Important Information

delivery and cost details

This course introduces students to the theories and practices necessary to enhance their future studies and employment prospects in the community services sector. This will include a language, literacy and numeracy assessment, and there is project work in both first and second years of the course. Note: The course also covers sensitive areas and issues which may trigger learners who have experience of the issues covered.

Note: details below are subject to change

This course is delivered at Chisholm Berwick and Frankston. Students may also complete Certificate II only at Foundation Learning Centre in Narre Warren. At the time of publication, next years VETiS materials charges have not been determined. A materials fee of $60 per year for Chisholm students will be required to be paid on course counselling day. Once materials fees are known, parents will either be reimbursed if overcharged or invoiced for outstanding fees.

Possible career/further study pathways

After further study, possible future employment outcomes include Social Worker, Aged Care Attendant, Welfare Worker, Youth Worker

Also provides a pathway to Certificate III/IV Community Services, various diplomas and advanced diplomas and various university degrees.

work placement requirements

120 hours is highly recommended but not mandatory

Special comments about the program

This is a two year program.

In order to be considered for the course at Chisholm, students must be a minimum of 16 years of age in January of the year of course commencement and must attend a compulsory information session for their applications to be accepted.

Pen and notebook required.

For VCE students, this course is not scored. It does qualify for a 3/4 sequence.  Students MAY be eligible to gain an ATAR increment (10% of the lowest study score of the primary four studies) depending on the UOCs delivered by the TAFE provider.