Workers completing this course are usually invovled in service delivery, either direct client work and/or health promotion and community development projects. Workers at this level operate at an advanced skill level and may also have responsibility for the supervision of other staff and volunteers. They are also required to have an understanding of Indigenous culture and history and to work with local communities in the provision of services.
Student maturity is vital given course content and subsequent employment options. Completion of the equivalent of one year full time paid or unpaid work in the human services field is also essential, as well as successful completion of Year 12 or its equivalent and/or a demonstrated ability to work at a Year 12 level. Other Entry Requirements All applicants must attend an information session where an application form will be available. Should eligibility requirements be met, selection will be based on a group interview.
Diploma of Community Welfare Work
Key Study Areas
The course structure is designed to ensure a balance between theory and practice. Students will undertake subjects relating to:
* Communication skills
* Case management
* Community development
* Organisational management
* Counselling skills
Where • Bendigo (City Campus)
This diploma is a three year, part time course.
• Group Interview
• Skills Test
On successfully completing this diploma course you will be eligible for employment in a variety of occupations including: welfare officer, community worker, family counsellor, foster care worker, volunteer coordinator and housing worker.
Further Study Options
Further studies are available at both TAFE and university levels. At university, a degree in Social Work may be undertaken.
You will be assessed as part of this course.
19 units must be selected for this qualification including:
* 15 compulsory units
* 4 elective units
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of your current qualifications and prior learning: BRIT has processes to give you credit for relevant units from your prior study, and to assess your prior learning against units in a course.