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Government Support Services

Government Support Service Operators would design and implement programs to help residents with various issues, providing them with support where needed. This can vary from financial issues, to housing problems.


Average wage for

Employment Levels

Around 49,600 people are currently employed as Government Support Servicess in Australia. This is set to increase to 62,800 people by 2019, according to the Department of Employment.

Employment by State

32.4% of all Government Support Servicess are employed in NSW. The area with the lowest number of Government Support Servicess is ACT, with only 1.6%.

Gender Split

This is a very female dominated industry with 25.6% of Government Support Servicess being male and 74.3% female.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people working as Government Support Servicess is 45-54 years old, with 27.4%. A small percentage (5.2%) of people get into this career path older, aged 60-64. There is also a number of people who enjoy a career as Government Support Servicess, with 12.3% aged 55-59.

Hours Worked

Government Support Servicess 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 Government Support Servicess have a Bachelor Degree qualification (32.6%) or are at a Certificate III/IV level (22.2%). 84% of people have a Cert III or higher, whilst 16% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Government Support Services Duties & Tasks

  • Design and implement programs to help the local community
  • Work with local business to provide services to residents
  • Work with residents who need help, talking through their issues and finding solutions
  • Direct residents to other agencies who may be able to provide further help or support



*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.