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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 skills and knowledge to pursue a career or further training in the community services sector.

Scored assessment is available for the Scored Units 3 and 4 sequence of the VCE VET Community Services program.

Qualifications

Program 1: CHC20415 Certificate II in Active Volunteering: offers students the opportunity to aquire entry level skills for volunteer work.

Credit in the VCE or VCAL: recognition of up to two VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level.

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.

Credit in the VCE or VCAL: recognition of up to three VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level and two VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequences.

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.

Credit in the VCE or VCAL: recognition of up to two VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level and two VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequences.

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

Program Material

The VCE VET Community Services program booklet contains information relating to the qualifications approved by the VCAA for delivery to VCE or VCAL students.

It includes advice on the units of competency making up the program and the credit available for VCE and VCAL students.

It also provides advice on Structured Workplace Learning, the ATAR contribution and Pathways to further learning.

VCE VET Community Services Program Booklet (docx - 145.71kb)

The program booklet should be read in conjunction with the CHC Training Package.

Scored assessment

Scored assessment is available for CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services.

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for VCE VET Community Services must undertake scored assessment. This consists of three coursework tasks, worth 66% of the overall study score, and an end-of-year examination which is worth 34% of the overall study score.

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

The Scored Units 3 and 4 sequence of the VCE VET Community Services program must be delivered and assessed in a single enrolment year.

Materials for scored assessment

VCE VET Scored Assessment Guide will be published shortly.

VCE VET Community Services Assessment Plan Template and Sample (docx - 79.96kb) (2021)

VCE VET scoring criteria sheets (doc - 158kb)

Assessment templates for task types: Portfolio (docx - 81.2kb), Product (docx - 78.8kb), Work Performance (docx - 73.3kb), Industry Project (docx - 65.5kb) (published January 2020)

Frameworks for task types: Portfolio (docx - 70.08kb), Product (docx - 78.26kb), Work Performance (docx - 73.23kb), Industry Project (docx - 64.84kb) (published January 2020)

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE VET Community Services examination specifications, past examinations and reports.

Structured workplace learning recognition

The VCAA provides recognition for Structured Workplace Learning for students undertaking VCE VET programs.

Workplace Learning Record booklets for VCE VET Community Services are available.

View CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services workplace learning record booklet (docx - 464.3kb)

View CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care workplace learning record booklet (docx - 561.81kb)

ATAR contribution

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the VCE VET Community Services program Units 3 and 4 sequence 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 increment.

Where a student elects not to receive a study score no contribution to the ATAR will be available.

Where an additional Non-Scored VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequence is undertaken students may be eligible for a fifth or sixth study increment.

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

Where a VCE VET Program Scored Units 3 and 4 sequence is used as an increment, the increment will be calculated using 10% of the scaled score.

Increments for a VCE VET Program Non-Scored Units 3 and 4 sequence will be calculated using 10% of the fourth study score of the primary four.

VCE VET Community Services State Reviewer

VCE VET state reviewers are appointed for scored VCE VET programs.

Rowena Archer - Braybrook College

email: Rowena.Archer@education.vic.gov.au