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 Allied Health Assistance
Provide assistance to allied and other health professionals with our Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance. Follow treatment plans for a client’s therapeutic interventions and/or conduct programs under the supervision of a specialised allied health professional.

Certificate III in Community Services
Our Certificate III in Community Services is the recognised foundation course for the community services sector, and provides you an entrance into the industry even if you have no prior work experience.

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 with Ageing; Disability; and those in Ageing and Home and Community care, to enable them to live dignified and meaningful lives.

Certificate III in Pathology Collection
Our Certificate III in Pathology Collection reflects the role of pathology collectors. This nationally accredited course strengthens your skills and knowledge in known routines and procedures, taking responsibility for work under general supervision. Combine your communication, customer service and technical skills to excel in Pathology Collection

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
If you work in, or would like to work in a community based organisation, withdrawal service, residential rehabilitation or an outreach service, our Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs is the course for you. The program offers excellent teaching in these areas and successful completion will see you with a qualification in the field, paving the way for further study in Community Services and Health and Education and career options.

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
Want to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities? With our Certificate IV in Disability you will gain foundational skills and knowledge to work in a valuable and empowering way with people with disabilities.

Certificate IV in Mental Health
Our Certificate IV in Mental Health is a qualification in self-directed recovery-oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability and includes implementing community based programs and activities in these areas.

Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work
Our Certificate IV in Mental Health and Peer Work is a specific qualification reflecting 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.

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.



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