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Community Service courses available in Byron Bay and Mullumbimby

Learn the skills for a rewarding career in Community Services through our certificate courses.

Our nationally-recognised certificate courses will enable you to apply for jobs in Community Services, Disability Services and aged care all over Australia. From care assistants to nursing assistants, our students have gone on to do crucial work across the Byron region with those most in need.

Learn in classes with experienced tutors as well as on-the-job work experience in aged care facilities. These challenging certificate courses equip students with the skills, workplace knowledge and experience to excel in this growing industry.

Byron Community College offers:

  • Certificate III in Individual Support(Aged Care or Disability)
  • Certificate IV in Community Services

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Certificate III In Individual Support (Ageing)

Certificate III In Individual Support (Ageing)

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) is the minimum qualification required to seek work in the Aged Care industry. This course provides skills and knowledge to work as a Care Assistant, Support Worker, and Home Care Assistant in an Aged Care Facility or within the Community. A career in Aged Care can be challenging and rewarding. People suited to this profession often demonstrate genuine compassion and empathy towards others. The Aged Care Industry is a... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015.
  • Provide support to people living with dementia (CHCAGE005)
  • Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)
  • Provide individualised support (CHCCCS015)
  • Meet personal support needs (CHCCCS011)
  • Deliver care services using a palliative approach (CHCPAL001)
  • Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people (CHCAGE001)
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures (HLTINF001)
  • Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)
  • Support independence and wellbeing (CHCCCS023)
  • Provide first aid (HLTAID003)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Last Aid - Caring For The Dying At Home

Last Aid - Caring For The Dying At Home

Participants will learn how to be of genuine service to others, who may be family or friends, who are dying and who have chosen to die at home. Any person can attend this course and it can, if you wish, lead on to full training as a volunteer carer for Amitayus Home Hospice Service. What to bring Writing materials Past Student Feedback “ It was and in-depth course and I am very grateful to the participants and the tutors.” Kaya Polster “Great trainers with knowledge, patience,... [More]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Certificate III In Individual Support (Disability)

Certificate III In Individual Support (Disability)

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) provides skills and knowledge to work as a disability support worker within the Community working with people with a disability, in home or in supported accommodation. A career in Disability can be extremely rewarding. People suited to this profession often demonstrate empathy towards others and a real understanding of all people living in the community. The Disability Industry is a growing sector, providing graduates... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015.
  • Provide first aid (HLTAID003)
  • Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (CHCDIS002)
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)
  • Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach (CHCDIS001)
  • Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (CHCDIS007)
  • Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)
  • Support independence and wellbeing (CHCCCS023)
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures (HLTINF001)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Provide individualised support (CHCCCS015)
  • Support community participation and social inclusion (CHCDIS003)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Certificate IV in Community Services

Certificate IV in Community Services

Have you always wanted to work in, or progress your career in the community services sector? The Certificate IV in Community Services will give you the practical skills and knowledge to work with a diverse range of people in community, residential and health care settings. You will gain skills in responding to client needs, following safe work practices, undertaking person-centred care and communicating in a community services environment, as well as a variety of other valuable... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015.
  • Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)
  • Work within a community development framework (CHCCDE003)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (CHCDIS007)
  • Facilitate community participation and social inclusion (CHCDIS008)
  • Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs (CHCDIS010)
  • Provide advocacy and representation services (CHCADV002)
  • Facilitate individual service planning and delivery (CHCCCS006)
  • Maintain work health and safety (HLTWHS003)
  • Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach (CHCDIS001)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Assess co-existing needs (CHCCCS004)
  • Facilitate the interests and rights of clients (CHCADV001)
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships (CHCPRP001)
  • Use communication to build relationships (CHCCOM002)
  • Develop strategies to address unmet needs (CHCCCS008)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Disability Support Skill Set

Disability Support Skill Set

The Disability Support Skill Set is a short course that provides the skills and knowledge required to work as a support worker within the Community working with people with a disability, in home or in supported accommodation. Successful completion of the units can be used to lead you into the full qualification CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability). A career in Disability can be extremely rewarding. People suited to this profession often demonstrate empathy... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency from the course in SG00005970 - Skills Group SG00005970.
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (CHCDIS002)
  • Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach (CHCDIS001)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (CHCDIS007)
  • Support community participation and social inclusion (CHCDIS003)
  • Use digital technology for simple workplace tasks (FSKDIG02)
  • Read and respond to simple informal workplace texts (FSKRDG06)

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This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.