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“I wanted to do the course because there is a need for support workers to work with deaf clients in the community.

“I would highly recommend the courses as they not only gave me a great deal of knowledge, but also an experience which has resulted in my personal growth."

"Thank you to TAFE and all the staff for helping me choose and develop my career pathway."

Having a passion for working with those in need and making positive changes to their lives means a career in Education and Community Services could be your ideal vocation. These qualifications provide you with a range of skills to work in settings that provide direct services for clients.

 

Plan your study pathway in education and community services


What type of course are you looking for?
National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
CHCSS00067 AD127 Administer and Monitor Medication Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Part Time
Workplace
Bentley
Rockingham

Do you work in a caring or support role in the community services industry?  This skill set will develop your skills so you can support people to self-administer medication.   

You will gain the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide medication assistance, and complete medication documentation.  You must be working in the health or community services industry with authority in your state or territory to assist with the administration of medication. 

This skill set has been endorsed by industry as suitable for people who hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in an area involving provision of direct client care or support.

Covering topics including basic anatomy and physiology, physical assistance skills and techniques and incident reporting and standard documentation, you will need to complete two units of competency, detailed below.

  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTHPS007 Administer and monitor medications

 

 

CHC43015 AWM9 Ageing Support
Half price
Certificate IV Full Time
Mandurah
Rockingham
aged care, carer, aged ageing ageing support, individual support, AWM9, awm9, Education and Community Services, Aged Care, chc43015, coordinator, elderly

You will learn the practical skills and knowledge to plan, develop, implement and monitor programs and services for seniors. This course will teach you the skills to assess the needs of older people with complex circumstances and plan and conduct group and recreation programs for seniors. You will also learn how to monitor services, implement and monitor health and safety policies and procedures and organise an effective work environment. You you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

This qualification builds on the skills and knowledge you would have gained in Certificate III in Individual Support or Certificate III in Aged Care.

The units of study are more demanding and provide a deeper understanding of the issues concerning aged clients and service provision for this target group. Graduates will be able to enter the workforce as direct service providers in an agency that provides services to seniors.

Note:

  • Graduates aged 20 years and over are generally preferred for employment in this industry, and most employers will not employ minors. Therefore students under the age of 18 might not be able to meet the workplace assessment requirements of this qualification.
  • This Qualification is available via full-time study or flexible delivery. 
  • The flexible delivery is only currently available to students who are working in the industry and includes a support class once per week for two hours. Overall the course will require you to be in your workplace for at least 18 hours per week in addition to the time in class and the time you spend at home or the library completing assignments.  
  • This Qualification is delivered over one semester at Rockingham, but over two semesters at Mandurah.

Lower fees, local skillsThis 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 July 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.

CHCSS00070 AD172 Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Part Time
Workplace
Rockingham

Advance your skills in the community services or health industry by gaining the skills to offer assistance to clients requiring medication.  This skill set will improve your confidence and ability in a range of community, residential and heath-care settings. 

You must already be working in a patient support position or working as a carer in the community service sector. This skill set has been endorsed by industry for people who hold a Certificate III qualification or higher in an area that involves providing direct support or care to patients.

This skills set provides you with the ethical and legislative knowledge to assist clients with medication as well as an understanding of the body in a health care setting.  On completion of this skill set you will be qualified to assist clients with medication in residential, community and health care settings.  

  • HLTHPS006  Assist clients with medication    
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
AE161 AE161 COVID-19 Direct Care Skill Set (Fee Free)
Free
Infection control
Online
Skill sets
Skill set Part Time
Mandurah
covid, covid-19, corona, coronavirus, aged care, elderly, direct care, personal care, community care

Get ready for an aged care career

Take advantage of skills shortages for new workers and for upskilling current workers in providing support for seniors and people with disabilities in an era of COVID-19.

To meet the State’s requirements associated with COVID-19 in the aged care and disability service sectors, as identified by employers and industry stakeholders, there is an urgent need to build skills in infection control. 

Three units have been hand-picked from the pre-traineeship qualification to give fast opportunities for job-seekers and current workers to apply real-world skills.

Do you suit the industry?

Successful graduates in aged care are able to use communication, teamwork, problem solving, initiative and planning skills to care for the needs of others. Some physical ability will be required to use equipment, carry loads, work on your feet and deal with bodily fluids. Find out more in our Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)  Informed Choices brochure.  

Study that leads to strong employment opportunities

This course is designed to introduce new workers to the aged care industry. We highly recommend further study to take advantage of high growth skills demand at the Certificate III level and beyond. All Certificate II and Certificate III qualifications in this study pathway attract government subsidy for tuition fees due to the Lower Fees, Local Skills initiative.

See our further study tab below to explore the study pathway courses and find out more about where this skill set could take you.   
   

Requirements of the course

This course includes both online study and on-campus assessment.

online_CD.pngOnce enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy quiz to show you can study the course online. Your course study will involve accessing content online for 5 study modules, followed by a series of online quiz assessments to test your knowledge.

on-campus_CD.pngWhen you finish your online study, there is one day a week attendance for the duration of the course at campus for the remaining modules, plus a compulsory requirement to attend a practical demonstration and assessment session.

  

smt_skillsready_txt.png This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is absolutely free for anyone to study. Find out more

CHC32015 AWJ2 Community Services
Half price
Online
Certificate III Full Time
Part Time
Self Paced
Armadale
Bentley
Mandurah
Murdoch
Health, community, caring, support, care, carer, welfare, youth, aged, social, awj2, chc32015,awj2, chc32015, Education, directapp, online, lateapp

Do you want to make a difference for communities?

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 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.

This course is available for online study.

online_CD.pngLook out for the self-paced option below to apply. Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and instructions for getting started studying this course online.
   

Lower fees, local skillsThis 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.

CHC42015 AWL8 Community Services
Half price
Online
Certificate IV Full Time
Part Time
Self Paced
Armadale
Bentley
Mandurah
Murdoch
Health, community, caring, support, care, carer, work, social, welfare, youth, awl8, chc42015, outreach, family, alcohol, drugs, directapp, online

Do you want to make a difference for communities?

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 is available for online study.

online_CD.pngLook out for the self-paced option below to apply. Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and instructions for getting started studying this course online.
   

Lower fees, local skillsThis 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 July 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.

CHC52015 AWM0 Community Services
Half price
Online
VET Student Loans (VSL)
Diploma Full Time
Part Time
Self Paced
Armadale
Bentley
Mandurah
Murdoch
health, community, service, welfare, work, social, assist, care, youth, aged, awmo, awm0, chc52015, pastoral, drugs, alcohol, family, support, directapp, online, lateapp

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.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to communicate and work effectively in the community services sector, developing and managing community programs, promoting social, emotional and physical wellbeing, responding to critical situations, managing service delivery, developing policy and research, coordinating volunteers, developing and maintaining professional networks, working with cultural diversity, ethical behaviour and legal responsibilities.

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

 

New in 2020 – formalise your skills as a Community Services worker!

If you’re working in the community services industry, our new Bentley workshop-style course will allow you to gain this qualification after hours at Bentley campus. Use our Expression of Interest form get started.
   

This course is available for online study.

online_CD.pngLook out for the self-paced option below to apply. Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and instructions for getting started studying this course online.
   

CHC43115 AWJ3 Disability
Half price
Certificate IV Full Time
Rockingham
AWJ3, Disability, carer, disability support officer, residential support officer, Education and Community Services, Disability Services, support, local coordinator, awj3, CHC43115

Please note that this course is currently only available to students who are working in the industry. This formal qualification provides the skills and knowledge to empower people with disability to achieve greater levels of independence.

Before you apply for entry to this course please read the essential information:

  • This is a 'flexible delivery' course, with one support class once per week for three hours.
  • This course is recommended for students with Certificate III in Individual Support.
  • Full-time students who are not in suitable employment will need to complete an equivalent work placement.
  • As a student you will also have additional costs associated with your study eg: you will need to obtain a National Police Clearance, and you will need to pay for stationery, printing and other materials required for your assignments.
  • You will also need to use a computer and the internet for assignment preparation. Computers are available for student use at the college library.

Lower fees, local skillsThis 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.

CHC30113 J587 Early Childhood Education and Care
Half price
Certificate III Full Time
Part Time
Self Paced
Traineeship
Workplace
Armadale
Mandurah
Murdoch
Rockingham
Thornlie
Health, community, caring, support, care, child, children, teacher, aides, assistants, playgroup, childcare, childrens, children's, j587, chc30113, Education, kids, traineeship, directapp, parttime, lateapp

Early Childhood Education and Care is an expanding sector for those with a passion for the care and education of young children up to the age of 5 years. The sector is demanding higher qualifications and training from educators to ensure consistently high standards of education and care for children placed in these services. This can be achieved by completing the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

When completing the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care you will:

  • Learn to interact and foster the development of young children
  • Work within legal requirements
  • Ensure children's health and safety is prioritised
  • Work with children of different backgrounds and cultures
  • Provide support to children in different child care environments
  • Undertake work placement to apply the practical skills and knowledge you have learned

Students are required to obtain a Working with Children Check before attending work placement.

This course is available for online study.

online_CD.pngLook out for the self-paced option below to apply. Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and instructions for getting started studying this course online.
   

Lower fees, local skillsThis 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.

CHC50113 J594 Early Childhood Education and Care
Half price
VET Student Loans (VSL)
Diploma Full Time
Part Time
Self Paced
Traineeship
Workplace
Armadale
Rockingham
Thornlie
Health, community, caring, support, care, child, children, care, service, teacher, aides, assistants, playgroup, childcare, childrens, children's, j594, chc50113, Education, kids, directapp

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care covers educators in children's services (early childhood) who are responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements. At this level educators have responsibility for supervision of other staff and volunteers. In most states it is the highest qualification required at director or service manager level for children's service centre based care and education.

This diploma will provide you with the skills and knowledge to lead a team in an Education and Care Service, provide care and meet the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children in various care settings. You will learn about ethical work practices and legal requirements of the industry. You'll also gain advanced skills in care routines, working with families, observing and recording children's behaviour, working with culturally diverse clients and managing safety in the workplace. You will work closely with children from different backgrounds and cultures and provide care and support for them in various child care situations.

As part of this qualification you will undertake ongoing work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

Students are required to obtain a Working with Children Check before attending work placement.

This course is available for online study.

online_CD.pngLook out for the self-paced option below to apply. Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and instructions for getting started studying this course online.
   

CHC30213 J588 Education Support
Certificate III Full Time
Part Time
Armadale
Murdoch
Rockingham
Teaching, education, teacher, children, aboriginal, indigenous, childrens, children's, j588, chc30213, Education and Community Services, Education Services, AIEO, child, kids, assistant, teacher aide

You will learn how to implement planned education programs, assist students in their learning and development, contribute to the safety and health of students and support students with additional needs. You will also learn how to work effectively with culturally diverse students and colleagues.

Students are required to obtain a Working with Children Check and a Department of Education Police Clearance. Students under the age of 18 will be required to complete the WA Department of Education Confidential Declaration Form.

CHC40213 J590 Education Support
Certificate IV Full Time
Part Time
Armadale
Mandurah
Murdoch
Rockingham
Teaching, education, teacher, children, aboriginal, indigenous, j590, chc40213, Community, aide, support, school, children's, kids, parttime

Do you have a passion for working with children and supporting their individual needs?

Want a career that fits in with your family life?

Training to be an Education Assistant is the course for you.

The Certificate IV in Education Support will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to assist the teaching staff in schools and provide care, instruction and supervision in kindergarten, pre-primary, primary and secondary school. You will learn how to implement planned education programs, assist students in their learning and development, contribute to the safety and health of students and support students with additional needs and disabilities. You will also learn how to work with children and young people at risk of harm, work effectively with culturally diverse students, families and co-workers.

Certificate IV in Education Support students are required to obtain a Working with Children Check and a Department of Education Police Clearance. Students under the age of 18 will be required to complete the WA Department of Education Confidential Declaration Form.

CHCSS00114 AE116 Entry into Care Roles Skill Set
Free
Infection control
Online
Skill sets
Skill set Part Time
Mandurah
SkillsReady, Covid, direct care, entry, aged care, disability

Learn to care for others in an era of COVID-19 infection control

In these unprecedented times, new regulations need workers to manage infection control while in the direct care of others.

There is increased opportunity for new workers to pick up skills in direct care and progress to an entry level role.

Gain these skills:

  • Organise, provide and monitor support services for individualised plans 
  • Develop safe work practices when providing direct client care 
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures including handwashing
  • Ensure your own health and safety and the safety of others in your work environment

Requirements of the course

This course includes both online study and on-campus assessment.

online_CD.pngOnce enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy quiz to show you can study the course online. Your course study will involve accessing content online for 3 study modules, followed by a series of online quiz assessments to test your knowledge.

on-campus_CD.pngWhen you finish your online study, there is one day a week attendance for the duration of the course at campus for the remaining modules, plus a compulsory requirement to attend a practical demonstration and assessment session.

 

smt_skillsready_txt.png This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is absolutely free for anyone to study. Find out more

CHC51115 AYZ5 Financial Counselling
VET Student Loans (VSL)
Diploma Full Time
Part Time
Traineeship
Workplace
Armadale
Bentley
financial, counsellor, counselor, counselling, hardship, economy, community, service, law, legal, bankruptcy, management, budgeting

Become a qualified financial counsellor

Make a difference to the lives of those suffering financial hardship with a range of specialist legal, financial and counselling skills.  

Financial counsellors help people to manage their finances and understand credit and debt issues as well as their rights and obligations. To be able to operate in Australia as a financial counsellor, you must have this qualification.

SM TAFE is the only registered training organisation in WA to deliver this course face-to-face, allowing more people to utilise this important service while the WA economy recovers.  It also provides a solid understanding of social and systemic issues that impact on financial counselling clients.

Many charitable organisations seek to employ people who can provide these specialist financial support services and those already working in the community services sector will also benefit from being able to provide financial counselling to help people regain control of their lives.

 

Gain these skills:

  • Manage the counselling relationship
  • Develop counselling interview skills
  • Application of technical financial information
  • Program community support mechanisms
  • Interpret and use financial law
  • Provide advocacy and referrals
  • Respond to crisis situations
CHC33015-AA66 AA66 Individual Support (Ageing)
Half price
Online
Certificate III Part Time
Self Paced
Thornlie
Health, community, caring, support, care, aged, elderly, senior, external, external study, online study, awk6, chc33015, Education and Community Services, Community Services, aged care, AA66, directapp, online

Are you ready for a lifelong career helping those who have lived a long life?

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) you'll be on your way to a career as an aged care assistant.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the aged care industry, caring for the elderly, enabling them to maintain independence, understanding and supporting people with dementia, safety procedures, ethical behaviour, infection control, working with cultural diversity, and workplace health and safety.

   

This course is available for online study.

online_CD.pngLook out for the self-paced option below to apply. Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and instructions for getting started studying this course online.
   

Lower fees, local skillsThis 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.

CHC33015-AB71 AB71 Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)
Half price
Certificate III Full Time
Mandurah
Rockingham
Thornlie
disability, aged care, ageing, home care, community services, individual, support, caring, elderly, dementia, community support,

Caring in the home and community

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support you'll be on your way to a career as an aged care assistant.  

This course specialises in providing home and community support services and also supports relationships with carers and families.   

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the aged care industry, caring for the elderly, enabling them to maintain independence, understanding and supporting people with dementia, safety procedures, ethical behaviour, infection control, working with cultural diversity, and workplace health and safety.

See our Community Services Facebook page @communityservices Opens in a new window.

 

Lower fees, local skillsThis 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.

CHC33015-AA67 AA67 Individual Support (Disability)
Half price
Certificate III Full Time
Part Time
Self Paced
Mandurah
Rockingham
Thornlie
Health, community, caring, support, care, aged, elderly, senior, external, external study, online, online study, awk6, chc33015, Education and Community Services, Community Services, aged care, AA67, disability, directapp, online, lateapp

Are you ready for a lifelong career helping others?

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) you'll be on your way to a career in disability support.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the disability support industry, caring, enabling them to maintain independence, understanding and supporting people with disabilities.

See our Community Services Facebook page @communityservices.

  

This course is available for online study.

online_CD.pngLook out for the self-paced option below to apply. Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and instructions for getting started studying this course online.
   

Lower fees, local skillsThis 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.

HLTSS00064 AE112 Infection control Skill Set
Free
Infection control
Skill sets
Skill set Part Time
Self Paced
Rockingham

Learn to control COVID-19 related infection for direct care workers

In these unprecedented times, new regulations need aged care and disability workers to manage infection control.

Skills can be applied to specific health and care industry needs such as direct client care, community care, community services, in-home care, disability care, and all work environments where you provide support and care to individuals or groups of people.

Gain these skills:

  • Introduction to Infection Control
  • Chain of Infection and Disease Transmission
  • Breaking the Chain of Infection
  • Contamination and Cleaning
  • Hazards, Risks, Responsibilities and Reporting

Maintain your ability to work safely and within government requirements; or, prepare your business for compliance by including your staff in training, raising their capability in ensuring the safety of staff and customers in your workplace.

Interested in retail, food handling or transport and logistics?

We have specific courses for selected industries, tailored to the infection control needs of those industries. Find out more by using the links to the other course pages below:

Requirements of the course

This course includes both online study and on-campus assessment.

online_CD.pngOnce enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy quiz to show you can study the course online. Your course study will involve accessing content online for 5 study modules, followed by a series of online quiz assessments to test your knowledge.

on-campus_CD.pngWhen you finish your online study, there is a compulsory requirement to attend a practical demonstration and assessment session.

 

Help using our online enrolment:

See our guide for enrolling using our online system
   

smt_skillsready_txt.png This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is absolutely free for anyone to study. Find out more

52841WA-AB64 AB64 Introduction to Aged Care (Aged Care Pre-traineeship)
Half price
Certificate II Full Time
Thornlie
AGED CARE, CARER, CARE FOR ELDERY, OLD PEOPLES HOME, CARE FOR ELDERLY,

Introduction to Aged Care

The Certificate II in Introduction to Aged Care (Pre-Traineeship) will provide you with the basic industry specific skills and knowledge for the aged care sector or a traineeship within the Community Services sector at the Certificate III level.

The program will give you a taster of working in the industry, help you confirm if the career is right for you, and increase your chances of continuing onto further study or employment within the industry. This is 3 month course run in Thornlie that includes 100 hours work placement at an Opal Aged Care facility.  OPAL_PORTRAITtransparent.png

Aged Care is a highly rewarding career helping Australia’s elderly people live fuller and more independent lives.  

Pre-entry evaluation and an interview with our lecturers will take place prior to enrolment to ensure that you can successfully undertake the qualification, including an assessment of your language literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.

Use the course inquiry form below to apply/express your interest in this program.

Lower fees, local skillsThis 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.

52840WA-AB65 AB65 Introduction to Disability Care (Disability Care Pre-traineeship)
Half price
Certificate II Full Time
Thornlie

Introduction to Disability

The Certificate II in Introduction to Disability Care (Pre-Traineeship) will provide you with the basic industry specific skills and knowledge for the disability sector or a traineeship within the Community Services sector at the Certificate III level.

This will provide you with a taster of the disability industry to see if the career is right for you, and increase your chances of continuing onto further study or paid employment within the industry.

Working in disability services offers challenges but the rewards are personally fulfilling. Your work can directly enhance lifestyle, promote independence and empowerment and encourage people with disabilities to participate in community activities.

Lower fees, local skillsThis 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.

CHC43315 AWK8 Mental Health
Half price
Online
Certificate IV Full Time
Part Time
Self Paced
Armadale
Health, community, caring, support, care, carer, mental, welfare, support, awk8, chc43315, Education and Community Services, Community Services, directapp, online

Are you ready for a career giving support to a common illness?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Mental Health you'll be on your way to a career as a mental health support worker, community support worker, or case worker.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to communicate and work effectively in the mental health sector, promoting social, emotional and physical wellbeing, responding to critical situations, working with carers, early intervention strategies, working with people at risk of homelessness and suicide, supporting the recovery process, working with cultural diversity, ethical behaviour and legal responsibilities.

This course has a minimum age requirement of 25 years old to be eligible to enter the course, as we are unlikely to be able to secure work placements for anyone under 25 years old.
   

This course is available for online study.

online_CD.pngLook out for the self-paced option below to apply. Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and instructions for getting started studying this course online.
   

Lower fees, local skillsThis 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.

AE144 AE144 Provide Individual Support Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Part Time
Rockingham
Aged care, Individual support, AE156, SkillsReady

Get ready for your caring career 

Learn the skills to provide support in a home or care setting. 

This skill set will give you an introduction to working in a range of community, residential and health-care settings. 

These skills can be applied to specific health and care industry needs such as direct client care, community care, community services, in-home care, disability care, and all work environments where you provide support and care to individuals or groups of people. 

Gain the skills to: 

  • Meet personal support needs 
  • Provide individualised support 
  • Follow basic food safety practices  
  • Assist clients with medication 
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care 
  • Conduct manual tasks safely 
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 
       

Requirements of the course

This course includes both online study and on-campus practical and theory classes.

online_CD.pngOnce enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy quiz to show you can study online. Your course study will involve accessing content online for 1 study module, followed by a series of online quiz assessments to test your knowledge.

on-campus_CD.pngFor the other modules of the course, you will need to attend campus to develop your skills in our direct care facilities.

  

smt_skillsready_txt.png This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is free for 15 to 24 year olds; or those who are receiving JobSeeker, JobKeeper, Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY payments; or concession cardholders. If you’re not eligible, you can pay the course fee to gain these skills and become highly employable. See the full eligibility list in the important information tab below. Find out more about the initiative

AE156 AE156 Provide Individual Support Skill Set (Fee Free)
Free
Skill sets
Skill set Part Time
Rockingham
Aged care, Individual support, AE156, SkillsReady

Get ready for your caring career 

Learn the skills to provide support in a home or care setting. 

This skill set will give you an introduction to working in a range of community, residential and health-care settings. 

These skills can be applied to specific health and care industry needs such as direct client care, community care, community services, in-home care, disability care, and all work environments where you provide support and care to individuals or groups of people. 

Gain the skills to: 

  • Meet personal support needs 
  • Provide individualised support 
  • Follow basic food safety practices  
  • Assist clients with medication 
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care 
  • Conduct manual tasks safely 
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 
       

Requirements of the course

This course includes both online study and on-campus practical and theory classes.

online_CD.pngOnce enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy quiz to show you can study online. Your course study will involve accessing content online for 1 study module, followed by a series of online quiz assessments to test your knowledge.

on-campus_CD.pngFor the other modules of the course, you will need to attend campus to develop your skills in our direct care facilities.

  

smt_skillsready_txt.png This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is free for 15 to 24 year olds; or those who are receiving JobSeeker, JobKeeper, Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY payments; or concession cardholders. If you’re not eligible, you can pay the course fee to gain these skills and become highly employable. See the full eligibility list in the important information tab below. Find out more about the initiative

CHC40113 J589 School Age Education and Care
Certificate IV Full Time
Rockingham
Health, community, caring, support, care, child, children, care, service, teacher, aides, assistants, playgroup, childcare, childrens, children's, j589, Education, CHC40113, kids

Do you want a career caring for the future?

When you complete the Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care you'll be on your way to a career as an outside school hours carer or school holiday program coordinator for children aged between 6 and 12 years.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the education sector, supporting the development of children, implementing inclusion strategies, understanding legal, ethical, and administrative requirements, first aid, working with cultural diversity, and workplace health and safety.

Students are required to obtain a Working with Children Check before attending work placement.

TAE50216 BAB3 Training Design and Development
VET Student Loans (VSL)
Diploma Part Time
Bentley
taa, tae, Education, training, trainer, lecturing, lecturer, assessment, d671, tae50211, bab3, tae50211, parttime

This qualification is intended as a development pathway for those engaged in training development and instructional design.

It suits the roles of training developers and instructional designers who are responsible for analysing training needs and designing training solutions and products to meet workplace capability requirements, and evaluating the effectiveness of training programs. Included in their role is the provision of guidance and advice to trainers and assessors, promoting innovative practices, e.g. e-learning, and in researching and incorporating best practice in training and assessment into training programs and products.

Prior completion of TAE40110 or TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is required.

TAE40116 BAB2 Training and Assessment
Certificate IV Part Time
Bentley
Rockingham
taa, tae, Education, training, trainer, lecturing, lecturer, assessment, w754, tae40110, train, trainer, assessor, bab2, tae40116, parttime

Are you passionate about sharing knowledge and training others?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment you will be ready to start a rewarding career as a vocational trainer, assessor, or lecturer, either in the private or public sector.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to deliver and assess training, design and develop training programs, present to groups of learners, and participate in assessment moderation and validation.

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is an essential requirement for anyone wishing to deliver vocational education and training for a registered training organisation in Australia.

Those applying to enter this program must be able to demonstrate vocational competency in their proposed teaching and assessing area.

Assessment of many units of competency require access to real learning contexts where you are able to demonstrate your skills and knowledge in your workplace or one you are able to arrange to access that relates to your vocational competency.

AE143 AE143 Work in Community Care Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Part Time
Mandurah
Murdoch
Community services, care, youth worker, support worker, Cert II community services, SkillsReady

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 
       

Next course dates:

Mandurah - Mondays and Tuesdays for 9 weeks starting 12 October

 

Requirements of the course

This course includes both online study and on-campus study and assessment.

online_CD.pngOnce enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy quiz to show you can study the course online. Your course study will involve accessing content online for 1 study modules, followed by a series of online quiz assessments to test your knowledge.

on-campus_CD.pngWhen you finish your online study, there is two days a week attendance for the duration of the course at campus for the remaining modules, plus a compulsory requirement to attend a practical demonstration and assessment session.


   
   

smt_skillsready_txt.png This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is free for 15 to 24 year olds; or those who are receiving JobSeeker, JobKeeper, Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY payments; or concession cardholders. If you’re not eligible, you can pay the course fee to gain these skills and become highly employable. See the full eligibility list in the important information tab below. Find out more about the initiative

AE155 AE155 Work in Community Care Skill Set (Fee Free)
Free
Skill sets
Skill set Part Time
Mandurah
Murdoch
Community services, care, youth worker, support worker, Cert II community services, SkillsReady

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 
       

Next course dates:

Mandurah - Mondays and Tuesdays for 9 weeks starting 12 October
   

Requirements of the course

This course includes both online study and on-campus study and assessment.

online_CD.pngOnce enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy quiz to show you can study the course online. Your course study will involve accessing content online for 1 study modules, followed by a series of online quiz assessments to test your knowledge.

on-campus_CD.pngWhen you finish your online study, there is two days a week attendance for the duration of the course at campus for the remaining modules, plus a compulsory requirement to attend a practical demonstration and assessment session.


  
   

smt_skillsready_txt.png This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is free for 15 to 24 year olds; or those who are receiving JobSeeker, JobKeeper, Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY payments; or concession cardholders. If you’re not eligible, you can pay the course fee to gain these skills and become highly employable. See the full eligibility list in the important information tab below. Find out more about the initiative

CHC40413 J592 Youth Work
Half price
Online
Certificate IV Full Time
Part Time
Self Paced
Traineeship
Workplace
Armadale
Mandurah
Murdoch
Health, community, caring, support, care, carer, youth, young, people, social, study, j592, chc40413, directapp, online

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

When you complete the Certificate IV in Youth Work you'll be on your way to a career as a youth worker, youth support worker, or case worker.

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

This course follows on from the CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services and can be achieved within 1 semester. If you have completed the CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services course you may wish to complete the additional units in this qualification to specialise in youth work.
   

This course is available for online study.

online_CD.pngLook out for the self-paced option below to apply. Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and instructions for getting started studying this course online.
   

Lower fees, local skillsThis 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 July 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.

CHC50413 J597 Youth Work
Half price
VET Student Loans (VSL)
Diploma Part Time
Self Paced
Armadale
Health, community, caring, support, care, carer, youth, young, social, welfare, external, external study, j597, chc50413, Community Services, directapp, online

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.
   

This course is available for online study.

online_CD.pngLook out for the self-paced option below to apply. Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and instructions for getting started studying this course online.
   

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Page last updated October 25, 2019