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 Act 2000 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.

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This public forum brings together all those with an interest in social enterprise including social entrepreneurs, non-governmental agencies, policy makers, academics, students and funders. The key focus of the forum will be to explore the potential and to chart a new direction towards developing...
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The Queensland Family and Child Commission is holding its fifth Research in the Round forum to be held in Townsville, on 7 June 2018. This forum has an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander focus, with the theme of Family wellbeing and loss of identity. All presenters, panel members and the...
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Two upcoming workshops are available for free to assist your organisation in building innovation capacity and capability. The Future of Innovation is Social - webinar In this webinar, Sandy Blackburn-Wright, Managing Director at Social Outcomes, will explain why the size of your enterprise doesn't...
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Community, health and education workers are invited to attend a free legal information webinar about how Legal Aid Queensland can help your clients with legal protection from violent relationships. The webinar will be delivered by Jason Garrick, family lawyer from our Violence Prevention and Women’...
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Did you know that you can profile the good work your organisation is doing to achieve gender equality? A new online feature of the Queensland Women's Strategy allows organisations to profile the work they are undertaking and the good results they are achieving in the areas of women's participation...
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The Windsor Group and BDO Australia will be holding a free event to discuss the changes to accounting standards announced by the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) that will affect your non-profit business. The event will be led two experts Russell Postle, Partner at BDO Australia and Mel...
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The Independent Pricing Review undertaken by McKinsey & Company has been released. The report made 25 recommendations all of which have been accepted by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). Jobs Australia, along with most employers in the sector, National Disability Services (NDS),...
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Queensland Government media release The first sod has been turned for the $3.6 million Yarrabilba Family, Children and Community Hub, creating 12 jobs during construction. Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the State Government had fully...
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The Queensland Social Enterprise Council (QSEC) is holding an event with Anna Guenther, co-founder of PledgeMe, New Zealand's first crowdfunding platform. Anna launched PledgeMe six years ago and today more than 1,200 entrepreneurial campaigns have raised $23 million through PledgeMe. At the event...
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Do you know any budding entrepreneurs in Townsville and Cairns that need help and support to be inspired to create their own jobs? The Entrepreneurs of the Future program may just be what they are looking for. The Entrepreneurs of the Future pilot program is looking for budding entrepreneurs in...

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