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Diploma of Community Welfare Work

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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
  • Academic Title
    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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