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Learning pathways can go up or across.

When you enrol with National College Australia (NCA), we'll assess where you are and help you decide which qualification level you should go for. If you're new to the industry or you're trying to get into the industry, we start you off at the entry level and then you can progress your way up or across.

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Flexible Certificate & Diploma Courses to help you gain a qualification!

Pathway to Charles Sturt Bachelor Degree National College Australia

Certificate III 

Certificate IV 

Diploma

Pathway to Charles Sturt Univerity's Bachelors Degree

Bachelor of Social Work

Successful completion of the Diploma of Community Services or the Diploma of Mental Health will meet the minimum academic requirements for entry into the Charles Sturt Bachelor of Social Work.


The table below explains the Credit Points attributable towards the Bachelor of Social Work:

Course

University

Credit points

degree

Diploma of Community Services

Charles Sturt University

Up to 8 subjects

(64 credit points)

Bachelor of Social Work

Diploma of Mental Health

Charles Sturt University

Up to 8 subjects

(64 credit points)

Bachelor of Social Work

The table below explains the Credit Transfer information for the CHC52015 - Diploma of Community Services

CSU Course

CSU subject credited

points

basis for credit

Bachelor of Social Work 

(1502SW)

HCS103

Fields of Practice

Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015)

HCS111

Introduction to Human Services

PSY111

Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services

SOC102

Social Inequality

WEL118

Human Services Organisations

XYZ03C

Three unspecified electives

Total Credit Points

64

The table below explains the Credit Transfer information for the CHC53315 - Diploma of Mental Health

CSU Course

CSU subject credited

points

basis for credit

Bachelor of Social Work 

(1502SW)

HCS103

Fields of Practice

Diploma of Mental Health (CHC53315)

HCS111

Introduction to Human Services

PSY111

Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services

SOC102

Social Inequality

WEL118

Human Services Organisations

XYZ03C

Three unspecified electives

Total Credit Points

64

Certificate & Diploma Courses

Courses that will help you gain a qualification!

Aged Care Online Courses

Certificate III, IV

Aged care services provide care and support to older people in care facilities or at their homes.

Community Services Online Courses

Cert IV, Diploma

Help people in need including aged care, disability, youth work, drug and alcohol services. Make a difference!

Mental Health Online Courses

Cert IV, Diploma

Provide care and support to people with mental health problems and their families. 

Disability Care Online Courses

Cert III, IV

Help improve the health, wellbeing and independence of people with disabilities, and aid in social activities.

Cert IV

Support doctors and nurses by delivering programs to improve the health and wellbeing of patients.

Leisure and Health Online Courses

Cert IV

Deliver recreational activities that enhance the quality of lives of the elderly and people with disabilities.

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I wanted to give some feedback regarding Lisa Porto (Academic Assessor - NCA) my assessor. She was just fabulous. She always replied to any questions I had very promptly and always marked my work in such a quick turnaround. She gave me great feedback during the course and I think she deserves this recognition. She was even kind enough yesterday to give me a call to congratulate me on completing the course.

I had set myself the goal of finishing the certificate before Christmas and she helped me achieve this.

Also a big THANK YOU to you Cate (Student Services - NCA) as you also responded to any issues I had during the course quickly and resolved the problems promptly.

Kym C

I've been so happy and thankful for National College Australia in helping me reach my dreams.

Two months after receiving my certificate I got a job!

My journey in studying the Certificate III Allied Health has taught me a lot. At first, I thought I couldn't make it but because I had a goal and a dream to land a job I really wanted, I just trusted National College Australia and most importantly I motivated myself to finish the course to start a new career, and to get a job, which I did!

Hazel Ranile

WOW, Yahoo and Yay! I'm feeling great.

A great big huge thank you to you for your time and support throughout the duration of this course.

I believe a credit should go out to you for your amazing response and turn around time with assessing my units. This quick response time really reduced my nerves and would help any anxiety that people may have developed.

Getting good feedback was both refreshing and reassuring and getting the right answer of 'competent' from you was always welcoming.

Thank You again!

James H

Top marks to you and your organisation.

This whole process has been enjoyable, challenging and educational.

I have particularly relished telephone conversations wherein I was sharing experiences with someone who had a credible knowledge base.

Completed Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015)

Paul Hogan

Hi everyone, and especially those doing Cert IV in Community Services.
I've seen a few people asking about job opportunities and thought I'd share my success.
I have successfully gotten a job as a residential youth worker and will be starting in a couple of weeks., it is casual for 6 months and then the option to go full time after that if they're happy with my work.
I have applied for a few different jobs in that field and in disability support . Been offered an interview for each job I applied for and ended up having a choice between 2 jobs .
These types of jobs are 24/7 rosters and you do have to be flexible and available, which I am. The money isn't too bad either, the award rate is $37.21 basic casual rate before penalties (which you will get for certain shifts).
The knowledge I've gained from doing the course has given me enough to be able to answer interview questions confidently.
I will also be able to get my 120 hours signed off by a supervisor instead of having to do a work placement.

Andrew D

I have really enjoyed and been challenged by this course taken in my mature age.

Sam was a wonderful trainer and gave great encouragement and feedback on my assessments.

Rachel G

Hi Lisa (Academic Assessor - NCA), you are amazing.

I am submitting a module and receiving results the same day.

Again, I want to say THANK YOU for your feedback and support. I do so appreciate your help.

Sybil B

Completed my Cert IV in Allied Health Assistant (Physiotherapy) today!

THANK YOU to Lisa (Academic Assessor - NCA). You were amazing. Your kind and encouraging emails early mornings will be missed!

Ida O

I would recommend to anyone who wants to study to do so with NCA (National College Australia). Very helpful all the way.

Great online course - Certificate IV in Disability, and Jeremy is a great assessor.

Easy enrolment and great service all around.

5 Stars for me.

Jimmy M

Without his (Sam - Assessor) ongoing support I don't think I would've completed my course. I can't thank him enough for his patience and understanding.

Initially when I enrolled to complete a certificate online through National College Australia I was overwhelmed at the idea of being a single mother, working full time and online study.

Sam guided me through each unit and was always encouraging and happy to answer all my questions.

Danica Clark

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