C0045 - Graduate Certificate in Community Services Practice(Client assessment & case management)

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Plan: C0045 - Graduate Certificate in Community Services Practice(Client assessment & case management)
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Certificate in Community Services Practice(Client assessment & case management)
Qualification national code: CHC70208
Nominal hours: 605
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 year (2 semesters) full time
Location: Onshore, city campus
Owning school: Global, Urban and Social Studies (365T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/socialhumanities
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Purpose of the Program

The program is designed to extend your community services sector practice. It will specifically develop your knowledge and skills in the specialised area of client assessment and case management.

It will support you to develop skills as an advanced practitioner, you will be able to demonstrate a high level of knowledge and skills working with clients with complex and diverse needs. Upon successful completion of this program you will also have developed high level competency relating to:

  • Innovative service delivery and case management
  • Policy development
  • Supervision of other practitioners
  • Advocating for policy and practice change, and
  • Organisational leadership


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Articulation and pathways

Articulation agreements between RMIT University programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification.  You may be eligible for credit into other RMIT University programs for successfully completing this program upon application to other RMIT University programs. Please check
with admissions officer of your program of choice.

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.  Please check with admissions officer of your program of choice.

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Entrance requirements

To gain entry into this program, you must have:

  • an undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification in a discipline related to work in the community sector, or
  • significant previous experience working in a community sector organisation, in a job role involving the self directed application of knowledge with substantial depth in the specialist area of practice and exercise of independent judgement and decision making
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External accreditation and industry links

While this qualification does not lead to professional accreditation or registration, industry has supported the capacity of the program to create positive change, continuous improvement and innovation within client assessment and case management delivery.  The Graduate Certificate in Community Services (Client assessment and case management) provides an applied and practical post graduate study option, developing advanced practitioner capabilities within the Community Services sector.

The program was developed in close partnership with industry and addresses contemporary and future training requirements of employees in senior practitioner roles responsible for specialist service delivery to clients with complex needs, providing mentoring and supervision of staff and leadership and policy roles.


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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and Services:
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.
Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.  The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.
You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content:
You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University:
RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.  Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.  You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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