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Community Services

Working in Community Services, you'll work one-on-one with clients to support their needs in all aspects of life, from education and welfare, to social services and mental health.

Make a positive difference in your community

Gain the skills and operational knowledge to support the social, psychological, welfare, and protection needs of your local community. Working with individuals and groups, you'll have a positive impact on people's lives, strengthening ties to the community and helping people succeed.


Get a recognised qualification with one of our accredited courses. We offer a range of courses in different areas, so no matter what your goals are, we have a course for you.

Course in Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk (22510VIC)

Learn how to identify and respond to family violence risk with this short course from GOTAFE.

Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (22469VIC)

Get an introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme and learn how to work with an NDIS participant.

Certificate II in Community Services (CHC22015)

Get started in the Community Services sector with a Certificate II in Community Services.

Certificate III in Community Services (CHC32015)

Make a difference to local community welfare with a Certificate III in Community Services.

Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (CHC40313)

The Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention prepares you for a role in the Community Services industry specialising in family intervention.

Certificate IV in Community Services (CHC42015)

The Certificate IV in Community Services from GOTAFE is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Community Services Worker.

Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115)

The Certificate IV in Disability is the recognised qualification to become a Disability Worker.

Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315)

Support people experiencing mental illness and psychiatric disability with the Certificate IV in Mental Health from GOTAFE.

Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015)

The Diploma of Community Services prepares students to work in a number roles in the Community Services industry. Learn more about this course from GOTAFE.

"The Trainers are awesome and very supportive. If at any time I struggled understanding a question or getting my assessments in on time, I could just give them a phone call or email and they would get straight back to me. They want you to succeed and they will do whatever they can to help you through your studies."

– Cheryl, Certificate IV in Education Support

Why study with GOTAFE?

Training that prepares you for the real world

Our Trainers are all industry-qualified, with extensive experience in community services and the practices and processes you'll use day-to-day in the workplace.

Your training will provide the skills and knowledge employers are looking for, and you'll graduate with both a recognised qualification, and the practical experience to match.

The opportunity to make a difference

Whether you choose to stay local, or take your career elsewhere, you'll have the skills to take you where you want to go. As the National Disability Scheme (NDIS) is rolled out, there will be a need for more skilled workers within the Community Services sector. It's estimated that Australia will need over 77,000 aged care and disability workers within the next five years, meaning there's no better time to join this booming industry.

We support your studies, so you can support your community.

See what our students have to say

Find out what it’s like to study Community Services with GOTAFE. Get a feel for our campuses and see what our students have to say.