This course is designed to train community workers to provide a range of services for clients and
implement health promotion and community interventions in workplaces such as community based
organisations, residential facilities and outreach services. At the completion of this qualification
students will be able to design and deliver programs that enhance individual and group well-being.
Training combines both theoretical study and practical experience in the industry.
At Bass Coast Campus this course is offered on a part-time basis over two years. The course
commences in February 2009.
There are no formal academic requirements; however, students will require a moderate level of
reading, writing and interpersonal communication skills to complete the course.
Application and Selection Procedure
To apply, please contact the campus directly on 5671 2300. Applicants will be interviewed and places offered in the course based on suitability for employment in the community services field. Applicants will be required to undertake a basic literacy and numeracy test. Successful applicants will be required to obtain a police check. Information sessions will be held at the campus on the corner of White and South Dudley Roads, Wonthaggi.
-Observation in class by teacher
-Workplace observation by assessor
-Written tests in class
-Reports, essays and assignments
Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer
You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if you are assessed as having sufficient
experience in life, work experience or meet the requirements for modules or competencies based on formal or informal education. If you have completed modules or competencies that are the same, or deemed equivalent, as specified in a curriculum document such as a Training Package, either in a different course or at another registered training organisation locally or internationally, you may be eligible for a credit transfer. If you think you are eligible for RPL or credit transfer please discuss this with staff at the selection interview.
-Community support worker
-Health education officer
-Welfare support worker
-Family support worker
Graduates from the Certificate IV in Community Services (Lifestyle and Leisure) will gain credit
towards a range of Diploma level courses in the community services field.
Support is available to students in a range of areas including Study Skills, Personal Counselling,
Careers Advice and Disability Support. Contact Student Advisory Services for more details.