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Study Community Services Courses Online

What is Community Services?

Community services refers to a broad range of programs and services that help people in need, including aged care, disability, youth work, drug and alcohol services, employment programs and more. People who work in community services typically work in government or non-profit organisations and have a passion for making a difference in their community.

Youth & Family

You’ll work with children, young people and families to help them solve social, emotional and financial problems.

Health & Education

You’ll help people of all ages manage their own health and learn valuable skills that will transform their life.

Drugs & Alcohol

You’ll help people with drug and alcohol issues get the support they need, so they can improve their health and wellbeing.

Employment & Welfare

You’ll help people in need access government benefits, employment programs and other support services.

Why Study Community Services?

Community services is Australia’s fastest growing industry, due to our ageing population and the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Working in community services is extremely rewarding and gives you an opportunity to support local communities, by caring for a diverse range of people in different life situations.

Studying one of our community services courses online is ideal if you’re looking for a broad qualification in community services. Once you graduate, you can choose to specialise in a particular area, such as aged care, disability or mental health. You’ll not only gain a nationally recognised qualification, but also make a real difference to the lives of others.

Your Career Pathway

There are many different career pathways you can take in the community services sector. Below are just a few of the job roles available once you graduate from National College Australia. Not sure which one is right for you? Our team will help you choose the right course and guide you every step of the way.

Qualifications - Certificate IV Level

CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

Job Titles

Community Support Worker Referral Officer Welfare Worker Family Support Worker

Qualifications - Diploma Level

CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)

Job Titles

Service / Program Coordinator Service / Program Manager Case Manager

*University Pathway to Charles Sturt University

Bachelor of Social Work Bachelor of Social Science

Job Titles

Social Worker Pyschologist Case Manager *Successful completion of CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services will meet the minimum academic requirements for entry into the Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Science at Charles Sturt University. Charles Sturt University (CSU) is National College Australia’s preferred provider for graduates who wish to undertake a Social Work or Social Science degree. Please note: Recognition of these Diplomas does not guarantee applicants a place in CSU courses and the credit package advertised is subject to change at the discretion of the CSU Course Director.

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