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Certificate IV in Ageing Support CHC43015

The aged and home care sector is one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing service industries. In 2015, 130,200 persons were employed as Nursing Support and Personal Care workers and it estimated that up to another 250,200 more workers will be req...

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Job Outcomes Personal Care Worker +8
Kirana Colleges -  Course

Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management CHC62015

With the Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management from Hammond Institute, you will develop the specialist skills to place you at the forefront of community sector management and advance your skills required to manage services, departments and pr...

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Job Outcomes Director +8
Hammond Institute -  Course

Diploma of Community Services CHC52015

The Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) is suitable for people that want to work in Community Services organisations as a case manager. The course will develop your skills to manage, coordinate and deliver person centred services to individ...

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Job Outcomes Community Care or Case Manag... +3
Hammond Institute -  Course

Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) CHC52015

Want to have a rewarding career in community services that focuses on case management? The CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) will give you the opportunity to gain specialised skills in coordinating complex cases within th...

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Job Outcomes Community Services Case Mana... +1
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Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) CHC33015

If you’re keen to build a rewarding career in disability, the CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) is a specialised qualification that can train you up for entry-level positions in disability support. This course wi...

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Job Outcomes Provide individualised suppo... +1
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Diploma of Community Services CHC52015

In 2015, Health Care and Social Assistance was the largest employing sector in Australia, representing 1,523,000 workers and accounting for 27% of total new jobs over a five year period. Employment growth is projected to remain strong, with the sector...

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Job Outcomes Case Coordinator +9
Kirana Colleges -  Course

Certificate IV Celebrancy (Online) CHC41015

Are you looking for a rewarding career that will give you emotional fulfilment? When you study the Certificate lV in Celebrancy at Rose Training you will become a professional marriage celebrant, where your work day involves helping your clients have t...

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Job Outcomes Civil Celebrants +1
Rose Training Australia -  Course

Diploma of Counselling CHC51015

Counsellors are well sought after and the need for a good counsellor is increasing day by day. With the increase in people needing counselling for various issues this is a sought after career and good counsellors are highly successful. If you have a pa...

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Job Outcomes Registered counsellor +4
Health Courses Australia -  Course

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs CHC43215

This qualification could help you plan a career in a community services role that specialises in helping people deal with their drug and alcohol issues. It will prepare you to enter the workforce in a community services role and will give you the skill...

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Job Outcomes Accommodation support worker +5
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Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) CHC33015

Are you interested in a caring profession and prefer work that is hands-on? The CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) is an ideal qualification if you’re interested in working as a Care Worker or simi...

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Job Outcomes Community Support Worker +1
Upskilled -  Course
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Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC43315

Forecasts indicate there will be around 6,000 new job openings each year until 2023, with a total of 30,000 job openings. This is due to diagnosed mental health issues being on the rise in Australia, so there is a need for more mental health workers in...

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Job Outcomes Mental Health Support Worker +4
Kirana Colleges -  Course
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Certificate IV in Disability CHC43115

The health and social assistance industry (which the disability care services sector is part of) is Australia’s largest and fastest growing industry; it expects an employment growth of 250,300 new positions by 2023. The National Disability Insurance Sc...

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Job Outcomes Disability Support Worker +8
Kirana Colleges -  Course
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Dual Certificate III in Individual Support & Certificate IV In Ageing Support CHC33015/CHC43015

Package the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) and Certificate IV in Ageing Support to save time, whilst gaining vast industry knowledge with 240 hours of work placement. Once completing the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), i...

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Job Outcomes Accommodation Support Worker +11
Kirana Colleges -  Course
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Diploma of Community Services CHC52015

The CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services provides students with a pathway to various roles in the services industry, including; working with people experiencing drug and alcohol-related issues, mental health or disability. By studying this course you...

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Job Outcomes Caseworker or manager +8
Sarina Russo Institute -  Course
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Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management CHC62015

This qualification reflects the role of workers who are middle managers or managers across a range of community sector organisations. These people work independently and report to executive management, directors or boards of management. They undertake...

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Job Outcomes Area Manager +10
Selmar Institute of Education -  Course

Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC43315

Diagnosed mental health issues are on the rise in Australia, so there is a need for more mental health workers in the community services industry. This qualification will allow you to develop the specialist skills to work with clients with a mental hea...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accommodation support worker +5
Upskilled -  Course
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Diploma of Counselling CHC51015

There is a growing need for people who can offer support services to adults and teenagers who may need support and guidance. If you have the desire to help people lead a happier life to reach their full potential, a career as a professional Counsellor...

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Job Outcomes Community Services Worker +3
TrainSmart Australia -  Course
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Diploma of Community Services CHC52015

Are you looking to start a career in community services? Upskilled’s CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services is an ideal qualification if you have an interest in developing specialised skills to prepare you for work in the community servic...

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Job Outcomes Care Worker +1
Upskilled -  Course
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Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) CHC33015

The aged and home care sector is one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing service industries. In 2015, 130,200 persons were employed as Nursing Support and Personal Care workers and it estimated that up to another 250,200 more workers will be req...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Assistant in Nursing +8
Kirana Colleges -  Course
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Diploma of Community Services CHC52015

RECEIVE UP TO 97% OFF THIS COURSE* Community workers advocate for the rights and well-being of individuals and communities. There’s an increasing need for people to work in community roles to deliver and manage services for both individuals and groups....

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Job Outcomes Community Development Office... +4
TrainSmart Australia -  Course
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About Community Services

Community Services courses cover a broad range of career possibilities, depending on your personal interests and skillset. There are a variety of courses available to suit those entering the workforce for the first time, professionals wanting to further their knowledge, or those wanting to give back to their community later in life.

Community workers support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and communities. If you are committed to helping assist those who may be struggling in their everyday lives, you can build an extremely stable and highly fulfilling career. The industry of Community Services is currently thriving, with a healthy employment growth forecast – in particular, in the area of Aged Care and Disability.

Many of the community services courses offered, from TAFE Certificates to Bachelor’s Degrees, provide real on-the-job training, giving you a greater insight into the work. Placement options for graduates can range from housing and family violence support to disability, advocacy, and employment pathways.

What Are Some Community Services Career Outcomes?

A career in community services could see you assisting youth with financial and emotional problems, supervising offenders, working with disabled adults and children, or liaising with community groups and welfare agencies in need.

Here are some potential job titles:

  • Community Worker
  • Disabilities Services Officer
  • Family Support Worker
  • Parole or Probation Officer
  • Residential Care Officer
  • Youth Worker

What is the Job Outlook for Community Services Professionals?

If you’re considering a career in Community Services, here are some relevant figures.

  • Community Services employment growth is predicted to increase by 209,000 over the next 5 years.
  • The biggest area of growth is in the Aged and Disability sector with 179,000 new jobs opening up.
  • Average Salary for a Community Worker: $59,800
  • 84% of workers in the community service industries are female.

What Are the Different Types of Community Services Courses?

There are a variety of TAFE courses available for those looking to enter into the community services sector, or further their skillset. If you are looking to embark on a career for the first time in the industry, then an online TAFE certificate or Diploma may be suitable for you. And with a good selection to choose from, you can focus on a specific interest or area.

If you’re looking to take your commitment to work with the disadvantaged further, an undergraduate course can provide you with the best training for a highly successful career in the industry.

Certificate III

A Certificate III qualification will generally lead to career outcomes such as employment consultant in training, community care assistant/worker, or nursing assistant. These online TAFE courses are entry-level, and designed to provide you with an introduction into a specific area of community services. Generally, there are minimal to no prerequisites, and graduates will receive a nationally recognised qualification upon completion. Possible career outcomes include aged care worker, associate employment consultant, disability service officer and words person, just to name a few.

Certificate IV

A Certificate IV qualification can also cover a wide range of areas in the community services field. Students will gain an understanding in designing and delivering programs to improve an individual or community group’s wellbeing, as well as learning the fundamentals of working with the disadvantaged. Graduates with this level of qualification have the opportunity to embark on roles such as drug and alcohol worker, support worker, youth and family services officer or other similar positions.

Diploma

The nationally recognised qualification of a Diploma of Community Services is a more in-depth TAFE education. Delivered online, and typically with a work placement component, the qualification will prepare students for working with complex clients and communities in need. Those with prior experience in the community services sector may be eligible to receive credits for their experience. Graduates of this comprehensive course will be qualified to work as an early intervention worker, program coordinator, group facilitator, welfare worker and the like.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate qualifications such as a Bachelor of Community Services typically require students to commit to full-time internal studies over a longer period than that of a certificate or diploma. The entry requirement of this course is a Diploma which, in some cases, may provide first year credits. The undergraduate degree provides students a broad understanding of the community services sector as well as providing them with the skillset to work as an effective professional in the industry. This course is particularly beneficial for those wishing to further their career, with potential employment as a community centre manager or community services case manager.

Is Community Services right for you?

To be successful and enjoy working within the community services sector, you really need to be passionate about caring and assisting people to improve their lives. Workers within the field are often non-judgmental, warm-hearted and extremely trustworthy. If you do embody these traits, working as a professional in the industry can provide you with a great deal of personal satisfaction.

There are plenty of opportunities within the field for career progression, as well as stability, as highly skilled professionals are in demand. With a variety of areas you can focus on from aged care to child protection, there is scope for those to explore and alter their career path without necessarily undertaking further formal training.

It does, however, require you to have a strong character and emotional stability, particularly when it comes to dealing with difficult cases of violence, substance abuse, homelessness and child welfare.  A career in community services will provide you with the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of those less fortunate.

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