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The Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) is the national body for over half a million hard working community work practitioners in Australia. 

They have announced that they need professionals who can support the increasing number of vulnerable Australians needing vital community services such as housing assistance, financial counselling, mental health support and domestic and family violence support.

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Studying the Diploma and Bachelor of Community Services to have a career in community work

4 Life College and Stott’s College with campuses in  Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth can lead you to become familiar with providing direct support to individuals or groups of individuals using a strength based case management model.

Studying the Diploma of Community Services at 4Life College will give you a qualification that will specialise in the sector or work as a generalist. Their community services course will help prepare you for the outside world.

You may be involved in managing, coordinating and/or delivering person-centered services to individuals, groups or communities. You will be providing direct support to individuals or groups of individuals using a strength based case management model.

At 4Life College they are teaching the strengths-based recovery model. Instead of focusing too narrowly on the challenges and issues clients face, this model encourages community service workers to help their clients use their strengths and resources to overcome obstacles. By focusing on the positives, clients are enabled to work on their strengths to achieve their goals, rather than consistently being confronted with their own shortcomings.

International students who have undertaken the Bachelor of Community Services delivered by Stott’s College can seek the Australian Community Workers’ Association full membership as a Welfare Centre Manager upon graduation.

Occupational titles for graduates with this qualification may include:

  • Welfare Centre Manager
  • Program Coordinator
  • Community Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Case Manager
  • Youth Worker
  • Juvenile Justice Officer
  • Child and Family Practitioner
  • Community Development Worker
  • Community Health Worker

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