Course Offers Studies in Community Service Work

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Byline: Kate Lemmon

FOR people with a passion about helping their local or wider community by caring for or offering practical services, a new course introduced at Bremer TAFE Springfield campus provides a perfect opportunity to do this.

The Bremer Institute of TAFE introduced the course in response to a growing demand for skilled community services workers.

The Certificate IV in Community Services Work is completed over two years worth of study and has a community development focus.

The Bremer Institute of TAFE community services teacher Karen Prestidge said the course provided students with the knowledge and skills required for employment as a case worker or community worker.

"Successful graduates find themselves providing a range of services and interventions within a range of diverse contexts such as community based organisations, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services," Ms Prestidge said.

As part of the course, students will also undertake vocational placement.

Institute director Kaylene Harth said the new course in community services work offered yet another career pathway towards a burgeoning industry. …