Certificate III in Community Services

VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS)

Course code CHC32015
Start date(s) February
Course lengthPart time: 2 years
Campus Chadstone; Moorabbin
Study mode Part time
International course No
  • Course Overview

    This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.

    This course is ideal if you like working with people. Throughout this two year course, you will be taught across a variety of work skill areas relevant to work within the community services sector. 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, then this could be the course for you.

  • Course Structure

    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.


    Assessment will be a combination of case studies, question and answer, observation of practical activities and projects.


    HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
    CHCCOM001Provide first point of contact
    CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
    CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
    HLTAID003Provide first aid
    HLTWHS006Manage personal stressors in the work environment
    FSKDIG03Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks
    FSKOCM07Interact effectively with others at work
    CHCCCS016Respond to client needs
    CHCCDE003Work within a community development framework
    CHCCDE004Implement participation and engagement strategies
    BSBWOR202Organise and complete daily work activities
  • Requirements


    When undertaking the course, you must be enrolled as a VCE or VCAL student.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & 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.

    After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed Certificate II in Community Services with statement of attainment for 3 extra units from the Certificate III in Community Services.


    Once you have successfully 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.

    Career Opportunities

    This course is designed to lead you into further study options for career opportunities in:

    • Case management
    • Disability
    • Individual support 
    • Leisure and health
    • Welfare
    • Youth services
    • Mental health.
  • Dates

    Course Commencement

    This course commences February 2017.


    Classes are held on Wednesdays from 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm during school terms.

  • How to Apply


    Contact your secondary school.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    VET Delivered to Secondary Students Coordination Centre

    03 9209 5109


    Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

    Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.

  • Fees

    Contact your school to discuss fees for VETiS courses.