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

The 22469VIC Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme is a short course targeted at entrants who are new to working as a direct support worker (DSW) and need an introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and an introductory understanding of working with an NDIS participant.

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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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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.

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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. 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.

This course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible on-campus students.

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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.

This course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible on-campus students.

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The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support is the recognised qualification to become an Individual Support Worker.

Make a real difference. Learn how to provide one on one support through individualised plans for the elderly or people living with a disability. Our experienced Trainers require your full commitment. Additional self-directed learning, reading and research will help you get the most out of placement opportunities.

Find your passion and create a pathway into a career as a Personal Care Attendant, Accommodation Support Worker, Home Care Assistant, In Home Respite Worker or Support Worker.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Please note: this course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible students.

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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.

This course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible on-campus students.

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This qualification reflects the role of those who work in youth and family intervention, including practice specialisations in residential and out of home care, family support and early intervention. Workers operate under a broad supervision framework and within clearly defined organisational guidelines, service plans and position specifications.

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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 course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible on-campus students.

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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.

This course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible on-campus students.

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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.

This course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible on-campus students.

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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.

This course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible on-campus students.

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This qualification reflects the role of entry level workers who provide services and interventions to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues and/or implement health promotion and community interventions. Work in undertaken in contexts such as community based organisations, withdrawal services, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services under the guidance of other practitioners and professionals, with limited responsibility and within established parameters.

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This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work involves implementing community based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work is undertaken in a range of community contexts such as community based non-government organisations; home based outreach; centre-based programs; respite care; residential services, rehabilitation programs; clinical settings; or supporting people in employment.

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The CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work is a suitable for people with the lived experience of mental illness who wish to care for and support their peers.
Employment opportunities are available in the Mental Health Services in government, public, or private sectors or in the community services sector.

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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.

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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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.

This course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible on-campus students.

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