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 Alcohol and Other Drugs

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    Payment plan, Upfront payment

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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.

  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

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    Study OTEN’s Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) (CHC33015) course online and learn how to provide support for people with disabilities.

  • Diploma of Community Services

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    This online Diploma of Community Services Work course is a nationally recognised qualification that will enable you to work in the community services sector.

  • Creative Ways to Work with Community

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    HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP

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    Learn how to get communities involved in planning, management and government with this online Creative Ways to Work with Community unit offered by Murdoch University. If you want to help local communities get involved with organisational and governmental decision-making, this is the perfect online unit for you!
  • Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Community Services)

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    FEE-HELP, Upfront payment

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    The Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Community Services) course from JNI has been approved by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) and will teach you skills in advocacy, counselling and case management.

  • Diploma of Community Services

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    VET FEE-HELP, Payment plan, Upfront payment

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    Advance your career in the healthcare and social services industry with this online CHC52015 - Diploma of Community Services.

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