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Communication and Community Development Skill Set

Communication and Community Development Skill Set

  • AQF Level

  • Amount of Training

    446 Hours
  • Course Fee

    AUD $2000
  • Payment Option

    Easy payment options
  • Mode of Delivery

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* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.

Why IHNA Online ?

  • Competency based training underpinned by adult learning principles
  • Personalised attention to individual student
  • Access to 24*7 Online Library
  • Experienced educators with industry
  • Easy Payment Options
  • Finalist and Winner of national and international training award
  • Networking Opportunities with peak bodies and industries
  • IHNA Online Alumnus Status
  • Dedicated Student Support Team
  • Work Integrated Learning (WIL) – learn as you practise

Course Overview

This skill set will provide the skills and knowledge to communicate empathetically with clients and colleagues using specialist interpersonal skills to identify and address needs to promote over all wellbeing. It also provides skills to critically analyse empirical evidence to apply when developing and implementing programs in collaboration with other organisations and government structures.

IHNA (Institute of Health and Nursing Australia), trusted by more than 𝟏𝟒𝟎𝟎𝟎+ students are one of its kind to provide excellence in educating the needing demand of the community since it has commenced its operations in 2007.

Amount of Training

The amount of training required for this course is 446 hours, however depending on the amount of time invested by you – it can be completed in a lesser timeframe.

Career Opportunity

The skill set will provide a gateway to Management/Team leader positions in the community development sector, housing, aged care, disability, mental health, and youth work.


To build active listening skills to effectively communicate to all stakeholders, research and review current literature on the public health issues of the community develop programs based on the research and needs of the individuals and groups in the community in collaboration with government and not for profit organisations.

What will I study?

Successful completion of this course requires you to complete the following units:

  • CHCMGT005

    Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes

  • CHCPOL003

    Research and apply evidence to practice

  • CHCCSL002

    Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills

  • CHCCDE012

    Work within organisation and government structures to enable community development outcomes

  • CHCCCS007

    Develop and implement service programs

Course Module

5 units of competency are required for this qualification.

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IHNA Online Admission Requirements

However, there are no formal entry requirements for this Course, but applicants should demonstrate the ability to perform tasks as required by the health industry.

16 years of age and above at the time of commencement of the course

Satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 10 course is required for entry into this course.

Entry into this course requires IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent.

Students will undergo language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) to identify Language, Literacy and Numeracy capabilities at the time of Orientation (prior to commencing the courses).

Mature age students (22+) will also be considered without the minimum education requirements. Each case will be reviewed individually to ascertain the capacity of the student to meet course requirements.

*Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.

Digital literacy

Student must possess basic computer skills which includes covering the most common usages of a computer, including managing computer files, word processing, using spreadsheets and databases; creating presentations; finding information and communicating using computers; and being aware of social and ethical implications of Internet use.

Professional Experience Placement Requirements
  • A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate (AFP) / NCC will be required for all practical placements
  • Working with children check
  • Applicable immunization certification like COVID-19 Certificate – IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunization process before the Professional Experience Placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without immunization.
  • Additional costs may be incurred depending on the fees charged by the providers to complete these requirements

How to Apply

You can apply online using the “Quick Enquiry” link.

Please Note: You will be required to complete an E-Learning Assessment by the night before you come into face-to-face training.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us on 1800 22 52 83

Step 1
Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Enrol Now” and pay your tuition fees.
Step 2
Access: Explore the learning resources and start learning on your learning platform. Credentials, user guide and a conditional offer letter will be sent to your email
Step 3
LLN:You are required to complete an LLN test, within the first 3 days of enrolling
Step 4
Confirmation:Upon completion of your LLN and any other prerequisites, you will be issued a confirmation of admission
Step 5
Cooling off period:Once enrolled students have a 5 working days cooling off period (from course commencement date) to withdraw from the course and avail a full refund of the fees paid

* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.


Any other questions in your mind – let us give you some more clarity with the following FAQs:

Among the other requirements there are a few prerequisites you must fulfil in order to enrol in Diploma of Nursing, the general requirements are:
  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must be a citizen of Australia. As an alternative, you need a permanent humanitarian visa or a certain type of temporary visa with study privileges
  • To compare your language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) skills to the benchmark levels of the Australian Core Skills Framework, you must also take an online test (ACSF)
  • Regarding the English language standards as from time to time set forth by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, you will be required to provide a declaration

Yes, definitely required.
A PTE score of 65 or an OET score of B, or an overall IELTS score of 7 bands with no component scores lower than 6.5 bands. You must have at least one year of recent, either paid or unpaid, experience as required by the respective institution or by the university.