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Community Services

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.

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
National ID: CHC32015
State ID: AWJ2
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^
Online

Certificate III in Community Services

Become a youth worker, support worker, or family carer.


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

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

The course availability at Bentley campus has been revamped and now offers students with greater flexibility.

It now offers:

  • Family friendly hours of delivery (i.e. course runs within school hours)
  • No classes held during school holidays
  • Community project delivered within class hours
  • Elective units offered are relevant to current industry and community practices

This entry-level course is ideal for students seeking employment in the community services (aged care and disability) sectors. The course also offers an ideal pathway into higher-level community services qualifications.

Want to find out more about this industry?

Students in community services benefit from sharing information about organisations, initiatives and leading expertise in our Community Services Facebook page.

Community Services at SM TAFE Facebook page

Certificate III
National ID: CHC42015
State ID: AWL8
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^
Online

Certificate IV in Community Services

Become an outreach officer, welfare support worker, or case worker.


Do you want to make a difference for communities?

Be there for people that need it the most! When you complete the Certificate IV in Community Services Work you'll have the skills needed to support all people in the community, as an outreach officer, welfare support worker, or case worker.

Want to find out more about this industry?

Students in community services benefit from sharing information about organisations, initiatives and leading expertise in our Community services at SM TAFE Facebook page.

Certificate IV
National ID: CHC52015
State ID: AWM0
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^
Online
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Diploma of Community Services

Become a team leader, program coordinator, or case manager in the community services industry.


Do you want to make a real difference?

When you complete the Diploma of Community Services you'll be on your way to a team leading career as a program coordinator, early intervention worker, or case manager. Working in Community Services is diverse and includes identifying support needed, and assisting to resolve personal issues by assigning resources that meet clients' needs. 

Gain these skills

  • develop and manage community programs
  • promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  • respond to critical situations
  • manage service delivery
  • develop policy and research
  • coordinate volunteers
  • develop and maintain professional networks
  • work with cultural diversity
  • ethical behaviour 
  • legal responsibilities

The actual units studied and the associated fees may vary depending on the campus you apply for. 

Formalise your skills as an existing worker in community services

If you’re working in the community services industry, our Bentley workshop-style course will allow you to gain this qualification after hours at Bentley campus. Look for the part time study option below to apply.

Want to find out more about this industry?

Students in community services benefit from sharing information about organisations, initiatives and leading expertise in our Community Services Facebook page.

Community Services at SM TAFE Facebook page

Diploma
State ID: AE618
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*
Skill sets

Work in Community Care Skill Set

Gain the skills to prepare for a career helping others in your community. 

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Make a difference in the community 

Gain the skills to prepare for a career helping others in your community. 

You will learn to work effectively and appropriately with individuals and groups in a diverse range of community organisations. This introductory course will also help you learn community advocacy and development. 

Gain these skills

  • Organise and complete daily work activities 
  • Provide first point of contact 
  • Communicate and work in health or community services 
  • Work with diverse people 
  • Provide first aid   
  • Participate in workplace health and safety 
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 

Tuition and resource fees

Eligible students study this course absolutely free. If you are not eligible you can expect to pay $587.35.

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