As a registered training organisation currently offering Certificate III in Individual Support, we are often asked by potential students what the chances of gaining a job are and what sort of job roles are available once they finish the course.

The community services sector has been expanding for many years and is now one of the largest and fastest growing in Australia. In the last two years, one in four new jobs has been generated for community and health workers.

The industry is varied and presents an immense number of job opportunities for workers, whether they are employed in the private, not-for-profit or government sectors. In fact, about 4.5{4af88043e6f3e5caae8600b9e5a9b29a1c6dbdf4483f818ccc78179cbb808d2c} of all employed people in Australia are community services workers, that’s a whopping 513,000 people.

Many of our students are attracted to Aged Care following on from time spent caring for their own elderly parents or friends. Men and women often come to the industry with many transferable skills from their life experience – things like social outing organisation, budgeting skills, domestic duties and general care. This sentiment of life experience is backed up by the statistics, with 58{4af88043e6f3e5caae8600b9e5a9b29a1c6dbdf4483f818ccc78179cbb808d2c} of Residential Care Services workers and 54{4af88043e6f3e5caae8600b9e5a9b29a1c6dbdf4483f818ccc78179cbb808d2c} of Other Social Assistance Service workers are over 45 years old.

The community services and health industry allows a workers to be flexible, whether they have children, other jobs, study commitments or other responsibilities and 51{4af88043e6f3e5caae8600b9e5a9b29a1c6dbdf4483f818ccc78179cbb808d2c} of workers are employed part time. It is a rewarding career and you can truly make a difference to people’s lives.

Are you patient, supportive, caring and respectful? Find out more about our Certificate III in Individual Support courses by emailing training@arcgroup.com.au or calling 1300 793 146.

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