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Great news, this course is included in Fee-Free TAFE* for courses commencing in 2024.

To be eligible for a Fee-Free place you must be:

  • a resident of Tasmania or working in Tasmania
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident, an eligible VISA holder, and
  • of working age

*Fee-Free TAFE covers your tuition fee only. Other fees may apply. See Fee-Free TAFE Eligibility for more information.

Fee-Free* TAFE is a joint initiative of the Australian and Tasmanian Governments, providing tuition-free training places to eligible Tasmanians wanting to train, retrain or upskill. Places are limited and not guaranteed and applying early is recommended. The number of funded Fee Free* places on offer at TasTAFE are determined by the Australian and Tasmanian Governments.

Locations

  • Alanvale
  • Burnie
  • Devonport
  • Clarence

Attendance options

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Study type

  • Apprentices/Trainees
  • Mixed Learning
  • Workplace
$

Tuition Fees

  • Subsidised $ 2,816.00
  • Concession* $ 390.00
  • Commercial $ 11,594.00
  • Fee-Free TAFE NO FEE

Additional fees may apply. For more information, see Fees, payments and other costs.

Please note: The course overview is intended as a guide only. Not all courses are available at all locations or through all study types and attendance options. Please check Locations, Dates and Times below or enquire for further information.

Progress your Community Services career in a range of community service, case work or case management contexts.

This qualification is designed to prepare you for a range of Community Service roles that will require you to design and deliver person-centred services – including support, advocacy or interventions – to individual clients, groups or communities across a range of services.

This course will cover the knowledge and skills you will need as a Support Worker or Case Worker who works autonomously under the broad guidance of others, or who may be required to supervise and lead other workers in projects or teams.

Throughout this course, you will learn how to facilitate the interests and rights of clients and develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships. You will also learn how to assess co-existing needs and use your communication skills to build relationships, as well as how to work legally and ethically, and maintain work health and safety practices in a Community Services or Health Services setting.

Successful completion of this course will give you the skills you need to gain employment as a Community Services Worker in a variety of community organisations, residential rehabilitation services or outreach services. You may also like to use your qualification as a pathway to further study at TasTAFE and continue on to undertake CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services or a related degree at university.

This course is transitioning

You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Locations, dates & times

CampusDateAttendance/DurationStudy typeApply/Enquire
North West
Burnie20 Aug 2024 -
29 Aug 2025
Full-time

Tuesdays and Thursdays at Burnie campus from 9.30am to 2.45pm, with an additional 1 day a week self-directed online learning.

Mixed LearningApply now

Information Session

Want to find out more about the Community Services Industry?

As one of the largest industries within Australia, community services encompass various sectors and services designed to support the community in multiple ways.

Career opportunities

  • Community Services Worker
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Case Worker
  • Family Support Worker

Information Session

Want to find out more about the Community Services Industry?

As one of the largest industries within Australia, community services encompass various sectors and services designed to support the community in multiple ways.

Career opportunities

  • Community Services Worker
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Case Worker
  • Family Support Worker

We’re here to help…

At TasTAFE, we understand that everyone's journey is different and sometimes you might need some extra support to achieve your study or career goals.

Whether you are at the very start of your training, returning to study after a long break, or looking to upskill in a specific area, we're here to help you to be successful in your chosen field of study, apprenticeship or traineeship.

Our student support services are available for all students, and aim to provide the support you need to make your learning experience just that little bit easier.

Find out more about what support is available