Education and Community Services

If you have a passion for working with those in need, and you want a job where you can help to make positive changes to the lives of others,  a career in education, local government or community services could be right for you.  With a wide range of options including education assistant, disability or aged care support, youth work, early childhood education, training, mental health support, funeral services and leisure and health this industry area can offer you a challenging and rewarding career. 

Under community services, you can specialise your studies in the areas of mental health, drugs and alcohol abuse, family and domestic violence, housing, adolescent development, or parenting and relationships to get a competitive edge for securing employment in this fast growing industry. These qualifications are also excellent pathways into further study or university. 

The local government qualifications can set you up for a career in areas such as a range of roles in local council or even as a park ranger. 

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We also recommend visiting our dedicated Aged Care industry page

 

Using this course list
The list presented here is only for this industry category.  You can select a qualification or course title to see a list of training providers in Western Australia who deliver it – then select a provider to find out more.

A full course list across all industry areas is available here

Industry categories
The list of courses displayed for a selected industry category is intended to assist individuals learn more about occupation and training pathways, and may not represent all possible pathways for an industry.  For further assistance on occupation and training pathways please contact your nearest Jobs and Skills Centre on 13 64 64. 

Please note
The vocational education and training (VET) courses delivered in Western Australia on this course list are funded through the Department of Training and Workforce Development; these are referred to as publicly funded training.  A range of qualifications and courses for priority industry areas and occupations are subsidised under Jobs and Skills WA, to reduce the cost of training in priority skill areas. To find out more about which courses are subsidised, please take a look at the information available on the main Training page.

Other non-publicly funded courses are available through TAFE colleges and private providers; however these are not included in this course list. To find these other courses, you can search a list of all VET courses in WA via the myskills.gov.au website.

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    Certificate II in Community Pharmacy

    National ID : SIR20116 | State ID : AZZ3

    Want to start a career in pharmacy? This course is for you!

    The Certificate II in Community Pharmacy is the perfect first step for your career in community pharmacy! This qualification will give you the basic skills in both pharmacy and retail, to get you job ready. 

    Certificate II in Community Services

    National ID : CHC22015 | State ID : AWJ7

    Would you love a career supporting your community?

    The Certificate II in Community Services provides an introduction into the  community services industry, perfect to help you get an entry level job or to go on to further study.

    Certificate II in Government

    National ID : PSP20116 | State ID : AZX4

    Your pathway towards a career in the public service sector

    The Certificate II in Government provides the skills and tools for anyone wanting a career in public service, with a government agency. Through this qualification; you'll be introduced to the protocols, standards, and operations of the public sector in WA and Australia, and gain an understanding of the occupations, jobs and careers it offers.

    Certificate II in Introduction to Aged Care

    National ID : 52841WA | State ID : BEI60

    Start your future career in aged care right here!

    The aged care industry is growing in Australia and all around the world, and needs skilled workers. This is a career that you'll find very rewarding, the type of work that really makes a difference in people's lives. If this is a career you're interested in, this course is the perfect introduction to working in aged care.

    Certificate II in Introduction to Aged Care (Aged Care Pre-traineeship)

    National ID : 52841WA | State ID : AB64

    Get a head start on your aged care traineeship!

    The aged care industry is growing, and it needs skilled workers. If you're looking for a career that's very rewarding and really makes a difference in people's lives, working in aged care is it!

    Certificate II in Introduction to Disability Care

    National ID : 52840WA | State ID : BEI59

    Here's a career that makes a difference to people's lives

    Disability support can take place in the community, a client's home, or a residential facility. It supports people with  disability, across all ages and circumstances. Working in disability care is a highly rewarding career, where you can truly make a positive difference in people's lives.

    Certificate II in Introduction to Disability Care (Disability Care Pre-traineeship)

    National ID : 52840WA | State ID : AB65

    Here's a career that makes a difference to people's lives

    Disability support can take place in the community, a client's home, or a residential facility. It supports people with  disability, across all ages and circumstances. Working in disability care is a highly rewarding career, where you can truly make a positive difference in people's lives.

    Certificate III in Community Pharmacy

    National ID : SIR30116 | State ID : AZZ9

    Ready to launch your pharmacy career?

    The Certificate III in Community Pharmacy will assist you to develop skills and knowledge relating to pharmacy products and customer service; it's perfect for anyone keen to pursue a career in the pharmacy field.

    Certificate III in Community Services

    National ID : CHC32015 | State ID : AWJ2

    Ready for a career in caring?

    Complete the Certificate III in Community Services and you will be on your way to a career as a youth worker, support worker, or family carer.

    Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

    National ID : CHC30113 | State ID : J587

    Ready for a career working with children?

    Complete the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and you will be on your way to a career as a preschool assistant or childcare centre assistant.

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