For anyone involved in the current Community Traineeship Pilot Program, as trainees or employers, please visit our COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update page here.
You are eligible if you:
- Live in the local government areas of Greater Dandenong, Hume or Greater Bendigo.
- Not sure which area you live in? Find out here.
- Are currently unemployed
- Are aged between 15-24 years
- Have no tertiary qualifications, and will not be enrolled or engaged in education or training.
I’m interested – who do I contact?
What will I learn?
The Certificate IV in Community Services consists of 15 units:
- 7 core units
- 8 elective units which have been chosen for the students to provide a broad foundation of knowledge and skills required for a variety of roles within the Community Services sector.
Certificate IV in Community Services is the entry level qualification to work in the broad community services sector, Australia-wide.
Employment opportunities include:
- A range of support services
- Intervention programs
- Case work
- Group work
How will the Certificate IV in Community Services traineeship program be structured?
The Certificate IV in Community Services (as part of Unlimited Potential) is run as a Traineeship Program. The program will commence with a two-week intensive after which trainees will attend a full day of class once a week and participate in on the job training for the other days. The program is delivered over 12 months and is supported with online resources and online activities.
Working from a peer support model, trainees will undertake their training in Unlimited Potential dedicated classes with other trainees in the program. Youth workers will be in attendance at TAFE to help support the trainees where needed.
The two-week intensive orientation program, whilst the beginning of the formal training component of the program, may be a few weeks after the trainee has commenced with the host organisation, or in some cases the first two weeks of both.
The two-week intensive orientation at TAFE will include:
- What to expect from the traineeship program
- Introduction to the Certificate IV in Community Services; including an overview of the units and how the course will be structured
- An overview of the assessment model
- Tour of campus, student services and study spaces
- Library introduction program
- Online portal/Learning management system induction
- Student activities on campus
- Excursions to community services organisations
- Guest speakers from host organisations
- Group activities
Unlimited Potential is led by VCOSS with funding from Jobs Victoria, and in partnership with Youth Projects, Access Australia Group, TaskForce Community Agency, MAS Experience and the Future Social Service Institute.