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Diploma of Community Welfare Work
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Type: Diploma
Course Fee: By Request
Available at Dandenong, Frankston
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Objectives:
This course provides participants with the knowledge, skills and values to work as social welfare workers.
Entry Requirements:
Mature age entry and industry understanding; Applicants with appropriate work or life experience or the equivalent of two years' experience in the community services industry (paid or unpaid); or one year for part time applicants; Community Welfare
Award:
Diploma of Community Welfare Work
Course Description:
Course Outline
This course provides participants with the knowledge, skills and values to work as social welfare workers.

Campuses
Dandenong, Frankston

Course Duration and Commencement Dates
Dandenong campus Full-time 2 years commencing late January
Part-time 3 - 4 years commencing late January
Frankston campus Full-time 2 years commencing late January
Part-time 3 - 4 years commencing late January

Entrance Requirements
• Mature Age Entry and industry understanding;
• Applicants with appropriate work or life experience or the equivalent of two years’ experience in the community services industry (paid or unpaid); or one year for part time applicants;
• Applicants with a strong understanding of community services provision and practices may be given special consideration.

Special Requirements
Selection will depend upon:-
• Applicant's maturity;
• Group and interpersonal skills;
• Ability to think analytically and an understanding of the welfare industry.

Application Procedure
Dandenong campus, Apply direct to Chisholm Institute
Frankston campus, Apply direct to Chisholm Institute
Selection Criteria
A selection process is conducted prior to course entry. Applicants will be required to:-
• Attend a compulsory Information Session
• Attend a group interview /written exercise

Recognition of Prior Qualification and Experience
Where applicants can show evidence of prior qualification or experience in a related field, they may apply for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) or Credit Transfer consideration.

Study Areas
• Casework;
• Group Work;
• Psychology;
• Sociology;
• Welfare Practice;
• Community Development;
• Counselling;
• Research;
• Social Policy;
• Practical Strategies;
• Organisations and Change.

Electives may include:-
• Family Violence;
• Youth Issues;
• Multiculturalism;
• Environmentalism
NB: Students undertake field placements in a Community Services agency or group in order to gain practical experience. Teaching staff will assist in obtaining appropriate placements

Employment Opportunities
A wide range of employment opportunities develop from this course some of which are:
Welfare Worker
Social Welfare Worker
• Case Worker
• Child Protection Worker
• Youth Worker
• Migrant Resource Worker
• Women’s Refuge Worker
• Community Capacity Building Worker
• Community Health Worker
• Family Support Worker
• Juvenile Justice Officer
• Community House Coordinator
• Volunteer Coordinator
• Domestic Violence Outreach Worker
• Youth Support Worker
• Case Manager
• Child and Family Worker

Further Study
University degree courses in Social Welfare, Social Work, Human Services and Community Development.
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