Community services & care courses

Improving the wellbeing, welfare, and futures of communities

Introduction to Community services & care courses

Study a course that skills you up to make a difference. Get ready to engage in individual and community health and rights.

Serve and protect the vulnerable. Study child health, disaster and famine management, nutrition and chronic diseases. Prescribe awareness of the factors affecting quality of life and debate key features of Australia’s policies and services.

You’ll investigate work and leisure, human rights or social services. Answer the call to help. Learn online and look out for the wellbeing of the individual, families and communities.

Anna studied food and nutrition with La Trobe University through Open Universities Australia

Community services & care degrees

Undergraduate UNE-CWW-DIP

Diploma in Community Welfare and Wellbeing

Undergraduate TAS-AGS-DIP

Diploma of Ageing Studies and Services

Postgraduate GRF-SWK-MAS

Master of Social Work

Undergraduate USA-BCH-DEG

Bachelor of Community Health

Postgraduate FLI-MSW-MAS

Master of Social Work (Graduate Entry)

Undergraduate TAS-CAH-DIP

Diploma of Creative Arts and Health

Undergraduate SCU-CMW-DEG

Bachelor of Community Welfare

Undergraduate MUR-CDV-DEG

Bachelor of Arts (Community Development)

Available majors

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Community services & care subjects

How to become a community services and care professional

Help yourself to a career that helps others.

Study online and boost your career opportunities in a healthy, growing and diverse employment sector.

Practice and specialise in a range of careers including health, welfare, and management in the public and private sector. Join the not-for-profit sector or step into a government department. Serve your community as a counsellor, social worker or child carer or an indigenous health worker.


Improve your career prospects and get accreditation from some of Australia’s peak, reputable organisations.

Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA)

With members as diverse of nutritionists, veterinarians, food scientists and medical practitioners, the NSA is committed to supporting the science of nutrition on the national stage.


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