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Kickstart your Career in Health and Community Services

About this course

This introductory course is for participants who want to gain employment in the health and/or community services sector. 

It is suitable for participants who have a genuine interest in helping others and a desire to make a difference in their community.

Health and Community service workers are in high demand with several job opportunities

This is a pre-accredited course.

What you will learn

You will learn about:

– Working in the Care industries
– Types of roles and responsibilities
– Understanding the legislative and ethical environment
– Understanding safe work practices
– Cultural awareness, communication skills and skills for working effectively with others
– Employability skills and transferrable skills
– Practical skills (physical fitness)
– Employment preparation including mock interviews with our industry partner.

Entry Requirements

All participants must:

– Be a minimum of 17 years of age;
– Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen;
– Not be attending school;
– Be able to read, understand and interpret written information.

Individuals with a disability are encouraged to apply.


This course is delivered 3 days per week for 4 weeks from our Rosebud and Hastings campuses.
Sessions run Wednesday to Friday from 9:30am to 3:00pm.

The assessment in this course involves non-formal classroom-based workshops and practical tasks.  Upon successful completion, participants will be issued with a Certificate of Participation.

Please visit our course calendar to find out when and where the next course is being held.

Course Fees

Government subsidised concession fee: $16.00*
Government subsidised tuition fee: $80.00*

*This course is subsidised by the Victorian Government through Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE). Eligibility criteria apply.

How to enrol

You can send an online course enquiry or email us at: