Community Services Careers

Are you an empathetic, helpful and caring person? A career in community services is all about making a living through helping others – and it’s a field that’s vital to maintaining the wellbeing of the community at large.

Community services workers are in high demand. The industry is in constant need of qualified, trained professionals to help those who need it the most. You could find yourself working with the elderly or disabled, with disadvantaged youth, with refugees, those struggling with addictions, or disadvantaged community groups.

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Community Services courses

  • Certificate IV in Youth Work

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    The online Certificate IV in Youth Work (CHC40413) course from ICMT provides a framework for working with, supporting and empowering children and young people.

  • Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

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    Become a part of the solution with this Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs. Specialising in outreach and community work, this online course will equip you with the skills to become a case worker, support worker or drug and alcohol worker.

  • Graduate Certificate in Human Services

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    If you’re looking to formalise your years of experience in the field of human services, this online Graduate Certificate in Human Services is the ideal pathway.
  • Certificate IV in Disability

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    The online Certificate IV in Disability course will give you the essential education and training to provide valuable care for people with disabilities.

  • Introduction to Community Development

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    Introduction to Community Development is an undergraduate unit delivered online via Murdoch University that will take you through key methodologies of community development. In this unit you will learn about a sociological approach to community development.
  • Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Community Services)

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    Combining theory, clinical work and a practical work placement, this Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Community Services) (085174G) courses from JNI will equip you with the education and training in counselling, conflict management and case management.

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