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Diploma of Community Services (Mental Health) 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...

Study Method Online
Location Brisbane Queensland
Job Outcomes Case Coordinator +9
Kirana Colleges -  Course

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...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Personal Care Worker +8
Kirana Colleges -  Course

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...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Caseworker or manager +8
Sarina Russo Institute -  Course

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...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Mental Health Support Worker +4
Kirana Colleges -  Course

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...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Care Worker +1
Upskilled -  Course

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...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accommodation Support Worker +11
Kirana Colleges -  Course

Certificate IV in Youth Work CHC40413

Open Colleges’ CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work will give you the skills, knowledge and qualification you need to step up and make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable young people (in general those who are 12 – 24 years of age). Lea...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Community Development Youth ... +7
Open Colleges -  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...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Community Services Case Mana... +1
Upskilled -  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...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accommodation support worker +5
Upskilled -  Course
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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...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Case Coordinator +9
Kirana Colleges -  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
in partnership with

Diploma of Youth Work CHC50413

The Diploma of Youth Work is the preferred industry qualification for the youth services industry in Australia. Youth workers are passionate about helping young members of society achieve their potential. This course would suit those who are looking to...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Case manager +6
Open Colleges -  Course

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...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Community Support Worker +1
Upskilled -  Course

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs CHC43215

Get the targeted counselling skills you need to work with people who are struggling with drugs and alcohol, with Open Colleges’ CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs. Change lives by helping people through their struggles with alcohol and...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Case Worker +6
Open Colleges -  Course

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....

Study Method Blended, Online
Location Perth Western Australia
Job Outcomes Community Development Office... +4
TrainSmart Australia -  Course

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...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Community Services Worker +3
TrainSmart Australia -  Course

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

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...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Disability Support Worker +8
Kirana Colleges -  Course

Diploma of Community Services CHC52015

The CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services will teach you how to listen to and understand people’s problems, background and circumstances, and to counsel them on the areas they are struggling with. You will also learn to help clients by setting them up...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Case Coordinator +6
Open Colleges -  Course

Diploma of Counselling CHC51015

The CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling will teach you a range of therapy techniques that you can use to get the best result for your clients. It will also give you the skills necessary to communicate effectively, work within a case management framework, a...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Case Worker +2
Open Colleges -  Course
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What Are Community Services?

Community services help make our communities healthier and happier places by providing a wide range of support and services, to those residents, both young people, adults and older people, who are disadvantaged in some way, such as concerns with mental health. This often involves advocacy, awareness, child protection and engagement initiatives which are focused on health, social and environmental concerns.

Often described as the not-for-profit sector, most community service organisations operate via government funding and/or private donations, with many filling a need that the government simply doesn’t have the capacity to address.

Jobs in community services and community health can include any of the following:

  • Aged Carer and Individual Support
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Community Arts worker
  • Case Manager
  • Counsellor
  • Housing Assistant
  • Indigenous Health Worker
  • Multicultural Liaison
  • Recreation Officer
  • Community Services Worker
  • Youth Development Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Community Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Youth Worker
  • Community Services in Australia

Every year, millions of Australians benefit from the hard work and dedication of our community services industry, which now includes almost 16,000 organisations and upwards of 600,000 employees.

This vibrant industry has grown by 7.4% over the past five years alone and is expected to be worth more than $49 billion in the next year.

Most roles in community services and community development involve working business hours in an office setting, although meetings, projects and events will often take place during evenings and weekends as well. While jobs are found all over the country, most community services positions are currently located in NSW.

Salaries within the industry vary depending on your speciality, for example, family day care educators earn an average of $41,600, recreation officers earn $62,556, while case managers typically make around $72,607.

Community Services Courses

To be of maximum benefit to the community, there’s a lot you need to know, as a significant part of any community services role will involve connecting residents with the supports and services they need. there are so many community service courses available right across the country, with many being online or blended in nature to make it more convenient for you to study at TAFE where you want; when you want.

Certificate

Certificate level community service courses provide a fast and easy way to learn the basics and provide an effective pathway into entry-level roles. Most programs can be completed in 12-18 months and whether you take case management courses, youth work programs, or aged care and disability courses, your qualifications will be recognised Australia-wide. One of the most widely studied courses is the Certificate IV in Community Services, or there’s the Certificate IV in Youth Work. There is also the Certificate III in Community Services. These courses are fundamental in developing the experience and knowledge that are essential in delivering personal and committed services to a range of groups in the community, including youths, families, children and those with disabilities. A certificate qualification develops skills such as building relationships, networking, communicating effectively as well as planning and conducting activities.

Diploma

Those interested in advancing beyond entry-level roles will benefit from a diploma-level qualification, such as a Diploma of Community Services or even a Diploma of Social Work. These popular programs cover everything from facilitating groups, advocating for clients, and building networks through to a broad range of legal and ethical concerns. You can even focus your studies on the type of community service that interests you most. The duration is typically 18 months and typically don’t include any entry requirements. They are fantastic at developing a holistic approach to assisting a range of community groups and playing an important role in bettering the lives of the people around you.

Regardless of the course you choose, every community services course advertised here is taught by skilled and knowledgeable professionals and you’ll get all the support you need to reach your full potential every step of the way.

Some Community Services courses you can study:

  • Diploma of Youth Work
  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
  • CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services
  • Bachelor of Community Services
  • Certificate III in Community Services
  • Certificate IV in Youth Work

These courses can be studied as an online course, or in-class at TAFE or an RTO in Australia. Community services courses generally include work placement in an environment where you can put your skills to the test, and get acquainted with your role in the industry.

Career Prospects in Community Services

Australia’s community services sector is booming at the moment, which is in large, being driven by our rapidly growing aged care industry. According to a recent study by the Australian Federal Government, strong growth is expected throughout the community services sector for at least the next 5-10 years, which means plenty of opportunities for new graduates right across the country.

Is a Career in Community Service Right for You?

It takes a special kind of person to thrive in community services, as this is a career that requires a passion for the health and happiness of the entire community. The following skills and talents will hold you in good stead;

  • Leadership qualities
  • Expert event planning skills
  • Clear communication
  • Exceptional organisational abilities
  • Strong writing skills
  • A talent for solving problems
  • Creative thinking
  • High-level networking

If you’re ready to take the plunge into community services, you’ll find a wide selection of in-class and online programs to suit your unique needs and career aspirations.

So, what are you waiting for? Enquire on a course today and make a real difference to people’s lives with a career in community services.

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