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Community Services courses

Courses in community services teach you to help clients with diverse physical, social and emotional needs. You'll build caring and supportive relat...

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  • Statement of Attainment Pathway to Diploma of Community Services

    900-83165

    If you're seeking to enter the community services industry in Australia, this unique short course is the perfect starting point. Get a head start on the full qualification while learning essential skills and knowledge.

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  • Certificate II Community Services

    CHC22015-01

    Begin a rewarding career as a community services assistant or support worker in an industry where you will help make a difference to the lives of others. Develop foundational skills and build your professional profile as you inspire change and support those around you to reach their full potential.

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  • Certificate III Community Services

    CHC32015-01

    Gain a strong foundational skill set and knowledge base to enter a challenging yet rewarding career as a support worker. Learn to provide quality client support, empowering and facilitating their interests and advocating for their needs.

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  • Certificate IV Community Services

    CHC42021-01

    Develop the skills to work in community services. Make an impact in people’s lives by giving quality care and case management expertise in areas like child protection, juvenile justice, mental health, domestic violence, disability, alcohol and drugs.

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  • Certificate IV Mental Health

    CHC43315-01

    Explore mental health issues and gain the necessary skills to make a difference in the lives of others. Empower people through the recovery framework as you enter a rewarding and in-demand sector.

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  • Diploma Community Services (Child, Youth and Family Welfare)

    CHC52021-04

    Learn to provide valuable support to vulnerable members of the community during difficult times in their lives. Develop the complex knowledge and leadership skills for a rewarding career in the community services industry.

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  • Diploma Trauma-Informed Care and Practice

    HE20558

    The higher education Diploma of Trauma-Informed Care and Practice equips you with the skills and knowledge to understand and analyse the concepts of trauma and trauma-informed care. This course runs part-time over two years and provides you with the expertise to integrate trauma-informed principles into practical settings. It prepares you to work in positions of trauma-informed specialisation and to apply this framework to broader community services positions, which are currently in high demand.

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  • Diploma Community Services

    CHC52021-01

    Support your community and people experiencing hardship as you develop the complex knowledge needed for a rewarding career in the community services industry. Build your leadership capabilities and prepare for roles in case work and management in this in-demand sector.

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  • Diploma Community Services (Case Management)

    CHC52021-02

    Understand case management best practice and how to provide tailored support to each client. Empower others, work closely with service providers and gain leadership skills for a rewarding career in the community services industry.

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  • Bachelor Community Services

    HE20528V01

    Support the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities and help to facilitate social change when you study the Bachelor of Community Services. This online degree will prepare you for a career in the diverse community services industry. You’ll be qualified to manage a range of responsibilities while helping people who are disadvantaged and highly vulnerable. If you're driven to empower diverse communities, passionate about social justice and want to challenge the social structures that maintain disadvantage, then this qualification can help you achieve your goals. Graduates from this course of study are not eligible to register with the Australian Association of Social Workers on the basis of this qualification alone.

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Community services course information

There are so many ways to study at TAFE NSW. You can choose an option that suits your learning style and lifestyle.

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Who is a community services course good for?

At the heart of your career, you want to support people. You understand the playing field isn't equal for everyone. You want to do your part to help vulnerable and disadvantaged people access essential servi...

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Community services career paths

From junior positions through to senior roles, there are plenty of opportunities available in this booming industry. Here are some of the most sought-after jobs in the field of community services:

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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

How do I enrol?

At TAFE NSW you can apply or enrol to do a course.

If your course has no entry requirements, you can enrol directly. If there are entry requirements, you will need to apply to be accepted for a position in the course.

  1. Go to the TAFE NSW website to view the course you are interested in
  2. Check if there are any entry requirements, as you may be asked to supply additional information
  3. Select a course location to progress your enrolment
  4. Follow the prompts to complete
  5. You will receive an email confirming your enrolment or application status

If you need further assistance with your enrolment, contact TAFE NSW Student Services on 131 601 between 8.30am-5pm Monday to Friday.

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