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.
Attendance in class
You will need to attend class for 21 weeks from 9am - 3.30pm.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 2-3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.
What you need for your first day of class
On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID and stationery (pen and exercise book).
Work placement is not a requirement of this course.
Job ready skill sets are 100% free for the following eligible students:
- People aged 15—24 years at the time of enrolment (excluding school students)
- Secondary school-aged people who are not enrolled at school
- People receiving the JobSeeker payment
- People and dependents of people receiving the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
- People and dependents of people holding:
- pensioner concession card or Health Care Card; or
- a Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs
- Dependents of people who are inmates of a custodial institution