Community and Children's Services

The VET School of Community and Children's Services, provides pathways to employment within the professions. Teams within the VET School of Community and Children's Services deliver the following programs:

The Community Services team deliver courses in:

  • Community services
  • Individual support
  • Mental health
  • Disability

The Children's Services team deliver courses in:

  • Early childhood education and care
  • School age education and care
  • Education support

These courses are available across the Northern Territory. The teams have lecturers based at Charles Darwin University's Casuarina, Katherine and Alice Springs campuses. Lecturers also deliver programs in other centres and communities. Literacy and Learner Support services are also provided by an Adult Literacy and Numeracy Team in Central Australia.

This team delivers courses in:

  • Certificate II in Education and Skills Development
  • Certificates I - III in General Education for Adults

Programs can be developed for specific groups of students on request by employers, government departments and community groups.

An assessment will be conducted to determine entry levels and to assist the teaching team to appropriately tailor the content to address identified skills gaps. These are generally Fee for Service activities.

The Adult Literacy and Numeracy Team also deliver workplace English literacy in collaboration with industry partners. Projects can be conducted on campus or at the worksite, depending on employer requirements.

Learner support is available to students through the LLN Learner Support Service to assist students with skills gaps. A range of support options are available including in pre-assessment, class assistance, one to one tutoring, ongoing assistance and advice. The support is related to course material, so ensuring that it is relevant and useful.


Children's Services

Denise Horvath 
T: 08 8946 6829

Community Services

Peter Hogan 
T: 08 8946 7415

Adult Literacy and Numeracy (Top End)

Team leader: Wendy Kennedy 
T: 08 8946 6161

Customer service officer: Richard Dela Pena

T: 08 8946 7529

Campus:  Building Orange 4 Level 2, Casuarina campus

English as a Second Language team (ESL)

Team leader: Sharon Gilbert
T: 08 8946 7149

Customer service officer: Lila Marcal
T: 08 8946 6578

Campus: Building Orange 4 Level 1, Casuarina campus; Alice Springs;  Palmerston

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

IELTS Test Centre 
T: 08 8946 6079
F: 08 8946 6327

Campus: Building Orange 4 Level 2, Casuarina campus