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. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
100 hours of practical work placement and assessment at a residential/aged care centre is compulsory for each student to complete the qualification.
The CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services qualification (“old course”) has been superseded in the national training system. AIBT plans to offer the replacement qualification, CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services (“new course”), later in 2023.
All students enrolled in the old course must be completed no later than 31 December 2024, or transition to the new course before that date. Any student starting the old course now will be required to transition to the new course later in the year. The details of that transition will be provided closer to that time.
AIBT welcomes enrolments into the old course and will provide transition to the new course for each student.
Please note CoEs cannot be issued for the Diploma of Community Services new course until that course is added to AIBT’s scope of registration. Existing CoEs for the old Diploma of Community Services will be updated as individual students transition later in the year.


  • Adelaide
  • Melbourne

For Australian Students



February, April, July, October


2 Year full-time study

Course code
Domestic Tuition Fee
  • Full Fee (Self-funded): $8,000
Delivery Mode
  • Blended Learning
 Other Fee
  • Enrolment Fee (non-refundable): $200
  • Material fee: $500
Academic Requirements
  • Completion of Year 11, or equivalent in AQF

Up front Assessment of Need (UAN) please refer to

A Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment is conducted on all entrants prior to enrolment into the program to ensure that AIBT can support each student throughout the program
Qualification Units

Core Units (8 Units)
CHCDEV002 Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community
work and services
CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs
CHCCOM003 Develop workplace communication strategies
CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Elective Units (8 Units )
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCCSM004 Coordinate complex case requirements
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate, and review all aspects of case management
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
BSBWOR403 Manage stress in the workplace
CHCCSM006 Provide case management supervision
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

Delivery Mode
Blended Learning:
Learn in a mixture of classroom and online environments. On campus learning will be scheduled but online learning can provide more flexibility. Lecturer support will be provided for all study. Access to a computer with an internet connection is required.
Articulation & Pathways
Multiple options available. Please click here for more info.
Help With Fees
Upfront Payment:
Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at AIBT reception.

Payment Plan:
If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.
Career Outcomes
In Home Respite Worker, Nurse’s Aide, Community Access Coordinator, Planned activity assistant, Accommodation Support Worker, Care Service Employee, Community care worker, Food Services Deliverer, Disability Service Officer, Care assistant, Client Assistant, Care Worker, Community House Worker, Home care assistant, Residential Care Worker, Residential Support Worker, Senior Personal Care Assistant, Transport Support Worker, Field Officer (Community Services), Family Support Worker, School Support Officer (Disability), Residential aide

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