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Community Services Courses

Community services involves working with directly with people experiencing hardships. Study online for a Cert IV in Community Services qualification.

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Different Community Services qualifications can lead to a range of employment opportunities.D

Family Support Worker

The Cert IV in Community Services can qualify you as a Family Support Worker. This role is responsible for giving emotional and practical help and advice to families that are having long or short-term difficulties. These difficulties could include drug or alcohol addiction, a parent in hospital or prison, marital or financial difficulties, a child or parent with a disability or problems accessing services due to language barriers.

Families would usually be referred to you by a social worker and you would work together to help them by planning and providing the right type and level of support. In emergency situations, for example when a single parent is going into hospital, you may move into your client's home for a very short time to look after the children until other care is found.

The TAFE NSW Online learning system ‘Canvas’ lets you study wherever and whenever you like all on your laptop, tablet or smartphone

In fact it’s the only program of its kind that is optimised for smartphone. The easy to use interface has all the readings, course notes, videos and support material for each level built in.

Everything is designed to help you stick to your study schedule, pass the course and upgrade to the career of your dreams. There’s a personalised dashboard for tracking your progress, and a diary to help you manage your study around your everyday life. You can set up notifications on email, SMS, Facebook and Twitter. So you’ll always know when an assignment is due, it’ll even chase you up if you forget!

Want to try it for yourself?

Our Preparing for TAFE Online study short course is designed specifically to help you plan to succeed with your learning online.