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Certificate IV in Community Services

  • National Course Code: CHC42015
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC42015-01V03-22OTE-174

Location – TAFE Digital (Traineeship)

Attendance

Self paced

Delivery

Online

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

12 Hours per week

Duration

2 years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

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

Career opportunities:

  • 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

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

Traineeship

TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate IV in Community Services as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the community services industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

COURSE SUCCESS REQUIREMENTS

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements to complete your coursework.

To be able to undertake work placement you need to meet other requirements. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • Working with Children Check
  • National Police Check

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Adequate fitness and mobility to deliver First Aid - like performing CPR while kneeling on the floor
  • Independence to work alone and teamwork to work with others
  • Patience and can relate easily to people
  • Good organisation and time management skills

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

During your study, you may need to meet the following requirements to be able to undertake work placement within industry.

Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:
Working with Children Check (WWCC)
A current clear Australian National Police Record Check
Current vaccinations including flu (influenza) and COVID-19 and other health department immunisation requirements.
A NDIS Worker Screening Check
Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires

Students will be responsible for costs associated with obtaining these required checks and vaccinations

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course you will need:

  • To demonstrate skills in some assessments. This may involve participating in roleplays which may be video recorded and the video submitted for marking.
  • Recording equipment such as a camera or smartphone

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • a trainee (you will work in industry and study at the same time)
  • employed full time
  • signed up with an Apprentice Network Provider and have a Training Plan Proposal
  • seeking to gain skills and knowledge to become qualified in Community Services after successful completion

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a self paced online course. You must attend approximately 12 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 3 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run for 2 years.

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

Australian Traineeships training can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both. TAFE NSW will negotiate your attendance and study pattern with you and your employer.

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?

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

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. (only if available as a trainee)

Core Units
Number Title
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
Elective Units
Number Title
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
CHCCCS014 Provide brief interventions
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCSOH001 Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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.

Course Location

TAFE Digital (Traineeship)
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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