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Personalised for INTERNATIONAL students.
International student means; you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.


Our Industry Services team can provide your staff with comprehensive hands-on health and community training, enabling them to apply strategic thinking and innovative approaches in health and community care.

Building relationships in the community services sector
Professional, caring and compassionate support staff play a crucial role for young, old and disadvantaged community members requiring assistance with their day-to-day lives.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Health and Community Department can upskill your staff with comprehensive, hands-on health and community training.

We offer highly specialised training and programs with experienced trainers in:

  • Aged Care
  • Disability
  • Pathology
  • Community Services
  • Massage
  • Health Support Assistance

Professionally improving our community’s greatest assets
The experienced trainers in the Health and Community Department’s consultancy service provide the essential tools and accredited training programs to help your organisation become an industry leader.

We deliver customised training
On-the-job, or on-site, or on-campus for organisations and industry groups

  • Competency analysis and assessments
  • Organisational development
  • Skills recognition
  • Administration skills in the health and community environment
  • Training needs analysis in your work place
  • Government funded traineeships

Further Information:
Contact: Health and Community Services Department
Location: Building E, Level 1, Preston campus, 77 St Georges Rd Preston 3072
Phone: 03 9269 1524
For general course information and queries: contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Course Advisor (ECA) on 03 9269 8400, or by email.

Workforce development

We offer comprehensive vocational training to the health & community services sector, particularly at the Certificate IV entry level.

All courses are accredited via the Melbourne Polytechnic accreditation process which meets national accreditation standards. Our procedures are also ISO 9001 quality accredited ensuring courses are professionally delivered and subject to ongoing review and improvement procedures.

Qualifications can be delivered as individual modules or built into a complete package.

In addition to training, we focus on:

  • building ongoing associations and strategic training partnerships
  • increasing workforce capacity through customised vocational qualifications
  • delivering a SkillExpress industry skills recognition program
  • Nationally accredited qualifications to support your industry training
  • This faculty has a number of Industry trained assessors who can visit your premises

A leader in Health and Community sector training
Community Health and Wellbeing works with many organisations and industry groups, such as the Department of Human Services, Department of Health, Yooralla, SCOPE, The Salvation Army, Melbourne City Mission, Mind Australia, Northern Health, City of Darebin, Moreland City Council, Nexus Primary Health, Southern Cross Care, Villa Maria and many others.
Some of the above organisations engaged Melbourne Polytechnic's Community Health and Wellbeing Department to design and deliver SkillsExpress programs in the Certificate IV in Alcohol & Other Drugs, Certificate IV in Mental Health and the Certificate IV in Community Services.

Other organisations have put their staff through various customised courses such as Certificate IV in Disability, Certificate IV in Community Services, Certificate III in Home and Community Care and Certificate III in Aged Care.

Other Melbourne Polytechnic educational services to support your employees

  • Literacy and Numeracy support
  • Computer skills (basic and advanced)

Further information
Phone: 03 9269 1541