Social and Community Work

This course is designed for students interested in all aspects of the community services sector, child care, disability work, aged care and youth work. The course also covers foundation skills and knowledge that would assist students wanting career pathways into nursing and teaching.

Students undertake training at college and with local employers through Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) that can lead to the award of Certificate II in Community Services (CHC22015).

The following units can be used to make up a Social and Community Work course.

Different units of competence will be delivered each semester:

  • Understanding Community Services
  • Disability and Aged Care Work
  • Issues in Youth Work
  • Children's Play
  • Children's Wellbeing
  • Child Development

Benefits for students:

  • Gain a head start into nursing or many other community service careers such as, disability work, children's services, community work, youth work and aged care.
  • Develop links with local employers and opportunities to undertake challenging work with tremendous personal satisfaction.
  • Learn appropriate work practices from child care professionals, nurses, carers and healthcare professionals in the workplace while on SWL.
  • Develop work ready skills in career pathways that are in demand here and overseas.
  • Community service jobs offer flexible hours and conditions and good opportunities for advancement.
  • Opportunities to make a difference in people's lives within their local community.