Community Services

Help change lives in the community services industry

Are you passionate about helping people in our community to improve their lives? Are you a compassionate communicator keen to work with a diverse range of people? The community services sector offers a vast range of opportunities for people wanting to make a difference in the world around them, such as careers in disability care, youth support and mental health services. The community services industry will continue to grow in the next decade, and together with the health industry, is the largest employer in the NSW North Coast region.

Our courses can be tailored to suit individual students and include a number of qualifications and short courses offered at many of our campuses across the NSW North Coast.

Top 5 careers under Community Services

Welfare Support Worker
Disabilities Services Officer
Counsellor
Case Manager
Youth Worker

What kind of students pursue this career?

  • Passion for human and social rights
  • Professional and ethical
  • Patient
  • Able to use judgement and initiative
  • Able to manage stress and conflict
  • Good communication skills
  • Love assisting people
  • Enjoy working independently
     

 

Supporting a successful career in the community services industry

If you want to make a difference and love the feeling of helping others in your community, then explore the categories below to find your area of interest. If you need to add to existing skills, or want to make a shift into the industry then you can find the right course at North Coast TAFE.

Community Services and Welfare

Possible career outcomes:

  • Community Worker
  • Health and Welfare Support Worker
  • Welfare Support Worker
  • Welfare Worker
  • Family Support Worker

Community Services and Welfare  

Disability Services

Possible career outcomes:

  • Disabilities Services Officer
  • Behavioural Support Officer

Disability Services  

Counselling

Possible career outcomes:

  • Counsellor
  • Case Manager

Counselling  

Youth and Family Intervention

Possible career outcomes:

  • Youth Worker
  • Residential Care Assistant
  • Refuge Worker
  • Hostel Parent

Youth and Family Intervention  

"I've met some great people through TAFE, and made some good friends, and I've learnt a lot in my time here."

Cheridyn, Port Macquarie

Pick a category & get started on a career in the community services industry