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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

Learn more about these certificate courses below.

CHC33021 - Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021 - Certificate III in Individual Support

43 Ever wanted to make a real difference in the lives of those living with a disability? A career in the community services sector enables you to work within a flexible and rewarding employment environment. With the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), there is no better time to get involved and learn about how you can support people in your community with a range of daily tasks while supporting their independence and quality of life. This course will enable... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33021.
  • Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Provide First Aid (HLTAID011)
  • Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)
  • Work with people with mental health issues (CHCMHS001)
  • Address the needs of people with chronic disease (CHCCCS001)
  • Recognise healthy body systems (CHCCCS041)
  • Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control (HLTINF006)
  • Support community participation and social inclusion (CHCDIS012)
  • Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach (CHCDIS011)
  • Support independence and wellbeing (CHCCCS040)
  • Work effectively in disability support (CHCDIS020)
  • Provide individualised support (CHCCCS031)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support (CHCCCS038)
CHC33021 - Certificate III in Individual Support

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

CHC42021 - Certificate IV in Community Services

CHC42021 - Certificate IV in Community Services

Have you always wanted to make a big difference and have a positive impact on others?    A career in community services is extremely rewarding and focuses on changing people's lives for the better. The role of the community service worker is to advocate for people to significantly improve their quality of life, create solutions and programs to address community needs and provide information and support. A career in community services gives you a purpose in life, knowing that you... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42021.
  • Assess co-existing needs (CHCCCS004)
  • Provide advocacy and representation services (CHCADV002)
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships (CHCPRP001)
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence (CHCDFV001)
  • Facilitate the interests and rights of clients (CHCADV001)
  • Provide brief interventions (CHCCCS014)
  • Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Use communication to build relationships (CHCCOM002)
  • Work with people with mental health issues (CHCMHS001)
  • Engage respectfully with young people (CHCYTH013)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support (CHCCCS038)
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)
  • Work in an alcohol and other drugs context (CHCAOD001)
  • Work within a community development framework (CHCCDE019)
CHC42021 - Certificate IV in Community Services

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

Vlogging For Beginners - Online Class

Vlogging For Beginners - Online Class

Want to promote your company, brand, or simply get your views across? Then learn how to get your Vlog on?! In this short course you will learn the basics of vlogging and how to promote your vlog online. Vlogging is one of the most effective ways to reach a big audience. It’s an excellent marketing tool and can take your personal brand to a whole new level. It’s simple, cheap and easy to do – when you know how. Learn the basics in this course. What to bring Pen and paper Laptop or... [More]

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)

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

Disability Support

Disability Support

The Disability Support Skill Set is aimed at those currently working in the disability industry who would like to upskill and those who wish to kick-start their career in the industry. This short course provides an introduction to the formal 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 also be used to lead you into the full... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Support community participation and social inclusion (CHCDIS003)
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (CHCDIS002)
  • Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach (CHCDIS001)
  • Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)

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

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, compassion. They... [More]

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

Become a NDIS Support Worker

Become a NDIS Support Worker

Considering a career change? Join our comprehensive 1-day workshop, where you'll gain valuable insights and all the necessary information to kickstart your path towards becoming an independent or agency NDIS support worker. What you will learn: How to become a support worker (Working through an agency or as an Independent)? What certificates, clearances and insurances you need before you start working as a support worker? How to apply for the certificates, clearances and insurances... [More]

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