Subject focus: Health and community courses in Australia and New Zealand

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This subject focus looks at courses in health and community. If you want to work in health and community, there is no escaping the need for professional vocational training. Courses in this subject are also available at universities, but it is also worth looking at colleges in Australia and New Zealand, as you may find that their approach to teaching the profession gives you more experience and closer links to the industry.  Most health professions are in high demand everywhere, so your newly acquired skills will never be underused. Courses include: Aged care; alcohol and drugs work; children’s services; welfare work; nursing; youth work; dental technology; dental hygiene; teaching assistance; disability work.

If you would like to find out more about courses in health and community, contact Study Options to discuss your options. 

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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at MEGT Australia

Acquire the knowledge, skills and experience to be job-ready, with working knowledge of child development, care-giving and programming for children birth – 5 years in a supervised role.

Childcare industry facts:

Australia is set to experience a mini baby boom (34.2%) over the next five years, with the childcare industry set to surge as the country’s birth rate rises by 6.4%. (source: IBIS World). As a result, there are currently significant employment opportunities within the sector in Australia that are expected to continue for years to come.

In response to this Australian employment need, MEGT delivers early childhood education and care programmes designed to provide you with practical expertise that you can take straight from our classroom into the workplace. Learning is doing, not just studying theory. This practical experience aims to give you a real advantage over other graduates.

Programme details

Duration: 33 weeks; 25 weeks of tuition and up to 8 break weeks.

Intakes: 2016: 1 February, 26 April, 18 July, 10 October

Entry requirements: International students must be at least 18 years of age and satisfy Police and Working with Children checks in orientation week.

Pathways from the qualification: Upon successful completion of the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, students may gain employment in the Children’s Services industry or enrol in the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Employment outcomes: Early Childhood Educator; Family Day Care Educator; Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) Assistant; Nanny.

Diploma of Community Services Work at TAFE Western Australia

The Community Services sector is a meaningful and rewarding industry and covers a diverse range of careers with a focus on supporting and improving the lives of people and community groups. Community Services workers work in both the profit and not-for-profit sectors, such as government agencies and charities, and career opportunities are strong due to growth in the industry.

The Diploma of Community Services Work at TAFE Western Australia allows students to develop the skills and knowledge to have a successful career in the Community Services sector.

The Diploma of Community Services Work will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to manage the service delivery of community service organisations. You will learn skills in consultation, community programme development, group work, advocacy, case management, policy and research. You will also learn skills in the management of finances, work safety and the work environment. You will undertake projects that involve working as part of a team and with the community. As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

The course is one of TAFE Western Australia’s most popular with a diverse student intake from around the world.  For entry, students are required to have completed their GCSE.

This is a full-time training course, requiring a total time commitment of 4-5 days per week including time spent at home or the library working on assignments.

Upon successful completion of this course, career opportunities include Welfare Worker, Community Worker, Family Support Worker and Aged Care Worker.

TAFE Western Australia is government run and quality assured and over 100,000 students choose to study with TAFE Western Australia each year.  Students can feel confident that their TAFE Western Australia qualification is world class and that it will hold its value in the UK due to the similarity of the Australian and UK training frameworks.

Students can choose from a number of campus locations, including Central Institute near Perth’s city centre, West Coast Institute, Polytechnic West and Challenger Institute in Perth’s suburbs and a range of regional campuses across Western Australia.

If you enjoy working with people and making a difference for the better, the Diploma of Community Services Work is an ideal way to enter this fascinating and rewarding field.

Programme details

Entry requirements: You need to complete the Cert III and Cert IV courses before entering the Diploma

Duration: 2 years (packaged with the Cert III & Cert IV)

2016 Fees: A$6000 per semester.

Start date: Semester 1 (February) or Semester 2 (July).

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