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Pursuing community work when you have a criminal record
Police and working with children checks are routine in the community service sector but present a problem for some people. About every six months or so we get a call from someone who wants to be a community worker but is worried they will not find work after gaining a qualification because of their criminal history. In effect, they want to know if they'll be wasting their time.

As you can imagine this a tricky question to answer and, while we can never give a definitive answer, we have put together an article that will hopefully shed some light on the job prospects for those in this position. It also provides tips on how to approach job search if, or once, you are qualified. Read the article





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Let's get the word out about 'dodgy' community services courses
Our brand new information sharing campaign has begun to help potential students make informed choices before they enrol in a new course and commit themselves to large amounts of debt.

Cheap and quick courses can be tempting but logic dictates that corners are being cut somewhere. Unfortunately this often means students either don't get the support they need to excel or they graduate without the requisite skills for work in the sector.

We're kicking off with a blog post that addresses what a community services course should provide along with suggestions for further research. We hope you will join us in sharing it widely. Read more.

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