Community Services

Whether you are starting out or changing careers, studying community services at GOTAFE can lead to your new rewarding career serving others. The Community Services sector is all about helping people live better, healthier lives.

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? 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

COURSES AVAILABLE

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.

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Students should have a desire to learn all aspects of
the cooking trade in the Hospitality sector. Limited
or no vocational experience necessary to begin this
course.
This course includes:

  • How a commercial kitchen works
  • Cooking methods for different cuisines
  • Using equipment well
  • Kitchen safety
  • How to cater for special dietary needs
  • How to work as part of a multi-chef team

All apprentices are enrolled from a contract with an employer

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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
  • Family day care worker
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Choose to study the Certificate III in Community Services and give yourself the best start to your career in Community Services.Choose to study the Certificate III 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.

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The Certificate III in Education Support gives you the skills you need. Work in any school, with children or young people. You could work one-on-one with a child with special needs, or help out in a class. If you want to further your studies, there are pathways to further study, including Primary Teaching. The types of roles for graduates include:
•Generalist Education Assistant
•Education Assistant (special education)
•Inclusion Support Worker
•Teacher’s Aide
•Education Support Worker
•School Support Officer
•Literacy Support Worker

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CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support provides an opportunity for participants to gain a formal qualification in Education Support and reflects the role of workers in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools, community education and specialist education settings. Graduates with this qualification can provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision and be employed 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

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Why not work in a sector with excellent job prospects where you also get to care for your community? The CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services Work builds on your knowledge and skills in the field. You’ll learn from local community experts. GOTAFE Trainers support and encourage you all the way, from the first time we speak until you graduate.

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Go further and become a leader in the Aged Care field.

Recognised as the industry standard, Certificate IV in Ageing Support will see you take responsibility and develop skills to become a team leader. You’ll be involved in all aspects of high quality service planning for residents/clients and provide support and supervision to staff within your organisation’s framework.

Our experienced Trainers require your full commitment and with 120 hours of work placement, you’re in the right place to develop the skills to get you where you want to be.

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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.

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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 students gain skills and knowledge in:
•Best practice and quality assurance
•Planning for children with additional needs
•Networking
•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.

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Choose a career that makes a real difference in the community.

Do you want to keep strengthening and supporting your community? With a Diploma of Community Services from GOTAFE, you can work one on one to help make people’s lives better. You can work in education or development projects. You’ll find work placements through our strong local relationships.

Our program is accredited by the Australian Community Workers Association, so we have the best Trainers, content and industry connections for you.

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