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There are so many different paths your career can take when you complete community services courses, as the roles you’ll find in the sector are as diverse as the people you serve. The job of supporting society’s most vulnerable people is a complex one, so it stands to reason that the work reflects this fact. 

In order to illustrate just how diverse the available roles are for anyone using online learning to get into the profession, we’re now going to look at a few of the possibilities. By reading to the end, you’ll get a flavour for the sheer scope of the positions open to you. 

So, without further delay, let’s get started...

Housing Support Worker 

As is taught in community services courses, one of the basic necessities for people is housing, with a housing support worker assisting people to find and secure suitable properties for their needs. With an annual salary in the region of $75K, it’s as financially rewarding as it is from a professional point of view.

Women & Children Case Worker

A big problem that most societies have is domestic violence and as a women and children caseworker, you’ll be using your community services courses knowledge to support those affected by it. You’ll be finding housing and providing services that allow vulnerable women and their children to meet their basic needs.

Family Support Coordinator

Again working to find housing and other services, but this time for vulnerable families, the family support coordinator will work - often in emergencies - to find suitable places for displaced people when they need it the most. The contribution you make in this job can make a huge difference to the happiness and safety of those you’re helping. 

AOD Support Worker

Another role that your community services courses can prepare you for is Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) support worker. Drugs and alcohol can wreak havoc in people’s lives and in this role, you’ll be providing emotional and practical support, guiding recovering addicts to an existence without dependency.

Training For the Sector Has Never Been Easier!

During this short blog, we’ve looked at just four examples of the many career specialisms you can pursue and there are so many more besides these. So, after you’ve finished your online learning to get into the sector, your professional world is very much your oyster, with many possible avenues.

The great news for anyone considering joining the profession is that training for this kind of work is easier now than ever. Options like our Working Effectively In the Community Sector Certificate allow you to get the knowledge you need at your own pace using short video-based modules that make learning easier, no matter what the subject. 

If you’d like to know more about our community services courses or any of our online training, all you need to do is visit us today at www.onlinecoursesaustralia.edu.au. However, if you require our assistance in finding the ideal training for your needs, give us a call on 1300 611 404 and we’ll be more than happy to help in any way we can.  


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