So you’re interested in theprogram at Wentworth College and want to find out more about the course and what it takes to enroll. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to get to the Community Services course page, and the course code CHC52015 is evident at the top of the page, making it easy to find for those who may need it.
For those wanting to find out more information about Wentworth’s Diploma of Community Services, their website has just about everything you may need to know and more.
While the font itself is relatively small, the information is organized in a very clear and concise manner, making it easy to get the answer to just about everything you’re looking for. Understandably, before the course description, entry requirements, payment, and more, the purpose of the course itself is outlined. At its core, the main purpose of the course is to educate and prepare students for work in the Community Service sector.
As for the course description, according to the site, the Diploma of Community Services is a course designed to provide students with the information and experience they need to work with community services, case management, and social housing providers.
In terms of entry requirements, applicants will be thrilled to know there are no prerequisites, although they do make a point to suggest other courses that a student may benefit from taking.
Wentworth makes their expectations very clear by stating that you will “be required provide and follow clear instructions, and prepare written assignments and documents for assessment.”
As for what you, as a student, can expect, the course itself is available in both a classroom based format, as well as a workplace traineeship. Wentworth made a point to clarify exactly what can be expected of a classroom-based course, using effective, summarized bullet points.
Information is also included about face-to-face training and simulated practical training, which sets Wentworth apart thanks to its ability to better prepare students for the workforce.
A text block is used to display what components are included in the course. There are eight core components and eight elective unit components, and the course codes are included for each of them. However, it does seem as if more of a description could be included in that area to give you more of an idea of what they’re about.
Speaking of concise bullet points, Wentworth also explained government subsidy opportunities, sharing three funding opportunities that are relevant to the course, which means those concerned about the financial aspect can find relief in knowing there are assistance opportunities.
The Wentworth website takes white space to a whole new level given that the entire site minus the logo, a sub-heading, and the search button are on the black, white, and gray palette. The site itself severely lacks imagery or any aspect for that matter that may draw a reader in. It’s very clear that Wentworth expects site visitors to come to their site for information and information only. If they were hoping to attract more students or visitors, ideally they would include a bit more “pizzazz” to the site.
That being said, regarding the other basic design principles, the Wentworth site only seems to break a few, but potentially in an acceptable fashion. Sure, the font is small, but it’s still legible. They use text blocks and bullet points to make the information easy to read and understand. The purpose is very clear, right from the very beginning.
In terms of white space, there’s more than enough of that. While the color palette is slightly boring and generic, it does make the site appear professional overall. The information is centered in a text block down the middle of the page with no distracting advertisements buttons or options to the left or right.
Perhaps most important, the site seems incredibly easy to navigate. For those wanting to find out more information about Wentworth’s Diploma of Community Services, it’s all right there for you. Just about any question you may have about the course, including the course code and the codes for the classes included, is covered.
Additionally, at the bottom of the page, once the visitor scrolls all the way down, there is the option to request more information. They provide a phone number so that you can call if you want to speak to someone. Otherwise, you can fill out an enquiry form they provide right there on the site, with the promise that they will contact you shortly.