Course in Vocational and Community Engagement
National Course Code: 10581NAT
Reach your education goals sooner with the Vocational Community Engagement course. Develop new skills with close support from teachers. Learn study skills, choose career goals, and gain confidence in yourself and your community. Get the skills to find a job or start a new study pathway.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:
- Read and write
- Use a computer
- Set personal and career goals
- Engage more with your community
- Work together with others
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- Confidently look for work
- Participate in further learning
- Contribute positively to your community
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- A plan to achieve your personal and career goals
- A strong foundation to continue your education
- Confidently look for employment
- Participate in further learning with TAFE NSW
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your study to the next level with:
- Foundation courses
- Certificate I courses
Sorry, this course is not currently open for enrolments.
This course is designed for learners who have not had the opportunity to complete their education or have other barriers to study.
People who are successful in this course have:
- A desire to re-engage with education
- Drive to develop personal skills
- Determination to participate in the local community
It is open to anyone who is keen to improve both social and technical skills. Students who enrol in this course usually have a culturally and linguistically diverse background, identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, young people looking to strengthen their skills, have been out of the workforce for some time or have a disability.
Assessments give you the chance to demonstrate what you have learned and to find the areas that need more support. They also provide a chance for you to become comfortable with assessments, preparing you for success in the future.
In this course, the types of assessments you will complete include:
- Writing short answers to questions (written and spoken)
- Engaging in group discussions
- Completing activities on the computer
- Being involved in community projects
- Planning and evaluating activities
This short course is designed for people looking to kickstart their education and gain confidence.
Students who enrol in this course usually have a culturally and linguistically diverse background and are highly supported by teachers to develop skills and gain confidence to study.
When you choose to continue your learning, you may enrol in a Certificate I that further prepares you for a job in your chosen field. You will expand your reading, writing, numeracy and technology skills in a supportive learning environment.
Further along in your education, you may enrol in a Certificate II which is an entry level qualification that gives you experience in a workplace environment. It covers basic skills that can be applied in your chosen career.
Depending on your campus location and your chosen electives, you may have the opportunity to participate in excursions.
Excursions may include:
- Attending community centers, services and agencies
- Visits from local guest speakers
- Participating in projects including community gardens or markets
- Connecting with mentoring programs or support groups
You will gain hands on experience by:
- Communicating with groups and individuals
- Exploring technology
- Discovering local issues and events
- Connecting with local services
- Developing goals
- Working with others
- Practicing reading and writing
- Creating new tools and resources to prepare for further study
TAFE NSW is known for delivering theory along with practical, hands-on learning. You will engage in real world activities, including:
- Discussing community issues
- Being involved in volunteer work
- Mentoring people
- Communicating with local services
- Using technology to connect with agencies
You will have access to industry specific computer rooms, studios, study areas, presentation areas and general student facilities available at most TAFE NSW campuses, including:
- Computers and other digital devices
- Books (audio and visual)
- Strong study support
The demand for capable workers who have a strong foundation in reading, writing, and technology is extremely high. The Course in Vocational Community Engagement provides you with the skills to meet these demands while having a strong sense of community involvement.
This course provides you with the opportunity to:
- Gain confidence
- Create community connections
- Have a positive education experience
- Be supported in delivering your course work
This course is the starting point to your future as it helps you to uncover your talents and skills and turn them into a career.