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Become a Counsellor or Community Service Worker

Are you a natural caregiver? Does helping come second nature to you? Do you want to spend your days touching people’s lives and helping them overcome problems? If you’ve answered yes to any of the questions above, then a career as a counsellor or community service worker is perfect for you.

Responsible for assessing and addressing your clients’ needs, as a counsellor you will assist individuals, couples and families in overcoming their problems. Or give back to your entire community as you work towards for a better future for all as a community service worker.

Could Counsellor or Community Service Worker be your next job title?

If you are passionate about working to improve the lives and circumstances of individual, families, groups and communities this may be the profession for you.

It takes a special kind of person to cut it as a counsellor or community service worker. Listed below you will find a few of the most popular tasks you may need to complete:

Counselling

  • Schedule client appointments
  • Meet and greet clients (new & existing)
  • Listen and discuss emotional and personal issues
  • Offer emotional support and practical solutions

Community Services

  • Implement community development strategies
  • Provide intervention strategies
  • Respond to children and young people at risk
  • Offer emotional support and practical solutions

Individuals who are good at multi-tasking and who love to keep things organised will thrive in this fast-paced industry. Do you think you have what it takes to be a counsellor or community service worker? Then just give our Student Enrolment Advisors a call today and put your career plan into motion.

Where can you work?

Once you have a qualification from AIAS behind you, a range of exciting career opportunities will become available. Whether you decide to work as a Counsellor, Welfare Worker, Community Educator or even join a Government or Non Profit Organisation. With a counselling qualification you could even work on your own, qualified counsellors are in high demand. Youth organisations, regugee aid centres, hospitals, hospices and holistic health clinics also offer employment opportunities for counsellors and community service workers, allowing you to choose where you want to work – be that in Australia or overseas.

The Stats

of Counsellors and Community Service workers work full time


people are employed as Counsellors and Community Service workers in Australia today

of Counsellors and Community Service workers have attained a Diploma or Advanced Diploma