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​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. 

Courses available (8)

Certificate III

  • International
    Individual Support
    Previously Aged Care
    Chadstone; Moorabbin
    Certificate III in Individual Support Holmesglen TAFE
    CHC33015
    • Start February / March / July

    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 [...]

Certificate IV

  • Disability
    Chadstone
    Certificate IV in Disability Holmesglen TAFE
    CHC43115
    • Start February / July

    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 [...]

  • Leisure and Health
    Chadstone
    Certificate IV in Leisure and Health Holmesglen TAFE
    CHC43415
    • Start February / July

    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 [...]

  • Youth Work/Alcohol and Other Drugs
    Moorabbin
    Certificate IV in Youth Work/Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Holmesglen TAFE
    CHC40413
    • Start February / July

    This dual course applies teaches you the interventions and practical skills within 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 the skills needed 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 [...]

Diploma

  • International
    Community Services
    Moorabbin
    Diploma of Community Services Holmesglen TAFE
    CHC52015
    • Start February / July

    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 the course, our dedicated placement officers will find you a 200-hour practical placement at a community services agency of your preference. Placement will not [...]

  • Mental Health
    Waverley
    Diploma of Mental Health Holmesglen TAFE
    CHC53315
    • Start February / July

    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. [...]

  • Youth Work/Alcohol and Other Drugs
    Moorabbin
    Diploma of Youth Work/Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Holmesglen TAFE
    CHC50413
    • Start February / July

    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 [...]

Programs for Secondary School Students

  • Community Services
    VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS)
    Chadstone; Moorabbin
    CHC32015
    • Start February

    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 [...]

Community Services Open Days

  • 9Mar
    Disability
    Chadstone
    OD2692

    Do you want to make a valuable contribution to the lives of people with a disability? Are you passionate about empowerment, advocacy and inclusion? This session will provide you with information about the Certificate IV in Disability, the Nationally Accredited course for Disability Support Workers.

    Visit us on Open Day to come and talk to us about how we can assist you to discover the skills and knowledge you need to become a qualified Disability Support Worker. Join us for a presentation, by our experienced trainers, highlighting course information, placement opportunities and pathway options.

    - , Thu 9 Mar - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia

  • 9Mar
    Leisure & Health
    Chadstone
    OD2695

    Design, implement and evaluate leisure and health activities. This session will provide you information about our course and how we can support you to be successful as an activities coordinator in a range of settings.

    Visit us on Open Day for a presentation and short activity, presented by our experienced trainers, highlighting industry placement opportunities and future pathways.

    - , Thu 9 Mar - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia

  • 9Mar
    Individual Support
    Chadstone
    OD2693

    Passionate about helping individuals who require support due to ageing, disability and other reasons? This session will provide you with information about how we can help you provide person-centred support to those who need it.

    Join us for this presentation at 4pm and discover the rewards of working with older persons, the benefits of our industry connections and details of our Individual Support course.

    - , Thu 9 Mar - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia

  • 9Mar
    Social Sciences
    Waverley
    OD2707

    Come and join us for a snapshot on the variety of courses offered by our Social Science Department. You will hear about our Justice, Youth Work, Community Services, Mental Health courses. Decide which one is right for you!

    - , Thu 9 Mar - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley, Vic Australia

  • News Community Services Students Partner With Amnesty International On Presentation

    Community Services students have helped prepare and host a human rights presentation at the Moorabbin campus.

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  • News A Community Role

    Program Manager Jessica Burley discusses Holmesglen's Community Services and Justice programs.

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  • News Students give back to the Community

    Community Services students work with Headspace and Family Life to create exciting outreach events.

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