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CHC42021 Certificate IV In Community Services


Study MethodFace to face, blended, online, in class
LocationPerth (Rivervale)
RecognitionNationally Accredited Certification
Start DateEnrol Anytime (Rolling Intake)
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Course Details

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of community services workers who design and deliver person-centred services to individuals and/or groups or communities across a range of services.

Community Care workers’ duties may include:

  • Provide support, advocacy or interventions to individual clients through case management activities
  • Supervising and/or coordinating a limited number of other workers.
  • Design person-centred services
  • Carry out activities related to maintaining an individual's wellbeing through personal care and/or other activities of living;
  • Reporting to service managers and liaising with other professionals and service providers
Entry Requirements

Entry & eligibility requirements

There are no pre-entry study or qualification requirements, but to be eligible, you must:

  • Reside in Western Australia;
  • Possess suitable English language, literacy and numeracy skills (e.g. you will need to be able to read, understand and communicate care requirements on a care plan);
  • Provide a copy of your passport or photo identification.

There are no placement hours required for this qualification, but it is recommended that students engage in volunteer hours with an aged care/disability care organisation to gain industry experience. 

It is industry standard for Community Service staff to require:

  • Current Police Clearance (no older than six months) or NDIS Worker Screening Check; and
  • Current flu and COVID-19 vaccinations (unless exempt).


This certificate qualifies you to pursue roles such as a team leader, care coordinator, community care or residential care worker

These are roles that require you to complete specialised tasks and functions in community services based on the development, facilitation and review of an individualised client plan and may provide services to individuals with complex needs.

Reporting to a supervisor and liaising with professionals and other service providers, but may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a limited number of other workers.

Those with this qualification might continue on to a nursing or community sector qualification.

Study Method

Duration, learning method & assessment

The delivery of this qualification is a blended delivery mode of regular attendance to face-to-face workshops and self-study. The total duration for this qualification may be between 6 to 12 months and can be completed at a pace that suits the individual student.

Forms of study include:

  • Online learning
  • Face to face trainer directed workshops
  • Individual support tutorials
  • Practical skills and written assessments
Units of Competency

Units of Competency

The Certificate IV in Community Services has 15 units of competency:

  • CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
  • CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
  • CHCAOD001 Work in alcohol and other drugs context
  • CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the workplace
  • CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviour
  • CHCCCS033 Identify and report abuse
  • CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices in direct client care
  • CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment of your prior skills, knowledge and life experiences that can be transferred to complete aspects of your current course requirements.

You might already possess some of the skills or knowledge being assessed on this course. If so, you may not be required to complete one or more of the units of competency.

You first need to apply to have your knowledge and skills assessed for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This must be done when you enrol in the course.

To find out more about ALTI’s RPL process, please contact our Student Support Team

Fees & Charges

Course tuition fees & additional fees

There is no cost for this course. This course is funded by the FEE FREE 2024 government initiative available from 1 January 2024.

Additional fees may apply such as Student service and Resource fees.

For more information, please contact us.


Qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by Amana Living Training Institute will be recognised by other Registered Training Organisations (RTO) nationally.

Amana Living Training Institute will recognise Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other RTO’s.

Amana Living Training Institute is committed to ensuring all AQF qualifications, Statements of Attainments and Transcripts of Results are issued in accordance with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015.

CHC42021 Certificate IV In Community Services


Study MethodFace to face, blended, online, in class
LocationPerth (Rivervale)
RecognitionNationally Accredited Certification
Start DateEnrol Anytime (Rolling Intake)
Apply now
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