Study Individual Support

Potential Career Outcomes

Some potential occupations include:

Course overview

The community service industry is part of the Health Care and Social Assistance industry. It is one of the biggest sectors in Australia. The workforce in this area works across a range of field such as indigenous health, youth services, child protection, housing, aged care and many more.

In Australia, there are many courses you can take to start your career in this field. Australia offers courses both at the vocational training level across to higher education. In these courses you will be exposed to topics such as:

  • Individualised Support
  • Personal Support Needs
  • Community Participation and Social Inclusion
  • Working with people with disability
  • Home and Community Support Services
  • Case Management
  • Trauma informed care
  • Counselling
Graduate Outcomes
  • A welfare support worker earns on average $1328 per week, and a welfare service manager earns on average $2,148
  • The workforce in this industry is expected to grow over the next five years.
  • Most welfare support workers work in the Health care, Public Administration and safety industry.
  • Over the next five years, it is projected that there will be around 30,000 job openings.
Common Course Requirements
  • Completion of secondary education
  • Meet English proficiency (Usually at least IELTS 5.5 overall for Vocational courses, or 6.5 for University courses)
Related Courses

Some related courses include:

  • Certificate III in Individual Support

Duration: 10 -62 weeks
Intake: Monthly
Cost: $3,000- $15,250

Locations:  Most cities throughout Australia

  • Certificate IV in Disability
    Duration: 26 -78 weeks
    Intake: Monthly
    Cost: $5,200 – $21,500
    Locations: Most cities throughout Australia
  • Diploma of Community Service  

Duration: 39 -115 weeks

Intake: Monthly

Cost: From $9,950 – $49,870

Location: Most cities throughout Australia

  • Bachelor of Community Service

Duration: 156 weeks

Intake: February, July

Cost: From $18,000 – $30,000 per year

Location: Most cities throughout Australia

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