If you are interested in counselling or home and community care, we have many community services courses to help get your career pointing in the right direction. You can study at short course, TAFE or postgraduate level.

Bachelor of Criminology

Develop the legal and social understanding to solve real problems in the community with VU's Bachelor of Criminology.

Duration 3 years Campus City Queen Delivery mode Face to Face

Master of Applied Psychology (Community Psychology)

Pursue a career as a community psychologist. Become a part of a vibrant learning environment where your psychology skills and knowledge will be directed towards applied community psychology.

Duration 2 years Campus Footscray Nicholson Delivery mode Blended, Face to Face
Graduate Diploma in Counselling

Gain ACA accreditation in counselling with a Graduate Diploma of Counselling from Victoria University. Study part-time over a two-year period and gain practical skills through industry-based placements.

Duration 2 years Campus City Flinders Delivery mode Face to Face
Master of Counselling
Further your knowledge in counselling theory and practice through VU’s Master of Counselling.
Duration 2 years Campus City Flinders Delivery mode Face to Face

Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Gain knowledge and experience in providing support to older people with complex needs, and working with groups of older people.
Duration 1 year Campus Footscray Nicholson, Industry, St Albans, Sunshine, Werribee Delivery mode Blended, Face to Face, Online, Workplace
Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
Develop the skills required to provide a range of services and interventions to people with alcohol and other drugs issues.
Duration 1 year Campus Footscray Nicholson, Sunshine, Werribee Delivery mode Blended
Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention

Start your career in the rapidly growing community services industry and make a difference in the lives of young people and their families.

Campus City King St, Footscray Nicholson, Werribee
Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
Learn how to manage services, departments and projects in a range of community organisations and government services.
Duration 1 year Campus Footscray Nicholson, Industry Delivery mode Blended, Face to Face, Workplace
Certificate IV in Community Services
This course reflects the role of community service workers who design and deliver person-centred services to individuals and groups.
Duration 9 months Campus Footscray Nicholson, Industry, Sunshine, Werribee Delivery mode Blended, Face to Face
Diploma of Community Services
Gain the skills, knowledge and understanding to work in the community welfare sector with a Diploma of Community Services at Victoria Polytechnic. Gain practical experience through a fieldwork placement and make a difference in the community.
Duration 2 years Campus Footscray Nicholson, Sunshine, Werribee Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace
Certificate IV in Disability
Develop the skills for a rewarding career supporting and empowering people with disabilities with a Certificate IV in Disability at Victoria University Polytechnic. Gain experience through our 18-day placement and learn skills in social inclusion, non-verbal communication and autism.
Duration 1 year Campus Footscray Nicholson, Industry, St Albans, Sunshine, Werribee, Other Delivery mode Blended, Face to Face, Online, Workplace
Certificate III in Individual Support
Gain the foundational skills and knowledge to work in the aged, disability, home and community care industry.
Duration 0.5 years Campus Footscray Nicholson, Industry, St Albans, Sunshine, Werribee, Other Delivery mode Blended, Face to Face, Online, Workplace
Certificate IV in Mental Health

Develop the skills for a rewarding career in the fast-growing health industry, working with people experiencing mental health issues.

Campus City Flinders, City King St, Footscray Nicholson, Sunshine, Werribee

Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Gain a clear understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and learn how to work with a NDIS participants.

Campus Footscray Nicholson, St Albans, Sunshine, Werribee
Course in Policing Recruitment Pathway

The Course in Policing Recruitment Pathway is intended to support you in managing an extended law enforcement recruitment process.

Duration 15 weeks Campus Footscray Park
Preparation for the Police Entrance Examination

This preparation course provides students with the skills required to pass the Victoria Police Entrance Examination.

Duration 3 weeks Campus Footscray Nicholson

Bachelor of Speech and Language Sciences/Master of Speech Pathology

Turn your passion for social equity and health science into an exciting profession in the field of speech pathology, sometimes referred to as speech therapy. This Australian-first dual degree will prepare you to change the future for people who have difficulties with oral communication, as well as support their families and broader community.

Duration 4.5 years Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode Face to face, On campus

Studying community services at VU

At Victoria University (VU), we want you to follow your passion and excel in the industry you've always dreamed of.

We're one of Australia's most industry-connected institutions, and are one of the top 2% of universities in the world.

You'll learn from leading industry professionals who combine theory with practice to prepare you for your career from day one.

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