Community Services Up-Skilling Broome


Online Webex (170 hours)


Course anticipated to take 7 months to complete online. 

Industry groups only at present.  However please feel free to 'Register Your Interest'

To Register Your Interest’ in this course please sign up to become a Short Courses Website member (or if an existing member, log in) and click on the ‘To Register Your Interest’ icon. We’ll then email you when dates for courses are scheduled and available to enrol in.

What You Learn

Trauma informed care - essentially focuses on learning about trauma and how it impacts on the brain and a model of working with those who have experienced trauma.  

Domestic family violence looks at the societal factors that may lead to family violence and the tools required to carry out a risk assessment and safety plan to keep those experiencing family violence safe.   Co-existing needs - This unit teaches participants about assessments, co-existing needs such as mental health and Alcohol and other drugs and introduces basic counselling skills to work with these issues.

Group work teaches people how to facilitate groups after learning the theory behind groups such as group dynamics and stages of group development.

What You Get

Upon successful completion, you’ll receive a Statement of Attainment for credit and certification for the following accredited units from CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services:

CHCDFV006 - Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence

CHCMHS013 - Implement trauma informed care

CHCCCS004 - Assess coexisting needs

CHCGRP002 - Plan and conduct group activities

Materials to Bring

Pen and notepaper.

Computer, Internet and 

Photo identification (including your date of birth).

Unique Student Identifier (USI Number) 

Dress Code



This pilot program consists of four units of competency from the Diploma of Community Services which focus on group facilitation skills, counselling and assessment skills and responding to people who have experienced domestic family violence and trauma. Broome has the highest rate of family violence in Australia and there are many complex social issues within the client cohort. Therefore it is necessary for staff of the Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service to be adequately equipped to respond to such issues. The program has been designed upon the request from the CEO of this organisation and after consultation with South West TAFE teaching staff.  

Pre-training Review

You must complete a compulsory pre-training review before attending class.

Prior to your enrolment a pre-training review will be conducted with you to confirm that the course you are seeking to enrol into meets your individual needs. The link will be emailed to you upon your booking. Failure to complete will incur a $20 administration fee for a booking cancellation or transfer.

Student Support

At South West TAFE we’re here to help you complete your studies happily and successfully.

From the moment you start thinking about course options until you finish, you’ll have access to a range of student support options, covering enrolment, education, social and personal issues, including:

  • Education Pathway Officers who can help you with information sessions, fee payment options, TAFE and university pathways, career pathways and campus tours
  • A DHHS registered Disability Support Team
  • Koorie Liaison Officer
  • Student Wellbeing Officer supporting your personal and social needs
  • Library and Research Centre
  • Bookshop supplying a range of textbooks and stationery
  • Student Learning Support including literacy and numeracy

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Upcoming date: 28 May 2021