If you are committed to working with disadvantaged people, our community services courses will appeal to you.
If you’re looking for work that has that ‘feel good’ factor, then our courses in community services could be of interest to further develop, or begin, your career in social work.
Community workers have relevant skills and knowledge that work with the community to promote and restore social functioning and advocate on behalf of vulnerable individuals.
You’ll learn practical skills in the areas of case work, crisis intervention, understanding theoretical models and community services systems, cultural sensitivity, risk management, community interventions, prevention strategies, advocacy and supervision skills, legal and ethical issues and working with people from diverse backgrounds. We have fully equipped practical rooms at our Preston campus that provide ‘real life’ settings to learn these skills. Our course is highly valued by employers as an entry-level qualification.
Students who complete these courses find careers in diverse fields such as:
- Indigenous and multicultural support
- Asylum seekers and refugee services
- Mental health
- Child and family services
- Emergency relief
- Community development
|Certificate III in Health Services Assistance|
Our Certificate III in Health Services Assistance is the foundation for your career in the health industry. With this nationally recognised qualification, you'll gain the skills and knowledge to work in hospitals and healthcare settings around Australia.
|Certificate III in Individual Support|
The Certificate III in Individual Support is a nationally recognised qualification that will give you the practical skills and knowledge to work with older people and enable them to live dignified and meaningful lives. With Australia's ageing population, aged care is a growth industry in which our high quality, comprehensive programs will set you apart
|Certificate IV in Community Services|
Committed to challenging social injustice? Want to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people? Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Community Services provides entry-level skills and knowledge for the community sector.
|Certificate IV in Disability|
Want to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities? With our Certificate IV in Disability you will gain foundational skills and knowledge to work in a valuable and empowering way with people with disabilities.
|Diploma of Community Services|
Take your commitment to solving social disadvantage further. Whether you’re already working in the community sector or have decided on this as a career path and our Diploma of Community Services will build your professional knowledge and skills, allowing you to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people.
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