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This program is designed to equip you with the essential entry level knowledge and skills necessary for a variety of roles in the community services sector as well as further study.
You’ll learn to design and deliver person-centred services to individuals and/or groups. As a community services worker, you may provide support, advocacy or interventions to individual clients, groups or communities across a range of services and in many settings.
Upon successful completion of this this program you will be qualified to work in the sector in a broad range of roles in community service organisations.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, presentations and group discussions.
You will learn through:
- classes designed to provide maximum interaction, discussion and development of ideas and skills
- specialist guest speakers presentations that provide insights into current workplace practices
- extensive online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Guest lecturers will provide relevant and up-to-date industry information.
Support is available for students to develop language, literacy and numeracy skills required to succeed in the program.
The community services industry plays an important role in the wellbeing of communities across Australia. Community services workers are known for providing welfare and support services that attend to the needs of the most vulnerable people in the community. Roles in the sector fall under two main categories:
- Direct community service activities provided to individuals and families
- Community sector activities, including working with groups and communities, social planning, advocacy and social action, assistance to other organisations.
RMIT’s community services discipline has a reputation for delivering high quality vocational education programs designed and developed in partnership with industry.
We designed this program in consultation with industry partners including:
- Anglicare Victoria
- Drummond Street Family Services
- Women’s Information, Support and Housing in the North (WISHIN)
- Brotherhood of St Laurence.
Work integrated learning
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
You will engage with industry through Work Integrated Learning (WIL), providing the opportunity to apply knowledge while working with an industry organisation.
You will participate in a 20-hour industry project with a relevant community organisation, giving you an insight into current workplace practices.
In addition to the industry project, learners will engaged with industry through:
- guest speaker presentations
- simulated work based assessments
- teachers who have extensive industry experience and networks within the industry.
Upon successful completion of this this program you will be qualified to work in the sector in a broad range of roles as a:
- Case worker
- Health education officer
- Community services worker
- Outreach officer
- Community support worker
- Support worker
- Domestic violence worker
- Welfare support worker
- Early intervention homelessness worker
- Welfare worker
- Family support worker
Professional recognition and accreditation
The community services training package has been developed in consultation with the community services industry. As this Certificate is nationally recognised, upon graduation you may work anywhere in Australia.
Program and course information
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