COMMUNITY & SOCIAL WORK

POPULAR STUDY & CAREER OPTIONS  IN AUSTRALIA

 

 

Community Development Officer

Average Salary: AUD 94,327 / year *

Recommended Course(s) of Study:

  • Bachelor of Community Development (3 Years)

Welfare Care Manager

Average Salary: AUD 67,010 / year *

Recommended Course(s) of Study:

  • Bachelor of Social Work (4 years)
  • Bachelor of Community Services (3 Years)
  • Bachelor of Community and Human Services (3 Years)
  • Master of Social Work (2 years)
  • Master of Public Health (2 Years)
  • Master of International Community Development (2 Years)
  • Master of Business Administration (Health Services Management) (2 Years)

Family Support Worker

Average Salary: AUD 65,920 / year *

Recommended Course(s) of Study:

  • Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) (78 Weeks)
  • Bachelor of Community Services (3 Years)
  • Bachelor of Community and Human Services (3 Years)

Social Worker

Average Salary: AUD65,384 / year *

Recommended Course(s) of Study:

  • Bachelor of Social Work (4 years)
  • Master of Social Work (2 years)

Case Worker

Average Salary: AUD 63,406 / year *

Recommended Course(s) of Study:

  • Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) (78 Weeks) 
  • Bachelor of Community Services (3 Years)

Youth Worker

Average Salary: AUD 56,889 / year *

Recommended Course(s) of Study:

  • Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) (78 Weeks) 
  • Bachelor of Youth Work (3 Years)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (4 years)
  • Master of Social Work (2 years)

Community Support Worker

Average Salary: AUD 53,110 / year *

Recommended Course(s) of Study:

  • Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) (78 Weeks)

* Disclaimer:

  • The salaries stated above are based on average income per year in Australia gathered from Neuvoo & Payscale (see below).
  • Salaries may vary based on relevant education, work experiences, skillsets and professional recognition of a working individual as well as job location.

 

 

Job Descriptions and Pay Range for each occupations listed above:

Community Development Officer

Job Overview:

Works with community groups, government department or local government council to help communities by delivering a range of projects such as housing projects to enhance their way of life. Coordinating the delivery of services that contribute to improved outcomes for the community. Engaging with a range of internal and external stakeholders to foster and sustain partnerships. 

Pay Range:

Source Reference: Neuvoo

Welfare Care Manager

Job Overview:

Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the activities of a welfare centre or service including physical and human resources.

Source Reference: abs.gov.au

Pay Range:

Source Reference: Payscale

Family Support Worker

Job Overview:

Assists the work of Social Workers and Welfare Workers by providing services and support to families.

Source Reference: abs.gov.au

Pay Range:

Source Reference: Neuvoo

Social Worker

Job Overview:

Assesses the social needs of individuals, families and groups, assists and empowers people to develop and use the skills and resources needed to resolve social and other problems, and furthers human wellbeing and human rights, social justice and social development. Registration or licensing may be required.

Source Reference: abs.gov.au

Pay Range:

Source Reference: Payscale

Case Worker

Job Overview:

Assist in recovering addicts, the elderly, ex-convicts, people with severe illnesses, or the impoverished. Give people advice and guidance in areas that will help improve an individual’s life. Work very closely with health providers, such as general care practitioners, psychiatrists, and psychologists.

Source Reference: Payscale

Pay Range:

Source Reference: Payscale

Youth Worker

Job Overview:

Assists young people as individuals or groups to solve social, emotional and financial problems in an agency framework. Provides support and information to young people about welfare and other youth accommodation and community services. Plans, designs and supervises activities for young people such as sports, handicrafts, dancing, drama, hiking and bushwalking. Provides counselling, support and crisis services.

Source Reference: abs.gov.au

Pay Range:

Source Reference: Payscale

Community Support Worker

Job Overview:

Provides care and support to clients so they can become more independent in their everyday lives. They help clients in various ways, such as assisting with personal care including grooming and feeding, household chores such as cooking and cleaning, and arranging transportation and recreational activities.

Pay Range:

Source Reference: Payscale

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