Course Structure and Content


The Diploma of Community Services Work requires the successful completion of 18 competencies.For course structure and content refer to the following link.

Diploma of Community Services Work course structure

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Phoenix Institute of Australia has a simple but methodical RPL process which is outlined in detail in the Policy on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Prospective students will be made aware of the RPL policy and process prior to enrolment in to the program, via discussions and the Student Handbook and/or Phoenix Institute of Australia website, and are encouraged to apply if they believe that they may be eligible.

Students are encouraged to apply for RPL prior to or immediately after formal enrolment but prior to the facilitated delivery of units to ensure that they do not miss any class/workshop opportunities offered should they be unsuccessful in the RPL process. Students are given an individual strategy document showing the units they need to complete and methods for undertaking learning and assessment in those units.