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 Arts
Follow your passions and drive your career forward, gaining essential workplace skills and knowledge in your Bachelor of Arts (BA) at Victoria University.
Duration 3 years Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode Hybrid
Bachelor of Criminal Justice
Gain in-depth knowledge of our justice systems and a holistic approach to community justice with the Bachelor of Criminal Justice.
Duration 3 years Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode Hybrid, In person
Bachelor of Criminology

Explore impactful legal and social issues and solve real problems in the community with a Bachelor of Criminology at Victoria University (VU).

Duration 3 years Campus City Campus Delivery mode In person
Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Studies
Study the motivations that underpin criminal acts, and gain the knowledge needed to make a difference in the community, with the Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Studies at Victoria University.
Duration 4 years Campus City Campus, Footscray Park Delivery mode In person
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 In person
Bachelor of Youth Work and Criminal Justice
Improve the lives of young people caught up in the justice system, with a Bachelor of Youth Work and Criminal Justice from Victoria University; enquire now.
Duration 3 years Campus Werribee Delivery mode Hybrid, In person

Master of Applied Psychology (Community Psychology)

Prepare for a career as a Community Psychologist with a Master of Applied Psychology (Community Psychology) at Victoria University.

Duration 2 years Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode In person
Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Duration 8 months Campus VU Online Delivery mode VU Online
Master of Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Duration 2 years Campus VU Online Delivery mode VU Online
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 Campus Delivery mode In person
Master of Counselling
Further your knowledge in counselling theory and practice through VU’s Master of Counselling.
Duration 2 years Campus City Campus Delivery mode In person
Graduate Certificate in Counselling Theory and Practice
Develop foundational counselling skills with a Graduate Certificate in Counselling Theory and Practice from Victoria University.
Duration 0.5 years Campus Online Real Time Delivery mode Online Real Time
Graduate Diploma in Counselling Theory and Practice

Enhance your counselling knowledge and skills with a Graduate Diploma in Counselling Theory and Practice from Victoria University.

Duration 1 year Campus Online Real Time Delivery mode Online Real Time
Graduate Certificate in Mental Health
Duration 8 months Campus VU Online Delivery mode VU Online
Master of Mental Health
Duration 2 years Campus VU Online Delivery mode VU Online
Master of Mental Health Nursing
Duration 2 years Campus VU Online Delivery mode VU Online

Certificate IV in Ageing Support CHC43015
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 CHC43215
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
Diploma of Community Services CHC52021
Develop specialised skills for working with disadvantaged groups in community welfare with a Diploma of Community Services CHC52021 at Victoria University (VU).
Campus Footscray Nicholson, Werribee
Certificate IV in Disability Support CHC43121
Develop the skills for a rewarding career supporting and empowering people with disabilities with a Certificate IV in Disability Support CHC43121 at Victoria University. Gain experience through our practical placements and learn skills in social inclusion, non-verbal communication and autism.
Campus City Campus, Footscray Nicholson
Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33021
Discover a meaningful career working in aged care or disability support by studying the Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33021 at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Campus Footscray Nicholson, Industry, Sunshine, Werribee
Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC43315

Begin a rewarding career supporting people experiencing mental health issues with a Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC43315 at Victoria University (VU).

Campus City Campus, Footscray Nicholson, Online, Werribee
Certificate IV in Youth Work CHC40421
Begin a career making a difference in the lives of young people, with a CHC40421 Certificate IV in Youth Work at Victoria University.
Campus Footscray Nicholson, Sunshine, Werribee

Alcohol and Other Drugs Skill Set CHCSS00093

Complete this course and gain recognition of your experience providing alcohol and other drug (AOD) support in the community and health industry.

Duration 15 weeks Campus City Campus, Footscray Nicholson, Online, Sunshine, Werribee Delivery mode Face to Face with eLearning, Online
Course in Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk 22510VIC
Learn how to provide an appropriate response to family violence risk in the Course in Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk at Victoria University.
Duration 1 year Campus Online Delivery mode Online
Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme 22469VIC

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

Duration 9 weeks Campus Online Delivery mode Online
Course in Policing Recruitment Pathway 22512VIC

Are you interested in applying to work with Victoria Police? The Course in Policing Recruitment Pathway 22512VIC will help you to gain the skills needed for your application.

Duration 15 weeks Campus Footscray Park, Werribee, Other Delivery mode Face to Face with eLearning

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.