About the course

About the course

This VCE VET Community Services program aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to achieve competencies that will enhance your employment prospects within a broad range of Community Services
related industries.

Course Details


Qualification Issued on Completion

Course Length and Classes

Part time: 2 years

VETDSS courses follow the same term structure as Secondary Schools

Wednesday 1:30pm to 5:00pm

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Entry Requirements

This course can only be completed as part of your secondary school studies in years 11 and 12.


This is a partial completion program. Students must complete the Certificate III in Community Services (CHC32015) if they wish to apply for entry into another Community Services program such as Certificate IV in Youth
Work (CHC40413) or Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115).


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Career Outcomes

After successful completion of this course, you may apply for roles as a community services worker who provides the first point of contact and assists individuals in meeting their immediate needs. At this level, work takes place under direct, regular supervision within clearly defined guidelines.

Contribution to VCE, VCAL & ATAR

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the scored Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Community Services must undertake scored assessment for the purpose of achieving a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the ATAR, either as one of the student’s best four studies (the primary four) or as a fifth or sixth study.

Where a student elects not to receive a study score for this Units 3 and 4 sequence, no contribution to the ATAR will be available.

This program contributes to the Industry Specific Skills Strand of VCAL and may contribute to the Work Related Skills Strand of VCAL.

Structured Workplace Learning

The VCAA strongly recommends a minimum of 60 hours of placement per year for this VCE VET Community Services program. Schools and providers should note that the new CHC training package mandates specified hours of work for some units of competency and qualifications. Placement duration and/or conditions may be stipulated to gain competency for the unit or to complete the qualification.

Where placement is not undertaken, and is required as part of the assessment requirements, competency cannot be deemed. Where the training package requires placement, this can be used to satisfy the VCAA SWL placement requirements for the program.


Please contact your secondary school regarding fees for this program

Uniform Requirements

There is no specific uniform requirement. It is expected you wear comfortable and suitable clothing for classes.

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