Cert II Community Services


What is Certificate II Community Services all about? 

VET Community Services is for students interested in working with people. It provides a pathway for workforce entry as community services workers who provide a first point of contact and assist individuals in meeting their immediate needs. At this level, work takes place under direct, regular supervision within clearly defined guidelines.

Who should select this certificate in year 11?

  • Any student interested in working in childcare, aged care, youth work, disability work, allied  health, teaching or nursing
  • Any student who is patient, caring, empathetic and likes helping others

Certificate Progression

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students could progress to the following certificates:

  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Certificate III in Education Support (teacher assistant)
  • Certificate III in Community Services Work
  • Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
  • Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

Career Pathways

  • Child Protection worker
  • Aged Care worker
  • Disability Support worker
  • Social worker
  • Mental Health worker
  • Youth worker
  • Childcare worker
  • Teaching assistant
  • Allied health assistant
  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Enrolled nurse
  • Registered nurse
  • Kindergarten teacher
  • Primary teacher
  • Secondary teacher

Core units

  • Prepare for work in the community sector
  • Communicate with people accessing the services of the organisation
  • Follow policies, procedures and programs of the organisation
  • Work with others
  • Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work

Elective units 

  • Enusre the health and safety of children
  • Support the development of children
  • Communicate with children
  • Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • Work effectively with young people
  • Apply first aid

To provide for different learning styles a variety of assessment tasks are used.  Including written task work, role play, project work and interaction with children at play group.