Do you have a desire to help others while building a stable and fulfilling career?

Study a community or aged care course to formalise your qualifications, or gain new skills that will allow you to enter this satisfying area of work. Open Colleges can provide the flexibility, quality and affordability that you need to structure your course into your already busy life, particularly if you are already working or if you have other commitments.

Working with older people could be a stable and satisfying career path with opportunities for career progression. Take the first step with these comprehensive courses.

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Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

The care of older people is a complex and diverse branch of health care; this Certificate is the first step in skilling yourself towards gaining the knowledge and practical experience to work in this rapidly growing industry.

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

As Australia's population gets older, this course will prepare you to gain work in the growing aged care industry, and to potentially manage others.

One in five people has a disability and as the sector continues to grow, employers are actively seeking qualified, compassionate workers. A career in the disability sector is both attainable and hugely fulfilling.

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Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

The disability sector continues to grow, and working with people with disability can be a rewarding and worthwhile career.

Certificate IV in Disability

If you are keen to take the next step in your career in the disability sector, this course will build on what you already know and prepare you to work in roles where you manage others.

If you're looking career that will help you make a real difference in the lives of whole communities or individuals at risk, a nationally recognised qualification could give you the skills and confidence to have a lasting impact.

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Diploma of Community Services

Find work in the community services sector by gaining an accredited qualification that will give you the skills and knowledge to join this rewarding occupation.

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

The misuse of alcohol is regarded as one of the most significant causes of drug related harm in Australia. Become part of the solution with this nationally recognised qualification in alcohol and other drugs work.

Certificate IV in Mental Health

If you have experience in community services or health and would like to specialise in mental health work, this nationally recognised qualification will help get you there.

Dual qualification: CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs and CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

Develop a wide range of skills to help those in your community with two nationally recognised qualifications. 

Acquire the skills to help others resolve their issues and find direction by offering unbiased guidance and support with a nationally recognised qualification.

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Diploma of Counselling

Counselling skills can be useful in many types of positions where it’s necessary to deal with others in a professional, caring way. This course includes a structured work placement.

As a life coach, you can help to make a difference in people's lives by boosting their confidence and giving them to the tools to reach their goals. Study online to get the knowledge to become an ethical and effective coach with Open Colleges.

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Certificate in Life Coaching

This specialised Open Colleges course provides training in the principles and concepts that underpin life coaching, a practice which focuses on equipping yourself and others with the tools and skills required for personal and professional growth.

Become a source of encouragement and support for the children who need it most. Acquire the skills to make a positive impact on the lives of young people with a nationally recognised qualification.

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Diploma of Youth Work

Help young people in your community by studying online with this nationally recognised TAFE diploma.

Certificate IV in Youth Work

Get the skills you need to make a positive impact on the lives of children and teenagers, with Open Colleges’ Certificate IV in Youth Work .