is what working in the Community Services Sector is all about. It covers a broad range of caring and support occupations to assist the well-being of our communities. It’s one of the fastest growing industries with a variety of opportunities available.

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Explore a life changing life pathway tool to explore how to start working in the sector…
Check out the different sectors and jobs below on the Career’s Wheel

Start exploring career and employment pathways in the Community Services industry

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A Life Changing Life

A Life Changing Life portal provides great information for Students and School Leavers about careers in the Community Services Sector.

Career Introduction and Taster Programs

Introduction to #myjobishumans

Want to know more about Aged Care, Community Services, Children Services, Disability Support and Education Support? To access Sector Introduction Modules that will provide you with a broader understanding of the industry, register here or login to access.

Career Taster Programs

Will you be Year 10 in 2022? Interested in a human service career, but want to learn more about the sector before completing a full qualification? Why not try a Community Service Taster Program. If you are a student from a Community Services Gateway School, you will receive preference to training places in 2022. Make sure you mention your school is a Gateway School when enquiring. Click here for more information.

How It Works

Taster Programs deliver training to year 10 students, one day per week for nine weeks. Students participate in units aligned to a specific area over the course of a school term, gaining a deeper understanding of a qualification that assists them in making an informed decision when choosing a TAFE at School Program or continuing with further studies in the future.

TAFE Queensland’s fully funded Taster Programs have been designed to fit around high school subjects, allowing students to get a head start on their learning journey while maintaining studies at school.

Eligibility Criteria

To take part in the Trade Taster Program you must be a Year 10 student and be currently studying Maths and English at a Year 10 level. You must also be able to arrange travel to the relevant TAFE Queensland campus where the program is offered.


Online Certificate II in Community Services Qualification (VETiS Funded)

Attention Year 10, 11 and 12 students
Start your training in Community Services
Enrol today, contact your Careers Advisors or VET Coordinator


NDIS Workforce Fundamentals Micro Credential

The NDIS Workforce Fundamentals micro credential, developed by WorkAbility Qld and TAFE Queensland, is available FREE for NDIS providers and services that deliver NDIS-type supports.

This two-hour training resource is an interactive learning tool to engage your workers and implement as part of your workforce induction.

Benefits for your organisation are:

  • Reduced training duplication
  • Ensures delivery of critical learning elements
  • Access a short online training course, anywhere, anytime
  • Industry training recognition (digital badge awarded on completion)

Dave Conway features as a consultant and NDIS self managed participant who employs his workers.

Professional Development for workers include:

  • Learning about the NDIS and how it links to Human Rights
  • Professional frameworks and legislation
  • Ethical and legal breaches
  • Ensuring professional boundaries
  • Person-centred and strengths-based approaches
  • Key roles and responsibilities of a support worker
  • Communication, interpersonal skills and respectful practice
  • Recognising and responding to signs of abuse and neglect
  • Cultural sensitivity and cross-cultural communication

The NDIS Workforce Fundamentals micro-credential has been developed through co-design with Industry and people with lived experience of disability, and is funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT).

To read more about the NDIS Workforce Fundamentals micro-credential pilot program click here.


Do you want to experience the community services workforce? Are you looking for work experience, a vocational placement or employment? If so, log onto Job Match and create a profile highlighting what you are looking for. These profiles are reviewed by real employers and will contact you directly when opportunities become available.

It also creates an employment passport that young people can take readily from one employer to another, that can grow and adapt as the young person’s skills, experiences and qualification evolve.