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Good social skills? Then you’re in demand

Oct 27, 2015

Category: Online Learning

There used to be a time when people wanting to work in community services, social services, and mental health were warned off the profession by low pay and long hours.

But in recent years there’s been a change and new research has shown that this area of work is rapidly growing with plenty of jobs on offer. While social skills may have been undervalued in the past, now our the economy is moving towards people services and while technical skills may become quickly outdated and need constant maintenance, social skills have a long shelf life.

Good social skills

Here at TrainSmart Australia, we have recently introduced two new courses for students. The Diploma of Community Services and the Diploma of Mental Health are ideal for those who like working with individuals and are good at empathizing with others.

What’s more,  a recent report entitled “150 Best Jobs For Your Skills” reveals that social skills now rank number 1 amongst job abilities in highest demand.

While many people believe that you are born with good social skills, careers expert, and academic Laurence Shatkin reveals that good people skills can be a learned capability rather than a talent and work in this area can be most rewarding with high job satisfaction.

Community service workers play a vital role in caring for people and providing services that enhance their physical, mental and social wellbeing.

Good social skills

So if working with others interests you, take a look at our two new courses. Both the Diploma of Community Services and the Diploma of Mental Health are government approved and accredited by industry professionals. You work at your own pace in your own time.

Some courses are offered with VET STUDY LOANS, which means you access a loan to pay for the cost of your study. This has to be paid off once you are earning above a certain threshold.

Learning is a life-long process and to that end we will support you in your current training and aim to make your time with us enjoyable and rewarding. Whether you are looking for a TAFE course or an online diploma, our team of educators and blog writers look forward to providing any necessary advice on training choices and support throughout your course.



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