement strategies to enhance participation
CHCCDE009
Develop and support community leadership
CHCCDE008
Support community action
CHCCDE002
Develop and implement community programs

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CHCEDU001
Provide community focused health promotion and prevention strategies
CHCCSM005
Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
CHCCSM004
Coordinate complex case requirements
CHCPRP001
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCPRP003
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCADV001
Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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Money IconVet Student Loan - $10,150 cap

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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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

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 enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


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. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland