Community Services Shepparton, 1pm 21 August


Do you enjoy working with people? Why not work in a sector where the job prospects are excellent, and you can make a real difference? The Community Services sector is all about helping people live better, healthier lives. With our qualifications, you’ll be well placed to win jobs such as:

  • Early Childhood
  • Caring for people with disabilities
  • Assisting children in schools
  • Caring for people in their homes
  • Working for non-profit organisations who provide services to the community

Whether you are starting out or changing careers, studying community services at GOTAFE can lead to your new rewarding career serving others. Click here to learn more about the Certificate IV in Community Services (CHC42015).

Sounds interesting? Register below to attend one of our upcoming information sessions.

 

ASHE Community Services program Shepparton, 3pm 14 August


Are you looking for a rewarding and fulfilling career in Community Services or Disability?

Do you enjoy working with people? Why not work in a sector where the job prospects are excellent, and you can make a real difference? The Community Services sector is all about helping people live better, healthier lives. As a Welfare Support Worker, you’ll provide support, information and advice to clients on emotional, financial, recreational, health, housing and other social welfare matters, and evaluate and coordinate the services of welfare and community service agencies.

Study either the Certificate IV in Community Services (CHC42015) or the Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43155) and start your pathway to a career with above average employment prospects over the next five years.  The Community Services program will be delivered at Academy of Sport, Health and Education (ASHE) in conjunction with GOTAFE where you can study in a supportive environment with Indigenous Mentors and study support available.

Potential careers include:

  • Aboriginal Health Education Officer
  • Family Support Worker
  • Case Worker (Community Services)
  • Community support worker
  • Domestic Violence Worker
  • Early Intervention Homelessness Worker

Attend this information session at at ASHE to find out more.

ASHE Community Services program Shepparton, 10am 14 August


Are you looking for a rewarding and fulfilling career in Community Services or Disability?

Do you enjoy working with people? Why not work in a sector where the job prospects are excellent, and you can make a real difference? The Community Services sector is all about helping people live better, healthier lives. As a Welfare Support Worker, you’ll provide support, information and advice to clients on emotional, financial, recreational, health, housing and other social welfare matters, and evaluate and coordinate the services of welfare and community service agencies.

Study either the Certificate IV in Community Services (CHC42015) or the Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43155) and start your pathway to a career with above average employment prospects over the next five years.  The Community Services program will be delivered at Academy of Sport, Health and Education (ASHE) in conjunction with GOTAFE where you can study in a supportive environment with Indigenous Mentors and study support available.

Potential careers include:

  • Aboriginal Health Education Officer
  • Family Support Worker
  • Case Worker (Community Services)
  • Community support worker
  • Domestic Violence Worker
  • Early Intervention Homelessness Worker

Attend this information session at 10am or 3pm at ASHE to find out more.

Internal change to benefit community services students


In late 2016, the Community Services Team joined the Health Department. This is an internal change that will have little impact on courses, however there are a number of benefits to students, including:
• Improved access to clinical laboratory facilities
• Smoother transition to other health programs – particularly Diploma of Nursing
• Consistent approach to teaching and learning for all health courses

Contact our Health and Nursing Team to find out more.

Q&A with Susan Huffer


Susan Huffer has recently accepted a new role within GOTAFE, and for those of you that have enjoyed working with Susan within the health sector, don’t worry, she now feels she has more opportunity to work with the community, make regular visits and personally develop business opportunities, so it’s likely you will see more of her than before.

Susan describes her new role:

I have been privileged with an opportunity to strengthen the position of GOTAFE in regional Victoria through industry and community engagement.
I am most excited about exploring new opportunities and growing existing partnerships.

Q: Name two projects that you are keen to talk about?
For the first time, we can now offer Certificate III in Dental Assisting. We are only one of two regional TAFE’s to offer this training outside of Melbourne.
We are also building relationships with local football clubs and will offer tailored workshops on leadership, conflict management, bullying, harassment and fostering cultural diversity.

We hope that through this training we can build their capabilities and create clubs that are inclusive, and accepting of diversity.
I think it is so important to make clubs and sporting organisations safer, more accepting and more cultural inclusive environment for players and their families, committee members and the general community.
Q: Why do you think these roles are so important to GOTAFE and the broader community?
A: These roles are all about engaging with industry and getting the GOTAFE name out there.

Q: What skills do you bring to this role?
A: I have a lot of existing industry contacts. I have worked with so many people over the years as a nurse as well as developing programs as a Team Leader in nursing. There is trust there, people know me and trust me. I can talk to anyone, I am not here to sell, I am here to listen and offer solutions that meet their priorities.

Q: What message do you want to get out there about these roles?
A: I want organisations and individuals to seek out myself and my colleagues. I want people to partner with us because they know we can meet their needs, we are quality, we are local, we are flexible and we want to work with them to help their achieve their training goals.
I am passionate about further developing industry relationships and supporting our partners to achieve their goals.