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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


National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
CHCSS00067 AD127 Administer and Monitor Medication Skill Set Skill set Part Time
Workplace
Bentley Campus
Rockingham Campus

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 Certificate IV Full Time
Mandurah Campus
Rockingham Campus
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This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to plan, develop, implement and monitor programs and services for older people. You will learn skills to assess the needs of older people with complex circumstances and plan and conduct group and recreation programs for older people. You will also learn how to monitor services, implement and monitor health and safety policies and procedures and organise an effective work environment. 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.

This qualification builds on the skills and knowledge the participant 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 aged persons.

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

Core Skills Required

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

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
CHC32015 AWJ2 Community Services Certificate III Full Time
Part Time
Self Paced
Workplace
Armadale Campus
Bentley Campus
Mandurah Campus
Murdoch Campus
Rockingham Campus
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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 Qualification is also available as a Traineeship. To study as a Trainee, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation. Please see the Apprenticeships/Traineeships section for more information.

CHC42015 AWL8 Community Services Certificate IV Full Time
Part Time
Self Paced
Armadale Campus
Bentley Campus
Mandurah Campus
Murdoch Campus
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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.

CHC52015 AWM0 Community Services Diploma Full Time
Part Time
Self Paced
Workplace
Armadale Campus
Bentley Campus
Mandurah Campus
Murdoch Campus
Rockingham Campus
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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. This course has special requirements for entry to part time study at Rockingham Campus. Follow the how to apply link to express your interest.

CHC43115 AWJ3 Disability Certificate IV Full Time
Rockingham Campus
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Please note that this course is currently only available to students who are working in the industry.

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.
  • There is a compulsory work placement in this course
  • This qualification has compulsory units that must be assessed in a relevant workplace. To complete this qualification, you will be required to provide evidence from your workplace that you provide individual support and planning for people with a disability. You should be able to provide this evidence from most relevant workplaces but South Metropolitan TAFE cannot guarantee that all students will have the opportunity to meet all of the requirements for this qualification in every workplace.

You might not be able to complete this qualification if:

  • If you are under 18.
  • If you have a criminal conviction that will appear on your National Police Clearance.
  • If you are likely to have difficulty in communicating with either workers or clients. (i.e. difficulty with written or spoken English)
  • If you might have difficulty with the manual tasks involved in personal care work, including lifting (eg 'bad back').
  • If you are likely to find it difficult or distressing to provide personal care such as toileting and bathing for male and female clients or residents.
  • If you are not able to set aside sufficient time for attendance at class, workplace requirements and study.
  • If, for any reason, you aren't likely to be able to attend your workplace regularly and reliably.

Core Skills Required

CHC30113 J587 Early Childhood Education and Care Certificate III Full Time
Part Time
Self Paced
Traineeship
Workplace
Armadale Campus
Mandurah Campus
Rockingham Campus
Thornlie Campus
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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.

   

Delivery location plans for Semester 1, 2020:

Good news! This course will also be available in Semester 1, 2020 at our Murdoch campus! You can apply now - be sure to add Murdoch campus in your online application.

CHC50113 J594 Early Childhood Education and Care Diploma Full Time
Part Time
Self Paced
Workplace
Armadale Campus
Rockingham Campus
Thornlie Campus
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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.

CHC30213 J588 Education Support Certificate III Full Time
Part Time
Armadale Campus
Murdoch Campus
Rockingham Campus
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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.

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

Certificate III 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.

Part time study is only available at Armadale or Rockingham campuses (only available for entry in Semester 1)

CHC40213 J590 Education Support Certificate IV Full Time
Part Time
Armadale Campus
Mandurah Campus
Murdoch Campus
Rockingham Campus
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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.

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

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.

Part time study is only available at Armadale or Rockingham campuses (only available for entry in Semester 1)

CHC33015 AWK6 Individual Support Certificate III Full Time
Mandurah Campus
Rockingham Campus
Thornlie Campus
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Are you ready for a lifelong career helping those who have lived a long life?

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support 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 includes a compulsory work placement.

Core Skills Required

CHC33015-AA66 AA66 Individual Support (Ageing) Certificate III Part Time
Self Paced
Thornlie Campus
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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.

CHC33015-AA67 AA67 Individual Support (Disability) Certificate III Full Time
Part Time
Self Paced
Rockingham Campus
Thornlie Campus
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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.

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CHC43315 AWK8 Mental Health Certificate IV Full Time
Part Time
Self Paced
Armadale Campus
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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.

CHC40113 J589 School Age Education and Care Certificate IV Full Time
Part Time
Self Paced
Rockingham Campus
Thornlie Campus
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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.

As part of this qualification you will undertake 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.

TAE50216 BAB3 Training Design and Development Diploma Part Time
Bentley Campus
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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 Campus
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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.

CHC40413 J592 Youth Work Certificate IV Full Time
Part Time
Self Paced
Armadale Campus
Murdoch Campus
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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 and wish to complete the additional units for this qualification at Murdoch or Armadale.

CHC50413 J597 Youth Work Diploma Part Time
Self Paced
Armadale Campus
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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.

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