This Certificate III in Community Services will give secondary school students who aspire to a career working with people a range of work skills relevant across the community services sector.
During the course, you will learn about meeting individual needs, community participation, working with diverse people and community development. Your learning will involve role plays, simulations, project work, incursions and excursions.
If you are passionate about empowering and supporting people, this could be the course for you.
This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.
Timetable: Wednesday 1.30pm - 4.30pm
The course consists of nine units of competency in first year, which relate to Units 1 & 2 within your school program, and three units of competency in second year, which relate to Units 3 & 4 within your school program. Second year classes finish prior to the beginning of Year 12 exams.
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards
Work within a community development framework
Implement participation and engagement strategies
| Code || Name |
|CHCCCS016||Respond to client needs|
|CHCCDE003||Work within a community development framework|
|CHCCDE004||Implement participation and engagement strategies|
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
When undertaking the course, you must be enrolled as a VCE or VCAL student.
QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION
This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course.
First year provides credit towards VCE at Units 1 & 2 level or the Industry Specific Skills component of VCAL. Second year offers a study score for the ATAR if students choose to sit for the examination.
Successfully completed units contribute towards VCE at Units 3 & 4 level or the Industry Specific Skills component of VCAL.
You will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed Certificate II in Community Services with statement of attainment for three extra units from the Certificate III in Community Services.
Once you have completed the course, you will have the opportunity to undertake a range of courses at certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and degree levels in case management, education support, individual support, disability, leisure and health, mental health, youth work or community development.
Following completion of the certificate, the following community sectors would have relevant employment opportunities:
- Case management
- Individual support
- Leisure and health
- Youth services
- Mental health.
How to apply
If you have further questions, contact VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETis) Coordination Centre.
T: 03 9209 5109
For VET Delivered to Secondary Students Contact your school to discuss fees.