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Helping others is a calling, not a job

Are you interested in helping people achieve their goals or overcoming difficulties? If you are compassionate and your vocation is to help others, then it's time to get qualified with practical training and be ready to hit the workforce with a great toolkit of skills to support others.

Our courses in Community Services will enable you to become skilled in counselling, community services, disability services, mental health and youth work and go on to deliver your own programs which enrich the wellbeing of people and our communities.

Community services study areas

Why study community services with TAFE Queensland East Coast

  • You will be guided by highly-trained, industry-qualified teachers.
  • You're ready to work with our perfect combination of practical training and academic study.
  • You can seamlessly move into university study and gain credit towards a degree with one of our university pathway options
  • Flexible study options to suit your needs - study on campus, online or mix the two!

What our students say

"The teachers at TAFE were really helpful. They supported me through my course so I was able to achieve my goals. Gaining my Certificate III in Community Service has given me more confidence in what I can accomplish. I am now studying a Bachelor of Arts at Southern Cross University."
Mark Howden - Certificate III in Community Services

"I totally enjoyed the classroom atmosphere and loved the enriching experience of working with students from the access and equity program at Bli Bli. These students have given me great insight into the strengths and challenges of people with disability and I learned to really work well in a team environment. The teachers were very knowledgeable and really understanding of each student, our unique backgrounds and providing the ongoing support we needed. Thanks TAFE Queensland East Coast."
Debbie Williams - Certificate IV in Disability

What Industry says about our courses

"Spiral as an organisation, has been extremely impressed with the high quality attributes of the TAFE Queensland East Coast students who have completed their practicum placements with us. We have been impressed with the students sound grounding in person centredness, their respectful engagement with service users, and enthusiasm and openness to learning new skills. In addition, we have found the students to be professional, very good at time management as well as demonstrating flexibility and adaptability in their roles. Spiral would certainly consider employing students where recruitment opportunities may come up.
Mary Short - Team Leader, Spiral


Contact us

Call 1300 656 188 or enquire now