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VCE VET Community Services

The VCE VET Community Services program is drawn from a national training package and offers portable qualifications which are recognised throughout Australia. These qualifications provide students with a broad range of knowledge and skills to pursue a career or further training in the community services sector.

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The folowing qualifications are available in the VCE VET Community Services program:

  • Program 1: CHC20415 Certificate II in Active Volunteering: offers students the opportunity to aquire entry level skills for volunteer work.     
  • Program 2: CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services (incorporating CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services): offers students the opportunity to learn about the community services sector and explore specific contexts of work. Skills will be developed in communication, working with diversity, workplace health and safety, administration support, and responding to clients.
  • Program 3: CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (partial completion): offers students the opportunity to support the implementation of an approved learning framework and support children's wellbeing, learning and development.

School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships in Victoria involve the student undertaking the VCE or VCAL as well as being employed part-time. A list of approved qualifications for specific industry areas is available at www.vrqa.vic.gov.au/apptrain/Pages/schemes.aspx

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Credit in the VCE or VCAL

  • Program 1: recognition for up to two units at Units 1 and 2 level.     
  • Program 2: recognition of up to three units at Units 1 and 2 level, and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.
  • Program 3: recognition of up to two units at Units 1 and 2 level, and two Units 3 and 4 sequences.

Note: The Units 3 and 4 sequences of VCE VET Community Services are not designed as stand-alone studies. Students are strongly advised against undertaking the Units 3 and 4 sequences without first completing Units 1 and 2.

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ATAR Contribution

Students wishing to receive a study score or an ATAR contribution for the Units 3 and 4 sequence in VCE VET Community Services (CHC32015 Certificate III in 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 VCE VET Community Services (CHC32015), no contribution to the ATAR will be available.

Students who recieve a Units 3 and 4 sequence from CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the average of the primary four scaled studies).

Note: from 2019, increments for unscored VCE VET programs will be calculated using 10% of the lowest study score of the primary four. The policy change is outlined in the VTAC Gazette Nov-Dec 2017

The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Further information can be found on the VTAC website: www.vtac.edu.au

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Scored Assessment

Students wishing to receive a study score for VCE VET Community Services in 2018 must undertake scored assessment in CHC32015. This consists of three coursework tasks worth 66% of the overall study score and an end of year examination worth 34% of the overall study score.

Scored assessment is based on the Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Community Services.

Materials for Scored Assessment

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Program information

Program updates and further information

Continuous improvement: During the life of qualification/s there may be occasions when changes are made to reflect feedback from users or to include the latest industry practices. This process is called continuous improvement. When continuous improvement impacts on the VCE VET Creative and Digital Media program, advice will be published in the VCAA Bulletin and notification provided on the VCAA website. Please visit the VCAA Bulletin subscription webpage

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Exams and Assessment Reports