Vocational and Community Engagement


This course is for people who want to develop some of the skills needed to participate in a learning environment, engage in vocational education and training, and engage with the community. Participants may do this by attending classes or workshops, learning by distance or online, or taking part in workplace or community activities.

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education


2 elective units

Subjects you can Study:

Electives: Develop a basic awareness of workplace practices; Identify own essential skills; Identify job opportunities and training pathways; Access community service providers; Participate in a vocational learning environment; Plan for personal sustainability; Plan for active citizenship; Explore community networks; Plan for community engagement; Participate in a community project; Contribute to a community project plan; Identify strategies for lifelong learning; Contribute to group goal setting; Access a community learning group; Investigate community issues; Prepare to mentor; Use everyday technology

Study Pathways:

Depending on the electives successfully completed, graduates may have advanced standing in a range of Access and General Education courses, such as Certificate I in Access to Work and Training.

Related Careers:

Community Worker,
Campus Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
South Western Sydney - Padstow No
New England - Gunnedah No
Hunter - Wyong No
South Western Sydney - Macquarie Fields No
Riverina - Finley No
Northern Sydney - St Leonards No
Sydney - Gymea No
New England - Coonabarabran No
Hunter - Muswellbrook No
South Western Sydney - Campbelltown No
Riverina - Young No
Northern Sydney - Crows Nest No
North Coast - Great Lakes No
New England - Tamworth No
Hunter - Singleton No
Riverina - Cootamundra No
Hunter - Ourimbah No
Northern Sydney - Northern Beaches No
New England - Moree No
Sydney - Ultimo No
Hunter - Kurri Kurri No
Riverina - Leeton No
Northern Sydney - Meadowbank No
New England - Inverell No
Sydney - Petersham No
South Western Sydney - Liverpool No
Riverina - Narrandera No
South Western Sydney - Lidcombe No
New England - Glen Innes No
Sydney - Randwick No
South Western Sydney - Wetherill Park No
Riverina - Wagga Wagga No
South Western Sydney - Bankstown No
New England - Armidale No
Hunter - Newcastle No
South Western Sydney - Granville No
Riverina - Tumut No
Sydney - St George No
New England - Narrabri No
Hunter - Gosford No
South Western Sydney - Miller No
Riverina - Albury No

About Us

TAFE NSW has been at the foundation of Australian education for over 130 years. 

From the rapid economic development and population growth of colonial times to the gold rush and post-war periods, TAFE NSW has remained constant; responding to the shifting demands of the workforce, the economy and Australia.

Today, we offer hundreds of courses, from certificate to degree level, to over 500,000 students.  When you study at TAFE NSW, you’re never alone. You can get help and assistance with nearly every aspect of your study life - from study support and student resources, to counselling, guidance, and help finding jobs or accommodation.

Please note: Not all TAFE NSW locations have all of these services. To find out the services in your location, give us a call on 131 601 or visit www.tafensw.edu.au.

From beauty salons to auto shops, restaurants to IT networking labs, VR to TV studios, our facilities are state-of-the-art and are designed to give you real-world knowledge.

Be doing what you love on campuses built with you in mind.

TAFE NSW Student Services 

Each TAFE NSW campus has a range of services and dedicated facilities to assist you through your study experience.

  • Student association membership which provides opportunities for social and recreational activities with local students
  • Libraries
  • Tutorials
  • Careers advice
  • Help with finding a job
  • Résumé writing and preparing for a job interview
  • Counselling for study and other personal matters
  • Cafés
  • Childcare facilities
  • Student parking.

Please note: Not all TAFE NSW locations have all of these services. To find out the services in your location, give us a call on 131 601 or visit www.tafensw.edu.au.

TAFE NSW provides...

  • Industry-standard training facilities
  • Professional teachers with real-world experience
  • Courses that are developed with industry partners
  • Pathways to higher education
  • Student support services.

 TAFE NSW teachers...

  • Are dedicated, supportive and friendly
  • Teach in small class sizes
  • Use up-to-date teaching materials and equipment
  • Have educational and industry qualifications and experience.

 TAFE NSW locations

  • Thirty-two campuses in metropolitan Sydney
  • Ninety-eight campuses in cities and towns around regional NSW
  • Modern facilities and equipment
  • Friendly and relaxed campus lifestyle
  • Region-specific courses and activities
  • Easy public transport options.



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