Study community services online

Help support at-risk groups and foster individual and community wellbeing with a qualification in community services from TAFE Queensland Online. The community services sector offers a range of rewarding career paths in child protection, community development, community sector management, counselling, family support, residential care, and youth work.

By studying online with TAFE Queensland you can unlock a new career or enhance your existing qualifications at a time and place that suits you. Fit your studies around your existing commitments and start putting your new skills into practice sooner with our flexible, online study options.

Choose to specialise your community services studies in youth work, alcohol and other drugs, mental health, community sector management, community development, counselling, or child, youth and family intervention. 

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Career outcomes
  • Case worker
  • Child protection worker
  • Community development officer
  • Community services manager
  • Community support worker
  • Counsellor
  • Family support worker
  • Residential care worker
  • Youth worker

Study online with TAFE Queensland

Make great your way

More people complete their online courses with TAFE Queensland than with any other online education provider in Australia. We're proud to say that 80 per cent of people who start with us actually finish their online course, that's compared to the national average of just seven per cent.


News and events


How to maximise your learning style for online study

There’s no right or wrong way to learn, but once you figure out your online learning style you can use it to your advantage to help you achieve even greater results.

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Tracy gets a Canadian lesson in community development

Community Services Teacher Tracy Galaud recently swapped her Sunshine Coast classroom for a college in Canada, leading a group of eight community services students from around the state on a 10-day study tour of Toronto. 

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Eight tips to prepare you for online study

Just like an overseas holiday, a gourmet meal, or the perfect outfit, your online study experience can benefit from some prior planning. There are a few easy things you can do to set yourself up for success and ensure you get the most out of your studies.

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