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.

The Health and Community Services Workforce Council (H&CSWC) has partnered with the Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) to develop a baseline profile of Queensland’s child protection and family support workforce in 2016. Organisations delivering services to vulnerable children and...
NDS Queensland is committed to assisting disability service providers to meet future market challenges, especially in the context of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) reform. A key priority for providers preparing to transition from a block funded model to an individualised funding model...
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In the lead up to the July 2016 launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), community service organisations throughout Queensland are running 'participant readiness' workshops to assist people with disabilities, as well as their families and carers, to be prepared for what the NDIS...
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Do you work with parents and families? Triple P is seeking individuals and community organisations that currently provide support to parents and families to undertake free training to become accredited Triple P providers. As part of the Queensland Government's two-year trial of free access to the...
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Do you have a niggling email marketing question? Maybe you’re wondering whether to resend an email campaign? Or what to do with disengaged subscribers? Vision6 and Email Monks have joined forces to create a useful infographic and a free webinar to help you get the most out of your emails. Read...
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Thank you to those who participated in the recent online engagement activity towards the development of the Community Services Jobs, Skills and Industry Strategy 2025 . Once priorities have been identified for consideration by government and industry, the Department of Communities, Child Safety and...
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Thursday 10 December 2015 is International Human Rights Day . Recently, in Houston, Texas, they held their first Annual Human Rights Day Festival. Angela Blanchard, President and CEO of Neighborhood Centers spoke at the festival about human rights, fears, our beliefs about people, safety and making...
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The Australian Charities and Not‑for‑profits Commission (ACNC) has developed a new guide: Managing conflicts of interest: a guide for charity board members This guide has been developed to help explain what conflicts of interest are and how they can be managed. This guide explains conflicts of...
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Zark Consultancy is running a one day workshop on the Gold Coast on 2 December 2015, on the topic of the nuts and bolts of using logic models to map outcomes . This workshop will give you a thorough understanding of how to use logic models as an effective tool to conduct strategic planning, program...
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COTA (Council on the Ageing) Queensland is a state-based organisation committed to advancing the rights, needs and interests of people as they age in Queensland. They work to create a more just, equitable and caring community in which older people are actively involved and have access to...

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