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Career pathways

Working in the social service sector is growth career with workers needed nationwide. The sector will create one in four jobs by 2018, according to statistics by the Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council.

As well as providing excellent job prospects in the major cities, rural and regional areas have particularly high demand for community workers and is an option new graduates are encouraged to explore.

The Australian Community Workers Association has created a useful factsheet about careers in community work.Newspaper classified section

The Australian Association of Social Workers has a useful guide on planning your career within the social service sector.

Idealist Careers have a range of resources on their site with tips and advice on careers in the social service sector.

Job search websites for the community services sector

Career development and training websites

Additional resources

TAFE exhibition at eventMy Community Directory allows you to search for specific services or programs in your area

OzCare - community support services

Vinnies - find help directory

Queensland Government Community support

Access to Queensland community care services

Case studies of social service workers on the ground