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
Choose your specialisation in arts from a range of subject areas and open up a world of career options. This course gives you the flexibility to choose from a broad range of Majors.
Duration 3 years Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode Hybrid, In person
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

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

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 Block
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)

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 In person
Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Duration 8 months Campus Victoria University Online Delivery mode VU Online
Master of Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Duration 2 years Campus Victoria University 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 Mental Health
Duration 8 months Campus Victoria University Online Delivery mode VU Online
Master of Mental Health
Duration 2 years Campus Victoria University Online Delivery mode VU Online
Master of Mental Health Nursing
Duration 2 years Campus Victoria University 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
Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management CHC62015
Learn how to manage services, departments and projects in a range of community organisations and government services.
Duration 1 year Campus City Campus, Footscray Nicholson, Industry, Other Delivery mode Blended, Face to Face, Workplace
Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015
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, Sunshine, Werribee Delivery mode Blended, Face to Face
Diploma of Community Services CHC52015
Gain the skills, knowledge and understanding to work in the community welfare sector with a Diploma of Community Services CHC52015 at Victoria University Polytechnic. Gain practical experience through a fieldwork placement and make a difference in the community.
Duration 2 years Campus Footscray Nicholson, Werribee Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace
Certificate IV in Disability CHC43115
Develop the skills for a rewarding career supporting and empowering people with disabilities with a Certificate IV in Disability CHC43115 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 CHC33015
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 Delivery mode Blended, Face to Face, Online, Workplace
Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC43315

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

Campus City Flinders, Footscray Nicholson, Sunshine, Werribee
Certificate IV in Youth Work CHC40413
Launch your career as a youth worker and make a difference in a range of community-based programs.
Duration 1 year Campus Footscray Nicholson, Sunshine, Werribee Delivery mode Face to Face

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 12 weeks Campus City Campus, Footscray Nicholson, Sunshine, Werribee Delivery mode Face to Face with eLearning
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 8 day Campus Online Delivery mode Online
Course in Policing Recruitment Pathway 22512VIC

The Course in Policing Recruitment Pathway 22512VIC is intended to support you in managing an extended law enforcement recruitment process.

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

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.