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TAFE NSW -- Western Sydney Institute -- Course and Career Guide 2010 58 Community Services, Children's Services and Health Caring for others is highly rewarding. Join the ranks of dedicated and highly valued professionals in Australia's fastest growing areas -- Community Services, Children's Services and Hospital and Dental Care. Community Services and Health has been the fastest growing industry in the past five years, with 157 000 new jobs created, increasing at one and a half times the rate of industry overall. This industry is central to the wellbeing and development of all Australians, providing essential services and support to the whole population from pre-birth and childhood through to old age and people with a disability. The need for skilled health and community workers is ever present, and o ers a challenging and intensely rewarding career for those with the right personal qualities and training. To work in the optical industry as technician or dispenser study options are available through OTEN. For more information please see www.oten.edu.au. Certificate IV (NRT) Adventure Based Youth Work Course No 3333 National Code 91385NSW Duration 1 year full-time Location Blue Mountains You will be able to develop, coordinate and deliver outdoor recreation programs for young people through a range of community based programs which address social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs. You will be required to submit a Prohibited Employment Declaration enabling you to take part in work based or practical activities. Entry requirements: NSW School Certificate plus a relevant Certificate III, or a NSW HSC. A relevant Certificate III includes Community Services Work, Youth Work, Sport and Recreation, Fitness, Community Recreation or Sport. Relevant life and work experience may also be considered. Career opportunities: Adventure-Based Youth Worker, Outdoor/Activity Guide, Recreation/Activity O cer, Worker permanent/mobile facilities/outdoor camps, Youth/Family Resource O cer, Coordinator Youth/Family Services. Community Services, Children's Services and Health Do you want to build on your existing community services or other relevant qualification? Are you interested in taking on the challenge of a lateral move in the workplace? Would you like to broaden your skill base in relation to the services you provide? Perhaps a Community Services Skill Set will provide you with the edge you're looking for. Skill Sets link to defined industry need or licence or regulatory requirement so you can be assured that they will be relevant to a variety of workplace situations. Community Services Skills sets will become available for enrolment throughout 2010. For more information visit our website at wsi.tafensw.edu.au. Community Services Skills Sets Diane Yates Certificate III in Children's Services Nepean College Mum of three children, Diane Yates decided she needed a change in her life, so to achieve a personal goal of becoming a child care worker, she enrolled at Nepean College. She believes the skills, knowledge, care, education, play and observation required to raise children can be transferable into a satisfying career in childcare. "The TAFE courses have built up my confidence and I have met a lot of people my age, older and younger. It is great to get back to study. The teachers are very understanding and are there to help you to achieve your goals," said Diane. 60 SECONDS WITH...