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Community services

Community services professionals support individual and community wellbeing through a range of care, support, education, welfare, and related services. Our courses feature practical, on-the-job training so you get the chance to practice your skills in genuine settings.

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Career outcomes
  • Community health worker
  • Counsellor
  • Family support worker
  • Welfare officer
  • Youth worker
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Disability

Disability support workers provide support to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation, and wellbeing. Our industry-experienced teachers will give you guidance and valuable insight into working to support people with a disability.

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Career outcomes
  • Care service team leader
  • Disability support worker
  • NDIS support worker
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Mental health

Mental health workers provide support for people affected by mental illness. Our courses will equip you to work with a diverse range of clients, run early intervention and health promotion programs, and advocate on behalf of people with complex, coexisting issues.

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Career outcomes
  • Alcohol and drugs worker
  • Mental health worker
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Have the skills and experience but not the qualification?

Take a look at our FREE RPL program. Fully funded recognition of prior learning (RPL) and gap training is now available in 25 qualifications. Eligibility criteria applies.

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Launch your community services career with TAFE Queensland

Find out how you make a real difference in the world with a qualification in community services. With specialisations available in disability, mental health, and youth work we have the perfect course to help you launch a rewarding career in the community services sector.

 

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Have your community services skills recognised with FREE RPL

From educating young children to caring for the elderly, the community services sector includes a range of essential services. To recognise the important role this industry plays in our society, the Queensland Government is offering free Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to experienced community services workers.


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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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Robyn receives recognition at Telstra Women's Business Awards

Centre Director for Community Services, Health and Sport at TAFE Queensland, Robyn Littlejohn has been recognised for her dedication and contribution to training in Queensland as a finalist in the 2019 Telstra Business Women’s Awards.


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