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School of Community Services

School of Community Services

Community care workers really make a difference to the community they live in, giving compassionate support where needed to the elderly and disabled and helping them to live their lives with dignity and independence. The School of Community Services is dedicated to providing high quality courses in caring that impart knowledge and skills on giving personalised support within the community.

School of Community Services

Make a Career in Caring; Change Lives in your Community!

The School of Community Services provides pathways for students to pursue a career that truly makes a difference in their community. Comprehensive courseware, advanced learning technology and course-relevant work placements coupled with expert faculty make community care programs from Health Careers among the most sought-after in the industry.

Aged care is one of the key areas of the healthcare sector in which labour shortages are growing year on year, placing the nursing workforce under pressure. As the gap between demand and supply of skilled workers grows larger, there is an increasing need for skilled personnel to fill the deficit. If you have a caring nature and the ability to work in a challenging position, then explore these courses that can lead to truly rewarding careers.

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What will your studies entail?

With current practices moving toward individualised plans to provide a person-centred approach to the elderly and disabled, these community care programs are designed to impart training that is a blend of both theory and practice. You will learn how to facilitate the independence and empowerment of older people, care for their wellbeing and address the needs of the disabled and those who need care due to chronic illnesses.

Our course content is unique due to its methodical and structured approach to theory and clinical skills. These courses include an all-important practical work placement to give you experience in a real world working facility, so that you can get the practical, hands-on experience that you need to become fully job-ready and be able to step directly into a career.

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Flexibility - Work, Study and Live

The courses listed on this site are offered through blended or on-campus learning. Innovative e-learning, and virtual platforms for student-teacher interaction open up exciting new learning pathways. Practical skills are taught through placements in healthcare facilities and through hands-on exercises in well equipped, real world environments.

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Course pathways

Graduates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the health care sector. Potential pathways within the health sector to Advanced Diploma and Bachelor Degree programs can be negotiated.

Elderly people and those with disabilities need personalised support to be able to live with independence and dignity. The CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability) will train workers who provide help and support through a customised plan to the aged, people with disabilities or others.

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This qualification covers workers in a range of work roles who provide assistance to health professional staff with the care of clients. Health Services Assistance involves the worker in direct client contact under supervision.

This qualification has been structured with elective groups for specific work functions in assisting in nursing work in acute care. In addition the qualification supports multiskilling requirements of smaller and rural/remote work settings.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

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People who have disabilities can lead a fulfilling life with a minimal amount of support. The CHC43115 - Certificate IV in Disability course helps you to take the next step in a satisfying career in the Disabled sector in Australia, and empower people with disabilities to achieve higher levels of independence.

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This course is designed for support workers who complete specialized tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organization guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualized service planning and delivery.

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The HLT37215 - Certificate III in Pathology Collection qualification is designed for the role of pathology collectors who undertake personal visits to collect specimens from patients at home, or from patients in institutions such as aged care facilities. They must follow known routines and procedures, and take responsibility for their own work under general supervision. They combine communication, customer service and technical skills, and use discretion and judgment to adapt and transfer their skills to different situations. They are taught factual, technical and procedural knowledge of the concepts and practices required.

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The Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) is ideal for gaining the necessary skill sets for a profession in the Community Services sector. You can become an advocate in areas such as family welfare, community health, employment services and disability services. The responsibilities of Case Managers are diverse in nature but generally include duties such as the implementation of service programs, the evaluation and assessment of client needs, and coordinating referral processes.

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