Diploma of Community Services
(For International Students)

CRICOS Course Code



Community Services

Community Garden

Mode of study

This course is delivered as blended learning ,  It consists of class room based face-to-face training, Online classes for  theory classes and work placement of 100 hrs in either simulated or real work environment


Delivery location

Classroom based Face to Face delivery Location (On campus): 131 Johnston Street Fitzroy, Vic, 3065


Practical training location 

 Prior to placing students into an aged care facility, VIA will enter into a formal agreement with the establishment accepting VIA’s students for work placement. The formal agreement will specify the number of shifts the student is required to complete, the types of shifts available, guidelines for employer, student and VIA to meet the course requirements.  



*Tuition fee: $13,500
Material fee: $250
Application fee: $200


National Code: CHC52015


CRICOS Course Code: 108923D


Course Duration: 71 weeks


Core Units: 8


Elective Units: 8


Level: Diploma

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the roles of community services, case management and social housing workers involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities. 

At this level, workers have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management. Workers are usually providing direct support to individuals or groups of individuals. Workers may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management; program coordination or the development of new business opportunities. 

Note that the Statutory & forensic child, youth & family welfare specialisationmust be achieved in order to meet the minimum education requirements for child protection and youth justice practice in Victoria. In addition, to meet the minimum education requirements for entry into child protection practice in Victoria, diploma qualifications must be approved by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA).

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 100 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.