Course Start Date
12.2 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 a blended part time evening course. You will need to complete approximately 12.2 hours of study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 2.1 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research and assignment preparation.
This course is offered by Connected Classroom.?This is just like a regular classroom, but teachers and students use the latest video conferencing technologies.
Your teacher can be in one TAFE location, and you can join the class from another TAFE location using video conferencing equipment or a mobile device. You can also join in from a venue in a participating regional community. You will be able to see and talk to your teacher and other students as though they were in the room with you. You will also have access to support to meet your learning needs.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who will have little or no experience in the community services industry however it would be desirable. You will need to be self-motivated to study independently with support from teaching staff.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
- Accessibility and Disability Services
- Personal Counselling
- Vocational Counselling
- Learning Support
- International Student Support
- Multicultural 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
To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
Classes will be delivered online on Monday and Tuesday on 5.30pm to 8.30pm, but attendance at a TAFE campus may be required to complete skills 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?
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
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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
|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|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety|
|CHCCCS014||Provide brief interventions|
|CHCCCS019||Recognise and respond to crisis situations|
|CHCCDE003||Work within a community development framework|
|CHCDFV001||Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCGRP002||Plan and conduct group activities|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues|
|CHCSOH001||Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness|
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
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