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Why choose a career in Education and Community Services?

Do you have a passion for making a positive impact on other people’s lives? A career in Education and Community Services could be your ideal vocation. From early childcare and aged care to counselling and participating in local government: there is a diverse range of rewarding opportunities within the education and community services sector. 

Craft your own career

Whatever your passion is, at Central Regional TAFE, we want to help you have a flying start into a fulfilling career. Have your eyes set on university? Our diploma qualifications in Education and Community Services can offer you a pathway into university study. 

Did you know?

The Children's Services training area offers an on-campus creche to staff and students in Geraldton. Children can play in a new, safe and stimulating environment while being supervised by Early Childhood Education students and staff. 

Reasons to study in this industry

  • Education, training and social assistance are in the top three industries for the highest employment growth over the next five years. 
  • Qualified Community workers and educators are highly sought after in WA and across Australia.
  • A high percentage of workers are regionally based.

Australian Jobs, 2019

Do you have a passion for helping others? Would you like to make a positive impact on people’s lives every day? You might find a career in aged care to be a fulfilling and rewarding avenue. 

As Australia’s ageing population gets larger, there is a growing demand for professional support workers. Once qualified, you will have a wide range of employment opportunities and roles across the aged care sector. You may work as a personal carer in someone’s home, take up a position at a residential aged care facility or help deliver respite care services for those at the end of their lives.

If you have a caring, empathetic and patient attitude, good communication skills, and the desire to make a positive difference to the quality of life for other people, aged care might be a good fit for you.

Aged Care Courses

Make a valuable impact on people’s lives with a career in community services. Community Services workers have a powerful effect on the lives of individuals and play an important role in assisting people to access help and advocating for social justice.  If you are interested in childcare, disability services, aged care, mental health services, youth work or other types of community support services, our courses will help you get where you want to go. 

Community Services Courses

Are you a good listener? Are you passionate about working with people, and have the desire to help others? Maybe you are interested in working with people experiencing complex situations to find healthy coping strategies for personal and psychological issues. If this sounds like you, taking up a counselling course at TAFE WA could give you the qualification you need to take on clients and provide assistance using counselling therapy.

Counsellors are qualified practitioners who are trained to deliver compassionate counselling therapies to clients. This can include using communication, micro-counselling, and interviewing skills in order to assist clients as they require. Because of the nature of their work, they must be ethical and objective, as well as empathetic and understanding of the issues that affect their clients. 

Counselling Courses

About 1 in 5 people in Australia are living with some form of disability. Not all disabilities are the same, but what is important is that all people with a disability deserve to live an enriched life, just as abled people do. Over the years, there has been a large push for comprehensive and compassionate support for people with a disability, and today, the industry is as significant as ever. If you are interested in a career that is not only challenging, but also meaningful, it might be a great idea to consider a beginning in disability services.

Working in disability services can help you make a big difference in people’s lives. You will be able to enhance quality of life, help promote and encourage independence, and empower your clients to live happy lives, while being involved in the community, too. Studying TAFE disability services courses not only equips you with the skills to excel in this field, but also gives you the right training to be able to give appropriate, compassionate support.

Disability Services Courses

Have a passion for kids? Get qualified in children’s services and play a valuable role in the growth and development of children. Our nationally accredited early childhood courses will give you the training and knowledge you need to create engaging and supporting environments where children will grow and thrive emotionally and physically. Our courses are both theoretical and practical, meaning you will get the know-how and the hands-on experience you need to excel in this rewarding career path.

Early Childhood Education and Care Courses

Want to help children develop confidence, learn new skills and grow in independence? A career in education support could be right for you. Our Education Support courses will prepare you to assist teaching staff in schools and provide care and supervision for children with special learning and physical needs. 

Education Support Courses

Are you a good communicator? You might enjoy a career in training and assessment. Our courses provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to facilitate training and conduct assessments in a wide range of settings including workplaces and vocational training. Whether you are wanting to kickstart a rewarding career or are looking to change career direction, a course in training and assessment will open many doors for you. 

Training and Assessment Courses

Passionate about making a positive change in your local community? A career in local government might be right for you. From rangers and land management officers to town planning assistants and administration officers: there is a broad range of career options in Local Government. Many of these career paths offer the opportunity for continual training, development and career progression. Most of our Local Government qualifications can be completed as a work-based traineeship which lets you work towards your qualification while being employed.

Local Government Courses


    Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

    National ID CHC40221 | State ID BGY4

    Work with children and teachers to enhance learning in school environments.

    You will have the opportunity to undertake a wide variety of tasks in the classroom and school setting to contextualise this knowledge and improve your practical skills.

    This qualification...

    • Geraldton
    • Kalgoorlie
    • Northam

    Study Modes
    • Self Paced External

    Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

    National ID TAE40116 | State ID BAB2

    Pass on knowledge and progress your career.

    Gain the knowledge and skills to deliver and assess training, design and develop training programs, present to groups of learners and more in the Vocational Education and Training sector.
    • Geraldton

    Study Modes
    • Self Paced External

    Certificate IV in Youth Work

    National ID CHC40421 | State ID BII4

    A rewarding career working with youth

    This is the qualification you need to set yourself up for a rewarding a career as a youth worker, youth support worker, or caseworker. You'll gain the knowledge and skills to communicate and work effectively in the youth sector; promoting social...

    • Geraldton

    Study Modes
    • On campus

    Diploma of Youth Work

    National ID CHC50413 | State ID J597

    Make a positive impact in young people's lives.

    Learn the essential skills required to help young people in crisis and respond to critical situations. You'll also cover the management of finances, work safety and the work environment in this broad course.
    • Geraldton

    Study Modes
    • On campus

    Certificate IV in Youth Work

    National ID CHC40413 | State ID J592

    Improve the circumstances of young people.

    Create programs, address needs, and apply legal requirements - it's all in a day's work for a Youth Worker. Take on this course and prepare yourself for anything your career might throw at you.
    • Geraldton

    Study Modes
    • Self Paced External