Get a taste for a career in community services

Looking to start your career in Community Services? This short course is a great taster for Chisholm's accredited courses in aged care, disability, youth and community services.

The course provides lots of information about the community services industry and the types of job roles available. It will help you start to develop the basic skills and confidence to engage with people from diverse backgrounds, to enable you to identify their concerns and needs, and provide them with information about relevant services and strategies.

The course will focus on the following topics:
• overview of the community services industry
• the welfare system in Australia
• interpersonal communication skills such as teamwork, active listening and interviewing skills
• introduction to casework
• strategies for social justice, empowerment, and advocacy
• community service job roles and future pathways
• skills needed for success – including study skills and building your resume.

After successfully completing this course you will receive a Statement of Attendance.

This course can provide a great pathway into further studies in Community Services.  View our Community Service courses.

Course code
On campus