Funded education and training programs

We offer a range of government-funded, accredited and pre-accredited training programs.

Our vocational education and training programs are delivered with the support of State and Federal Governments and are Centrelink-approved. We deliver these programs in Maribyrnong, Braybrook, Maidstone, Footscray, West Footscray and Yarraville.

YCC is a registered training organisation (TOID 4207) and Learn Local provider.

Government-subsided training is NOW available to all students applying for:

CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services
CHC30221 Certificate III in School-Based Education Support
CHC333015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability)
CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

The ‘upskilling’ requirement no longer applies, if you need to retrain or want to pursue a new career, you can enrol in our government-subsidised training courses. It doesn’t matter if you’ve done a higher level qualification, you will still be eligible. 
Contact Melissa Giffard for more information on our vocational education training courses at [email protected] or give her a call at 0450 544 369.

People with disabilities are encouraged to access training with us.

2023 Course Dates

Pathway courses to further studies

Skills for Work and Study: Community Services

This course will prepare you for working in the community services sector and studying the CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services and/or the CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services at Yarraville Community Centre.

Skills for Work and Study: Aged Care

This course will prepare you for working in the aged care sector and studying the CHC 33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & HACCs) at Yarraville Community Centre.


Nationally Recognised Certificate Courses

Become a teacher’s aid

CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support

This accredited qualification prepares you for roles as a Teacher’s Aid, Education Support Worker, School Support Officer, Literacy Support Worker or Education Assistant in the education services sector. 

Work in aged care

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

This qualification prepares you for roles as a Personal Care Attendant, Community Care Worker, In-home Respite Giver, Care Assistant/Worker, Home Care Worker or Aged Care Support worker.

Work with people with special needs

CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability – Starts April 2023. 

The nationally recognised Certificate IV in Disability will provide you with job ready skills to enter the workforce as a Disability Support Officer/Worker, Residential Care Officer or Disability Employment Coordinator. 

Work with community

CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services

This course is a great starting point to prepare you for work in the community. You will learn about advocacy, community development, client needs assessment, teamwork, support group activities and administration in the Community Services sector.

CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services

This course is designed to introduce you to the theories and practices necessary to enhance your future studies and employment prospects in the community services sector and provides partial completion of the Certificate III.



Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)

AMEP is funded by the Australian Government and provides free English language lessons to eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants. If you have been granted a permanent visa or eligible temporary visa and speak little or no English, you may be eligible for AMEP. Some migrant young people between 15 and 17 years of age may also be eligible.

AMEP flyer
The AMEP has been improved to increase access for eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants in Australia with no or low levels of English. These changes mean you can now:

  • access unlimited hours of English classes until you reach vocational English
  • apply to enrol, even if you’ve enrolled in AMEP before and have been living in Australia for many years
  • keep studying, even if you’ve completed 510 hours (the previous limit) until you reach vocational English

Yarraville Community Centre as a Learning for Employment partner, provides a range of flexible learning options including full time, part-time and evening classes.

For more information on AMEP click here.

To enquire about being a volunteer AMEP tutor click here to contact us through the Learning for Employment website, or email [email protected]

Nationally Accredited Qualifications

Victorian Training Guarantee 

Full time and part time classes are available, contact us on 9687 1560 for further information and to enrol. To check eligibility click on the link below.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Frameworks

22483VIC Course in EAL

22484VIC Certificate I in EAL (Access)

22485VIC Certificate II in EAL (Access)

22486VIC Certificate III in EAL (Access)

Certificates in General Education for Adults (CGEA)

22471VIC Course in Initial General Education for Adults

22476VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory)

22472VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults

22473VIC Certificate II in General Education for Adults 

22474VIC Certificate III in General Education for Adults

Learn Local

These classes are pre-accredited Learn Local courses that aim to provide opportunities for people to participate in learning for a range of purposes including work, education, volunteering and community engagement. Call us on 9687 1560 for more information.

Learn Local website

Skills for Education and Employment Program

The SEE program provides free training to eligible jobseekers to improve their language, literacy and numeracy skills. Contact Centrelink or your JobActive for a referral. Find out more by visiting the button below.

SEE website 

SEE flyer 

SEE Eligibility 

SEE Fact Sheet 

Participants in the SEE program who are receiving Centrelink benefits may also be eligible for the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Supplement. 


In order to receive free training through the SEE program you must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

✓ are aged between 15 years and Age Pension age
✓ registered as a job seeker, including as a volunteer job seeker
✓ deemed suitable for training without any barriers that would prevent successful participation
✓ either an Australian citizen or permanent resident or have working rights in Australia.

SEE can help you get the job-search skills you need to find and apply for jobs by improving your:

✓reading and writing

✓speaking and listening


✓computer skills


What will participants get from the SEE program?

Job seekers will be able to:

 ✓ Undertake training in accredited language, literacy, numeracy and digital (LLND) qualifications and/or

✓  Accredited Vocational Education and Training (VET) training packages, up to and including a Certificate III qualification.

    This means that, as well as participating in an appropriate level EAL course, students can also be enrolled in a relevant VET certificate to assist them on their employment pathway goals.

Further information

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Students must have a USI to commence any accredited training in Australia. Click here to create your own USI.

Complaints and appeals

Complaints and appeals policy

How to enrol in a funded course

By phone

Phone 9687 1560 during office hours.
Mon–Thurs 9am–5pm
Fri 9am–4pm

In person

Visit YCC at 59 Francis Street, Yarraville during office hours to find out more and book an interview.

Prefer one-on-one classes?

Call the Education Manager to discuss all your training options today.

Call YCC: 9687 1560