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  • CHC42015

Certificate IV in Community Services

At a glance

At a glance

Progress your career in the community services sector with this intermediate-level course that will qualify you to work in a diverse range of settings in community services.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Relationship Educator
  • Community Health Worker
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Migrant Community Worker
  • Tenants Advisory Worker
  • Community Development Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Community Services Worker
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CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

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Course overview

Course overview

Get a head start on your career in community services with this intermediate-level course. This qualification will give you the practical skills and knowledge to work with a diverse range of people in community, residential and health care settings. It will also equip you with the foundation skills required to undertake further study in the field. Stronger than average growth is predicted in the sector, and this course equips you with the problem solving and communication skills you need to make a difference.

This course will qualify you to work within a community development framework, plan and conduct group activities, and work with people from diverse backgrounds. Our team of highly qualified, industry experienced teachers will equip you with the tools you need to succeed in the field, while connecting you with potential future employers.

Successful completion of this course will give you the skills to seek employment in a variety of community services settings, or in social housing.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 8 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
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
Greater Brisbane
VPC80
Vocational placement
North and Far North Queensland
VPC80
Vocational placement
Sunshine Coast
VPC120
Vocational placement
Darling Downs and South West
VPC160
Vocational placement

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Greater Brisbane
CHCADV002
Provide advocacy and representation services
CHCAOD001
Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
CHCCCS003
Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCCCS014
Provide brief interventions
CHCCSM005
Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
CHCDFV403C
Provide crisis intervention and support to those experiencing domestic and family violence
CHCGROUP403D
Plan and conduct group activities
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
North and Far North Queensland
CHCSOH001
Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
CHCDIV002
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCAOD001
Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
CHCPRP003
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCCCS003
Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCCSM005
Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
HLTWHS006
Manage personal stressors in the work environment
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
Sunshine Coast
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPRT001
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCYTH001
Engage respectfully with young people
CHCGRP002
Plan and conduct group activities
CHCAOD001
Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
CHCDFV001
Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCSOH001
Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
CHCCCS003
Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
Darling Downs and South West
CHCCDE003
Work within a community development framework
CHCCOM001
Provide first point of contact
CHCDEV001
Confirm client developmental status
CHCCSM005
Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPRT001
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCGRP002
Plan and conduct group activities
CHCPRP003
Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

Money IconUpfront payment

This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Vocational placement

If you are not currently employed or volunteering in industry, during your course you will be required to complete vocational placement so you can start practicing your new skills in a real-world environment. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. TAFE Queensland may be able to assist in arranging suitable placements.

Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You will need to complete a Criminal History Check (yellow card) and apply for a Blue Card (working with children check) for placement.
If your police check identifies that you have a criminal history or you are unable to obtain a Blue Card, you may be disqualified from being eligible to undertake placement and assessment, which would affect your course outcomes. If you think this might impact you, please speak to the relevant Vocational Placement Coordinator for further information.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Need to know

Please be aware that this program is comprised of units that cover a range of sensitive topics which may include mental health, child protection, and alcohol and other drugs.

To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills subsidised price, you must:

  • be an existing worker in the Community Services Industry and Health Industry. Existing workers must provide a letter from their employer stating that they are an employee of the organisation or a current payslip that displays the ABN and Trading name.
  • be aged 15 years or over, and no longer at school
  • permanently reside in Queensland
  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen
  • not hold or be currently enrolled in a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification (does not include qualifications completed at school or foundation skills training).

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland