Community Services and Development

Industry Overview

Do you enjoy caring for others? Perhaps you would like to assist people experiencing a disability, or are keen to get involved in the wellness industry. If you are intrigued by these possibilities, a job in the Community Services & Development sector might be suited to you.

This industry offers a variety of services which can range from helping and caring for others to developing and maintaining community resources and programs. 

Overall you need to get a great satisfaction and reward from nurturing and caring those in need. You are someone who is driven by being open and responsive to the needs and welfare of others and this is your biggest motivation in relating to people. This makes you a caring and compassionate person who always likes to make sure the needs of the people around you are met.

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Training & Qualifications

The types of courses and qualifications you can use to make a career in this industry begin at the Certificate II level and progress to Certificate IV and diploma level. 


To gain exposure into the industry, it’s best to explore:
  • Certificate II in Justice Services
  • Certificate II, III and IV in Funeral Operations
  • Certificate III in Individual Support
  • Certificate IV Ageing Support,
  • Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Disability
  • Certificate III in Community Services Work
  • Certificate III and IV and Diploma in Correctional Practice
  • Certificate III in Social Housing
  • Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Family Support)
  • Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Certificate IV in Youth Work


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Occupations In This Industry

Scholarships & Grad Programs

There are currently no scholarship and graduate programs available for this industry. But check the job stream below for job opportunities!

Job Stream

  • Wed 16 Sep , 2020
  • Joondalup, Western Australia
  • Community Support Worker

  • IllawarraYES
  • The Community Support Worker pre-employment program is a 5-6 week program incorporating 6 units from the Certificate III Individual Support, mentoring and 3-4 weeks part time work placement. The training will be completed in Wollongong with the work placement throughout the Wollongong area. The employers we are working with have noted there is ongoing strong demand for community support workers and this growth is expected to continue. Participants will gain knowledge and experience in support aged and people with disabilities in the community and prepare them for employment as a Home and Community Care or Personal Support Worker.
  • Community Services and DevelopmentAged and Disability Support Workers
  • Fri 11 Sep , 2020
  • North Wollongong, New South Wales
  • Personal Care Worker (Traineeship) position - SW731

  • Apprenticeship Support Australia
  • As an Aged Care Worker you would work in residential facilities under direct supervision where they carry out activities to maintain personal care and other activities of living for people in an aged care setting, carry out activities related to an individualised plan, and report directly to a supervisor. Our client only seeks the best care staff to engage in their mission to be leaders in innovative and integrated healthcare renowned for providing wellbeing to our communities.
  • Community Services and DevelopmentAged and Disability Support Workers
  • Fri 4 Sep , 2020
  • Bareena, Victoria
  • Fri 4 Sep , 2020
  • Bella Vista, New South Wales