Quick Career Guides Part #11: Community Services

Quick Career Guides Part #11: Community Services

Quick Career Guides Part #11: Community Services

Even if you think you know what you would like your next career step to be, it is always a good idea from time to time, to have a look at other options. The Australian government produces lots of statistics about work and employment, and reading industry blogs can be a great way to find out more about job sectors from people who really know their stuff, they are also a good way to gain useful information before an interview.

For many people, however, the problem with accessing all of this information is time. All the career information we need is out there but the time to look through it often eludes us. To encourage you to think about different career possibilities that might suit you, we sought out information about Australia’s fastest growing careers and have created a quick guide about each one for you. For each industry, this guide includes information about growth and employment, available qualifications and recommended blogs.


Upskilleds Community Service courses lead to family counselling careers 


Community Services Careers

Community services is one of Australia’s biggest growing career sectors. With more Australians needing care into their old age and more of us with young families returning to work and requiring childcare, there is a high demand for people to work in community services occupations.


A career in community services helps people in your community


Key statistics for Community Service careers in Australia


Workforce size:

  • Aged and disabled carers (161,100)
  • Child carers (140,000)


Unemployment rate

  • Below Average


Highest number of part time workers (occupations in growth)

  • Personal care consultants (74%)


Highest number of female workers

  • Personal care consultants (93%)


 Community services careers can include counselling and group therapy, including drug and alcohol treatment



Recommended qualifications (lowest and highest available skills levels)


 Community service careers help ensure all people can overcome potential barriers.



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