Course Start Date
16 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Community Services will help you build a career as a community services worker in the fastest growing industry in Australia. Learn skills that can be applied broadly across the community services sector, in areas like alcohol and other drugs, child protection, juvenile justice, mental health and more, and help your clients achieve their goals.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through work placement and theory, you will learn how to:
- Build caring and supportive relationships with people accessing services, their carers and family members
- Engage in interventions
- Plan and conduct group activities
- Gain experience working within a community development strategic framework
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the professional and interpersonal skills needed in this sector:
- Resolve conflict and diffuse difficult situations
- Explore the issues and interests of different communities
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Success in this course will provide you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification that enables you to work across the community services sector
- The foundation to continue onto higher training or a university degree
Careers you will be able to pursue include:
- Community services worker
- Health education officer
- Domestic violence officer
- Family support worker
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your study further for more senior job opportunities:
- Diploma of Community Services
- Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Diploma of Mental Health
If you are considering a university degree, you might like to consider:
- Bachelor of Community Services through TAFE NSW
- Bachelor of Welfare
- Bachelor of Social Work
The Community Services and Health Industries are the largest and fastest growing in Australia. Job prospects in the major cities are excellent and the same is true in rural and regional areas where there is high demand for community workers.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is an online course. You will need to complete approximately 12 hours of online study, each week, for your enrolment duration of 18 months.
You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner.
You can also expect to complete approximately 3 hours of additional study each week outside of online study hours, including independent study, research, practice and assessment preparation.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- Are new or existing workers in the community services sector. You may have prior knowledge or experience within the community services industry, or have been engaged in voluntary roles in a community setting.
Ideally you will have:
- good levels of literacy and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. These skills could have been gained from work, study or life experience.
- good digital skills including the ability to navigate competently online using websites and email.
- skills in Microsoft Word (or equivalent) and an understanding of how to download and upload documents, and open and save files on a computer.
- good organisational and time management skills to take responsibility for following your Training Plan and managing your study schedule.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, you may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption or fee free scholarship.
For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-information
Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.
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|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients|
|CHCCCS004||Assess co-existing needs|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues|
|BSBWOR301||Organise personal work priorities and development|
|CHCCDE003||Work within a community development framework|
|CHCCOM001||Provide first point of contact|
|CHCCSM005||Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|HLTWHS006||Manage personal stressors in the work environment|
|CHCAOD001||Work in an alcohol and other drugs context|
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