Community Services course australia

Community Services Course

The outcome of this course will help you develop your specialist skills for a rewarding community services career, gain a solid foundation to build your leadership capability and prepare for roles in case work and management in this in-demand sector. Health and Welfare Services Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the professional and administrative aspects of health and welfare programs and services.

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Course Details

Duration: 2 years including holidays

Intake: 4 times a year

Costs: $9,000 – $12,000 per year

Locations: Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane

Further study:

  • Bachelor of Community Services

Career opportunities: Welfare service manager, Case worker, Community Services Worker, Youth worker, program coordinator

Course Requirements

  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • An IELTS score (academic) of 7 with no band less than 7 or equivalent.
  • Completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12.

Graduate Outcome

Weekly income on average is $1,328 based on Job Outlook.

Tasks and duties

  • providing overall direction and management for the service, facility, organisation or centre
  • developing, implementing and monitoring procedures, policies and standards for medical, nursing, allied health and administrative staff
  • coordinating and administering health and welfare programs and clinical services
  • monitoring and evaluating resources devoted to health, welfare, recreation, housing, employment, training and other community facilities and centres
  • controlling administrative operations such as budget planning, report preparation, expenditure on supplies, equipment and services
  • liaising with other health and welfare providers, boards and funding bodies to discuss areas of health and welfare service cooperation and coordination
  • advising government bodies about measures to improve health and welfare services and facilities
  • representing the organisation in negotiations, and at conventions, seminars, public hearings and forums
  • controlling selection, training and supervision of staff
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