|Course Code:||D325 (National ID: CHC52108)|| |
Financial Counsellor, Community Worker
|Duration:||Course delivered wholly online & may take between 6 -12 mths depending on student's other commitments|| |
|How:||Full time|| |
|Where:||LEEDERVILLE CAMPUSRICHMOND STREETLEEDERVILLE6007|| |
|Intake:||Contact us for study options|| |
|International study available:||No|| |
|Online study available:||Yes|| |
|Uni pathway available:||Yes|| |
About the course Ask us a question about this course
This Diploma will teach you how to work with socially disadvantaged and marginalised families and individuals in the community.
You will develop specialist skills and knowledge to support clients in decision-making processes, facilitate the financial counselling process, develop and use financial counselling tools and techniques especially in regard to credit and debt issues affecting clients and their rights and obligations. You will also gain an understanding of Indigenous culture and history and work with local communities in the provision of services.
If you enjoy helping people and like working as a team then a career in community services could be for you. All of Central's Community Service qualifications have flexible training delivery modes and the option to study on the job. This means you get the most relevant skills and the opportunity to form industry contacts. You'll also be mentored by attentive and caring lecturers who have had extensive experience in the industry. There is also currently a skill shortage in this industry so employment prospects are high.
.If you would like information about how to gain credit for work experience, study or training you may have done, please see our Recognition of Prior Learning page.
You can get more information about the Diploma of Community Services (Financial Counselling) which is delivered totally online by downloading our Diploma of Community Services (Financial Counselling) Flyer. Or you can download the Application Form.
Where this course can lead you
With one or more of the Community Services qualifications from Central, your opportunities are endless. You could find yourself working in community services, financial counselling, youth work, aged care, disability, children's services and/or juvenile justice. This industry is currently experiencing a skill shortage so employment prospects after you finish your studies are positive.
Your Diploma of Community Services Work prepares you for roles such as:
Aged Care Worker
Skills you will gain from this course
Central's community services qualifications provide you with skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
Work with socially disadvantaged and marginalised families and individuals in the community
Support clients in decision-making processes
Facilitate the financial counselling process
Use financial counselling tools and techniques
Understand credit and debt issues
Connected with industry
We ensure our industry partners are involved in the development of our courses and curriculum, so the skills you obtain are relevant in the workforce. We work with over 100 community services agencies throughout the metropolitan area. They include youth support centres, women’s refuges, drug and alcohol support services, mental health support agencies, aged care and disability agencies, family support services, migrant support services, prison and outcare services and support groups.
Central's focus on industry relevancy means practical course content geared towards getting you a career. It also means you have an opportunity to network with real professionals who could increase your chances of employment during or after study.
At Central, experienced community services workers are our lecturers. So you’ll be gaining the best experience possible from the people who have done exactly what you want to do. We have also assessed the practices this industry uses and replicated it within Central so when you leave, you'll be working in a familiar environment.
Your Diploma may be able to get you into one of WA’s universities. You may apply for recognition of prior learning at the university of your choice where you may meet the basic entry requirements of the course of your interest (enquire at the university for information on RPL).
|Plan:||D325 - CU1209 - PSC|| |
|Description:||Complete 17 units: 11 core and 6 elective units|| |
Title: GROUP 02 - ELECTIVE UNITS
Description: Complete six (6) elective units. Below is an example
|D2343||CHCCS422A||Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately|
|D2377||CHCCW503A||Work intensively with clients|
|D2590||CHCLEG411A||Use relevant legislation in response to client needs|
|D8281||HLTHIR403C||Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers|
|WC794||CHCAD603B||Provide systems advocacy services|
|WC940||CHCMH301C||Work effectively in mental health|
|WD312||HLTWHS300A||Contribute to WHS processes|
Title: GROUP 01 - CORE UNITS
Description: Central Institute of Technology offer the units listed below. Please note: previously completed units may count towards this qualification. Please discuss with the teaching area to determine eligibility.
|D2209||CHCAD401D||Advocate for clients|
|D2362||CHCCSL501A||Work within a structured counselling framework|
|D2363||CHCCSL502A||Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills|
|D2370||CHCCSL509A||Reflect and improve upon counselling skills|
|D2529||CHCFIN501A||Identify and apply technical information to assist clients with financial issues|
|D2530||CHCFIN502A||Facilitate the financial counselling process|
|D2531||CHCFIN503A||Develop and use financial counselling tools and techniques|
|WC807||CHCCD404E||Develop and implement community programs|
|WC847||CHCCS411C||Work effectively in the community sector|
|WC871||CHCCSL503B||Facilitate the counselling relationship|
|WC872||CHCCSL507B||Support clients in decision-making processes|
Getting into this course
In order to gain entry into this course you must complete either the (D284) Certificate IV in Community Services Work or (D287) Certificate IV in Community Services Advocacy.
The Application Process
The process for applying for a course at Central depends on whether you are a local or international student and the way that you will be studying: full time, part time, as an apprentice or trainee.
Our future students area of the website includes a handy guide to help you through the process depending on what type of student you are, and how you are planning on studying.
Visit our apply, enrol and pay guide
Recognition of Prior Learning
Do you have existing skills? Whether obtained through paid or voluntary work, training or other experiences, you may be able to fast track your study by applying for recognition of prior learning, often referred to as RPL.
Find out more here