Community services certificate and diploma courses - Linx Institute

Online Community Services Certificate & Diploma Courses
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Discover one of the fastest growing employment sectors in the country. If you think a career in community services might just be what you’ve been looking for, then get in touch. It’s really easy to get started and you’ll receive all the help you need along the way.

Certificate IV in Community Services



Work Placement

Work placement is a course requirement

Mandatory – On Campus or via Skype

Flexible payment options
Installment plans available

Career Pathways
– Personal Care Worker
– Community Services Worker
– Further study

Approx. Salary
$39,000 – $55,000


Diploma of Community



Work Placement
120 hours

Mandatory – On Campus or via Skype

Flexible payment options
Installment plans available

Career Pathways
– Case Manager
– Senior Youth Officer
– Further study at degree level

Approx. Salary
$47,000 – $58,000

Learn more about studying community services at Linx Institute

Community Services Courses

As a community service worker you will provide your local community with physical, emotional, social and mental support, drawing on your passion for working with and helping people. The industry focuses on a broad range of clients, including culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) families, people with disabilities, homeless people and victims of substance abuse. The work is centered around helping these individuals find work, homes and stability and offering care and counsel to those who cannot. Establishments within the community services industry are supported by both government and non-government funded organisations, with many of these operating as not-for-profit companies. The community services industry itself, is expected to grow 6.4% annually over the next 5 years and would suit those possessing good communication, empathy and problem solving skills.

Your journey to a career in community services

Community Services Courses

We understand that each individual has different requirements, that’s why we offer two pathways to attain a qualification in community services. Our Certificate IV and Diploma of Community Services are nationally recognised qualifications that provide you with the skill set required to engage in a rewarding career within the community services sector. Completing a course in community services is ideal for those who are passionate about community work, love working with people, are currently a volunteer with experience but would like a qualification to help you move into paid employment or are keen to take your next career step by upgrading your existing qualification.

During your time at Linx Institute you will study areas including community frameworks, effective communication, policy and procedure and working with people with disabilities. The range of modules covered provides you with a variety of skills enabling a number of different career pathways with an annual salary expected to reach up to $58,000.

Why study community services at Linx Institute?

Community Services Courses

At Linx Institute, we strive to stay up to date with our own teaching practices as well as the industries in which we teach. We are in continuous communication with community service experts, employers and government bodies ensuring the materials we provide will be beneficial in helping you to gain employment. We then write all of our own resources and textbooks based on our findings. All of our educators are highly experienced within their field, providing you with first hand advice and personal examples ensuring you are fully prepared to begin your career within the community service sector. Obtaining your Certificate IV or Diploma of Community Services with Linx Institute offers you more than just a qualification, you receive expert training delivered by experienced educators in a learning mode that suits you.

Choose Linx Institute for your future

Community Services Courses

As an organisation, Linx Institute are here for the long-run. We are passionate about delivering the highest quality community services diploma and certificate qualifications available anywhere in the industry ensuring our students are fully prepared and highly desirable applicants when it comes to applying for employment or further study within their chosen field. We go above and beyond the industry standards and, in a 2016 ASQA Compliance Audit, we passed with 100% compliance, whereas the remaining 98% of institutions failed.

Leading training provider

Nationally recognised training
Assistance in gaining employment
Flexible study options
ACPET member

Your pathway to university

Studying with Linx Institute is a great way to gain access to university.

It’s stories like these that make us love what we do…

I have really enjoyed my time studying with Linx Institute.


After experiencing domestic violence first hand I have become passionate about pursuing a career in Community Services.

The online course is really user friendly and the teachers are fantastic. They not only help you with your work if you ever have questions, but also keep you motivated.

This course really helped me with my fight for victims’ rights and has also helped me deal with the thousands of victims who have contacted me to share their stories and show their support.

The skills I have learnt from this course have helped me win compensation for over 24,000 victims as well as the Cosmopolitan Magazine’s “Fun, Fearless Female” award for “Game Changer of the Year” for my achievements in reversing the NSW Victims of Crime government policy.

Katrina Keshishian, Diploma of Community Services Student.

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