Certificate IV in Community Services

We'll help you to perfect your skills at providing support for people in complex circumstances. 
This course is offered at multiple locations, select your prefered campus to see when it is offered.
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Length
1 year
Qualification Code
CHC42015

Free TAFE

This course is in the Free TAFE for Priority Courses list. Find out about the initiative and your eligibility

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. 

  • 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.

MAINTAIN WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY
HLTWHS003
DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN NETWORKS AND COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS
CHCPRP001
WORK LEGALLY AND ETHICALLY
CHCLEG001
WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE
CHCDIV001
USE COMMUNICATION TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS
CHCCOM002
ASSESS CO-EXISTING NEEDS
CHCCCS004
FACILITATE THE INTERESTS AND RIGHTS OF CLIENTS
CHCADV001
PROVIDE FIRST AID
HLTAID011
ENGAGE RESPECTFULLY WITH YOUNG PEOPLE
CHCYTH001
WORK WITH PEOPLE EXPERIENCING OR AT RISK OF HOMELESSNESS
CHCSOH001
WORK COLLABORATIVELY TO MAINTAIN AN ENVIRONMENT SAFE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
CHCPRT003
IDENTIFY AND RESPOND TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AT RISK
CHCPRT001
REFLECT ON AND IMPROVE OWN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
CHCPRP003
ASSESS AND PROMOTE SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL WELLBEING
CHCMHS011
WORK EFFECTIVELY IN TRAUMA INFORMED CARE
CHCMHS007
WORK WITH PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
CHCMHS001
PLAN AND CONDUCT GROUP ACTIVITIES
CHCGRP002
PROMOTE ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL SAFETY
CHCDIV002
RECOGNISE AND RESPOND APPROPRIATELY TO DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE
CHCDFV001
DEVELOP, FACILITATE AND REVIEW ALL ASPECTS OF CASE MANAGEMENT
CHCCSM005
RECOGNISE AND RESPOND TO CRISIS SITUATIONS
CHCCCS019
PROVIDE BRIEF INTERVENTIONS
CHCCCS014
FACILITATE RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUR
CHCCCS009
DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT SERVICE PROGRAMS
CHCCCS007
INCREASE THE SAFETY OF INDIVIDUALS AT RISK OF SUICIDE
CHCCCS003
WORK IN AN ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS CONTEXT
CHCAOD001
Classes are held two days per week on campus, from 9.30 am - 4.30 pm.

Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.

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.

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

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees you will pay depends on your eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised place under the Skills First Program.

Find out more about eligibility here.

2023 total estimated tuition fees for Certificate IV in Community Services
Concession
Government Subsidised Place
Standard
Government Subsidised Place
Full Fee Place
(Not eligible for government subsidy)
$931$4,656$11,856

*Fees displayed are estimates for the total program and may change depending on individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are subject to change annually.

Visit our TAFE enrolment fees page for more information.

Material Fees

Material fees cover the cost of items which are purchased by the university and provided to the student, such as tools, materials, uniforms, textbooks, excursions and other incidentals associated with the program.

The estimated material fees for this program are $0

Eligibility Exemptions

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University through the Skills First eligibility exemptions initiative.

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 an eligibility exemption.

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2023.

Important Information

Direct Debit Payment Plans are available for eligible students to help manage the payment of tuition and material fees throughout the enrolment year (excluding Diploma/Advanced Diploma tuition fees).

Students accessing government-subsidised training under the Skills First Program need to be aware that enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

Free TAFE: Under the Victorian Government Free TAFE initiative, some programs have free tuition for eligible students, however material fees (if applicable) will be payable by the student.  Free TAFE is subject to availability and eligibility requirements.

Visit the TAFE fees website. for further information on fees, payments and refunds.

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:

 

 

 

Please note that this course is currently in a transition period (superseded due to Government-mandated updates), with updates due for release in the coming years. Rest assured, completion of this course version before 6th December 2023 will still provide you with a valid and quality outcome. If you have any questions, please submit an enquiry.

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

School department

Centre for Health and Communit