OCA's Work Effectively In The Community Sector short course will give you an opportunity to kickstart your career or formalise existing community work skills.
"Really enjoying the course! Keeping me busy and very enjoyable. I’ve learnt so much in such a short time. I can’t wait to pursue a career in this industry; it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I’m very glad this course was recommended to me, I’ll be recommending it to my friends and family too." - Mikala
Work within Community Services is both diverse and broad, and it is common for you to be required to work across many different sectors under the community services umbrella.
Often when working in the Community Services sector, you will be required to work with other sectors in order to meet client needs. Your clients will have many different needs that must be addressed, and your service alone may not be able to meet these needs. So it may be necessary to refer to another service in a different sector that will be able to provide the services you require.
For example, a client in a mental health service may require drug and alcohol services as well. Or a mother in a domestic violence situation may require housing assistance, and child protection services may be involved as well.
So you will often be required to work within many different services throughout the community services sector.
This course provides you with the knowledge and ability to provide ethical support, while addressing the needs of elderly people in your home, workplace or community. You’ll learn how ageing impacts us physically and psychologically, and how you can support older people with counselling and aged care services.
We're committed to you! As an OCA student you will receive a range of support services to assist you with your learning journey. This includes: live chat, technical, admin and general course support and a dedicated trainer to support your learning.
This qualification is delivered online. As soon as you enrol, you’ll be provided with a login and password so you can access our OCA e-learning centre 24/7. You can study at your own pace, from the comfort of your home. All course materials are 100% online, and delivered via our innovative e-learning experience.
The length of time it takes you to complete this course depends on how much time you can invest each week, so if you spend 25hrs a week on the course you will finish it in 2 weeks (or sooner).
Work Effectively With Older People
Work Effectively In The Community Sector