Kangan Institute has strong networks in the community services industry.
Community Services Work
Working in community services you’ll be trained in service delivery, casework and group work, with services provided either in direct client work, community education or development projects. It will prepare you to work as a social welfare worker in the community service industry. This course will provide you with an understanding of human rights, cultural inclusion, Indigenous culture, issues and strategies for effective service delivery.
Professional accreditation and recognition
This nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualification has been accredited by Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA). Graduates of the Diploma of Community Services Work can immediately demonstrate their eligibility for membership of this professional association, which is often required by employers such as the Department of Human Services, for others employers it will give you a competitive edge.
Major Study Areas
Diploma of Community Services Work: This course is designed to give students knowledge and skills to work in service delivery, either direct client work and/or community education or development projects. You will study to develop professional practices; implement community development strategies; develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management; conduct complex assessment and referral; work within a structured counselling; framework and confirm client developmental status and plan and conduct group activities.
Diploma of Community Services Work
This course will train you for work as a professional social welfare worker. You can seek employment in local, state and federal government departments or in a range of family and community service agencies. Graduates may work with individuals, family groups and communities.
This course will also give you the opportunity to get into further study! Apply to study Federation University’s Bachelor of Community & Human Services delivered at Kangan Institute and you can receive 8 x 15 credit points (the equivalent of 1 year of study) towards your degree.
The Kangan Institute difference
ACCESS INDUSTRY NETWORKS
Benefit from a personalised approach to learning from experienced trainers.
Access a wide range of student support services including counselling, employment centre and learning support during your studies.
PATHWAYS TO FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS
We can help open many doors into future study with guaranteed pathways into leading Victorian universities, as well as select Bachelor programs delivered on campus.
- There are no set education prerequisites for these courses. However, you will be assessed to ensure that you have the have satisfactory numeracy, literacy and verbal communication skills to undertake the course
- The minimum age to work in this field is 20 years to complete placement/professional work experience requirements.
- Applicants must obtain a current and valid National Police Record Check and Working with Children Check (WCC) prior to commencing the work placement component.
Chat with our teachers at an upcoming information session and find out more about our Diploma of Community Services Work.
Other courses you may like!
Here are some more courses that others have also been interested in that you might want to check out as well.
- Certificate IV in Youth Work
- Certificate IV in Justice
- Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
- Certificate IV in Disability
- Certificate III in Individual Support
- Certificate III in Community Services Work
- Certificate IV in Community Services Work
- Diploma of Community Services Work
- Bachelor of Community and Human Services