TAFE Queensland

Diploma of Community Services

TAFE Queensland

Course details

CRICOS course code: 091776J

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


Take the next step in your career in the community services sector with this advanced qualification. This course will give you the high-level skills needed for a role with a community organisation.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working in community and welfare support is expected to grow strongly in the coming years. This large occupation has strong job prospects with around 30,000 job openings anticipated over the next five years.

This course gives you high-level communication skills, and the ability to develop strategies to work with at-risk groups within the community. You will also gain valuable research skills and be taught how to work within legal and ethical frameworks. Our highly-experienced teaching staff will give you one-on-one guidance and the industry knowledge you need to succeed in the community sector.

Successful completion of this course will give you the confidence and skills to seek employment as a case manager or community services worker. It will also give you the knowledge required to pursue further study.

Unit Introduction

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 8 elective units.


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Job Prospects

  • Social Housing Coordinator
  • Community Services Worker
  • Welfare Worker
  • Case Manager
  • Family Support Worker

University Pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 10,000 Per Year
Start date: 12 July 2021
Duration: 1 year
Study mode: Full time

TAFE Queensland

South Bank Campus
66 Ernest Street Brisbane Queensland 4101

Entry criteria

Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.

Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other; TOEFL: PBT score of 506; iBT score of 46 with 4 in Reading /Learning and 14 in writing /speaking; PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) overall score of 42 with Reading /Learning /writing /speaking score of 42; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 162.


TAFE Queensland
South Bank Campus
66 Ernest Street Brisbane Queensland 4101