The community services sector assists and supports individuals, families and communities in need, contributing to the well-being and quality of life of these Australians.
Work in the community services industry reflects a complex inter-relationship of duty of care, ethical behaviours, personal values, service delivery standards, and methodologies. It involves:
- working with individuals, the family, groups and the community
- focusing on community benefits including maximising community development
- working with people with disabilities
- working successfully with cultural diversity including:
- females and males across a range of age groups
- people from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds
- Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people
- people with mental and other health issues, and those with developmental differences
There is a crossover of skills throughout the Health Care Services Industry and, as such, a combination of qualifications can cover a range of employment outcomes.
Australian Workplace Training has been successfully delivering training in Health Care Services since 2000.
In all circumstances, students must successfully produce a Police Clearance in order to access the practical work placement requirements of these courses.