Our community services course is ideal for anyone looking to commence a rewarding career in community services. Offering a broad introduction to the community services sector, completing our course will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills to work with individuals, families, social groups or larger communities to support activities, information and referral for people in need of assistance in our communities. Our course is also a good choice if you're seeking employment related to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
As a qualified community services worker you’ll be ready to work in a range of service delivery roles including direct client work, community education or community development projects. You’ll understand how to provide support to people in need of assistance and how to link clients to appropriate services and government departments.
You'll study subjects covering:
22 Nov 2019 at 01:00PM AEST
Semester 1: February 2019 (Elgar Campus) - NOW CLOSED
Semester 2: July 2019 (Lakeside Campus) - NOW CLOSED
Semester 1, 2020: watch this space!
Full time: 1 year (three days per week 9.30am-4pm)
Part time: 2 years (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)
For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page.
After successful completion of this course, you may apply for employment opportunities such as being a:
Roles are diverse and there are employment opportunities in a wide range of community services organisations. If you'd like to find out more about the positions you could apply for following completion of our community services course, you could look at the Ethical Job’s website, which lists all of the positions available in the Community Services sector nationally.
You must be at least 18 years of age.
Working with Children and Police Record Checks are a requirement for future employment in this field.
To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.
A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.
Recognition of Prior Learning is available.
After successful completion you can apply for the Diploma of Community Services
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4
This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments
|Tuition Fee Type||Estimated Annual Fee|
|Gov. Subsidised - Standard||$3,220.00|
|Gov. Subsidised - Concession||$644.00|
|Full Tuition Fee||$9,660.00|
|Service Fees||Estimated Annual Fees|
|Service & Amenities*||$155.00|
|Core Skills Support**||$75.00|
|Annual Material Fees||$180.00|
|Retain Course Items***||No fee applies|
You will undertake 15 units of competency
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