How do I become a community support worker?Industry Leader Answer
To work as a community support worker, you must fulfil the following requirements:
– Gain a qualification in Community Support. This qualification could be:
- Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Community Rehabilitation) (HLT43015)
- Certificate IV in Youth Work (CHC40413)
- Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015)
- Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs (CHC53215)
– Gain relevant work experience with vocational placement.
Many qualifications require its students to complete an allotted amount of placement hours with a registered and approved organisation. Placement is crucial to help build your practical knowledge around Community Support, as it teaches students how to manage tasks involved in this industry and shows future employers that you have skills that go beyond ‘book-knowledge’. You will also open yourself up to referrals from your vocational placement, to help you further along in your professional career.0 views. Answered on 22 Oct 2019.