Certificate IV in Community Services

National ID: CHC42015
State ID: AWL8
Qualification level:

Course is available at the following locations

Public
Central Regional TAFE

Training Package Version:Release 2

Are you looking for a career change or seeking a qualification related to work you are currently doing? This course is an introduction to community services work and may be for you.

This course develops skills such as:

  • Developing programs
  • Communication
  • Group work
  • Program delivery, and
  • Community development.

The Certificate IV in Community Services will provide you with a range of practical skills and knowledge that will assist you in interventions with clients and the implementation of health promotion. You will gain skills in:

  • Communicating at an advanced level
  • Understanding behaviour of clients
  • Training and group work
  • Designing programs for accessibility
  • Enhancing community participation
  • Gathering, maintaining and providing information
  • Understanding legal and ethical requirements, and
  • Advocating effectively.

Additional Resources

On occasion there may be additional resources that learners are required to provide as part of their course. Specific details will be provided in your Pre-Enrolment Pack.

VET FEE-HELP

This course IS NOT eligible for VET FEE-HELP.

Course description

Training Package Version:Release 2

Are you looking for a career change or seeking a qualification related to work you are currently doing? This course is an introduction to community services work and may be for you.

This course develops skills such as:

  • Developing programs
  • Communication
  • Group work
  • Program delivery, and
  • Community development.

The Certificate IV in Community Services will provide you with a range of practical skills and knowledge that will assist you in interventions with clients and the implementation of health promotion. You will gain skills in:

  • Communicating at an advanced level
  • Understanding behaviour of clients
  • Training and group work
  • Designing programs for accessibility
  • Enhancing community participation
  • Gathering, maintaining and providing information
  • Understanding legal and ethical requirements, and
  • Advocating effectively.

Additional Resources

On occasion there may be additional resources that learners are required to provide as part of their course. Specific details will be provided in your Pre-Enrolment Pack.

VET FEE-HELP

This course IS NOT eligible for VET FEE-HELP.

Campus locations

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Private
Fast Track Training Australia

Course description

Campus locations

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Private
JSW Training & Community Services

Course description

Campus locations

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Public
North Metropolitan TAFE

Further your skills in developing services and programs for the community

If you enjoy helping people and like working in a team then a career in community services could be for you. There is an ongoing skill shortage in this industry so employment prospects are high.

As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned. Please note you will need to be enrolled in the appropriate units to be offered a work placement - it is not a standard for all enrolments.

All of our Community Service qualifications have flexible training delivery modes and the option to study on the job.

Gain these skills
  • Advanced communication
  • Group work
  • How to design and deliver programs that enhance community participation
  • Legal and ethical responsibilities and requirements for working in community services
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Respectful, resilient, empathetic and have a positive outlook
  • A non-judgmental attitude and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ableto exercise initiative
  • Leadership qualities
  • Able to build positive relationships with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong communication, consultation, problem solving and negotiation skills
Delivery mode information
Online

With online study you will be completing your course via an online platform which contains all your study material and assessments. You will be provided a login and password to access this material once you have been enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE.

Online is a little different to on-campus study as you do not have face to face contact with your lecturers and you do not engage directly with fellow students during every-day class activities. If on-campus study is not your preference, then online study is a great option. Rest assured you will be supported by your online lecturers.
You will also have access to lecturers via your online dashboard. The lecturers will help to clarify your concerns, assist with the course content, mark your assessments and provide you with feedback if required

Qualifications are broken down into stages with an intensive practical skills workshop run at the end of each stage. You will only need to enrol and pay for one stage at a time.

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability.
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised 'gap" training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form

Course description

Further your skills in developing services and programs for the community

If you enjoy helping people and like working in a team then a career in community services could be for you. There is an ongoing skill shortage in this industry so employment prospects are high.

As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned. Please note you will need to be enrolled in the appropriate units to be offered a work placement - it is not a standard for all enrolments.

All of our Community Service qualifications have flexible training delivery modes and the option to study on the job.

Gain these skills
  • Advanced communication
  • Group work
  • How to design and deliver programs that enhance community participation
  • Legal and ethical responsibilities and requirements for working in community services
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Respectful, resilient, empathetic and have a positive outlook
  • A non-judgmental attitude and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ableto exercise initiative
  • Leadership qualities
  • Able to build positive relationships with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong communication, consultation, problem solving and negotiation skills
Delivery mode information
Online

With online study you will be completing your course via an online platform which contains all your study material and assessments. You will be provided a login and password to access this material once you have been enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE.

Online is a little different to on-campus study as you do not have face to face contact with your lecturers and you do not engage directly with fellow students during every-day class activities. If on-campus study is not your preference, then online study is a great option. Rest assured you will be supported by your online lecturers.
You will also have access to lecturers via your online dashboard. The lecturers will help to clarify your concerns, assist with the course content, mark your assessments and provide you with feedback if required

Qualifications are broken down into stages with an intensive practical skills workshop run at the end of each stage. You will only need to enrol and pay for one stage at a time.

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability.
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised 'gap" training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form

Campus locations

Course page link
Public
North Regional TAFE

This qualification will further develop your practical skills and knowledge to develop services and programs to meet identified needs within the community. You will learn skills in advanced communication, group work, training, community information provision and program development. You will also learn how to design and deliver programs that are accessible and enhance community participation. You will develop an understanding of the legal and ethical requirements for working in community services. As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

Course description

This qualification will further develop your practical skills and knowledge to develop services and programs to meet identified needs within the community. You will learn skills in advanced communication, group work, training, community information provision and program development. You will also learn how to design and deliver programs that are accessible and enhance community participation. You will develop an understanding of the legal and ethical requirements for working in community services. As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

Campus locations

Course page link
Public
South Metropolitan TAFE

Do you want to make a difference for communities?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Community Services Work you'll be on your way to a career as an outreach officer, welfare support worker, or case worker.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to communicate and work effectively in the community services sector, promoting social, emotional and physical wellbeing, responding to critical situations, responding to children at risk, assisting collective action, working with cultural diversity, ethical behaviour and legal responsibilities.

This Qualification is also available as a Traineeship. To study as a Trainee, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation. Please see the Apprenticeships/Traineeships section for more information.

Ask us about our term 4 course start for online studies. Get a leap on your study! Use the webform below or call us on 1800 001 001.

Course description

Do you want to make a difference for communities?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Community Services Work you'll be on your way to a career as an outreach officer, welfare support worker, or case worker.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to communicate and work effectively in the community services sector, promoting social, emotional and physical wellbeing, responding to critical situations, responding to children at risk, assisting collective action, working with cultural diversity, ethical behaviour and legal responsibilities.

This Qualification is also available as a Traineeship. To study as a Trainee, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation. Please see the Apprenticeships/Traineeships section for more information.

Ask us about our term 4 course start for online studies. Get a leap on your study! Use the webform below or call us on 1800 001 001.

Campus locations

Course page link
Public
South Regional TAFE

This qualification reflects the role of community service workers who design and deliver person-centred services to individuals and/or groups. Workers may provide support, advocacy or interventions to individual clients, groups or communities across a range of services.

At this level, workers may be autonomous with limited responsibility within established parameters and may be required to supervise and lead other workers in projects or teams. Work may take place in a range of community service, case work or case management contexts.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

Course description

This qualification reflects the role of community service workers who design and deliver person-centred services to individuals and/or groups. Workers may provide support, advocacy or interventions to individual clients, groups or communities across a range of services.

At this level, workers may be autonomous with limited responsibility within established parameters and may be required to supervise and lead other workers in projects or teams. Work may take place in a range of community service, case work or case management contexts.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

Campus locations

Course page link