Study Community Services & Child Care in Australia and New Zealand

Studying a Community Services qualification is the beginning of a richly rewarding career in the care sector. The community services industry reflects complex inter-relationships of duty of care, ethical behaviours, personal values, service delivery standards, and methodologies.

In the Community Services sector you will work with individuals, families, groups, and the community. You will be involved in delivering personal care and community benefit, and work with people from diverse backgrounds including:

  • females and males across a range of age groups including child care and aged care
  • people from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds
  • people with mental and other health issues, and those with developmental differences.

By undertaking a qualification at mone of MEI’s carefully selected institutions delivering courses in the Community Services sector, you will gain an internationally recognised qualification that will enable you to successfully work in your chosen field.

Career Opportunities

Accommodation Support Worker, Care Supervisor, Day Activity Worker, Personal Care Worker, Residential Care Worker, Support Worker, Case coordinator/worker, Client services assessor, Coordinator (family services), Drug and alcohol worker, Social worker, Mental health support worker, Welfare worker, Nominated Supervisor, Group coordinator, Group leader, Early childhood educator, Child development worker and team coordinator (children’s services).

Community Services Courses Available

MEI has a range of institutions delivering across a wide range of Community Services Qualifications, including:

Certificate III in Individual Support

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Certificate III in Community Service

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Certificate IV in Disability

Diploma of Community Service

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Diploma of School Age Education & Care

Where to Study

MEI’s carefully selected institutions offer Community Services at their campuses in Brisbane, Darwin, Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth.

Courses range in price from $4,100 to $20,000. Courses range in duration from 43 weeks to 96 weeks