Course Start Date
14 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
The nationally recognised Certificate IV in Community Services helps you build a career as a community services worker in the fastest growing industry in Australia. Learn a broad range of skills 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 a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:
- Build caring and supportive relationships with people accessing services, their careers, 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 attributes to help you get ahead:
- Resolve conflict and diffuse difficult situations
- Explore the issues and interests of different communities
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- A nationally accredited Certificate IV qualification that enables you to work across the community services sector
- The foundation to continue to higher training or a degree
- Community services worker
- Health education officer
- Domestic violence officer
- Family support worker
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the:
- Diploma of Community Services
- Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Diploma of Mental Health
- Bachelor of Community Services with TAFE NSW Degrees
To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
Tuesday 22 June, 29 June or 6 July 2021 | 11.30am -12.00pm | Link https://tinyurl.com/yt2vku63
Wednesday 23 June, 30 June or 7 July 2021 | 11.30am -12.00pm | Link https://tinyurl.com/yt2vku63
Thursday 24 June, 1 July or 8 July 2021 | 11.30am -12.00pm | Link https://tinyurl.com/yt2vku63
This is a full-time connected learning, blended delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 14 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 1 year. You will also be required to participate in connected assessment workshops on dates to be advised. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 13 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 have previously studied a Community Services qualification at a lower course level or are currently working in the Community Services Industry, this is a great next step in your career. This qualification will extend your skills and increase your knowledge of the industry. To complete this course, previous work experience in the Community Services Industry or previous related studies will assist your learning. However, there are no formal pre-requisites for this course.
This qualification contains content which may have challenging and confronting material, for example: poverty, bereavement, aggression, abuse and neglect, substance abuse, mental illness. You need to be prepared for this. Firstly, consider if this is the right time for you to be studying or working in this area. Secondly, consider how you will seek support if you find these topics difficult. If you are concerned about this, you can contact our Counselling and Career Development Services to help you make the right course choice by using the link below. https://www.tafensw.edu.au/counselling-career-development-services. s.
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
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30am to 1.30pm via connected classroom, and a tutorial support session on Thursday from 2:30pm - 4:30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.
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
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
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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
|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|
|CHCGRP002||Plan and conduct group activities|
|CHCCCS014||Provide brief interventions|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|CHCDFV001||Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence|
|CHCCCS019||Recognise and respond to crisis situations|
|CHCCCS021||Respond to suspected abuse|
|CHCSOH001||Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues|
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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