Course Start Date
17 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
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.
This is a fully government subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.
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 professional and interpersonal skills:
- Resolve conflict and diffuse difficult situations
- Explore the issues and interests of different communities
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
- A nationally recognised qualification that enables you to work across the community services sector
- Community services worker
- Health education officer
- Domestic violence officer
- Family support worker
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your study further to build your career:
- Diploma of Community Services
- Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Diploma of Mental Health
Master your skills with a degree level qualification:
- Bachelor of Community Services with a TAFE Degree
- Bachelor of Welfare
- Bachelor of Social Work
The Community Services and Health Industries are the largest and fastest growing in Australia. Job prospects in major cities are excellent and there is also high demand in rural and regional areas.
To register for an information session, head to tafensw.edu.au/infofest. Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!
To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
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Thursday 28 January 2021 | 10.00am - 12.00pm | Link https://tinyurl.com/y6t4qdn3
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This is a full-time face-to-face course. You will need to attend approximately 17 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 1 year. 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 is a 3 day per week course on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with a tutorial support session on Thursday from 3:30pm - 4:30pm. You will be required to complete independent study, assessments and research on other days. At least 120hrs of workplacement is a requirement of this course.
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.
Note: If enrolment numbers are low, 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 Microsoft Teams (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.
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. Consider if this is the right time for you to be studying or working in this area and also how you will seek support if you find these topics difficult. If you are concerned about this, contact our Counselling and Career Development Services via https://www.tafensw.edu.au/counselling-career-development-services.
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
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.
This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm. 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
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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|
|CHCDFV001||Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence|
|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|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|CHCCCS021||Respond to suspected abuse|
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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