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Community Organisations

A Community Counsellor helps people work through issues. The issues can range from anything from relationship difficulties, to depression, as well as addictions. Community Counselling could be private sessions, or through more group led discussions.


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Employment Levels

There are currently around 21,700 people employed as Counsellors for Community Organisations within Australia. According to the Department of Employment, by 2018, this will increase slightly, where we will see roughly 22,900 people within the profession.

Employment by State

23.7% of all Community Organisers are employed in New South Wales. The area with the lowest numbers of Community Organisers is Tasmania, with only 1.7%.

Gender Split

This is a female dominated industry with 69.3% of Community Organisers being women and only 30.7% male.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people within this job is 45-54 years old, with 23.5%. However, a small percentage (0.5%) of people get into this career path younger, from 15-19 years old. Around 5.2% of people are still working in this job at 65 and over.

Hours Worked

Community Organisationss work an average of 36.6 hours a week which is 4.3 hours lower than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of workers employed in this profession have a postgraduate qualification (50.5%) or reached Bachelor level (37.6%). 88.1% have a Certificate III or higher, whilst 11.8% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Community Organisations Duties & Tasks

  • Meet with people to discuss their issues
  • With the client, set goals to help them treat their issues
  • Communicate with client on an ongoing basis to make sure goals are being maintained
  • Administration work



*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only.