You usually need a formal qualification in community services work, sport and recreation, arts or a related field to work as a Welfare, Recreation or Community Arts Worker. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers.
Checks, licences and tickets
You may need:
- national police check
- working with children check
Thinking about study or training?
Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.
- Search and compare thousands of higher education courses, and their entry requirements from different institutions across Australia at Course Seeker website.
- Compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes on the QILT website.
- Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
- You might be interested in Community Services and Sport, Fitness and Recreation VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.
Or check out related courses on Job Outlook.
Useful links and resources