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.
Why work in Community Services?
There are many rewarding reasons why, here are a few.
Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC40512
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.
Read more: Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC40512
The Community Services sector has a number of pathways which allow you to move between the different areas and make use of your previous training and reduce the training needed to reskill into another area.
Read more: Education Pathways
Certificate IV in Community Services Work CHC40708
This qualification covers work who provide a range of services and interventions to clients, and/or who implement community education and interventions. Work may take place in a range of context such as community based organisations, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services and workers may have supervisory responsibilities.
Read more: Certificate IV in Community Services Work CHC40708
Diploma of Disability CHC50108
This qualification covers workers who are responsible for the coordination and management of agencies delivering services to people with a disability.
Read more: Diploma of Disability CHC50108
Certificate IV in Youth Work CHC41812
This qualification covers 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.
Read more: Certificate IV in Youth Work CHC41812
Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Family Support) CHC41612
This qualification covers those who work in youth and family intervention, including practice specialisation family support and early intervention.
Workers are under a broad supervision framework and operate within clearly defined organisation guidelines, service plans and position specifications.
Read more: Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Family Support) CHC41612
Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Child Protection) CHC41512
This qualification is designed to provide skills and knowledge needed to commence a career in Protective Care which involves working with children and young people at risk due to care and protection concerns.
Protective Care work involves providing daily support to children and young people at risk. Duties may include but are not limited to case management, providing appropriate services for young people and supporting transition from care.
Read more: Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Child Protection) CHC41512