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Community services workers work with individuals, groups and communities to identify what social, emotional, psychological, practical and other supports people need to deal with life’s difficulties and challenges. They encourage and assist people to access those services and advocate social justice. Community Service workers have a powerful effect on the lives of individuals and on the way our society deals with social changes, challenges and issues.

National ID State ID Title Qualification level Campus
CHC22015 AWJ7 Community Services Certificate II Kalgoorlie Campus
Northam Campus
, TAFE18, Education and Community Services, S000000, Community Services, S000002, Aged Care, Disability, Home and Community Care, Carer, Youth, Community, Support

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of others?

A career in community services is exceptionally rewarding, the Certificate II in Community Services provides an introduction to the general field of community services.

This course will introduce you to the community services industry. You'll gain the essential theoretical knowledge and practical skills by completing this qualification.

You'll cover language, literacy and numeracy; further study and job options; study skills as well as communication and computing.

You will gains skills in:

  • Communication
  • Information provision and processing
  • Administration support
  • Networking
  • Group support.

Start on your path to a career in Community Services, Aged Care, Children's Services or Disability Services.

Half price fees apply!

lower fees local skills logo.png This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more Opens in a new window.

 

Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and completed within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location!  

CHC32015 AWJ2 Community Services Certificate III Northam Campus
TAFE18, Education and Community Services, S000000, Community Services, S000002, Aged Care, Disability, Home and Community Care, Carer, Youth, Community, Support, TRAINING FEE RELIEF, FEE REDUCTION, FEE RELIEF

Do you want to make a difference for communities?

When you complete the Certificate III in Community Services Work you'll be on your way to a career as a youth worker, support worker, or family carer.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to communicate and work effectively and appropriately with individuals and groups in a variety of settings, gathering and providing information, advocacy and community development, ethical behaviour and legal responsibilities.

You will also gain an understanding of mental health, alcohol, drug, and domestic violence services.

You will learn skills in:

  • Effective communication
  • Gathering, maintaining and providing information
  • Advocacy and community development processes
  • Ethical behaviour, and
  • Legal responsibilities of community workers.

This qualification applies to community work delivered through a broad range of services which provide support to individuals and groups. This level of training is appropriate for support workers, caseworkers and client contact officers.

You will also gains skills in:

  • Participating in local government and community organisations
  • Assisting in planning and developing programs to meet needs
  • Communicating effectively
  • Networking
  • Assisting in developing and facilitating community education and development and
  • Gathering, maintaining and providing information and understanding legal and ethical requirements.

Half price fees apply!

lower fees local skills logo.png This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more Opens in a new window.
Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and completed within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location!  

CHC42015 AWL8 Community Services Certificate IV Geraldton Campus
Northam Campus
, TAFE18, Education and Community Services, S000000, Community Services, S000002, Aged Care, Disability, Home and Community Care, Carer, Youth, Community, Support, Outreach, Domestic violence, Welfare

Do you want to make a difference?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Community Services Work you'll be on your way to a career as an outreach officer, welfare support worker, or case worker.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to communicate and work effectively in the community services sector, promoting social, emotional and physical wellbeing, responding to critical situations, responding to children at risk, assisting collective action, working with cultural diversity, ethical behaviour and legal responsibilities.

This course develops skills such as:

  • Developing programs
  • Communication
  • Group work
  • Program delivery, and
  • Community development.

The Certificate IV in Community Services will provide you with a range of practical skills and knowledge that will assist you in interventions with clients and the implementation of health promotion. You will gain skills in:

  • Communicating at an advanced level
  • Understanding behaviour of clients
  • Training and group work
  • Designing programs for accessibility
  • Enhancing community participation
  • Gathering, maintaining and providing information
  • Understanding legal and ethical requirements, and
  • Advocating effectively.

Students may choose to enrol in extra units and gain Dual Qualifications – CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services and CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work at Certificate IV level.

CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

This qualification reflects the role of community service workers who design and deliver person-centred services to individuals and/or groups. Workers may provide support, advocacy or interventions to individual clients, groups or communities across a range of services.

At this level, workers may be autonomous with limited responsibility within established parameters and may be required to supervise and lead other workers in projects or teams. Work may take place in a range of community service, case work or case management contexts.

CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work

This qualification reflects the role of workers who develop and facilitate programs for young people through a range of community-based programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people.

This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and youth sector agencies and workers will be:

  • responsible for implementing policies and guidelines of the employing organisation
  • largely self-directed with fairly autonomous decision-making capacity under the indirect supervision of a manager.

 

Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and completed within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location!  

CHC52015 AWM0 Community Services Diploma Geraldton Campus
S000000, S000002

Are you committed to social justice and building stronger communities?

This course enables you to assist individuals and groups to achieve social justice through empowerment, advocacy, communication, community programs and team work. The Diploma of Community Services will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to manage the service delivery of community service organisations.

You will learn skills in consultation, community program development, group work, advocacy, case management, policy and research. You will also learn skills in the management of finances, work safety and the work environment. You will undertake projects that involve working as part of a team and with the community. As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

The course is delivered over 12 months and is grouped into 3 stages (approx. 40 weeks) Each stage comprises of a grouping of units which sequentially builds skills and knowledge for the qualification. Stage 1 comprises of units relating to workplace safety, compliance, diversity and communication which provide the knowledge and foundation for the remaining units Stage 2 comprises of units which relate specifically to the specialist areas of these qualifications in the areas of Counselling, Community Development and Youth Work. Stage 3 comprises of units that relate to working with complex individuals and managing services for clients in crisis.

Learners may choose to complete one or two of the Diploma qualifications rather than all three. The options are discussed with students prior to enrolling.

CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

This qualification reflects the roles of community services and case management workers involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities. At this level, workers have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management. Workers are usually providing direct support to individuals or groups of individuals. Workers may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management; program coordination or the development of new business opportunities.

CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work

This qualification reflects the role of people with responsibility for the development and the outcomes of programs and services for young people managed through a range of agencies and designed to meet the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people. This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and welfare agencies.

CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

This qualification reflects the role of counsellors, who work with clients on personal and psychological issues using established counselling modalities. They use communication, micro-counselling and interviewing skills and draw on varied counselling therapies to assist clients. At this level, the counsellor will be working in defined and supported counselling roles in established agencies rather than in independent practice. 

If learners complete all the units on the timetable, plus have completed CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work and CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services, they will gain certification in CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services, CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling and CHC51413 Diploma of Youth Work.

CHC40413 J592 Youth Work Certificate IV Geraldton Campus
, TAFE18, Education and Community Services, S000000, Community Services, S000002, Youth Work

Do you enjoy working with and assisting young people?

Working with youth is a rewarding and challenging career, where you can make a big difference to the lives of children and young people. Learn how to create programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people while working to legal and ethical requirements. You will undertake a supervised or simulated work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

You will develop skills in:

  • developing and facilitating community education and development
  • communication and networking
  • advocating effectively
  • case work and report writing
  • understanding legal and ethical requirements
  • planning, developing and implementing youth programs and
  • implementing policies and guidelines.

Students may choose to enrol in extra units and gain Dual Qualifications – CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services and CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work at Certificate IV level.

CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

This qualification reflects the role of community service workers who design and deliver person-centred services to individuals and/or groups. Workers may provide support, advocacy or interventions to individual clients, groups or communities across a range of services.

At this level, workers may be autonomous with limited responsibility within established parameters and may be required to supervise and lead other workers in projects or teams. Work may take place in a range of community service, case work or case management contexts.

CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work

This qualification reflects the role of workers who develop and facilitate programs for young people through a range of community-based programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people.

This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and youth sector agencies and workers will be:

  • responsible for implementing policies and guidelines of the employing organisation
  • largely self-directed with fairly autonomous decision-making capacity under the indirect supervision of a manager.

 

Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and complete within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location! 

CHC50413 J597 Youth Work Diploma Geraldton Campus
, TAFE18, Education and Community Services, S000000, Community Services, S000002

Do you want to make a lifelong difference at the start of life?

When you complete the Diploma of Youth Work you'll be on your way to a team leading career as a youth worker, youth officer, or case worker.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to communicate and work effectively in the youth sector, developing and managing youth programs, promoting social, emotional and physical wellbeing, responding to critical situations, working with youth at risk, assisting collective action, developing and maintaining professional networks, working with cultural diversity, ethical behaviour and legal responsibilities.

The course is delivered over 12 months and is grouped into 3 stages (approx. 40 weeks) Each stage comprises of a grouping of units which sequentially builds skills and knowledge for the qualification. Stage 1 comprises of units relating to workplace safety, compliance, diversity and communication which provide the knowledge and foundation for the remaining units Stage 2 comprises of units which relate specifically to the specialist areas of these qualifications in the areas of Counselling, Community Development and Youth Work. Stage 3 comprises of units that relate to working with complex individuals and managing services for clients in crisis.

Learners may choose to complete one or two of the Diploma qualifications rather than all three. The options are discussed with students prior to enrolling.

CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

This qualification reflects the roles of community services and case management workers involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities. At this level, workers have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management. Workers are usually providing direct support to individuals or groups of individuals. Workers may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management; program coordination or the development of new business opportunities.

CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work

This qualification reflects the role of people with responsibility for the development and the outcomes of programs and services for young people managed through a range of agencies and designed to meet the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people. This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and welfare agencies.

CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

This qualification reflects the role of counsellors, who work with clients on personal and psychological issues using established counselling modalities. They use communication, micro-counselling and interviewing skills and draw on varied counselling therapies to assist clients. At this level, the counsellor will be working in defined and supported counselling roles in established agencies rather than in independent practice. 

If learners complete all the units on the timetable, plus have completed CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work and CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services, they will gain certification in CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services, CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling and CHC51413 Diploma of Youth Work.

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