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    COMMUNITY WORKER

      Facilitates community development initiatives and collective solutions within a community to address issues, needs and problems associated with recreational, health, housing, employment and other welfare matters.

      Skill Level: 2

      Specialisations:

        Community Development Officer
        Community Support Worker
        Housing Officer
    Community-Worker
    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Community Worker is $ 56,498 for male employees and $ 49,026 for female employees per year.
    Average Age: Males: 41.5 Females: 43.3 Persons: 42.8
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 4117 Welfare support workers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]



    Australian visa options for Community Worker

    Employer Sponsorship
    Permanent
    491 Visa
    Permanent
    482 TSS Visa
    Skilled Occupation
    ANZSCO Code
    Assessing Authority
    189 Visa
    190 Visa
    State
    Family
    186 Visa (DE)
    494 Visa
    All area
    Regional area
    Community Worker
    411711
    ACWA
    Visa processing times-months (75%)
    9
    -
    17
    Business Visas
    Assessment
    Visa processing times-months (90%)
    12
    -
    19

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    Sponsorship options for Community Worker
    190 Visa Sponsorship
    491 Visa Sponsorship
    Northern Territory (NT) (Darwin) Government Visa Sponsorship
    NTNorthern Territory 190 Visa
    _______________________________________
    • Financial capacity
    • Applicants living outside Australia:
      one year of skilled work experience in the past 2 years or alternatively have Australian qualifications.


    - Processing times
    Offshore applicants: six to eight months
    NT student / NT resident applicants: one month.
    - Cost of application: Free
    NTNorthern Territory 491 Visa
    _______________________________________
    • Financial capacity
    • Applicants living outside Australia:
      one year of skilled work experience in the past 2 years or alternatively have Australian qualifications.


    - Processing times
    Offshore applicants: six to eight months
    NT student / NT resident applicants: one month.
    - Cost of application: Free

    Postcodes: Entire territory (including Darwin, Palmerston, Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy)

    Nomination by South Australia State Government (SA) (Adelaide)
    SASouth Australia 190 Visa
    List current as of 11/12/2019
    SASouth Australia 491 Visa
    • Available
    • one year of skilled work experience in the past 3 years. See Work experience waiver
    • Competent Plus English (e.g. IELTS 6.5 in each band) (or Proficient overall); Provisional 491 visa only; South Australian graduates must be currently working in their field in South Australia for the last 12 months; See additional instructions; 75 points required for offshore applicants
    • 45 years or less
    • Financial capacity
    • See Exemption considerations for International graduates of South Australia
    • Processing Times: 6 - 7 weeks

    Eligible Postcodes: Entire territory (including Adelaide, Mount Gambier, Whyalla, Gawler, Port Pirie, Bridgewater, Port Augusta, Murray Bridge, Port Lincoln, Mount Barker, Victor Harbor and Aldinga Beach)
    List current as of 11/12/2019
    SA SA
    Victoria State Nomination (VIC) (Melbourne)
    VICVictoria 190 Visa

    VICVictoria 491 Visa

    • A current job offer within a regional area of Victoria; The employment offer must be in your nominated occupation and must be for full time work for a period of at least 12 months.
    • A Competent level of English (or equivalent); Exemptions: citizens of the USA, UK, Canada, Republic of Ireland or New Zealand.
    • meet the financial requirement.

    Postcodes: Cities and major regional centres (3211 to 3232, 3235, 3240, 3328, 3330 to 3333, 3340 and 3342); Regional centres and other regional areas(3097 to 3099, 3139, 3233 to 3234, 3236 to 3239, 3241 to 3325, 3329, 3334, 3341, 3345 to 3424, 3430 to 3799, 3809 to 3909, 3912 to 3971 and 3978 to 3996); Anywhere except the Melbourne metropolitan area; including Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Shepparton, Mildura and Warrnambool)

    VICVictoria Graduates 190 Visa

    For Graduates in Victoria:
    • completed a PhD in Victoria within the past five years.
    • IELTS: Minimum 6.0 in each band
    VICVictoria Graduates 491 Visa

    For Graduates in Victoria:
    • completed a PhD in Victoria within the past five years.
    • IELTS: Minimum 6.0 in each band
    Skilled Migration Western Australia State Nomination (WA) (Perth)
    WAWestern Australia 190 Visa

    WAWestern Australia 491 Visa

    WA WA
    WA WA
    New South Wales (NSW) (Sydney) State Visa Sponsorship
    NSWNew South Wales 190 Visa

    Availability: Limited;
    Invitation results between January to August 2019

    Invitation results from July to September 2019
    NSW Regional areas 491 Visa
    NSW Stream 1
    Available to applicants who are working in their nominated occupation, or a closely related occupation, for at least the last 12 months and have been living in a designated regional area in NSW, for at least the last 12 months.
    NSW Stream 2
    Available to applicants who are residing outside Australia, and
    1 - have an offer for ongoing employment in a designated regional area in NSW, from an employer who is registered in Australia for 12 months, or
    2 - have at least five years of skilled employment in your nominated occupation, or a closely related occupation or
    3 - have an immediate family member living in a designated regional area in NSW.

    Available to international graduates who have completed study at an education provider, or education providers, located in a designated regional area in NSW, and;
    1 - The study was continuous and meets the Australian study requirement, and;
    2 - The applicant has lived in a designated regional area in NSW while completing this study, and;
    3 - The study was completed within the last 12 months, and;
    4 - The qualification from the study has been assessed as closely related to your nominated occupation by the relevant assessing authority.






    Queensland (QLD) State Visa Sponsorship (Brisbane)
    QLDQueensland 190 Visa

    QLDQueensland 491 Visa

      Offshore Applicants:
    • Require minimum post-qualification work experience of 5 years;

      Overseas PhD graduates may be eligible for a work experience requirement waiver if they have a minimum one year job offer with a Queensland employer registered in Australia.;
    • Sufficient funds
    • Sponsorship Fee: $ 200




    Interstate applicants must meet the Working in Queensland or Alumni pathway criteria. So they should move to Queensland and meet any working requirements before submitting an Expression of Interest to BSMQ.

    Postcodes: 4207 to 4275, 4517 to 4519, 4550 to 4551, 4553 to 4562, 4564 to 4569 and 4571 to 4575,4124 to 4125, 4133, 4183 to 4184, 4280 to 4287, 4306 to 4498, 4507, 4552, 4563, 4570 and 4580 to 4895. (Anywhere except the greater Brisbane; including Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Cairns, Toowoomba, Rockhampton, Mackay, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Pacific Pines, Carrara, Nerang and Gladstone)

    QLD Closed: The Queensland State Nomination Skilled Program from 26 November 2019 (from 1.30pm AEST) is NOW CLOSED for: Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (subclass 190)

    For applicants currently working in Queensland:
    • Currently working in Queensland in the nominated or closely related occupation for the previous 6 months at time of lodging the Expression of Interest (minimum 35 hours per week); and
    • Have an offer to continue your employment and the same employer for 12 months in your nominated or closely related occupation
    • Sponsorship Fee: $ 200
    QLD For applicants currently working in Queensland:

    • Currently living and working in regional Queensland in the nominated or closely related occupation for the previous 3 months IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO APPLICATION in REGIONAL Queensland (minimum 35 hours per week); and
    • Have an offer to continue your employment for 12 months in regional Queensland in your nominated or closely related occupation
    • Sponsorship Fee: $ 200
    Eligible Postcodes: 4207 to 4275, 4517 to 4519, 4550 to 4551, 4553 to 4562, 4564 to 4569 and 4571 to 4575,4124 to 4125, 4133, 4183 to 4184, 4280 to 4287, 4306 to 4498, 4507, 4552, 4563, 4570 and 4580 to 4895 (Anywhere except the greater Brisbane area; including Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Cairns, Toowoomba, Rockhampton, Mackay, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Pacific Pines, Carrara, Nerang and Gladstone)

    QLD Closed: The Queensland State Nomination Skilled Program from 26 November 2019 (from 1.30pm AEST) is NOW CLOSED for: Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (subclass 190)

    For PhD Graduates in Queensland:
    • Completed within the last two years
    • Have a positive decision on thesis
    • Sufficient funds
    • Sponsorship Fee: $ 200
    QLD For PhD Graduates in Queensland:
    • Completed within the last two years
    • Have a positive decision on thesis
    • Sufficient funds
    • Sponsorship Fee: $ 200
    Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (Canberra) Visa Sponsorship
    ACTCanberra 190 Visa

    Closed
    The ACT 491 / 190 nomination eligibility and Matrix criteria (1 January 2020) applies to ALL Canberra Matrix submitted on or after 1 January 2020.
    Canberra Matrix: Applicants should express an interest in applying for ACT 190 nomination by completing a score-based Canberra Matrix where they are allocated points against demonstrated economic contribution or benefit and/or a genuine commitment to be part of the ACT community.

    25 November 2019 CANBERRA MATRIX - INVITATION ROUND: 75 points matrix;
    Number of Invitations Issued: 114

    You can nominate any occupation on the ACT Occupation List, even if that occupation is closed. However, only open occupations will score points in the ‘Nominated Occupation’ category in the Canberra Matrix.

    Canberra residents

    You must meet the following minimum criteria before you are eligible to express an interest in ACT 190 nomination:
    • You must be living and working in Canberra for the three months immediately before the date of Matrix submission. While the employment does not have to be fulltime or permanent, it must be continuous. You must be working a minimum 20 hours per week. Paid annual or personal leave meets the employment criteria. Any claim for unpaid leave (including maternity leave) must be evidenced by a valid medical certificate
    • You may also work for more than one ACT employer or be self-employed on an ABN. If you are employed by a NSW employer in the ‘ACT Region’, you must demonstrate that your work activity is located in the ACT. Please note: internships, stipends, scholarships and volunteer positions are not considered employment for this criterion
    • If you are including a spouse / partner and/or children in your application, and they are in Australia, they must have lived in Canberra for the three months immediately before the date of Matrix submission.


    Overseas applicants

    You must meet the following minimum criteria before you are eligible to express an interest in ACT 190 nomination:
    • Your skills and at least 12 months continuous experience (within the last three years) in the nominated occupation must be relevant to the ACT economy. Experience in heavy industry, manufacturing, production, mining; shipping, gas and oil; head office banking and railways are not generally considered relevant industries given the structure of the ACT economy, which is primarily knowledge-based.
    • If you do not have a genuine ACT job offer, you must provide evidence of research into sufficient ACT employment opportunities in your nominated occupation, relevant to your skill set and experience (see Page 18: Employability for overseas residents).
    • You and/or any dependents must not be the holder of a current Australian visa (or associated bridging visa), except an Australian visitor visa.
    • You are not eligible for ACT 190 nomination if you, your spouse/partner or children are living or have lived in another Australian state or territory within the last twelve months.


    • Service fee: A$300 (if you are invited to apply)


    ACTCanberra 491 Visa

    Closed
    The ACT 491 / 190 nomination eligibility and Matrix criteria (1 January 2020) applies to ALL Canberra Matrix submitted on or after 1 January 2020.
    Tasmanian (TAS) (Hobart) Government Visa Sponsorship
    TASTasmania 190 Visa

    Nomination Criteria:
    • Available to Tasmanian international graduates who enrolled in a Tasmanian tertiary institution prior to 31 July 2017, have been living in the state for at least 12 months and have studied for a minimum of one academic year (40 weeks) in Tasmania; The course undertaken must be full time and be either a bachelor or any higher degree, a diploma, an advanced diploma, or a trade qualification (minimum Cert III level for a skilled occupation in Major Group 3 in ANZSCO);

      Applicants who enrolled in a Tasmanian tertiary institution after 31 July 2017 must meet the Australian study requirement through study in Tasmania. So they must complete a two year study in Tasmania and have lived in the state during the period of study. The applicant and their dependants must be in Tasmania at time of application.
      or
    • The applicant must have been working in Tasmania for six months immediately prior to the application for state nomination in an occupation in-line with applicant's skills assessment (for a minimum of 35 hours per week); The applicant and their dependants must currently be living in Tasmania; The employer must be a well-established business that has been actively operating in Tasmania for the past 12 months A genuine need for the position should be satisfied.
    and

    sufficient funds.

    Processing Time: 4-6 weeks

    Sponsorship Fee: $220
    TASTasmania 491 Visa

    Nomination Criteria:
    • Available to Tasmanian international graduates who have been living in the state for at least 12 months and have studied for a minimum of one academic year (40 weeks) in Tasmania; The course undertaken must be full time and be either a bachelor or any higher degree, a diploma, an advanced diploma, or a trade qualification (minimum Cert III level for a skilled occupation in Major Group 3 in ANZSCO);
      or
    • have been working in Tasmania for six months immediately prior to the application in any fields (for a minimum of 35 hours per week); You and your dependents must currently be living in Tasmania; Your employer must have a well-established business that has been actively operating in Tasmania for the past 12 months. If your employment is for a position at ANZSCO skill level 4 or 5, your employer must also provide evidence that no local person was able to fill the position;

      There are areas of non-skill shortage in Tasmania that are not supported for visa state nomination under the ‘Working in Tasmania’ category. This includes employment relating to:
      • supermarkets
      • service stations
      • limited service restaurants** (cooks, chefs and café / restaurant managers)
      • massage clinics
      • taxi/uber driving

      or
    • For applicants from outside Australia (Without Job offer - TSOL):
      • The applicant and his/her dependants have not lived in another Australian state or territory within the last 12 months.
      • have at least Proficient English (e.g. IELTS 7.0 in each band) or hold a passport of the UK, Ireland, the USA, Canada or New Zealand
      • researched the Tasmanian labour market and provide evidence that there are sufficient employment opportunities
      • skills and recent experience relevant to the researched employment opportunities.
      • access to sufficient financial assets
      • at least 3 years post-qualification workforce experience

      or
    • For Overseas Applicants:
      • have formal job offer for a job that is based in Tasmania and in-line with applicant's skills assessment; The applicant and his/her dependants have not lived in another Australian state or territory within the last 12 months. A genuine need for the nominated position must be met.
      or
    • have an immediate family member (parent, child, sibling, aunt, uncle, or grandparent) permanently residing in Tasmania for a minimum of 12 months; Relationships by marriage, such as sister or brother in law, are not acceptable for this category.
      or
    • Available to small business owners who have established and operated a business (solely owned) in Tasmania for at least 6 months.

      The applicant must demonstrate that the business is highly likely able to give you a personal income that would meet the minimum taxable income requirement set by Home Affairs for the subclass 191 Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa. Currently, that is AU$53,900 per year for at least 3 years in the next 5 years.(Not available for offshore applicants); Franchise and share-owned businesses are not acceptable under this category. Service stations, massage clinics and taxi/uber related businesses are not supported under this category.
    and

    sufficient funds.

    Processing Time: 4-6 weeks

    Sponsorship Fee: $220

    Eligible Postcodes: Entire territory (including Hobart, Launceston, Devonpor, Burnie, Kingston, Ulverstone, Wynyard, George Town and Sorell)

    Source: DHA, migration.tas.gov.au, business.nsw.gov.au, migration.qld.gov.au, migration.sa.gov.au, australiasnorthernterritory.com.au, liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au, migration.wa.gov.au,

    Community Worker job description, duties and education requirements

    UNIT GROUP 4117 WELFARE SUPPORT WORKERS

      WELFARE SUPPORT WORKERS provide support, information and advice to clients on emotional, financial, recreational, health, housing and other social welfare matters, and evaluate and coordinate the services of welfare and community service agencies.


      Indicative Skill Level:

      Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

      In Australia:

        AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

      In New Zealand:
        NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

      At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.


      Tasks Include:

      • assessing clients' needs and planning, developing and implementing educational, training and support programs
      • interviewing clients and assessing the nature and extent of difficulties
      • monitoring and reporting on the progress of clients
      • referring clients to agencies that can provide additional help
      • assessing community need and resources for health, welfare, housing, employment, training and other facilities and services
      • liaising with community groups, welfare agencies, government bodies and private businesses about community issues and promoting awareness of community resources and services
      • supporting families and providing education and care for children and disabled persons in adult service units, group housing and government institutions
      • supervising offenders on probation and parole
      • assisting young people to solve social, emotional and financial problems
      • preparing submissions for funding and resources, and reports to government bodies and other agencies

      Occupations:

      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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