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Early days in your childhood or community studies?

Certificate III level courses will give you the foundation to take on simple roles and give you the pre-requisite knowledge for higher-level courses.

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Completing a Certificate IV level course will allow you to work unsupervised in most childcare and community service environments.

Looking to take your passion to the next level?

Diploma level courses will provide you with the skills you need to address more complex client issues and help a larger range of people.

If your heart is in caring for others, whether ensuring the community's needs are met or providing a solid foundation for children's growth, look no further than a role in community services and childcare. This stable sector is expected to grow strongly in the near future with a variety of work in different areas where your help is required. Nationally recognised qualifications are essential for this crucial work.

  • We provide courses covering minimum requirement qualifications to specialised diplomas.
  • Acquire the knowledge to become a hands-on community care worker, or use your management skills to run a service.
  • Are you eligible to start a community service or childcare course? Call a CoursesNow consultant on 1300 302 591 to find out. We'll help you decide the best course to suit your experience and assist with enrolment.

Career Pathways

The right qualification can take you almost anywhere in this sector, from helping Australia's disadvantaged through social and welfare work, to addressing the increasing need for aged care, care for people with a disability and early childhood education.

Graduates are in high demand for entry-level positions, so expect a fast transition from work placement to hands-on roles. Many are happy to remain at a social level while others may choose a path that takes them to management and policy for this sector.

Expect to complete your course with community development, legal, health and stakeholder management skills and relevant experience in your chosen field. All courses will ensure you gain best practice knowledge in client care, whether for adults, children or families.

Working in the community services and childcare industry is ideal for people who have the compassion and energy to address a range of social issues. Roles are often highly rewarding and the industry offers a number of career options in different subsectors as well as steady employment.

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