Do you have a big heart and a passion for your community? When you work with and care for other people, you can make a huge difference to their lives - if that sounds like a career you would love, why not consider a community services course at Holmesglen?
You can study a range of pathways, from aged care and mental health to disability and youth work. Holmesglen has partnered with leading organisations in each of these fields, so you benefit from a course that gives you access to the industry you'll be working in.
This is a great way to learn the skills you need to make a positive change in your community. You'll also be able to network and create important relationships with future employers while you study, so you have a pathway to your specialisation once you graduate.
Our community services courses can be studied part time, full time or online so you can fit your study in around your lifestyle and any other commitments you have. Whether you're looking to launch a brand new career in this field, gain some qualifications while you work or return to the workforce with new skills and knowledge, we can help you achieve your goals.
Holmesglen's aged care and disability courses have built a reputation for quality, best practice training. This course supports the role of workers in the community and/or residential settings, who provide person-centred support to people requiring care due to ageing, disability or for some other reason. You will learn how to use discretion and judgement with individual support, as well as taking responsibility for your own actions. You will gain factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as [...]
Are you passionate about empowerment, advocacy and inclusion? Do you want to extend your skills and knowledge of disability?This course is structured to provide you with the skills and knowledge in subject areas such as empowerment, inclusion, supporting positive lifestyle, advocacy, augmented and alternative communication and human development.Your learning will be facilitated by experienced trainers with close links to the disability sector. The course coordinator is also Vice-President of Belonging Matters Inc, a not-for-profit organisation [...]
If you are passionate about improving the quality of life for those living in residential care and you want to work towards positive outcomes for members of your community, planning and running activities to enhance the emotional, social and physical wellbeing of others, this course is the one for you.The course is designed to provide you with skills and knowledge specifically related to the design, implementation and evaluation of leisure and health activities for a [...]
This dual course teaches you the interventions and practical skills you need in the areas of youth work, and alcohol and other drugs. You will develop an understanding of issues affecting disadvantaged and diverse young people, and learn skills to work with young people and their families.In your second semester, you will get a valuable opportunity to develop and participate in running groups with young people, which will give you the opportunity to utilise the [...]
This course provides you with the knowledge and skills required to perform as a professional community services worker, across a variety of settings within the social and community services industry. These may include areas such as mental health, homelessness, family and domestic violence, child protection, employment support and migrant services.While completing this course, our dedicated placement officers will find you two 200-hour practical placements (400 hours in total) at a community services agency of your [...]
This course prepares you to provide services to clients in relation to mental health and wellbeing. It includes the knowledge and skills to provide person centred recovery, referral, advocacy, trauma informed practice and education/health promotion services.The skills that you acquire as part of this course will enable you to work in a wide range of mental health programs, including group facilitation for people with a mental illness, case management, support work and crisis support management. [...]
This course applies to you if you wish to learn theories, models, interventions and practical skills within the area of youth work and alcohol and other drugs. It is a dual qualification so that after successful completion, you will leave with a CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work and a CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs.In the course, you will develop an understanding of issues affecting disadvantaged and diverse young people, and gain the [...]
This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.This course is ideal if you like working with people. Throughout this two year course, you will be taught across a variety of work skill areas relevant to work within the community services sector. You will learn about meeting individual needs, community participation, working with diverse people and community development. Your learning [...]