By 2018, one in four jobs will be in the community services and health sectors. That’s an estimated 229,400 new jobs to be created in these industries over the next three years. These are some of the latest statistics to come out of the Community Services & Health Industry Skills Council’s 2015 EScan. With such rapid growth set to occur, it is more important than ever for community organisations to ensure they are recruiting and maintaining an effective workforce.
After a 14 year career as a primary school teacher, Rosalie O’Connor felt that her life needed to take a new direction. She returned to university to pursue her PhD, but ultimately felt she needed to be doing something more practical rather than theoretical. Her interest in community services developed after volunteering for a project that worked with families experiencing domestic and family violence issues, and she looked for a way to continue that work professionally. Here’s her story…
On Friday 8 May 2015, the South Australian Family Law Pathways Forum held its annual conference, “Conflict, Trauma and Everything in Between”, at the Hotel Chancellor on Hindley Street to great success once again.
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What started off as a training venture has now developed into a full service café. The program was launched last year with a group of young people studying a Certificate II in Community Services Work at the Institute as part of the Relationship and Values Education (RAVE) program run through Relationships Australia SA.
Relationships Australia South Australia CEO Judith Cross was featured in the Career One International Women’s Day special feature this past March, where she discussed her experience as a female leader in the social services sector.
Starting in July 2015, the Australian Institute of Social Relations will offer a Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work. Peer work is a vital role within the mental health workforce.
The Skills for All program is a government initiative that gives students the opportunity to study courses at low or no cost to get the skills needed for jobs now and in the future. The Australian Institute of Social Relations is a Skills for All provider and we offer a range of eligible qualifications. Get in touch today to discuss […]