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)

Make a real difference in the lives of the elderly and people living with special needs, as a professional Care Worker, with Open Colleges’ Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community).

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 for a 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

Get qualified to work in community services helping the people who need it the most and supporting them to build better lives, with Open Colleges’ Diploma of Community Services .

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 Leisure and Health

Learn to plan leisure and health programs that will support the psychological, social, emotional and physical needs of your clients with this accredited course.

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

Open Colleges’ Diploma of Counselling will train you in the most current and effective counselling techniques and methods to help you change people’s lives.

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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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 .