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Diploma of Community Services

National ID: CHC52015 | State ID: AWM0

Do you want to make a real difference?

Complete this qualification and you could be working in community services, case management or social housing, involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities.

You will have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management, providing direct support to individuals or groups. You may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case managementprogram coordination or the development of new business opportunities.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Possible career options for graduates are Welfare Worker, Youth Worker, Developmental Worker, Home Care worker, Family Carer or Nursing Assistant. Graduates are able to work in aged care homes, youth shelters, State Government Family and Community Service Agencies, youth centres, aboriginal communities, community centres and local councils. Working for oneself through contract community work is also possible.

When you complete the Diploma of Community Services you'll be on your way to a team leading career as a program coordinator, early intervention worker, or case manager.

Further Study Option(s)

Diploma of Counselling, Graduates may be eligible for University entry into Social Science courses

Course overview

View this course on North Metro Tafe's website

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)

Leederville

Midland

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) Two semesters Yes Academic achievement and work history
Leederville Two semesters Yes Academic achievement and work history
Midland Two semesters Yes Academic achievement and work history
View this course on South Metro Tafe's website

Armadale

  • One semester
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria

Bentley

  • One semester
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria

Murdoch

  • One semester
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria

Mandurah

  • One semester
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Armadale One semester No No selection criteria
Bentley One semester No No selection criteria
Murdoch One semester No No selection criteria
Mandurah One semester No No selection criteria

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans is the new program that replaces the current VET FEE HELP scheme.

Eligible students will be entitled to apply for a VET Student Loan. Comprehensive information on VET Student Loans can be found on the Australian Government website education.gov.au/vet-student-loans

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

National ID: CHC33015 | State ID: AB71

Caring in the home and community

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support, you will be on your way to a career as an aged care assistant.  

This course specialises in providing home and community support services and also supports relationships with carers and families.   

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the aged care industry, caring for the elderly, enabling them to maintain independence, understanding and supporting people with dementia, safety procedures, ethical behaviour, infection control, working with cultural diversity, and workplace health and safety.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Job opportunities may include Carer and Aged Care Worker.

Further Study Option(s)

Certificate IV in Ageing Support, Certificate IV in Community Services and Certificate IV in Disability.

Course overview

View this course on South Metro Tafe's website

Mandurah

  • One semester
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria

Rockingham

  • One semester
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria

Thornlie

  • One semester
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Mandurah One semester No No selection criteria
Rockingham One semester No No selection criteria
Thornlie One semester No No selection criteria
View this course on South Regional Tafe's website

Manjimup

  • Two semesters
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Manjimup Two semesters No No selection criteria

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans is the new program that replaces the current VET FEE HELP scheme.

Eligible students will be entitled to apply for a VET Student Loan. Comprehensive information on VET Student Loans can be found on the Australian Government website education.gov.au/vet-student-loans

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Certificate IV in Youth Work

National ID: CHC40413 | State ID: J592

When you complete the Certificate IV in Youth Work you will gain the knowledge and skills to communicate and work effectively in the youth sector, promoting social, emotional and physical wellbeing, responding to critical situations, working with youth at risk, assisting collective action, working with cultural diversity, ethical behaviour and legal responsibilities. You will learn how to create programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a direct care worker in a community based or residential setting catering for young people.

Successful completion of this qualificationprovidesyou with the opportunity to become a youth worker, community worker and juvenile justice worker.

Further StudyOption(s)

Diploma of YouthWork, Diploma of Community Services, Diploma of Mental Health

Course overview

View this course on North Metro Tafe's website

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)

Midland

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) One semester Yes Academic achievement and work history
Midland One semester Yes Academic achievement and work history
View this course on South Metro Tafe's website

Armadale

  • One semester
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Armadale One semester No No selection criteria
View this course on South Regional Tafe's website

Busselton

  • 12 months
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Busselton 12 months No No selection criteria

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans is the new program that replaces the current VET FEE HELP scheme.

Eligible students will be entitled to apply for a VET Student Loan. Comprehensive information on VET Student Loans can be found on the Australian Government website education.gov.au/vet-student-loans

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)

National ID: CHC33015 | State ID: AA68

Make a positive difference to people's lives

In this course, you will learn how to provide direct care to clients who are unable to care for themselves due to ill health or disability in a community setting. You will gain an insight into the aged care and home and community care sector and undertake a supervised work placement where you get to put your skills into practice.

Gain these skills:

·Provide individualised support

·Recognise healthy body systems

·Support independence and wellbeing

·Work legally and ethically

Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Your Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) prepares you for roles such as:

Personal Care Worker

Personal Carer

Home Care Worker

Residential Care Worker

Further Study Option(s)

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course overview

View this course on North Metro Tafe's website

Mount Lawley

  • Six months
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Mount Lawley Six months No No selection criteria
View this course on South Regional Tafe's website

Busselton

  • Six months
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Busselton Six months No No selection criteria

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans is the new program that replaces the current VET FEE HELP scheme.

Eligible students will be entitled to apply for a VET Student Loan. Comprehensive information on VET Student Loans can be found on the Australian Government website education.gov.au/vet-student-loans

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Certificate III in Community Services

National ID: CHC32015 | State ID: AWJ2

Do you want to make a difference for communities?

When you complete the Certificate III in Community Services you'll be on your way to a career as a youth worker, support worker, or family carer.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to communicate and work effectively and appropriately with individuals and groups in a variety of settings, gathering and providing information, advocacy and community development, ethical behaviour and legal responsibilities.

You will also gain an understanding of mental health, alcohol, drug, and domestic violence services.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a home care worker or gain support or volunteer roles in welfare/community centres, outreach programs, womens or youth refuges and employment support services. Employment opportunities are enhanced through further study.

Possible career options for graduates include: Community Support Worker, Welfare Worker, Youth Worker, Aboriginal Intake and Referral Worker, Aboriginal Community Developmental Worker.

Further Study Option(s)

Certificate IV in Community Services, Certificate IV in Mental Health, Certificate IV in Youth Work, Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Course overview

View this course on North Metro Tafe's website

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)

Leederville

Midland

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) One semester Yes Academic achievement and work history
Leederville One semester Yes Academic achievement and work history
Midland One semester Yes Academic achievement and work history
View this course on South Metro Tafe's website

Armadale

  • One semester
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria

Bentley

  • One semester
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria

Mandurah

  • One semester
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria

Murdoch

  • One semester
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Armadale One semester No No selection criteria
Bentley One semester No No selection criteria
Mandurah One semester No No selection criteria
Murdoch One semester No No selection criteria
View this course on South Regional Tafe's website

Bunbury

Busselton

  • Six months
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria

Collie

  • Six months
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Bunbury Six months Yes Academic achievement and work history
Busselton Six months No No selection criteria
Collie Six months No No selection criteria

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans is the new program that replaces the current VET FEE HELP scheme.

Eligible students will be entitled to apply for a VET Student Loan. Comprehensive information on VET Student Loans can be found on the Australian Government website education.gov.au/vet-student-loans

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Diploma of Youth Work

National ID: CHC50413 | State ID: J597

Youth Workers coordinate and manage the development and delivery of services and programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people.

During this course, you will learn skills that enable you to respond to young people in crisis and the ability to respond to critical situations as well as the management of finances, work safety and the work environment.

As part of this qualification, you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a youth worker, case manager, residential support worker, community education worker and with suitable experience a senior case manager and coordinator.

Successful completion of this qualificationprovidesyou with the opportunity to become ayouthworker, juvenile justice worker, case manager, residential support worker and community education worker, youth and family service coordinator and youth support worker.

Further StudyOption(s)

Diploma of Counselling, Bachelor of Youth Work (ECU) or other Bachelor courses in Social Science and Social Work

Course overview

View this course on North Metro Tafe's website

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) Two semesters Yes Academic achievement and work history

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans is the new program that replaces the current VET FEE HELP scheme.

Eligible students will be entitled to apply for a VET Student Loan. Comprehensive information on VET Student Loans can be found on the Australian Government website education.gov.au/vet-student-loans

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Certificate IV in Community Services

National ID: CHC42015 | State ID: AWL8

Do you want to make a difference for communities?

If you enjoy helping people and like working in a team then a career in community services could be for you.There is an ongoing skill shortage in this industry so employment prospects are high.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to communicate and work effectively in the community services sector, promoting social, emotional and physical wellbeing, responding to critical situations, responding to children at risk, assisting collective action, working with cultural diversity, ethical behaviour and legal responsibilities.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a community or welfare support worker, outreach officer, family support worker or domestic violence worker.

When you complete the Certificate IV in Community Services Work you'll be on your way to a career as an outreach officer, welfare support worker, Aboriginal Intake and Referral Worker, Domestic Violence Worker, Court Support Worker or case worker.

Further StudyOption(s)

Diploma of Community Services, Diploma of Youth Work or Diploma of Mental Health, Diploma of Community Welfare Work.

Course overview

View this course on Central Regional Tafe's website

Geraldton

  • Two semesters
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Geraldton Two semesters No No selection criteria
View this course on North Metro Tafe's website

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)

Leederville

Midland

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) One semester Yes Academic achievement and work history
Leederville One semester Yes Academic achievement and work history
Midland One semester Yes Academic achievement and work history
View this course on South Metro Tafe's website

Armadale

  • One semester
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria

Bentley

  • One semester
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria

Mandurah

  • One semester
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria

Murdoch

  • One semester
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Armadale One semester No No selection criteria
Bentley One semester No No selection criteria
Mandurah One semester No No selection criteria
Murdoch One semester No No selection criteria
View this course on South Regional Tafe's website

Albany

  • Six months
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria

Bunbury

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Albany Six months No No selection criteria
Bunbury Six months Yes Academic achievement and work history

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans is the new program that replaces the current VET FEE HELP scheme.

Eligible students will be entitled to apply for a VET Student Loan. Comprehensive information on VET Student Loans can be found on the Australian Government website education.gov.au/vet-student-loans

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

National ID: CHC43215 | State ID: AWK4

Make a difference to the lives of others

This qualification focuses on providing assessment and support to clients with alcohol and drug issues as well as implementing health promotion and community intervention programs. You will learn about interviewing in the initial client assessment and study preventative, educational and other community strategies relevant to the field.

Gain these skills:

·Work with people who are intoxicated

·Provide withdrawal services

·Develop an understanding of the legal and ethical requirements for working in drug and alcohol support services

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Successful completion of this course prepares you for roles such as: Welfare Support Workers | Community Worker |

Other job titles may include:

·Detoxification Worker

·Drug and Alcohol Worker 

·Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker

·Family Support Worker

·Mental Health Outreach Worker

·Case Worker (Community Services)

·Support Worker (Community Services)

Further Study Option(s)

Diploma of Community Services, Diploma of Mental Health and Diploma of Youth Work

Course overview

View this course on North Metro Tafe's website

Midland

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Midland Six months Yes Academic achievement and work history

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans is the new program that replaces the current VET FEE HELP scheme.

Eligible students will be entitled to apply for a VET Student Loan. Comprehensive information on VET Student Loans can be found on the Australian Government website education.gov.au/vet-student-loans

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Certificate II in Community Services

National ID: CHC22015 | State ID: AWJ7

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to participate in local government and community organisations that seek to encourage and assist community groups to identify their needs, and plan and develop appropriate services and facilities to meet those needs. You will learn about the community services sector and ethical behaviour. You will also develop skills in communication, information provision and processing, administration support, networking and group support.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to gain entry level positions in the community services sector. Employment opportunities are enhanced with further study.

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to gain entry-level positions in the community services sector. Employment opportunities are enhanced with further study.

Further Study Option(s)

Certificate III in Community Services Work, Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, Certificate III in Education Support

Course overview

View this course on South Regional Tafe's website

Albany

  • Six months
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria

Bunbury

  • Six months
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Albany Six months No No selection criteria
Bunbury Six months No No selection criteria

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans is the new program that replaces the current VET FEE HELP scheme.

Eligible students will be entitled to apply for a VET Student Loan. Comprehensive information on VET Student Loans can be found on the Australian Government website education.gov.au/vet-student-loans

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Training and Assessment

These courses are all about training the trainer. Facilitate, maintain and enhance professional practice through competency-based assessment. You’ll also design and develop effective learning programs and assessments for students.

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