What is the community service sector?

The social service sector provides the community with services that meet a broad range of needs. The delivery of services aims to promote physical, social, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Groups in the community that are marginalised or disadvantaged, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) families and people with a disability, are supported by government and non-government providers of community services. Non-government services are delivered by commercial and not-for-profit organisations.

Is the community service sector for you?

Workers in the social service sector are expected to display sensitivity, a concern for others, good communication skills, and a non-judgmental approach to issues faced by individuals and communities. Those who work with children in a regulated sector (as defined by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Act 2000) are required to undergo a suitability check for working with children and be the holder of a current Blue Card. Refer to the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (CCYPCG) for information.

Workforce and training resources

In this section you can find a number of resources on what it's like to work in the social service sector, career opportunities, courses and training you can undertake, and details of free online professional development training. Use the left hand "Workforce and Training" menu to find the information you are looking for.

If you haven't already taken a look, browse the Community Door eTraining courses - they are all free, online and accessible to anyone. Topics include strengthening NGOs, governance, collaboration and cultural awareness.

Justice Connect runs regular webinars on all aspects of managing a community organisation. You can register for upcoming webinars or watch a recording of previous webinars.

Brisbane City Council recognises the importance of community and not-for-profit organisations having access to advice that will assist with the management of, and future sustainability of their assets. In 2013, Council established the Inclusive Brisbane Professional Advice Alliance to provide pro...
The HESTA Community Sector Awards are presented by HESTA and the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS). The awards recognise outstanding service provision, advocacy and leadership in improving the lives of people who rely on access to the services of this sector. It is an opportunity to...
Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI) has a range of free online eLearning resources. Introductory courses: Support learners to understand the impact of parental mental illness on the entire family unit and to recognise the benefits of a family-sensitive approach to working with parents...
This is the sixth conference in a series in which the populations of interest are Indigenous peoples from Australia, New Zealand and beyond, the residents of Australia’s neighbouring island nations, and people living with and recovering from mental and/or physical illness or disability in remote...
The Gundoo Day Care Centre in Cherbourg have been working with the Indigenous Professional Support Unit from QCOSS over the last two years. They were recently featured in The First Nations Telegraph for their excellent visioning and planning workshops. Find out more: click here
Carers Queensland to deliver Cert III in Community Services Work Are you an unpaid family carer or former carer in rural Queensland who wants a job, but can't afford to upskill? Carers Queensland will be training up to 75 carers in Certificate III in Community Services Work in six rural areas:...
Carers Queensland are running a series of free NDIS workshops in early 2015. Does your organisation support people who will be impacted by the NDIS in Queensland? Would you like to know how to prepare your clients for the NDIS? Carers Queensland can train you to deliver an NDIS workshop to your own...
ECCQ has been funded by the Department of Social Services under the Settlement Grants Program to run a Community Leadership Program. They are now accepting participants from new and emerging communities for their next 8-week leadership course starting on 10 January. Read about the graduation...
A new Australian study shows that workers in health and community services, including aged and disability care, have only a moderate safety consciousness despite having the highest number of workplace injury claims of all industries. FIND OUT MORE : Read the report here .
This qualification addresses work in roles that usually involve service delivery, either direct client work and/or community education or development projects. Workers at this level operate at an advanced skill level and may also have responsibility for the supervision of other staff and volunteers...

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