Community Services

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Why a Career in Community Services?

For those interested in a career as a youth worker, case manager or working within community groups to assist with a variety of person-centred services, then completing community services course online is a great place to start. There are many colleges, universities and online education providers that offer nationally recognised Certificate 3, Certificate 4 and Diploma qualification within Community Services. Occupational titles for graduates of community services courses range from Assessors to Case Coordinators and Family Support Workers. As the majority of community services roles are offered by government institutions, there is great job security and often above average job openings.

Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within Community Services. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au

Popular Courses

There are 13 courses available for people who want a career in Community Services. These are the most popular courses.

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113)

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is for students seeking roles in a range of early childhood education settings, working within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. Students gain a range of knowledge a...

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Diploma of Counselling (CHC51015)

The Diploma of Counselling is suitable for students seeking careers as counsellors working with clients on personal and psychological issues using established counselling modalities. Students graduate read to work in supported counselling roles in established agencies rather than in independent p...

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Certificate III in Community Services (CHC32015)

The Certificate III in Community Services (CHC32015) is excellent for students seeking careers as community services workers. Students begin with the foundation skills essential for maintaining personal safety while helping others. They learn how to manage personal stress, and communicate with cl...

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Certificate III in Education Support (CHC30213)

A Certificate III in Education Support is suitable for students looking to work as teacher’s aides and tutors at public and independent schools or other community education settings. Students will learn how to support the development of literacy, numeracy and oral language skills as well as guide...

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Certificate II in Community Services (CHC22015)

The Certificate II in Community Services (CHC22015) is a great choice for students wanting a pathway into the workforce as community services workers. Students gain the foundation skills required to communicate with clients and exchange routine information, as well respond to their immediate nee...

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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)

A Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care will suit students desiring careers as early childhood educators responsible for designing and implementing curriculum. They work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulatio...

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Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015)

The Diploma of Community Services is suitable for students seeking careers in community services, case management or social housing and delivering services to individuals, groups and communities. The Diploma qualification is divided into three specialisations, covering units of competency in Case...

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Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs (CHC43215)

The Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs (CHC43215) is an entry level qualification for students wanting to work or volunteer providing services and interventions to clients with alcohol or drug issues. During the course, students complete 17 units with a lot of focus on interpersonal skills...

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Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management (CHC62015)

The Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management (CHC62015) is a management level qualification great for students seeking careers managing community-based projects and organisations. Students begin with 8 core units that focus on business skills, leadership and organisational management. They...

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Certificate IV In Ageing Support (CHC43015)

The Certificate IV In Ageing Support (CHC43015) is for students looking for employment in aged care or other community service roles that support the elderly. Students complete a total of 18 units and gain practical, on-the-job skills including: providing support to people with dementia, empoweri...

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