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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...

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

Study Method Online, Virtual
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Director +8
Hammond Institute -  Course

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 Anywhere
Job Outcomes Case Coordinator +9
Kirana Colleges -  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...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Mental Health Support Worker +4
Kirana Colleges -  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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Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Area Manager +10
Selmar Institute of Education -  Course
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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
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Certificate III in Individual Support (NSW only) CHC33015

This course is for people who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing or disability. It will help learners develop the knowledge and skills to effectively work in a facility or hom...

Study Method Blended, In-class, Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Care Support Worker +9
Acacia Education & Training -  Course

Certificate IV in Leisure and Health CHC43415

The activities that clients in the aged care, health, and community services sectors take part in can have an extremely positive impact on their daily lives. Get the skills to make a difference. As you progress through the course content, you’ll learn...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Activities Officer +10
Open Colleges -  Course
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Diploma of Leisure and Health (VIC Only) CHC53415

Diploma of Leisure and Health (CHC53415) reflects the role of workers with responsibility for designing, implementing and evaluating health and leisure activities, and programs for clients in one or more sector areas. Work may be in residential facilit...

Study Method Blended, In-class, Online, Virtual
Location Melbourne Victoria +4
Job Outcomes Diversional Therapist +4
Hammond Institute -  Course

Certificate IV in Disability (VIC Only) CHC43115

Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115) course reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independen...

Study Method Blended, In-class, Online, Virtual
Location Melbourne Victoria +3
Job Outcomes Disability Officer- day supp... +3
Hammond Institute -  Course

Aged Care Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

As people age, their needs change. But the need for community connection, companionship and care stays the same. For aged care providers, everyday is a chance to give dedicated help and support. And maybe hear a fascinating story or two along the way....

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Aged Care Worker +5
Future Courses -  Course
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Certificate IV in Ageing Support (VIC Only) CHC43015

Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015) reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own...

Study Method Blended, In-class, Online, Virtual
Location Melbourne Victoria +3
Job Outcomes Care Team Leader in Aged Car... +3
Hammond Institute -  Course

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing or Home and Community) (VIC & SYD METRO ONLY) CHC33015

Gain the skills and knowledge you require to start in the rewarding Aged Care sector by commencing your Aged Care training with Selmar. The Certificate III in Individual Support is an entry-level qualification for those who want to work in Aged Care. B...

Study Method In-class, Online
Location Melbourne Victoria +2
Job Outcomes Accommodation Support Worker +10
Selmar Institute of Education -  Course
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Certificate IV in Leisure and Health (VIC Only) CHC43415

Certificate Iv in Leisure and Health (CHC43415) reflects the role of workers participating in the design, implementation and evaluation of leisure, health activities and programs for clients in one or more sector areas. Workers may be in residential fa...

Study Method Blended, In-class, Online, Virtual
Location Melbourne Victoria +4
Job Outcomes Leisure and lifestyle coordi... +4
Hammond Institute -  Course

Dual Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs & Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC43215, CHC43315

This dual Certificate IV program will train you to assist people who are struggling with mental health, alcohol and drugs. You will graduate equipped to deliver treatment tailored to the individual, to improve their lives and give them hope for the fut...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Case Worker +10
Open Colleges -  Course
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Diploma of Community Services CHC52015

Harness your compassion and talents and pursue a rewarding career with our CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services to further build upon advanced skills in emotional intelligence, communication and interpersonal skills, required to thrive in this challe...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Youth Worker +3
UNE Partnerships -  Course

Mental Health Certificate

Do you want to help people suffering with a mental health disorder? Are you passionate about psychology and want to learn more about human behaviour? Are you interested in understanding the effects illicit and prescribed drugs can have on an individual...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Mental Health Coordinator +8
Careerhouse -  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
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Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate

Do you have a passion for working and caring for children and adolescents? Would you like to understand the thoughts and behaviours of children so you can be a greater help to them? Do you want to be able to identify common mental health disorders seen...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Youth Work +7
Careerhouse -  Course

Certificate IV in Mental Health (VIC Only) CHC43315

This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work involves implementing community based programs and activities focusing on mental...

Study Method Blended, Online, Virtual
Location Victoria
Job Outcomes Mental Health Worker +5
Hammond Institute -  Course

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:

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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