Certificate IV in Community Services

We'll help you to perfect your skills at providing support for people in complex circumstances. 
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Workplace - Horsham
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Ballarat - Mt Helen
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Workplace - Horsham
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Length
1 year
Qualification Code
CHC42015

Free TAFE

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You'll become confident working with diverse groups, while increasing your skills in providing innovative, person centred processes in individual supports.

You'll also learn how to support people in a person centred, individualised approach and how to advocate for human rights. This program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to prepare you for a variety of roles within the community services sector and equip you for further study.

Areas of study include: Alcohol and other drugs, mental health, case management and community development, people at risk of suicide, advocacy, legal and ethical practice.

  • Community support worker
  • Family support worker
  • Residential care worker
  • Welfare support worker

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

FACILITATE THE INTERESTS AND RIGHTS OF CLIENTS
CHCADV001
ASSESS CO-EXISTING NEEDS
CHCCCS004
USE COMMUNICATION TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS
CHCCOM002
WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE
CHCDIV001
WORK LEGALLY AND ETHICALLY
CHCLEG001
DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN NETWORKS AND COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS
CHCPRP001
MAINTAIN WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY
HLTWHS003
PROVIDE ADVOCACY AND REPRESENTATION SERVICES
CHCADV002
WORK IN AN ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS CONTEXT
CHCAOD001
INCREASE THE SAFETY OF INDIVIDUALS AT RISK OF SUICIDE
CHCCCS003
FACILITATE RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUR
CHCCCS009
PROVIDE BRIEF INTERVENTIONS
CHCCCS014
IMPLEMENT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
CHCCDE011
DEVELOP, FACILITATE AND REVIEW ALL ASPECTS OF CASE MANAGEMENT
CHCCSM005
RECOGNISE AND RESPOND APPROPRIATELY TO DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE
CHCDFV001
FACILITATE THE EMPOWERMENT OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY
CHCDIS007
PROMOTE ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL SAFETY
CHCDIV002
SUPPORT GROUP ACTIVITIES
CHCGRP001
WORK WITH PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
CHCMHS001
WORK EFFECTIVELY IN TRAUMA INFORMED CARE
CHCMHS007
ASSESS AND PROMOTE SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL WELLBEING
CHCMHS011
REFLECT ON AND IMPROVE OWN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
CHCPRP003
WORK WITH PEOPLE EXPERIENCING OR AT RISK OF HOMELESSNESS
CHCSOH001
ENGAGE RESPECTFULLY WITH YOUNG PEOPLE
CHCYTH001
PROVIDE FIRST AID
HLTAID003
MANAGE PERSONAL STRESSORS IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT
HLTWHS006

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE application page for further information.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: LAD

National course code: CHC42015

Entry requirements (year 12)

Extra Requirements

A Working with Children Check is required to work in this industry. Each Welfare Agency will conduct their own 'Criminal history check' before employment may commence.

Students attend campus 2 days per week from 9.30am to 4.30pm

Fees are subject to change annually.

Fees are payable at the time of enrolment. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day.

For further information regarding these costs, please view 2020 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) for tuition and materials fees payable to FedUni.  

Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.

Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

For further information please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
 

2020 TAFE Eligibility Exemptions

 

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions. 

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level you may be eligible to enrol in a government subsidised place with a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
 

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2020.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

Pathways to this course:

Candidates seeking alternate entry to this course can consider the below option:

Foundation program

 

A foundation program can provide an excellent base to build upon in your TAFE studies:

 

Credit transfer / advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.

 

Pathways from this course:

Satisfactory completion of this course can lead to the following further study options : 

TAFE Program

 

 

Higher Education Progra

Articulate into Higher Education studies .Please note that additional essential requirements for admission may apply to entry into these programs:

 

 

 

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.

 

 

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Federation TAFE