Entry to Diploma study at EQUALS requires:
Successful completion of Year 12 in an Australian secondary school system or its equivalent; or
Completion of a Certificate III or equivalent; or
Mature Age Entry
Applicants who have completed previous study in Community Services, Aged Care or Disability will be well regarded.
Current and valid Department of Communities & Social Inclusion (DCSI) Screening Checks for working with Children, with Vulnerable People and in the Aged Care Sector, & Physical Fitness are required for this course.
If you do not hold a current DCSI check, you are required to apply through DCSI at the time of application for enrolment at EQUALS.
IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 5.5 Academic (min 5.0 in any band). Some programs require a score of 6.0 (overall band score) or higher; TOEFL (IBT): 60 (with Reading and Writing not less than 18); Cambridge English (CAE & CPE): 169 (with no band below 162); PTE (Pearson Test of English): 50 (with Reading and Writing communicative scores not below 50); High School: Successful completion of the last 2 years of high/ secondary school, where the language of instruction was English; Malaysian SPM 1119 English: A –; OET (Occupational English Test): Pass C, D.
This program gives graduates a variety of employment opportunities within the health, disability and community services industries. The Diploma of Community Services equips you with the skills and knowledge to specialise in case management and coordination of services; program coordination; delivery of person centred services to individuals, groups and communities; and new business development in the community services sector.
Our students enjoy a supportive learning environment where care and attention is given to their individual needs. Credit for previous experience/study may apply.
Direct entry into the Diploma is available to eligible applicants. This qualification provides a pathway into further study at Advanced Diploma level, and/or pathways to Higher Education qualifications in Social Work, Disability or Strategic Leadership.
This course includes 160 hours of industry placement in an approved industry setting. The placement is included as part of the course duration.
Level of Study Diploma
Duration 52 weeks
CRICOS Course Code 089502J
English Requirements IELTS Score UG 6
Annual Tuition AUD$12,950.00
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