Having a qualification in community services work opens doors into the wide and fulfilling world of working with people in local, national and global communities. You will gain the knowledge and experience required to work efficiently in the community services industry with clients both directly and indirectly. It will provide you with the confidence to educate and empower community members and to assist with community development projects.
Community workers can be found in the private and government sectors, as well as not-for-profit organisations. Workers are categorised by the area within which they work. You can be employed in many different areas including disability services, mental health, child & family services and community housing just to name a few.
Types of work and job titles include but are not limited to the following:
- Children’s Service Worker
- Disability Support Worker
- Case Worker
- Family Support Officer
Our course encourages practical application of your skills through placement. Some people choose to do it in their community services workplace, and others volunteer. Volunteering in the community sector has wide-ranging benefits both for you and the community. It empowers people, strengthens community and supports personal growth and self-esteem. Placement will provide you with valuable real-life industry experience, and allow you to build upon the skills and knowledge learnt while providing benefit to your local community.