Course Start Date
03 Feb 2020
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 full-time blended course. You will need to attend approximately 12 hours of class delivered via Video Conference, over 3 days a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 12 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including self directed research and private study, assignment preparation, work placement hours, teacher/student consultation and tutorial support.
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?
If you would like a career in the Community Services Industry, this qualification will assist you to gain employment in this sector. You may have studied a Community Services qualification at a lower course level and want to upskill or you may be considering a career change. The Certificate IV in Community Services is an entry level qualification which opens up opportunities in positions such as case management, community development, support work, aged care work, disability work, mental health work, youth work and alcohol and other drug work. Note: This course will be delivered as a connected learning class. This involves a virtual classroom where you will be connected to your teacher and your fellow peers utilising a digital platform such as Skype for Business (or a similar digital learning platform). You will receive support in developing your skills in using this learning platform. Your teachers will attend the campus to run a face to face workshop during the course duration. It will assist your learning if you have access to a device such as a laptop, however computers are available at your TAFE NSW Campus or your local library. You are able to complete this course offsite from home if you have access to a computer & the required learning platform
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)
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9.30am to 1.30pm via connected classroom. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
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?
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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
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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|CHCCCS004||Assess co-existing needs|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCAOD001||Work in an alcohol and other drugs context|
|CHCCCS019||Recognise and respond to crisis situations|
|CHCSOH001||Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues|
|CHCDFV001||Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence|
|CHCGRP002||Plan and conduct group activities|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
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