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Community Services

Community services is a sector that is continually growing. Work is available in the not-for-profit, private and government sectors, in areas as broad as youth programs, alcohol and drug centres, non-clinical mental health settings, financial counselling, multicultural services, and disability and aged care programs. 

Community services is a rewarding career path that will see you helping people in various ways. You will promote community cohesion and equality, helping people access services that will improve their quality of life. You will be able to better inform, advocate for and empower individuals or groups in a range of community settings. 

During your training you will develop new skills in communication, case management, client work and advocacy, learning from real stories and examples which are delivered through a combination of lectures, guest speakers and a supervised field placement in a community services organisation.

National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
CHC43215 AWK4 Alcohol and Other Drugs Certificate IV Employer-based
Online
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Midland
TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000002, Community Services, alcohol, drugs, community support worker, case worker, AWK4, CHC43215, helping people, mental health, drugs and alcohol, youth, social, sciences, child, protection, family, support, welfare, 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), Welfare Support Worker, community Worker, addict, addiction, withdrawal, intoxication, alcoholic,

lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

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
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • A desire to make a significant impact on people at a critical stage of their life
  • Enthusiastic and caring with a positive and proactive approach
  • Able to work with individuals presenting with complex needs and histories
  • Understanding of the needs of people from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Good active listening and conflict resolution skills
Delivery mode information
Online

With online study you will be completing your course via an online platform which contains all your study material and assessments. You will be provided a login and password to access this material once you have been enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE. 

Online is a little different to on-campus study as you do not have face to face contact with your lecturers and you do not engage directly with fellow students during every-day class activities. If on-campus study is not your preference, then online study is a great option. Rest assured you will be supported by your online lecturers.
You will also have access to lecturers via your online dashboard. The lecturers will help to clarify your concerns, assist with the course content, mark your assessments and provide you with feedback if required

Qualifications are broken down into stages with an intensive practical skills workshop run at the end of each stage. You will only need to enrol and pay for one stage at a time.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
CHC52115 AWM4 Community Development Diploma Employer-based
Leederville
Community Development, S000000, S000002, Community Development Manager, Neighbourhood Centre Manager, Community Education Manager, Community Development Worker for Social Housing, Community Development Officer, Community Engagement Officer, social, environment, health, recreation, arts, culture,

Gain an industry specific qualification which relates to your Community Development job

Community development is all about the growth and empowerment of individuals, groups or communities.

The Diploma of Community Development will give you the skills to develop and deliver programs that build the capacity of communities to influence and guide their own future through public social change processes.

At this level, workers have specialised skills with complexity in the range and choices of actions required and will generally have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers. This work may be undertaken across a range of social, environment, health, recreation, arts and culture sectors.

Gain these skills
  • Support community action
  • Work within organisation structures to enable community development outcomes
  • Implement community development strategies
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Conceptual and analytical skills
  • Value people, partnerships and teamwork
  • Cultural awareness
  • Organised with a flexible approach to work
Delivery mode information

Employer-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence while working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form

 

CHC62015 AWI5 Community Sector Management Advanced Diploma Employer-based
Leederville
TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000002, Community Services, awi5, aw15, manager, community sector, coordinator, chc62015, helping people, mental health, drugs and alcohol, youth, social, sciences, child, protection, family, support, welfare, Community Manager (Care, Development, Education, Recreation), Neighbourhood Centre Manager, Community Work Coordinator, Community Services Coordinator, Coordinator of Volunteer Work, Project Manager (Community Services)

Become a leader in the community services industry

Learn to coordinate and manage small community service groups or branches/departments of large community organisations.

By completing this course you'll build upon your existing skills and develop your expertise as a senior administrative worker within the community services industry. 

You may also use your existing workplace experience to gain credit for some aspects of this course.

This course is only delivered through a work-based study mode, participants will need to be employed in a role that includes a moderate level of management in order to complete this qualification.

Gain these skills
  • Strategic planning 
  • Financial management
  • Marketing
  • Networking and partnerships
  • Leadership, innovation and team building
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Passionate about promoting and increasing community awareness
  • Dedicated, proactive and innovative
  • Sensitive towards the diverse backgrounds, beliefs, cultures and attitudes of others
  • Strong planning and organising ability, and a penchant for problem solving
  • Strong developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to undertake research and project work
Delivery mode information

Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form

 

CHC22015 AWJ7 Community Services Certificate II Employer-based
Traineeship
Leederville
TAFEADM, TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, Community Services, S000002, awj7, chc22015, community work, youth work, support worker, helping people, mental health, drugs and alcohol, youth, social, sciences, child, protection, family, support, welfare, community, Community Services, Aged Care, Children's Services or Disability Services, personal care assistant, Personal Care Worker, Personal Care Giver, Home Helper, Assistant Community Services Worker

lfls-logo-100x40.png 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.

Gain these skills
  • Communication and working in health or community services
  • Organisation and completing daily work activities
  • Working with diverse people
  • Workplace health and safety
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy assisting people
  • Friendly, patient, empathetic and have a positive outlook
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Sound sensible decision-making skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work independently and to participate constructively in teams
Delivery mode information

Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form

 

CHC32015 AWJ2 Community Services Certificate III Employer-based
On campus
Online
Traineeship
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Midland
 TAFE04, S000000, S000002, J000007, Education and Community Services,  Community Services, case worker, support worker, community worker, awj2, chc32015, helping people, mental health, drugs and alcohol, youth, social, sciences, child, protection, family, support, welfare, community, TAFEADM, online, community support worker, welfare worker, Aboriginal Intake and Referral Worker, Aboriginal Community Development Worker, Accommodation Support Worker, Residential Support Worker, Neighbourhood Centre Worker, Youth Housing Support Worker, Welfare Support Worker

lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

There is an ongoing skill shortage in Community Services — employment prospects are high

This 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.

Gain these skills
  • Interpersonal skills to work in residential and community settings with clients
  • Identify their needs and plan and develop appropriate services
  • Insight into the community services sector including mental health, alcohol and other drug services and domestic violence services
  • Learn about the ethical and legal responsibilities of community workers
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Positive, can-do approach, and a friendly, caring attitude
  • Respectful, resilient and empathetic
  • Sound, sensible decision-making skills
  • A non-judgmental attitude and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to demonstrate good judgment and common sense in dynamic and challenging environments
  • Sound understanding of the importance of personal and professional boundaries
Delivery mode information
Online

With online study you will be completing your course via an online platform which contains all your study material and assessments. You will be provided a login and password to access this material once you have been enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE. 

Online is a little different to on-campus study as you do not have face to face contact with your lecturers and you do not engage directly with fellow students during every-day class activities. If on-campus study is not your preference, then online study is a great option. Rest assured you will be supported by your online lecturers.
You will also have access to lecturers via your online dashboard. The lecturers will help to clarify your concerns, assist with the course content, mark your assessments and provide you with feedback if required

Qualifications are broken down into stages with an intensive practical skills workshop run at the end of each stage. You will only need to enrol and pay for one stage at a time.

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability. 
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months 
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months 

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
CHC42015 AWL8 Community Services Certificate IV Employer-based
On campus
Online
Traineeship
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Midland
awl8, chc42015, worker, TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000002, Community Services, case worker, community care, residential care, TAFEADM, online, Aboriginal Intake and Referral Worker, Community Worker (mental health, alcohol & drugs, youth, migrant services), Community Education Worker, Support Worker (Community Services), Case Worker (Community Services), domestic Violence Worker, Outreach Officer, Early Intervention Homelessness Worker, Court Support Worker, community Legal Officers, Information and Referral Worker, Tenant Advice and Advocacy Worker, Phone Advice Worker (Community Services), Supervisor, Team Leader (Community Services), Welfare Support Worker, Family Support Worker, Parole Probation Officer, Residential Care Officer

Further your skills in developing services and programs for the community

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.

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.

All of our Community Service qualifications have flexible training delivery modes and the option to study on the job.

Gain these skills
  • Advanced communication
  • Group work
  • How to design and deliver programs that enhance community participation
  • Legal and ethical responsibilities and requirements for working in community services
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Respectful, resilient, empathetic and have a positive outlook
  • A non-judgmental attitude and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to exercise initiative
  • Leadership qualities
  • Able to build positive relationships with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong communication, consultation, problem solving and negotiation skills
Delivery mode information
Online

With online study you will be completing your course via an online platform which contains all your study material and assessments. You will be provided a login and password to access this material once you have been enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE. 

Online is a little different to on-campus study as you do not have face to face contact with your lecturers and you do not engage directly with fellow students during every-day class activities. If on-campus study is not your preference, then online study is a great option. Rest assured you will be supported by your online lecturers.
You will also have access to lecturers via your online dashboard. The lecturers will help to clarify your concerns, assist with the course content, mark your assessments and provide you with feedback if required

Qualifications are broken down into stages with an intensive practical skills workshop run at the end of each stage. You will only need to enrol and pay for one stage at a time.

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability. 
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months 
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months 

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
CHC52015 AWM0 Community Services Diploma Employer-based
On campus
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Midland
TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000002, Community Services, AWM0, AWMO, CHC52015, worker, case manager, program coordinator, youth worker, TAFEADM, online, community Worker, Disabilities Services Officer, Family Support Worker, Youth Liaison Officer, welfare Worker, Welfare Case Worker

Care for a career

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.

Gain these skills
  • Consultation
  • Community program development
  • Group work
  • Advocacy
  • Case management
  • Policy and research
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • 18+ years of age
  • Able to undertake research and self directed activities
  • Self motivated, pro-active and energetic 
  • Creative thinker with strong problem solving skills
  • Strong decision making skills based on sound judgment and empathy
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
Delivery mode information
Online

With online study you will be completing your course via an online platform which contains all your study material and assessments. You will be provided a login and password to access this material once you have been enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE. 

Online is a little different to on-campus study as you do not have face to face contact with your lecturers and you do not engage directly with fellow students during every-day class activities. If on-campus study is not your preference, then online study is a great option. Rest assured you will be supported by your online lecturers.
You will also have access to lecturers via your online dashboard. The lecturers will help to clarify your concerns, assist with the course content, mark your assessments and provide you with feedback if required

Qualifications are broken down into stages with an intensive practical skills workshop run at the end of each stage. You will only need to enrol and pay for one stage at a time.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability. 
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months 
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
 
CHC43315 AWK8 Mental Health Certificate IV Employer-based
On campus
Online
Traineeship
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Midland
TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000002, Community Services, mental health, worker, case worker, AWK8, CHC43315, helping people, mental health, drugs and alcohol, youth, social, sciences, child, protection, family, support, welfare, TAFEADM, J000000, J000007, Recovery partner, Mental Health Worker, Mental Health Support Worker, Mental Health Outreach Worker

lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Enhance your clients' quality of life

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.

Gain these skills
  • Empathy
  • Professional boundaries
  • Recognising and responding appropriately to people with mental health issues
  • Networking and collaboration with services
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Working as part of a team
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • 18+ years of age
  • Friendly, empathetic, resilient and positive attitude
  • Commitment to the values of dignity, respect, inclusion, and empowerment
  • Commitment to positively engage, interact and work with people who have complex needs
  • Able to plan, organise and problem solve
  • Able to work independently and use initiative
  • Work respectfully with diverse people
Delivery mode information
Online

With online study you will be completing your course via an online platform which contains all your study material and assessments. You will be provided a login and password to access this material once you have been enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE. 

Online is a little different to on-campus study as you do not have face to face contact with your lecturers and you do not engage directly with fellow students during every-day class activities. If on-campus study is not your preference, then online study is a great option. Rest assured you will be supported by your online lecturers.
You will also have access to lecturers via your online dashboard. The lecturers will help to clarify your concerns, assist with the course content, mark your assessments and provide you with feedback if required

Qualifications are broken down into stages with an intensive practical skills workshop run at the end of each stage. You will only need to enrol and pay for one stage at a time.

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability. 
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months 
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months 

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
CHC53315 AWL3 Mental Health Diploma Employer-based
On campus
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
S000000, Mental Health Worker; Community rehabilitation and support worker; Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Worker, support worker, S000002, AWL3, mental health, health, community services, CHC53315, wellness, recovery, focus, person centred, TAFEADM, J000000, J000007, Mental Health Worker, Mental Health Support Worker, Mental Health Outreach Worker, Case Worker, Recovery Partner, Welfare Support Worker, Community Worker, Community Support Worker

Strengthen the voices of vulnerable people

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. 

Gain these skills
  • Advance communication skills
  • Complex problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Understanding the complexity of issues facing people with mental health issues
  • Advanced teamwork
  • Research and project development skills
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • 18+ years of age
  • Able to undertake research and self directed learning
  • Proactive, positive, enthusiastic, energetic
  • Build and maintain professional relationships
  • Problem solving
Delivery mode information
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability. 
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months 
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months 

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan. You will need to be enrolled in the appropriate units to be offered a work placement - it is not a standard for all enrolments.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
CHC43515 AWL6 Mental Health Peer Work Certificate IV Employer-based
Traineeship
Leederville
awl6, chc43515, TAFE02, mental health, S000000, S000002, J000000, J000007, Peer Mentor, Aboriginal Peer Worker, Youth Peer Worker, Mental Health Peer Worker, Peer Education Officer, Carer, Carer Consultant, Consumer Consultant, Consumer Representative, advocacy Worker, Family Advocate

lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

The peer workforce is the fastest growing workforce in mental health in Australia

Our Certificate IV Mental Health Peer Work will enable you to draw on your lived experience to contribute to the wellbeing of others within the mental health system as a consumer or carer peer worker. Peer workers are employed in the mental health sector in government, public, private or community managed services.

Choosing to study this course at North Metropolitan TAFE is your first step to becoming a self-directed, life-long learner and will assist you to develop a wide range of skills that will enable you to become a valuable Graduate.

Gain these skills
  • Apply lived experience and peer practices to work in mental health sector
  • Promote and facilitate self-advocacy
  • Work with diverse people
  • Work legally and ethically
Is this course right for me?

This course requires you to explore and reflect on your own experiences of emotional distress and navigating mental health systems, either as a consumer or as a family member.

It is important to recognise the impact this may have on you, as the topics covered and class discussions can be emotionally demanding. It is integral for successful course completion, for your own wellbeing and for your future employment/or engagement as a peer worker, that you draw upon appropriate self care strategies, support networks and services whilst studying this course.

If you are unsure of your readiness to undertake the course, we strongly recommend contacting the course coordinator before enrolling.

Delivery mode information

Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised 'gap" training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
CHC40413 J592 Youth Work Certificate IV Employer-based
On campus
Online
Traineeship
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Midland
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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.

Gain these skills
  • Develop and facilitate a range of community based programs
  • Follow legislative and ethical requirements
  • Implement organisational policies and guidelines
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work independently
  • A non-judgemental attitude
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Initiative and leadership qualities, with the ability to relate to young people
Delivery mode information
Online

With online study you will be completing your course via an online platform which contains all your study material and assessments. You will be provided a login and password to access this material once you have been enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE. 

Online is a little different to on-campus study as you do not have face to face contact with your lecturers and you do not engage directly with fellow students during every-day class activities. If on-campus study is not your preference, then online study is a great option. Rest assured you will be supported by your online lecturers.
You will also have access to lecturers via your online dashboard. The lecturers will help to clarify your concerns, assist with the course content, mark your assessments and provide you with feedback if required

Qualifications are broken down into stages with an intensive practical skills workshop run at the end of each stage. You will only need to enrol and pay for one stage at a time.

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability. 
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months 
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months 

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
CHC50413 J597 Youth Work Diploma Employer-based
On campus
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
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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.

Gain these skills
  • Consultation
  • Training techniques
  • Program planning
  •  Legal and cultural issues
  • Community action
  • Research and policy development
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • 18+ years of age
  • Ability to undertake research and apply myself to self directed activities
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Non-judgemental attitude
  • Ability to relate to young people
Delivery mode information
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability. 
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months 
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months 

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
 
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
 

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