Get a step up to the Diploma in Community Services with this short course. Learn how to respond to crises while caring for yourself and colleagues. Run engaging programs and reflect on your own practice through self-evaluation and client feedback.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Identify and respond to crises by choosing strategies that reduce risk to others and care for yourself and colleagues in crisis situations through risk minimisation, supervision and debriefing
Empower clients to make informed choices about getting further help and develop a support plan with them
Develop and run programs that consider a client's individual differences, rights, needs and preferences and evaluate whether they achieve objectives
Reflect on your practice using feedback from clients and peers, and enhance your practice by creating support networks and seeking specialist advice or training
Create a personal development plan that includes goals, timeframes and ways of measuring progress
Run at least one community sector service program relating to your current community services work, local area, or simulated work environment
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment
A pathway to further study in Certificate IV or Diploma in Community Services
The skills and knowledge to respond to crisis situations safely and effectively
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Experience in the community services industry or previous study, such as a Certificate III or Certificate IV in Community Services.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: welfare worker in a range of community, aged care and disability services with the Diploma in Community Services.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Statement of Attainment in CIV Pathway to Diploma Community Services does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
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TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential
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LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
Student associations – get social with our student community
There are a total of 1 information sessions planned for this course. They'll take place at different locations across the state.
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