Our Departments

Health and Community

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Melbourne Polytechnic's Health and Community department offers nationally accredited courses in

  • Individual Support – Ageing, Disability, Home and Community
  • Health Services Assistant
  • Community Services
  • Pathology
  • Disability

We continue to forge strong connections with various health and community organisations by developing our students knowledge and skills that are in demand and add value to the industry.

Expert training in industry-standard facilities

Melbourne Polytechnic's Health and Community teaching team is experienced and dedicated to ensure you develop skills and knowledge that can be put to work in a range of careers working with people in the health and community industry.

You will get real life experience in our practical room facilities and through industry placements. The department offers most courses across a number of our campuses.

We invite you to browse our Health and Community courses below and look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne Polytechnic.

Course Enquiries

For information about our courses:

Phone: 03 9269 8400

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Courses
Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
Our Certificate III in Health Services Assistance is the foundation for your career in the health industry. With this nationally recognised qualification, you'll gain the skills and knowledge to work in hospitals and healthcare settings around Australia.

Certificate III in Individual Support
The Certificate III in Individual Support is a nationally recognised qualification that will give you the practical skills and knowledge to work within the Aged Care sector, to provide a professional level of dignified and meaningful life.

Certificate III in Pathology Collection
Become an important player in the health sector. Our Certificate III in Pathology Collection will prepare you for a career as a Pathology Collector. Learn current practice for pathology collection, while building the communication skills you need to work effectively with the public.

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
Considering working in health and community? Are you interested in a career in Allied Health? Our Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance covers treatment plans, therapeutic interventions and how to conduct programs under the supervision of a specialised allied health professional.

Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention
If you have a calling for care, consider our Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention. A course designed for those who work in youth and family intervention, including practice specialisations in residential and out of home care, family support and early intervention.

Certificate IV in Community Services
Committed to challenging social injustice? Want to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people? Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Community Services provides entry-level skills and knowledge for the community sector.

Certificate IV in Disability
The Certificate IV in Disability will prepare you to train and support people with disabilities. Empower people with disabilities to achieve greater independence and community participation.

Certificate IV in Mental Health
Would you like to make a difference in improving the mental health of others? Our Certificate IV in Mental Health focuses on recovery-orientated models and offers you many career opportunities in this rewarding field.

Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work
This qualification is designed for those who are already engaged in the mental health sector as either employees or volunteers. It reflects the role of workers who have lived experience of mental illness as either a consumer or carer and who work in mental health services in roles that support consumer peers or carer peers. Workers are employed in the mental health sector in government, public, private or community managed services.

Diploma of Community Services
Take your commitment to solving social disadvantage further. Our Diploma of Community Services will give you the right skills to make tangible differences in the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people. We are ACWA accredited which is a requirement for working at DHHS.

Course in Introduction To The National Disability Insurance Scheme
The Course in Introduction To The National Disability Insurance Scheme offers hands-on exprerience with NDIS participants and people with a lived experience of disability.



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