Explore community services courses by career outcome

If you're seeking a meaningful career that keeps you challenged and stimulated, the community services industry holds plenty of opportunities. From disability, to aged care, to youth work, there are a range of qualifications in community services that will give you the practical skills and knowledge to really make a difference in the lives of others.

Find the right course for you by selecting a role and exploring education pathways.

Aged Care Worker

Most common salary$55k
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Case Manager

Most common salary$71k
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Community Support Worker

Most common salary$57k
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Disability Support Worker

Most common salary$56k
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Family Support Worker

Most common salary$65k
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Social Worker

Most common salary$80k
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Youth Worker

Most common salary$61k
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What’s it like to work in community services?

Find out what people working in the industry are saying about community services careers.

Most rewarding aspects

Helping others to realise their potential
Mixing with a diversity of people
Flexible working arrangements

Common challenges

Challenging behaviours can be stressful
The effect of funding on services
Communication
Community Services workers surveyed on SEEK

Did you know?

The average salary for Community Services & Development roles has increased by 16.06% in five years (2013 - 2018)
Community services roles are in demand in cities, regional, and remote areas - so you can find work where you live and if you decide to make a move.
The continuous need for community service workers means that the working hours can vary from weekends, evenings, early mornings or your standard 9-5.

Community Services courses

Find out what qualifications are commonly held by people working in the community services industry.

Australia

Certificate III in Community Services

This qualification provides you with a broad range of skills in community services so that you can apply for entry level roles.
21Institutions offer this course
+ 18 more

Diploma of Community Services

This qualification will prepare you to provide direct support to individuals and the community.
24Institutions offer this course
+ 21 more

Bachelor of Social Work

This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work as a Social Worker.
17Institutions offer this course
+ 14 more

Explore community services courses by career outcome

Have a career goal in mind? Find out what courses can get you there.

Aged Care Worker

Most common salary$55k
Job satisfaction
Find a course

Case Manager

Most common salary$71k
Job satisfaction
Find a course

Community Support Worker

Most common salary$57k
Job satisfaction
Find a course

Disability Support Worker

Most common salary$56k
Job satisfaction
Find a course

Family Support Worker

Most common salary$65k
Job satisfaction
Find a course

Social Worker

Most common salary$80k
Job satisfaction
Find a course

Youth Worker

Most common salary$61k
Job satisfaction
Find a course