The community service industry helps vulnerable, disadvantaged and marginalised individuals and communities. Community service support workers are vital to the industry and act as professional individuals who provide essential services to those in need of care, support, education, welfare and other related services. Studying a community services course with Aurora Learning Institute can lead to an enriching and fulfilling life in the community service industry. You’ll make a real difference in the lives of others, supporting and helping clients in times of need.
We offer a range of entry-level and career-progressing community services courses that will make you job ready and will help develop your skills and knowledge in the areas of direct care, disability, ageing, home and community care, case management and counselling.
With flexible delivery options, work placement opportunities and highly qualified and experienced teaching staff, our nationally recognised courses will give you the best start in the rewarding industry.
Job Prospects After Receiving a Community Services Qualification
The future is bright for those looking to study a community service course. The Community Services Alliance Department of Communities predicts significant employment opportunities in the community service sector in the next few years. Over 60,000 jobs will be available by 2025, especially in the child safety, disability and aged care industries. Here are some potential careers you can expect to be qualified and job ready for after you finish your studies.
- Community support worker
- Mental health support worker
- Social worker
- Youth worker
- Family support worker
- Parole or probation officer
- Disabilities service worker
- Aged care worker
Studying Community Services
Community service is a general name for a sector that covers many industries. Our community services courses teach students introductory and foundational knowledge that qualifies and opens them up to a broad range of career possibilities. After studying, your personal interests and skills can guide you with what industry or job you want to pursue.
Our community services course has a strong focus on practical training. We want our students to feel confident and be job ready after graduating. All of our community service courses prepare you to work in the community, and we welcome anyone who wants to learn how they can make a career out of supporting others.
There are Aurora Training Institute campuses in the Gold Coast, Robina, Toowoomba and Townsville. However, educating yourself about community service doesn’t need to be bound by location. If you don’t live near one of our campuses, or you can’t attend in-person training, don’t worry. All our community services qualifications can be taught online, allowing you to learn at your own pace.
Choosing the Right Course in Community Services
There are two nationally recognised community service study pathways, a certificate and a diploma. If you’re entirely new to the industry, the CHC22015 – Certificate II in Community Services is a great place to start. This course is an entry-level education course that teaches you foundational knowledge. From there, you can build on your skills and expertise with the CHC32015 – Certificate III in Community Services and the CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services, which prepares you to work with complex clients and communities in need.
There are minimal or no prerequisites to study, meaning community service courses are open to anyone interested in the field. We offer flexible learning, and at Aurora Training Institute, we can deliver all three courses in an online learning platform.
Most leadership roles in the industry require a diploma qualification, so if you have prior community service experience, the Diploma of Community Services is a great way to upskill and push your career forward.
Take a closer look at the community services qualification we offer at Aurora Training Institute. If you have further questions, please call our friendly student services team, who can help you choose the right course.