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
Here at GOTAFE we offer courses from Certificate II in Community Services (CHC22015) to Diploma in Community Services Work, and Early Childhood.
You don’t just gain a certificate or diploma. We also give you:
- Work placements where you learn valuable skills and build relationships
- A greater chance of ongoing work
- Local trainers who know the industry and our community
- Training facilities that give you a safe place to practice your skills
- Courses that are up to date with best practice through our partnerships in the industry
- Support from your fellow students and your trainers to help you through
Whether you are starting out or changing careers, studying community services at GOTAFE can lead to your new rewarding career serving others.
Choose a career that makes a real difference in the community.
Study the Diploma of Community Services and set yourself up for a rewarding career that supports the social, psychological, welfare and protection needs of the community.
Choose to study a course that gives you real job outcomes. The community services sector offers a diverse range of job opportunities that give you the tools to make a real difference in people’s lives.
As a Diploma student you will also undertake industry placement, giving you real life skills and experience that employers are looking for.
When you have completed the Diploma of Community Services, you’ll be able to work for community services organisations, government departments and not-for-profit organisations.
Do you enjoy seeing children learn and grow? Are you looking for more responsibility? The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care gives you the skills and knowledge to move your career forward. Work in senior roles, supervising staff and volunteers. GOTAFE graduates gain skills and knowledge in:
- Best practice and quality assurance
- Planning for children with additional needs
- Effective communication
- Family partnerships
- Childhood development (aesthetic, creative, physical)
- Music program
- Health and safety
We support you all the way. Help with work placements with our local partners is just the start. We want to see successful graduates strengthening our community.
The Certificate IV in Disability equips you to offer disability support in residential group homes, training resource centres and open employment services. It provides skills and knowledge to train and support people with disabilities to enhance their independence, self-reliance and community participation.
This course will teach you how to effectively communicate with Service Managers and liaise with health professionals as well as work without supervision and in leadership roles.
Why not work in a sector with excellent job prospects where you also get to care for your community? The Certificate IV in Community Services builds on your knowledge and skills in the field. You’ll learn from local community experts. Graduates have gone on to work in roles such as:
- Case Worker
- Health Education Officer
- Community Services Worker
- Outreach Officer
- Community Support Worker
- Domestic Violence Worker
- Welfare Support Worker
- Early Intervention Homelessness Worker
- Family Support Worker
GOTAFE Trainers support and encourage you all the way, from the first time we speak until you graduate.
Do you enjoy seeing children thrive at school? The Certificate IV in Education Support will give you expertise and knowledge to help children with complex needs. Here at GOTAFE we’re dedicated to giving you access to experts in this field, who’re glad to share their insights. We support you to find work placements with our community partners.
Our graduates are in demand, and work in roles such as:
- Generalist Education Assistant
- Education Assistant (Special Education)
- Inclusion Support Worker
- Teacher’s Aide
- Education Support Worker
- School Support Officer
- Home Tutor
- Literacy Support Worker
Getting a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education is a passport to a great career. It can take you from Childcare Centres, Community Houses, After and Before School care settings, to pre-schools. Work full or part time around your family or life circumstances. Study here at GOTAFE with teachers that provide local knowledge and expertise. Employers expect Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care as a minimum requirement for employment working with children.
Work roles might include:
- Early childhood educator
- Outside school hours care assistant
- Playgroup supervisor
- Recreation assistant
- Family day care worker
- Mobile assistant
Imagine spending your day helping children learn. Seeing the world through their eyes. Learning support is a great career, and one in high demand.
The Certificate III in Education Support gives you the skills you need. Work in any school, with kids or teenagers. You could work one-on-one with a special needs child, or help out in a class. And if you want to further your studies, there are pathways to further study, including Primary Teaching.
This course requires a traineeship.
Choose to study the Certificate II in Community Services and give yourself the best start to your career in Community Services.
This entry level course will give you a variety of essential, practical skills and operational knowledge to support the social, psychological, welfare and protection needs of the community.
With flexible study options and supportive training, this course will give you the fundamentals skills to work with clients to identify their needs and provide appropriate services for support.