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Community Services and Counselling

Studying Community Services or Counselling Courses can lead to a rewarding career working with and helping a wide variety of people in your community.

Are you a caring person who likes to give back?

Do you want to help change the lives of others?

If so, studying community services or counselling with Australis College could be the perfect place to start your journey.


Community Services and Counselling Faculty Subscriptions Now Available

Start a rewarding career in Community Services or Counselling.

Develop your skills and build your knowledge via our professional development courses and qualifications in Community Services and Counselling.

Click on the images below for details on each of our Counselling & Community Services Courses.

Counselling & Community Services…is it right for you?

Are you the type of person who wakes up every morning with a thirst to do something more meaningful? If so, working in Counselling & Community Services could be for you.

Do you want to help support others, and give them the ability and confidence to better their future?

Undertaking one of our Counselling & Community Services Courses will lead to a rewarding career for people who are passionate about helping improve the lives of others.

Outcomes of Community Services and Counselling Courses

Career paths include paid and volunteer work in the government, private and not-for-profit sectors and are many and varied. These jobs often also provide flexible working conditions and you can be assured that no two days are ever the same.

People who work in the community and counselling industry have the ability to make communities change. You can change the way communities think about disadvantaged people who also experience daily barriers.

You will learn to help others grow and discover new ways of thinking and behaving. Become a change agent and advocate for those who don’t have a voice.

The role of a community service worker or counsellor is a diverse and rewarding one. Graduates can work in a number of varying and interesting areas such as vocational, relationship, social, diverse cultures and education.

Undertaking further education in this area can also benefit existing workers, such as those currently working in caring careers such as nursing, HR, management, social work and occupational therapy.

Community Services and Counselling Courses will lead to a diverse range of roles including:

  • Alcohol and other drugs support
  • Child protection
  • Family support
  • Relationship counselling
  • Gambling support
  • Social work
  • Welfare
  • Disability
  • Youth work
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Multicultural support
  • Diversional therapy
  • Chaplaincy
  • Intake or assessment
  • Crisis intervention
  • Financial Aid
  • Youth work
  • Corrections
  • Trauma support
  • Migration
  • Aged Care
  • Suicide prevention

This list is not exhaustive, as the field grows and also adapts over time.

While the reach of community services is broad, the core concepts of equity, inclusion, integrity and care are shared amongst all roles also at every level.

Australis College is an Affiliated Organisation of PACFA.

Meet our Head of Faculty for the Community Services & Counselling Courses.

Wendy Webber - Head of the Community Service and Counselling FacultyWendy has over 20 years’ experience working in the Education sector for both Government and Independent training organisations.  She is highly skilled in the areas of course development, curriculum writing and training which includes all aspects of adult education, e-learning, workshop facilitation, distance learning and instructional design.  Her background and focus is the Community Services, Counselling and Health sector.  She is passionate about professional development for our team and students.

Wendy has completed a Post Graduate in Learning and Development, Bachelor of Applied Science, Leisure & Health, Diploma of Counselling, Diploma of Business and Management, Diploma of Hypnotherapy and Certificate IV TAE. She has also authored two books in the field of Community Services and Health.

Wendy’s infectious passion for the Counselling & Community Services Courses, combined with her vast experience in the training sector provides our students with an amazing learning experience.