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Courses to get you there - Special Care Worker

^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.
National ID: CHC43215
State ID: AWK4
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Make a difference to the lives of others

Assist with supporting clients with alcohol and drug issues

Make a difference to the lives of others

This qualification focuses on providing assessment and support to clients with alcohol and drug issues. You will learn about interviewing in the initial client assessment, responding to crisis, working with people with mental health concerns, and providing alcohol and other drugs (AOD) interventions.

Certificate IV
National ID: CHC22015
State ID: AWJ7
Industry Education and Community Services
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Certificate II in Community Services

Open the door to a career in community services

Gain an introduction to the community services industry and practical skills to get started in the community services industry.

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Open the door to a career in community services

This course will introduce you to the community services industry. You'll gain the essential theoretical knowledge and practical skills by completing this qualification.

Start on your path to a career in Community Services, Aged Care, Children's Services or Disability Services.

Certificate II
National ID: CHC32015
State ID: AWJ2
Industry Education and Community Services
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Certificate III in Community Services

There is an ongoing skill shortage in Community Services

Gain an insight into the community services sector including mental health, alcohol and other drug services and domestic violence services. This course is ideal for support workers, case workers and client contact officers.

There is an ongoing skill shortage in Community Services

This entry level course is ideal for support workers, case workers and client contact officers; generally, positions with direct contact with clients, providing  day-to-day support.

All of our Community Service qualifications have flexible training delivery modes and the option to study on the job. This means you get the most relevant skills and the opportunity to form industry contacts.

You'll also be mentored by attentive and caring lecturers who have extensive experience in the industry.

Certificate III
National ID: CHC42015
State ID: AWL8
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^
Online

Certificate IV in Community Services

Further your skills in developing services and programs for the community

There is an ongoing skill shortage in the community services industry and as part of this qualification you will get to apply your learning through a work placement*.

Do you want to make a difference for communities?

Be there for people that need it the most. When you complete the Certificate IV in Community Services Work you'll have the skills needed to support all people in the community, as an outreach officer, welfare support worker, or case worker.

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

Certificate IV
National ID: CHC52015
State ID: AWM0
Industry Education and Community Services
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Diploma of Community Services

There is an ongoing skill shortage in Community Services.

Gain specialised skills in community services to work autonomously under broad directions from senior management, providing direct support to individuals or groups.

There is an ongoing skill shortage in Community Services

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 management, program coordination or the development of new business opportunities.

All our community service qualifications have flexible training delivery modes and the option to study on the job. This means you get the most relevant skills and the opportunity to form industry contacts.

Graduates of our Diploma in Community Services course meet entry requirements for and can even achieve advanced standing in relevant university degrees, see information about Murdoch University in the Further Study section below. As this qualification is one of the Lower fees, local skills half price courses, training at North Metropolitan TAFE will reduce the time and money you spend completing a relevant university degree and you'll be equipped to work in the industry while you study.

Diploma
National ID: HLT23215
State ID: AYY2
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
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Certificate II in Health Support Services

Open the door to a career in health

This broad course will give you practical skills that can be applied to many settings within the health or aged care sector, or a pathway to a range of other health courses.

Open the door to a career in health

The Certificate II in Health Support Services will enable you to work in the health or aged care sector in a variety of different environments such as a hospital assistant, patient services assistant, catering staff, cleaner, gardener, stores person and ward assistant.

Throughout the course, you will gain the knowledge and hands-on practical skills to work effectively with others in a team environment, communicate in the workplace and apply workplace health and safety and infection control practices. In addition, you will gain a range of skills that will enable you to work as a member of a team that provides support for the effective functioning of health services.

The Certificate II in Health Support Services can also provide you with a range of different study pathways to other courses in health including:

  • Pathology collection
  • Sterilisation services
  • Health Services Assistance
  • Individual Support
  • Dental laboratory assisting
  • Population Health
Certificate II
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AA66
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Empower and support the independence of our elders and join one of Australia's fastest growing industries

Learn to provide direct care to clients in residential, home and community settings, and gain real industry experience.

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Learn how to empower and support the independence of our elders needing care and join one of Australia's fastest growing industries

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) you will be ready to start a rewarding career providing direct care to clients in residential, home and community settings.

Aged Care Workers provide personal, physical and emotional support to older people who require assistance with daily living. When you provide support to older people you are able to make a tremendous difference to their quality of life and achieve real personal satisfaction through your work. Aged care work is rewarding in itself and provides the opportunity to meet a wide variety of older people.

Australia has one of the leading aged care systems in the world, and with our ageing population — and people living longer — the demand for skilled aged care workers is increasing. In fact, aged care and disability support are the second highest employing occupations in Australia (following registered nurses in the number one spot).*

You can find out more about a career in aged care, including tips for finding jobs, interview practice hints, clues about what employers are looking for and more on the Aged Care section of the Jobs and Skills WA website. You can view our McLarty campus aged care facilities here(opens in a new tab) .

This course includes a minimum of 120 hours of supervised work placement, where you'll be able to apply your training in a meaningful and relevant way, and gain real industry experience.

* National Skills Commission Australian Jobs Report 2020

Certificate III
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AA68
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^

Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)

Provide direct care to those unable to care for themselves

Gain the skills to support the independence and well being of clients in a community setting, and put your learning into practice through a supervised work placement.

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

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'll gain an insight into the aged care and home and community care sector and undertake 120 hours of supervised work placement where you get to put your skills into practice.

All of our Home and Community Care qualifications can be completed in the workplace. This means you get the most relevant skills and the opportunity to form industry contacts.

Certificate III
National ID: CHC43315
State ID: AWK8
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^
Online

Certificate IV in Mental Health

Focus on the support and needs of people experiencing mental health issues.

Learn about the value and principles of mental health sector and how to apply them in a recovery oriented way.

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Develop skills to work with clients experiencing a mental health illness

This qualification focuses on the support and needs of people experiencing mental health issues. You'll learn about the value and principles of mental health sector and how to apply them in a recovery oriented way.

You will undertake a supervised or simulated work placement* where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

You could find work in a variety of community contexts such as community based non-government organisations; outreach; centre-based programs; respite care; residential services; rehabilitation programs; clinical settings; or supporting people in employment.

This course will be delivered through a combination of online and on campus training.
The online delivery will be done via Collaborate sessions (on Blackboard), which are live classes run online with a lecturer taking you through the training.

On campus sessions will be run in smaller groups in class where there are practical skills and assessments to be performed.

Certificate IV
National ID: CHC53315
State ID: AWL3
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Diploma of Mental Health

Develop the skills to work with clients experiencing a mental health illness

Learn about current approaches to mental health that focus on the person not the illness.

Develop the skills to work with clients experiencing a mental health illness

You will learn about current approaches to mental health that focus on the person not the illness. The Diploma of Mental Health will enable you to undertake community service work that includes mental health.

Working in the community services industry you will provide services to clients in relation to mental health issues that may include case management, referral, advocacy, individual support, and education/health promotion services.

This course will be delivered through a combination of online and on campus training.
The online delivery will be done via Collaborate sessions (on Blackboard), which are live classes run online with a lecturer taking you through the training.

On campus sessions will be run in smaller groups in class where there are practical skills and assessments to be performed.

Diploma
National ID: CHC40413
State ID: J592
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate IV in Youth Work

Create brighter futures for young people

Learn how to create programs designed to address the needs of young people and put your skills into practice with a supervised or simulated work placement.

Create brighter futures for young people

Complete this qualification and you'll have what it takes to help young people in need. You may find employment in community, government and welfare agencies.

You 'll learn how to create programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people while working to legal and ethical requirements.

During this course you will undertake a supervised or simulated work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

Certificate IV
National ID: CHC50413
State ID: J597
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Diploma of Youth Work

Make a positive impact in young people's lives

Gain a range of skills enabling you to respond to critical situations as well as manage finances, work safety and the work environment. This course includes a supervised work placement.

Make a positive impact in young people's lives

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.

Diploma
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