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Community Service Courses Online

Study Community Services Courses Online

Be engaged with your community.

Use your people skills, compassion and expertise to take the next step in your community services career, and make a real difference in the lives of whole communities or individuals at risk.

TAFE Digital online community services courses can give your career a helping hand with flexible, stimulating learning, and courses ranging from an entry level qualification through to specialist skills. You can study from your own home, in your own time, and gain a nationally recognised qualification that will enable you to make a real impact to the lives of other people.

You can learn to work directly with people of all ages, from babies to older people, or support and assist people living with mental health issues, alcohol and other drug misuse issues or a disability.

Community Services careers include community worker, case worker, youth worker, or disability support officer.


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Study At Night, Or Whenever Feels Right

“Help from my teachers was just a phone call, or email away, when needed.”

Kellie Thurgate - Diploma of Community Services

Kellie Thurgate chose to study Community Services with TAFE Digital, to gain formal qualifications in an industry sector she is passionate about, and currently working in.

“I have wanted to do this course for many years and after gaining employment, I knew the time was right to develop my career further so that I could meet the needs of my clients,” Kellie said.

“I needed the flexibility to study at my own pace at home and set my own study hours, which was often late at night,” Kellie said about her decision to enrol with TAFE Digital.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A community services qualification can lead to many different and rewarding careers.

If you’re just starting your career, the nationally recognised Certificate III in Community Services will help you build a strong foundation of skills and prepare you for a career as a community services worker or community services support worker.

The nationally recognised Diploma of Community Services will help you take the next step in your career, and prepare you for roles as a case worker, family support worker, youth worker or program coordinator.

The nationally recognised Certificate IV in Youth Work has been designed by industry professionals to prepare you for a career as a youth worker. You’ll learn to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare and protection needs of our younger community.

Take the next step in your youth work career with the nationally recognised Diploma of Youth Work, also delivered online through TAFE Digital. You’ll learn how to work effectively with young people and their families, leading to a rewarding career in youth work.

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Community Services Online Course Benefits

Study anywhere

No matter where you live, enjoy easy online access to a wealth of educational resources, exceptional teachers and training.

Enrol anytime

Structured semesters are a thing of the past. You can begin with TAFE Digital at any time of the year.


Always on

Study when it suits you. Our education and support services are available 24/7 so you can adapt study around your work, family and lifestyle.