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Make a difference in the lives of others with a career in the Education and Community Services industries.

We offer qualifications in individual support, community services, early childhood education and care and education services.

Our individual support qualifications include specialisation in ageing, disability or home and community care, while our community services courses equip you for a range of roles such as a community support or outreach officer.

Help shape the future of our young people in a rewarding role as a youth worker, teacher’s assistant or childcare worker with our qualifications in youth work, education support or early childhood education.


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National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
CHC43015 AWM9 Ageing Support
Half price
Certificate IV Distance learning
Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
Full-time
On the job/on location
Part-time
Aged care worker, aged care, ageing support, residential support, home care support, cert 4 aged, cert 4 ageing support

Make a positive difference in the lives of others.

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support is suitable for aged care workers who are responsible for the personal, physical and emotional support of older people in assisted living arrangements. Participants who undertake this course will undertake specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments.

Participants will learn how to develop, facilitate and review individualised service planning and delivery, demonstrating leadership and independence.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

 

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CHC22015 AWJ7 Community Services
Half price
Certificate II Distance learning
Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
Full-time
On the job/on location
Part-time
Community services, com service, cert 2 com services, entry into com services, caring career

Make a real difference in peoples' lives.

The Certificate II in Community Services is an entry-level qualification, providing an introduction into the industry. Participants will learn how to work with local government and community organisations to identify needs, and then plan and develop appropriate services and facilities in order to meet those needs.

Participants will:

  • Gain an overall understanding of the community services sector
  • Learn about ethical behaviour
  • Develop skills in communication, information provision and processing
  • Learn how to provide administration support
  • Practice networking and providing group support

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

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CHC32015 AWJ2 Community Services
Half price
Certificate III Distance learning
Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
Full-time
On the job/on location
Part-time
community care worker, welfare support worker, community services, comm services, cert 3 com services, com services, community

Make a real difference in peoples' lives.

The Certificate III in Community Services will provide participants with the practical skills and knowledge to work effectively with individuals and groups, in residential and community settings, to identify their needs and plan and develop appropriate services to meet those needs. Participants will learn about the community services sector including mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and domestic violence services.

Participants will gain skills in:

  • Effective communication
  • Gathering, maintaining and providing information
  • Advocacy and community development processes
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Legal responsibilities of community workers

As part of this qualification, participants will undertake a supervised or simulated work placement where they will be able to apply the skills and knowledge learned throughout the course.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

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CHC42015 AWL8 Community Services
Half price
Certificate IV Distance learning
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
On the job/on location
Part-time
Community services, com services, comm services, cert 3 com services, welfare support, community care, support worker

Make a real difference in peoples' lives.

The Certificate IV in Community Services is suitable for those who already work in the community services sector and wish to build on their skills and knowledge. Participants will learn skills in advanced communication, group work, training, community information provision and program development.

Throughout the course, participants will learn how to design and deliver programs that are accessible and enhance community participation, and develop an understanding of the legal and ethical requirements for working in community services.

As part of this qualification students will undertake a supervised work placement where they will be able to apply the skills and knowledge learned throughout this course.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

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CHC52015 AWM0 Community Services
Half price
Diploma Distance learning
Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
On the job/on location
Part-time
Community care worker, com services, comm services, welfare worker, outreach officer, family support worker, dip com services, community services

Make a real difference in peoples' lives.

The Diploma of Community Services provides participants with the skills to develop, implement and evaluate programs, secure and manage funding, case-manage clients in a community services setting, and lead a community services team. This course can be completed in three sections - program development, case management, and team leadership - and is an affordable entry pathway into tertiary study in an approved Social Work degree.

As part of this qualification, participants will undertake a supervised 100 hours of work placement in order to apply the skills and knowledge learnt. A federal police clearance and Working with Children Check are required prior to placement.

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.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

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CHC30113 J587 Early Childhood Education and Care
Half price
Certificate III Distance learning
Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Full-time
On the job/on location
Part-time
child carer, early childhood care, nanny, playgroup assistant, cert 3 early childhood, cert 3 education

Help shape the future of our young people.

Make a difference in childrens’ lives by learning how best to support their wellbeing, learning and development. This course is the nationally regulated entry level qualification for working in Early Childhood Education and Care settings.

Participants will learn how to implement the National Quality Framework, National Regulations and National Quality Standards to support the education and care of children from birth to school age. Participants will develop skills in facilitating children’s play, cultural competence, and creating healthy and safe environments.

As part of this qualification, participants will undertake 120 hours of supervised work placement where they will be able to apply the skills and knowledge learned throughout the course. A federal police clearance and Working with Children Check are required prior to placement.

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CHC50113 J594 Early Childhood Education and Care
Half price
Diploma Distance learning
Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Full-time
On the job/on location
Part-time
Child carer, early childhood education, nanny, day care worker, playgroup assistant, dip early childhood, dip education, diploma early childhood

Help shape the future of our young people.

Make a difference in childrens’ lives by learning how best to support their wellbeing, learning and development.

This course reflects the role of an educator who is responsible for the planning, implementing and management of programs in early childhood education and care services in accordance with legislative requirements and national quality standards. Participants will learn how to document, plan and evaluate children’s play, with a focus on inclusion, mentoring, management and working in a culturally diverse environment.

As part of this qualification, participants will undertake  240 hours of supervised work placement where they will be able to apply the skills and knowledge learned throughout the course. A federal police clearance and Working with Children Check are required prior to placement.

Upon completion of the Diploma, participants will become qualified to supervise other staff and volunteers. Participants will be equipped with the necessary skills to plan, implement and manage programs in early childhood services (0-12 years) in accordance with licensing, quality assurance and duty of care requirements.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

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CHC30213 J588 Education Support
Half price in 2021
Certificate III Distance learning
Part-time
teachers aide, cert 3 ed support, certificate 3 ed support, education support worker, ed support worker

Support our young people to achieve a bright future.

The Certificate III in Education Support provides participants with the skills to assist school teaching staff in the care and supervision of a class of students, ranging from kindergarten to year 10.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Implement planned education programs
  • Assist students in their learning and development
  • Contribute to the safety and health of students
  • Support students with additional needs

Participants will also learn how to work with children and young people at risk of harm, culturally diverse students, families and co-workers, and gain an introductory knowledge into working with children with special needs.

As part of this qualification, participants are required to undertake a supervised work placement in order to apply the skills and knowledge learned.

CHC40213 J590 Education Support
Certificate IV Distance learning
Part-time
teachers aide, education support worker, cert 4 ed support, certificate 4 ed support, education support, school support, working with children

Support our young people to achieve a bright future.

The Certificate IV in Education Support enables participants to work as a teachers' aide in public, independent and community education settings. Upon successful completion, participants will be competent in aiding school teaching staff in the safe care and supervision of their class of students.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Assist in the facilitation of student learning
  • Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour
  • Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements within an education environment
  • Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • Facilitate learning for students with a disability
CHC33015 AWK6 Individual Support
Half price
Certificate III Distance learning
Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
Full-time
On the job/on location
Part-time
Individual support, aged care, disability support, personal carer, carer, home and community care, cert 3 individual support, cert 3 ind support, ind support, disabled, ageing

Make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Develop the skills to care for those within the aged care, disability, or home and community care sector. Students who undertake this qualification can choose to specialise in one of these three streams.

Training is focussed on empowering and equipping students with the knowledge and competencies required of community workers to deliver individualised support to people who may require assistance due to ageing, disability or other reasons, both in community or residential settings. Students will be taught how to use discretion and judgement when providing this support and to take ownership of tasks and outcomes.

Experienced lecturers will provide participants with a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as expand on the theories behind the concepts and practices of person-centred support.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

 

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CHC33015-AA66 AA66 Individual Support (Ageing)
Half price
Certificate III Distance learning
Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
Full-time
On the job/on location
Part-time
Aged care, ageing, ageing support, cert 3 aged care, certificate III aged care, certificate 3 aged care, elderly care, certificate III individual support, cert 3 ind support, ind support

Support the independence of our elders requiring care.

Develop the skills to care for those within the aged care sector through the Certificate III in Individual Support's specialised ageing stream.

Training is focussed on empowering and equipping students with the knowledge and competencies required of aged care workers to deliver individualised support to elderly people. Students will be taught how to use discretion and judgement when providing this support and to take ownership of tasks and outcomes.

Experienced lecturers will provide participants with a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as expand on the theories behind the concepts and practices of person-centred support.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

 

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CHC33015-AA67 AA67 Individual Support (Disability)
Half price
Certificate III Distance learning
Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
Full-time
On the job/on location
Part-time
disability, disability care, disabled, community care, individual support, cert 3 individual support, cert 3 disability, certificate III individual support

Make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Develop the skills to care for those within the disability care sector through the Certificate III in Individual Support's specialised disability stream.

Training is focussed on empowering and equipping students with the knowledge and competencies required of aged care workers to deliver individualised support to people with disability. Students will be taught how to use discretion and judgement when providing this support and to take ownership of tasks and outcomes.

Experienced lecturers will provide participants with a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as expand on the theories behind the concepts and practices of person-centred support.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

 

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CHC33015-AA68 AA68 Individual Support (Home and Community)
Half price
Certificate III Distance learning
Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
Full-time
On the job/on location
Part-time
home and community care, community care, care assistant, home care, individual support, ind support, aged care

Make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Develop the skills to care for those within the home and community care sector through the Certificate III in Individual Support's specialised home and community stream.

Training is focussed on empowering and equipping students with the knowledge and competencies required of aged care workers to deliver individualised support to people in a home and community setting. Students will be taught how to use discretion and judgement when providing this support and to take ownership of tasks and outcomes.

Experienced lecturers will provide participants with a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as expand on the theories behind the concepts and practices of person-centred support.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

 

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52841WA BEI60 Introduction to Aged Care
Half price
Certificate II Face-to-face classroom delivery

Make a positive difference in the lives of others.

The Certificate II Introduction to Aged Care provides learners with basic industry specific skills and knowledge to either enable a transition into a traineeship within the Community Services sector at the Certificate III level or prepare them for work in the Aged Care sector.


This qualification will be delivered face to face, with a 100 hour work placement required to be undertaken in an aged care setting to allow for consolidation of knowledge and skills.
 

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52840WA BEI59 Introduction to Disability Care
Half price
Certificate II Face-to-face classroom delivery

Make a positive difference in the lives of others.

This qualification aims to provide learners with basic industry specific skills and knowledge that may enable them to transition into a traineeship within the Community Services sector at the Certificate III level or to go on to secure employment in the Disability sector.


This Qualification will be delivered face to face, with a 100 hour work placement required to be undertaken in a disability care setting to allow for consolidation of knowledge and skills.
 

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AE144 Provide Individual Support Skill Set
Half price
Skill sets
Skill set Distance learning
Face-to-face classroom delivery
indi, individual, support, provide, supp

Learn how to provide individualised support!

Many individuals require support services to help them live an independent and fulfilling life — including people with physical or intellectual disability, older people, and vulnerable members of the community.

This is highly rewarding work, but employers look for people who are job ready with basic skills and knowledge for entry level roles in one-on-one or group support settings, or for administrative role in a care facility. With the Provide Individual Support skill set, that will be you! 

You'll learn about following a client's individual care or support plan to meet their personal support needs, how to comply with personal hygiene standards, maintain food safety, contribute to the cleanliness of food handling areas and dispose of food appropriately, prepare for and provide medication assistance and complete medication documentation, supporting a client to self-administer medication, safe work practices for the health and safety of yourself and your clients, and how to recognise potentially hazardous manual tasks and complete those tasks in a safe manner. 

 

If you meet the fee free eligibility criteria for this course, please enrol in the Provide Individual Support Skill Set (Fee Free).

AE156 Provide Individual Support Skill Set (Fee Free)
Free
Skill sets
Skill set Distance learning
Face-to-face classroom delivery
indi, individual, support, provide, supp

Learn how to provide individualised support!

Many individuals require support services to help them live an independent and fulfilling life — including people with physical or intellectual disability, older people, and vulnerable members of the community.

This is highly rewarding work, but employers look for people who are job ready with basic skills and knowledge for entry level roles in one-on-one or group support settings, or for administrative role in a care facility. With the Provide Individual Support skill set, that will be you! 

You'll learn about following a client's individual care or support plan to meet their personal support needs, how to comply with personal hygiene standards, maintain food safety, contribute to the cleanliness of food handling areas and dispose of food appropriately, prepare for and provide medication assistance and complete medication documentation, supporting a client to self-administer medication, safe work practices for the health and safety of yourself and your clients, and how to recognise potentially hazardous manual tasks and complete those tasks in a safe manner. 

 

If you do not meet the fee free eligibility criteria for this course, please enrol in the Provide Individual Support Skill Set.

TAE40116 BAB2 Training and Assessment
Half price in 2021
Certificate IV Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
Full-time
On the job/on location
Part-time
training and assessment, cert 4 training and assessment, cert 4 TAE, lecturer, mentor, trainer, TAE upgrade, design skills workshop, delivery skills workshop, design skills workshop

Do you have what it takes to train the next generation of professionals in your industry of expertise?

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment provides participants with the opportunity to work as a lecturer, trainer or mentor in their area of specialty. This qualification provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to facilitate learning and maintain and enhance professional practice through competency-based assessment in a range of settings.

Participants will learn how to design and develop learning programs and resources to support delivery. Participants will also learn how to plan and organise assessment, design and develop assessment tools and assess competency in a vocational, training and education environment.

This qualification is broken up into three workshops, and all three must be completed to receive the full qualification:

Design Skills Workshop

Units covered:
TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs 
TAEDES402 Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs 

Delivery Skills Workshop

Units covered:
TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group based learning
TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace individual assessment
TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation 

Assessment Skills Workshop

Units covered:
TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
TAEASS402 Assess competence
TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools

Our blocks of delivery cover three areas:

  • Designing learning programs to deliver qualifications and/or units of competency
  • Delivering training to groups and individuals, supporting facilitation of learning, transfer of knowledge and learning needs
  • Assessment processes and tool design, validation of assessment tools, and conducting assessment.

Our delivery model supports participants to achieve the qualification while managing work and home commitments. Once qualified, participants will be able to confidently design, contextualise and facilitate training to suit organisational needs, while meeting industry and quality standards.

The TAE40116 is the current version and replaces the previous qualification coded TAE40110. We offer gap training if you already hold the TAE40110 but need to complete two additional units to meet 2015 Quality Standards for RTOs. Alternatively to update your qualification from TAE40110 to TAE40116 we offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and/or training to achieve the four additional units.

Please note: Participants are required to have vocational competency in an industry area prior to enrolling in this course.
This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

AE143 Work in Community Care Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Distance learning
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
care, community, worker, caring, com, work

Work in the community care industry!

There's many job opportunities in the field of community care, which includes health care support and specialist areas such as social support.  The Work in Community Care skill set will give you a great starting point to get into the industry, as it covers important areas such as first aid, communicating with diverse people, and customer service in a community care setting.

You'll also learn to follow organisational infection prevention and control policies and procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks to ensure you're working COVID-safe.

You'll be job ready, knowing how to provide a first aid response to a casualty in a range of situations,· greet clients and exchange routine information to provide a triage service, work respectfully with people from diverse social backgrounds and demonstrate cultural sensitivity, communicate effectively with clients, colleagues and management, and use workplace technology.

 

If you meet the fee free eligibility criteria for this course, please enrol in the Work in Community Care Skill Set (Fee Free).

AE155 Work in Community Care Skill Set (Fee Free)
Free
Skill sets
Skill set Distance learning
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
care, community, worker, caring, com, work

Work in the community care industry!

There's many job opportunities in the field of community care, which includes health care support and specialist areas such as social support.  The Work in Community Care skill set will give you a great starting point to get into the industry, as it covers important areas such as first aid, communicating with diverse people, and customer service in a community care setting.

You'll also learn to follow organisational infection prevention and control policies and procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks to ensure you're working COVID-safe.

You'll be job ready, knowing how to provide a first aid response to a casualty in a range of situations,· greet clients and exchange routine information to provide a triage service, work respectfully with people from diverse social backgrounds and demonstrate cultural sensitivity, communicate effectively with clients, colleagues and management, and use workplace technology. 

 

If you do not meet the fee free eligibility criteria for this course, please enrol in the Work in Community Care Skill Set.

CHC40413 J592 Youth Work
Half price
Certificate IV Face-to-face off campus delivery
On the job/on location
Online learning – flexible/self-paced
Youth worker, youth work, cert 4 youth

Help shape the future of our young people.

The Certificate IV in Youth Work enables participants to develop and facilitate a range of community-based programs for young people. These programs are designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people.

This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and youth sector agencies.

Workers will be:

  • Responsible for implementing policies and guidelines of the employing organisation
  • Largely self-directed with fairly autonomous decision-making capacity under the indirect supervision of a manager. 

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

 

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