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Community services

With care at the core, you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives and support them in achieving their goals.

Community services jobs are growing quickly across Victoria. By 2026, it is forecast that over 83,000 new workers will be needed in the health care and social assistance industry.*

The work is diverse, and you can help people from all walks of life who may be of any age, ability or needs.

For example, you could:

  • support people with a disability in a care facility or in their home
  • care for people living in an aged care facility or in their home
  • help people who are experiencing a crisis, such as homelessness or family violence
  • mentor young people who are looking for work.

Whether you are starting out, changing careers, or learning new skills for your existing job, you’ll find a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course to get the skills you need. Once you’re in the industry, there are many career pathways you can follow.

Explore the information below to learn more about working in community services.

Training and careers in community services

Community services career stories

Explore growing industries in your region

* Community services is part of the health care and social assistance industry. 

Statistics source: Victorian Skills Authority Employment Forecast Dashboard.