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Work in Community Care Skill Set

State ID: AE143

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. 

Important information

Job opportunities

Important information

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 or JobKeeper 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
  • People and dependents of people who are inmates of a custodial institution

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken.

All year round

Murdoch - Dates to be announced

Overview

Units

Overview
Where Murdoch
How Part Time
Traineeship
Fee
Non concession:
$332.00
Apply now
Use our online application form to get started. An enrolment officer will verify your eligibility and will contact you to finalise your enrolment.

Course enquiry

Please note: Using this form will assist you in requesting further information about a course, and in the case of short courses and skill sets, begin your application to study with us. If you would like to apply for a full or part time course or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

For short courses and skill sets, your enquiry using this form can be the start of your application, or you can ask for more information if you don't feel ready.

Work in Community Care Skill Set (Fee Free)

State ID: AE155

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. 

Important information

Job opportunities

Study pathway

Important information

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 or JobKeeper 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
  • People and dependents of people who are inmates of a custodial institution

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken.

All year round

Murdoch - Dates to be announced

Overview

Units

Overview
Where Murdoch
How Part Time
Apply now
Use our online application form to get started. An enrolment officer will verify your eligibility and will contact you to finalise your enrolment.

Course enquiry

Please note: Using this form will assist you in requesting further information about a course, and in the case of short courses and skill sets, begin your application to study with us. If you would like to apply for a full or part time course or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

For short courses and skill sets, your enquiry using this form can be the start of your application, or you can ask for more information if you don't feel ready.

Certificate II in Introduction to Disability Care (Disability Care Pre-traineeship)

National ID: 52840WA | State ID: AB65

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.

Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Study pathway

Entrance Requirements

We will evaluate your literacy and numeracy skills prior to enrolment to ensure that you have the minimum literacy and numeracy skills to complete this study successfully. The minimum skills required are level 2 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). If your skills are lower than level 2 you will be provided with literacy and numeracy support while you study this qualification. 

Job opportunities

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. In addition, this course involves work placement, giving you further opportunity to develop relationships with potential employers. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that employment is not guaranteed by us.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken.

Semester 1

Thornlie - Full Time-Classroom-Pre-Traineeship

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Thornlie
How Full Time
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Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Course enquiry

Please note: Using this form will assist you in requesting further information about a course, and in the case of short courses and skill sets, begin your application to study with us. If you would like to apply for a full or part time course or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

For short courses and skill sets, your enquiry using this form can be the start of your application, or you can ask for more information if you don't feel ready.

Certificate I in Wider Opportunities for Work (WOW)

National ID: 52770WA | State ID: YU03

Get the introductory skills to a community services career with a Certificate I in Wider Opportunities for Work (WOW).

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken.

   
This course runs subject to demand. To enquire about this course, express your interest using our online form.

Course enquiry

Please note: Using this form will assist you in requesting further information about a course, and in the case of short courses and skill sets, begin your application to study with us. If you would like to apply for a full or part time course or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

For short courses and skill sets, your enquiry using this form can be the start of your application, or you can ask for more information if you don't feel ready.

Tien's tenacity leads to training success

Natalie's commitment to community

Diploma of Youth Work

National ID: CHC50413 | State ID: J597

Reach for team leader roles in youth work with the Diploma of Youth Work. Develop and lead youth programs promoting social, emotional and physical wellbeing.

Course requirements

Job opportunities

Study pathway

Course requirements

Work placement is a requirement for this course

Work placement is mandatory for completion of this course. SM TAFE will arrange a suitable work placement within industry for you which will involve your attendance at a workplace.

Job opportunities

   
Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. In addition, this course involves work placement, giving you further opportunity to develop relationships with potential employers. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that employment is not guaranteed by us.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

All year round

Armadale - Part Time-Self Paced

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 12 months
When All year round
Where Armadale
How Part Time
Self Paced
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Course enquiry

Please note: Using this form will assist you in requesting further information about a course, and in the case of short courses and skill sets, begin your application to study with us. If you would like to apply for a full or part time course or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

For short courses and skill sets, your enquiry using this form can be the start of your application, or you can ask for more information if you don't feel ready.

Certificate IV in Youth Work

National ID: CHC40413 | State ID: J592

<p>Start a rewarding career helping young people with the <strong>Certificate IV in Youth Work</strong>. Learn how to promote the social, emotional and physical wellbeing of youth.</p>
 

Work placement

Job opportunities

Study pathway

Work placement

Work placement is a requirement for this course

This course has a mandatory work placement component that all students must complete. South Metropolitan TAFE will assist students in finding a suitable work placement by working with our industry partners. Please be aware that industries and employers have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which has meant that some work placements have been cancelled, put on hold or student places significantly reduced. While every effort is being made to work with our industry partners to secure work placements during this unprecedented time, there may be delays in students being placed. As a result of these delays some students may take longer than the expected time to complete their course. Lecturing staff will keep all students up to date, and will inform students if this may affect them and cause a delay in finishing their course.

Job opportunities

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that neither employment nor work experience placement is guaranteed by us.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken.

All year round

Armadale - Part Time-Self Paced

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 12 months
When All year round
Where Armadale
How Part Time
Self Paced
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Mandurah - Workplace-Traineeship

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Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When All year round
Where Mandurah
How Part Time
Traineeship
Workplace
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Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Semester 1

Armadale - Full Time-Classroom

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Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Armadale
How Full Time
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This course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications received after 15 June will be considered as expressions of interest for remaining places.  
Murdoch - Full Time-Classroom

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Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Murdoch
How Full Time
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This course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications received after 15 June will be considered as expressions of interest for remaining places.  

Semester 2

Armadale - Full Time-Classroom

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Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Armadale
How Full Time
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Murdoch - Full Time-Classroom

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Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Murdoch
How Full Time
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Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Course enquiry

Please note: Using this form will assist you in requesting further information about a course, and in the case of short courses and skill sets, begin your application to study with us. If you would like to apply for a full or part time course or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

For short courses and skill sets, your enquiry using this form can be the start of your application, or you can ask for more information if you don't feel ready.

Diploma of Community Services

National ID: CHC52015 | State ID: AWM0

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.

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

“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."

Entrance Requirements

Course requirements

Work placement

Job opportunities

Study pathway

Entrance Requirements

   

This course is available as a traineeship.

Entrance requirements for traineeships

You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship. 

In a traineeship you also gain hands-on skills and work experience, and improve your employment prospects, while earning a wage. On successful completion you will gain a nationally recognised qualification which can lead to rewarding career options. The difference between a traineeship and an apprenticeship is that a traineeship can be either a full time or part time employment based training arrangement, usually for a nominal duration of 12 months or more, generally in a non-trade related area. 

To find out how to arrange a traineeship and study at South Metropolitan TAFE, please contact the Jobs and Skills Centre closest to you.

Course requirements

Work placement is mandatory for completion of this course. SM TAFE will arrange a suitable work placement within industry for you which will involve your attendance at a workplace.

Work placement

Work placement is a requirement for this course

This course has a mandatory work placement component that all students must complete. South Metropolitan TAFE will assist students in finding a suitable work placement by working with our industry partners. Please be aware that industries and employers have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which has meant that some work placements have been cancelled, put on hold or student places significantly reduced. While every effort is being made to work with our industry partners to secure work placements during this unprecedented time, there may be delays in students being placed. As a result of these delays some students may take longer than the expected time to complete their course. Lecturing staff will keep all students up to date, and will inform students if this may affect them and cause a delay in finishing their course.

Job opportunities

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. In addition, this course involves work placement, giving you further opportunity to develop relationships with potential employers. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that employment is not guaranteed by us.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

Study pathway

Become a specialist in your field with university study

This course has a university study pathway as at 10 October 2019.

ECU - Bachelor of Social Science – Up to 90 Credits

ECU Bachelor of Social Work – Up to 60 Credits

The information about university credit points and tuition costs provides a general guide only. To check the current credit arrangements and to find more information about how credits work at the listed university of your choice, visit TAFE International WA’s University Pathway Finder.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken.

All year round

Armadale - Part Time-Self Paced

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 12 months
When All year round
Where Armadale
How Part Time
Self Paced
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Semester 1

Armadale - Full Time-Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 12 months
When Semester 1
Where Armadale
How Full Time
Apply now
This course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications received after 15 June will be considered as expressions of interest for remaining places.  
Bentley - Full Time-Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 12 months
When Semester 1
Where Bentley
How Full Time
Apply now
This course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications received after 15 June will be considered as expressions of interest for remaining places.  
Mandurah - Full Time-Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 12 months
When Semester 1
Where Mandurah
How Full Time
Apply now
This course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications received after 15 June will be considered as expressions of interest for remaining places.  
Murdoch - Full Time-Classroom

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Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 12 months
When Semester 1
Where Murdoch
How Full Time
Apply now
This course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications received after 15 June will be considered as expressions of interest for remaining places.  

Semester 2

Armadale - Full Time-Classroom

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Units

Overview
Duration 1 year
When Semester 2
Where Armadale
How Full Time
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Bentley - Full Time-Classroom

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Duration 1 year
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Where Bentley
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Bentley - Part Time-Classroom-Existing Workers

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Duration 2 semesters
When Semester 2
Where Bentley
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Mandurah - Full Time-Classroom

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Overview
Duration 1 year
When Semester 2
Where Mandurah
How Full Time
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Murdoch - Full Time-Classroom

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Overview
Duration 1 year
When Semester 2
Where Murdoch
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Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Course enquiry

Please note: Using this form will assist you in requesting further information about a course, and in the case of short courses and skill sets, begin your application to study with us. If you would like to apply for a full or part time course or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

For short courses and skill sets, your enquiry using this form can be the start of your application, or you can ask for more information if you don't feel ready.

Certificate IV in Community Services

National ID: CHC42015 | State ID: AWL8

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.

In such a short time I was able to practice my newly acquired skills in the industry!

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

“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."

Course requirements

Work placement

Job opportunities

Study pathway

Course requirements

Work placement is a requirement for this course

Work placement is mandatory for completion of this course. SM TAFE will arrange a suitable work placement within industry for you which will involve your attendance at a workplace.

[Other instructions will follow for work placement such as gaining police clearance etc]

Work placement

Work placement is a requirement for this course

This course has a mandatory work placement component that all students must complete. South Metropolitan TAFE will assist students in finding a suitable work placement by working with our industry partners. Please be aware that industries and employers have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which has meant that some work placements have been cancelled, put on hold or student places significantly reduced. While every effort is being made to work with our industry partners to secure work placements during this unprecedented time, there may be delays in students being placed. As a result of these delays some students may take longer than the expected time to complete their course. Lecturing staff will keep all students up to date, and will inform students if this may affect them and cause a delay in finishing their course.

Job opportunities

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. In addition, this course involves work placement, giving you further opportunity to develop relationships with potential employers. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that employment is not guaranteed by us.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken.

All year round

Armadale - Part Time-Self Paced

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 6 months
When All year round
Where Armadale
How Part Time
Self Paced
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Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Semester 1

Bentley - Full Time-Classroom

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Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Bentley
How Full Time
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Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Mandurah - Full Time-Classroom

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Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Mandurah
How Full Time
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Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Murdoch - Full Time-Classroom

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Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Murdoch
How Full Time
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Semester 2

Armadale - Full Time-Classroom

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Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Armadale
How Full Time
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Bentley - Full Time-Classroom

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Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Bentley
How Full Time
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Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Mandurah - Full Time-Classroom

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Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Mandurah
How Full Time
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Murdoch - Full Time-Classroom

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Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Murdoch
How Full Time
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Course enquiry

Please note: Using this form will assist you in requesting further information about a course, and in the case of short courses and skill sets, begin your application to study with us. If you would like to apply for a full or part time course or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

For short courses and skill sets, your enquiry using this form can be the start of your application, or you can ask for more information if you don't feel ready.

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