Top 6 Employing Jobs in Community Services | Sarina Russo

Top 6 Employing Jobs in Community Services

By Sarina Russo Editorial Team

The Health Care and Social Assistance industry, (which includes most community services) is Australia’s largest, and fastest-growing industry. Making up a large portion of this industry is the community services sector, which is Australia’s second-largest employing industry.

In 2020, 1.7 million people were employed within the community services sector. With this number expected to increase to 1.9 million by 2020, there has never been a better time to start a career in this industry.

According to the Australian Government’s National Skills Commission, these are the top 6 community service roles in the Health Care and Social Assistance industry. Expected weekly median earnings have also been sourced, to give you an idea of what kind of salary you could earn.

*Weekly median earnings for each occupation is sourced from the Australian Government, Job Outlook on 24 March, 2021

How to gain employment in the community services sector?

Post-school education is usually required for gaining employment within the Health Care and Social Assistance industry. In fact, 77% of workers, have a certificate III or higher qualification (Health Care and Social Assistance, n.d.)

By studying a relevant certificate or diploma in this field, you will gain the knowledge needed to work with a diverse range of clients. You will develop your ability to manage complex case requirements, implement community development strategies and meet legal and ethical compliance standards.

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Students/ You will be prepared to work in a variety of roles with skill and confidence through the completion of coursework, workplace case studies and practical placements.

Think a role in community services is your calling?

The Sarina Russo Institute offers both a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability) and a CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services. These courses are offered both online and/or face to face at our Brisbane Campus.

Our programs take into account your existing skillset, knowledge and past training. With our courses, you will gain a wider skill set and experience what it’s like working in community services sector. Whether you want to move into or further along this rewarding career path, our courses will be able to assist you.

John Fletcher, Sarina Russo Institute, Industry Trainer and Assessor, said, “Having worked in both aged care and community services, I can say the career is rewarding and fulfilling. You get to develop relationships with your residents and take care of them as they age. It feels great to give back just a little for what they have given us. It’s not always a bed of roses but there are more roses than thorns.”

Successful completion of our CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services also gives our students direct entry to the relevant university degree at James Cook University, Southern Cross University, Griffith University and the Australian Catholic University. To find about these pathways please click here. 

If you have any questions or queries about studying at Sarina Russo Institute or completing a diploma program, please don’t hesitate to email our Career Counsellor at:

To read more about our CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services course, please click here.


ABS, Labour Force (seasonally adjusted and annual averages of original data); ABS, Characteristics of Employment; ABS, Education and Work.

Community Sector and Development. (2020). Retrieved 22 March 2021, from

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