If you’ve been contemplating a career in the Community Services sector, now is the perfect time to start your training. Thanks to the Jobs Guarantee introduced by the Victorian Government, graduating from the Diploma of Community Services between 1 September 2022 and 31 August 2024 guarantees employment.
This is an excellent opportunity for individuals starting or considering their studies in the field. Community Services play a vital role in society, helping those in need and less fortunate. This career path offers individuals a chance to make a real difference in the world and positively impact the lives of others. The sector is continually growing, with more job opportunities and career advancement prospects than ever before. So, if you’re passionate about making a difference and helping others, a career in the Community Services sector is definitely worth considering.
Some questions answered!
What if I’m already enrolled in the Diploma of Community Services?
If you are completing your course before the end of August next year, you can register your interest for a range of roles, including positions in family services, child protection, disability and aged care and housing support.
Is there still time to complete the Diploma before next August?
With Cire’s Diploma of Community Services – CHC52015 taking approximately 12-18 months to complete, students enrolling in our July intake may still be eligible to register.
The current Diploma (CHC5201) includes 16 units; we recommend allocating a minimum of 10 hours a week to upskilling and aiming to complete at least one unit per month.
What if I don’t finish my Diploma for the end of the Jobs Guarantee?
The Community Services sector is projecting strong employment for many years to come, offering job security and career progression. Seek currently has over 5660 adverts and predicts a 25.2% growth over the next 5 years.
Will I be supported to study and eventually gain employment?
You certainly will, our student’s success is a top priority, and we offer a range of resources to support them in their studies and future careers. We understand that adjusting to a new learning environment can be challenging, which is why we offer Study Skills for Success groups, where students can connect with trainers and peers to develop essential study skills. If you have been out of education for a while, we also provide assistance through the Reconnect program, which offers a range of support for participants over an 18-month period. Additionally, the Victorian Government’s Jobs Victoria initiative provides further mentoring and career counselling opportunities, available for free as part of Jobs Guarantee registration. At Cire, we are committed to helping our students achieve their goals and realize their full potential.
How is training with a community organisation different?
Training with a community organisation is a unique experience that provides valuable insights into the sector. As one of the largest non-for-profit organisations in the Yarra Ranges, Cire understands our area’s need for Community Services workers. For more than 40 years, Cire has been working to address the various challenges faced by our community. When it comes to training, Cire’s understanding of the sector is invaluable. Our teams have built relationships with other organisations that can offer the necessary support for participants. These contacts can be a great resource for students seeking work placement opportunities. Training with a community organisation like Cire will enable students to acquire the skills they need to succeed while gaining practical experience in the field.
Contact Cire Training to join our July intake to make the most of the Jobs Guarantee.
Click here to learn more about the Victorian Government’s Jobs Guarantee.