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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Children’s Education & Care
Aged Care Services
Community Leisure & Health Services
School Based Education
Choose a career that empower educators to help students succeed!
Mental Health Services
Are You Okay Careers?
Youth Work Services
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.
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)
Start your training in Community Services
Enrol today, contact your Careers Advisors or VET Coordinator
NDIS Workforce Fundamentals Micro Credential
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.
Students with Disability
National Disability Services is proud to introduce the V-Resume website, a free website for jobseekers living with a disability who want to try a different way of applying for a job – a Video Resume.
The V-Resume website provides workbooks, videos and all the tools needed in a vibrant, simple, and positive manner.
A Video Resume (V-Resume) is a short 1-2 minute video that can be shown to an employer. The V-Resume provides the opportunity to go beyond a written resume to introduce the jobseeker, their personality, and their skills as a potential employee.
For the employer, it is a short and easy way to meet a jobseeker and break through any pre-conceived perceptions that may be hindering recruiting someone living with a disability.
For the Jobseeker, it an opportunity to identify what makes them great, grow communication skills, and build self-confidence in applying or going into an interview knowing an employer has already ‘met’ them. Click here to hear the experience from our example V-Resume jobseekers.
For the V-Partner, those who support the jobseeker on their V-Resume journey, there is a booklet, videos, and plenty of advice for you too. Making a Video Resume is a team activity. Click here to hear the experience from a V-Partner perspective.
The website is for those with little to no technical ability and sets out Six Steps that are easy to follow. There are plenty of detailed videos that both visually and verbally explain what to do. So, no matter your learning style, technical ability, or accessibility needs, you can make a V-Resume!
Go to www.vresume.com.au and start your V-Resume journey!