If you are committed to working with disadvantaged people, our community services courses will appeal to you.
These courses are for people:
- already working in the industry
- wanting to find work in the industry
These following issues are covered:
- alcohol and drugs
- mental health
- general community welfare
You can work either in a care facility or residence or in the community.
Career options include:
- housing support
- family violence support
- youth work
- employment pathways
- settlement support
- disability advocacy and support
- community development
- case management
- child protection
You will gain skills and knowledge in:
- case work processes
- community services system
- skills in dealing with people in crisis
- understanding theoretical models
- communicating with co-workers and clients
- cultural sensitivity
- networking skills and opportunities
- occupational health and safety
- risk management
- working with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
- community interventions
- identifying children at risk
- supervision skills
- advocacy skills
- legal and ethical issues
- health promotion
- prevention strategies
- conducting group activities
- administration and management
NMIT has fully equipped on-site practical rooms at its Preston campus that provide students with the opportunity for skills development in a ‘real to life’ setting.
This certificate gives you the best opportunity to find work and is regarded by employers as a desirable entry-level qualification.
Available Courses (4)
NMIT's dual qualification in Alcohol and Other Drugs and Mental Health will give you the knowledge and skills to work effectively with people who are experiencing problems due to alcohol and other drug use. NMIT's exciting combined community sector qualification - NMIT students enrol in the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs and the Certificate IV in Mental Health to achieve a dual qualification. Please contact the Health and Community Studies Department if you wish to take up this opportunity.
Committed to challenging social injustice? Want to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people? NMIT’s Certificate IV in Community Services Work provides entry-level skills and knowledge for the community sector.
Take your commitment to solving social disadvantage further - whether you’re already working in the community sector or have decided on this as a career path, NMIT’s Diploma of Community Services Work will build your professional knowledge and skills to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people.
The Certificate IV in Mental Health is taken in conjunction with the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs to achieve a dual qualification. Please contact the Health and Community Studies Department if you wish to enrol in the dual qualification. This qualification covers workers who provide a range of community services and community interventions to clients with mental health and other drug issues and/or implement health promotion and community interventions. Work may take place in a range of contexts such as community based organisations, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services.