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Community Services

Community Services workers perform an extremely important role working at the frontline in direct contact with clients ensuring that all adults, children and young people with their families have access to nurturing and stimulating environments in which to grow and reach their full potential. The quality of care and support you provide as a community services worker immediately impacts on the wellbeing of your clients.

Community Services promotes the safety and wellbeing of adults, children and young people and works to build stronger families and communities. This includes people with disabilities, vulnerable and disadvantaged children, young people and their families.

Our courses provide the skills and knowledge needed to commence a career in the various Community Services sectors.

All courses are nationally recognised, industry-respected and are focused on working closely with private, government, community and non-government organisations to develop skills that are relevant to the needs of the sector.

This qualification covers workers who provide a range of community services focusing on:

  • Rehabilitation and support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability.
  • Implementing community based activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability, and
  • Mental health promotion work.

Work may focus on engaging people with a mental illness in community participation, prevention of relapse and promotion of recovery through programs such as residential rehabilitation, work in clinical settings, home based outreach and centre-based programs delivered by community based non-government organisations. This work may also involve support employment and programmed respite care.

 

Course code CHC43315
Start date Course Intake Dates
Delivery mode classroom based; 
Duration Domestic: 35 - 38 weeks
International: 52 weeks.

This course is recommended for participants who have limited community sector work experience and for participants who enjoy the opportunity to learn skills in a face-to-face delivery environment.

Participants may include:

  • People wanting to enter a new industry
  • People who are working or volunteering in the sector and are seeking a formal qualification
  • People returning to the workforce

 

Course code CHC42015
Start date Contact us to find out the next available date
Delivery mode Classroom delivery: Face to face training and Practical Placement.
Duration Domestic: 27 weeks
International: 52 weeks

This qualification covers those who work in youth and family intervention, including practice specialisations in child protection. Workers are under a broad supervision framework and operate within clearly defined organisation guidelines, service plans and position specifications.

These workers may include paraprofessional and recognised entities:

  • Carry out activities related to maintenance of a child or young person at risk, personal care and/or other activities of living
  • Report directly to supervisor and may at times be partially responsible for providing support to other workers
  • Possibly undertake higher levels of report preparation and case notes, especially in relation to supervised access visits
  • May provide out of home care

 

Course code CHC40313
Start date

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Delivery mode
  • Classroom delivery: Face to face training and Practical Placement.
  • Blended learning and practical placement: Blended learning is a mixed learning experience with some of the delivery in the classroom with a facilitator, some as self-paced learning on or off campus and some during the practical placement.
Duration Domestic: 27 weeks
International: 52 weeks

This course is recommended for participants who have some general knowledge of the community services sector and wish to enter the sector of Community Services or further their skills or careers.

Participants may include:

  • People wanting to commence in a new industry sector
  • People who want to continue in to further study
  • People who are working or volunteering in the sector and are seeking a formal qualification.
  • People returning to the workforce
Course code CHC52015
Start date Contact us to find out the next available date
Delivery mode classroom based; 
Duration Domestic: 54 weeks - 64 weeks
International: 78 weeks

This course is recommended for participants who have some general knowledge of the Alcohol and other Drug/Welfare sector as well as participants who wish to enter the sector or gain further skills and knowledge.

Participants may include:

  • People wanting to gain employment in a new industry
  • People who want to continue in to further study
  • People who are working or volunteering in the sector and are seeking a formal qualification.
  • People returning to the workforce

 

Course code CHC53215
Start date Contact us to find out the next available date
Delivery mode classroom based; 
Duration Domestic: 65 weeks
International: 104 weeks

This qualification covers workers who provide a range of community services focusing on:

  • Rehabilitation and support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability.
  • Implementing community based activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability, and
  • Mental health promotion work.

This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide services to clients in relation to mental health issues. They can provide counselling, referral, advocacy and education/health promotion services. These workers are required to have high level specialist knowledge, skills and competencies especially in regard to laws affecting people with mental health issues, the range of services available to them and health issues related to mental health.

Course code CHC53315
Start date Contact us to find out the next available date
Delivery mode classroom based; 
Duration Domestic: 56 weeks
International: 104 weeks

This qualification reflects the role of workers who develop and facilitate programs for young people through a range of community-based programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people.

This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and youth sector agencies and workers will be:

  • responsible for implementing policies and guidelines of the employing organisation
  • largely self-directed with fairly autonomous decision-making capacity under the indirect supervision of a manager.

 

Course code CHC40413
Start date

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Delivery mode
  • Classroom delivery: Face to face training and Practical Placement.
  • Blended learning and practical placement: Blended learning is a mixed learning experience with some of the delivery in the classroom with a facilitator, some as self-paced learning on or off campus and some during the practical placement.
Duration Domestic: 46 weeks
International: 78 weeks

This course is recommended for participants who would like to have an impact on a young person who has experienced youth offending or trauma. The course is also recommended for people who may wish to support change in young people’s lives, or to utilize as a pathway into social work, criminology or psychology.

Participants may include:

  • People wanting to enter a new industry
  • People who are working or volunteering in the sector and are seeking a formal qualification
  • People returning to the workforce
  • People wanting to make a difference in a young person’s life

 

Course code CHC40513
Start date Contact us to find out the next available date
Delivery mode
  • Classroom delivery: Face to face training and Practical Placement.
  • Blended learning and practical placement: Blended learning is a mixed learning experience with some of the delivery in the classroom with a facilitator, some as self-paced learning on or off campus and some during the practical placement.
Duration Domestic: 35 weeks
International: 52 weeks

This course is recommended for participants who have some general knowledge of the Alcohol and other Drug/Welfare sector as well as participants who wish to enter the sector or gain further skills and knowledge.

Participants may include:

  • People wanting to gain employment in a new industry
  • People who are working or volunteering in the sector and are seeking a formal qualification.
  • People returning to the workforce

 

Course code CHC43215
Start date Contact us to find out the next available date
Delivery mode classroom based; 
Duration Domestic: 50 weeks
International: 78 weeks