CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services
About this qualification
The Certificate IV in Community Services is a Nationally Recognised Training program under Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).
This qualification reflects the role of community services workers who design and deliver person-centred services to individuals and/or groups.
Community Care workers’ duties may include:
- Provide support, advocacy or interventions to individual clients through case management activities
- Working with groups of older people
- Supervising and/or coordinating a limited number of other workers.
- Design person-centred services
- Carry out activities related to maintaining an individuals’ wellbeing through personal care and/or other activities of living;
- Reporting to service managers and liaising with other professionals and service providers
Career and study pathways
This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to work in the community care sector autonomously with limited responsibility within established parameters.
Career opportunities may include:
- Community Support Worker
- Domestic Violence Worker
- Case Worker (Community Services)
- Community Education Worker
- Support Worker (Community Services)
- Personal Adviser
- Health Education Officer
- Welfare Rights Worker
- Family Support Worker
Duration, learning method and assessment
The delivery of this qualification is a blended delivery mode of regular attendance throughout 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:
- Face-to-face clustered lecturer/trainer directed workshops
- Workshop based practical skills and written assessments
- Post course assignments
- On the job training/assessments
Units of competency
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
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
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS015 Provide Individualised Support
CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviour
CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
You may apply to have your skills and knowledge assessed for RPL. The advantages of RPL are, but not limited to:
- Completing training in a shorter time
- Increasing education and employment options
- Reducing the costs of further education or training
To apply for RPL, applicants will need to complete the RPL Application Form. A trainer can assist you with identifying the units for which you may be eligible for recognition and advise how to gather the necessary evidence to support your application.
You may be eligible for help with fees under various Government programs or a reduction of fees through credit transfer. For more information, please contact our us on 1300 492 703. The student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change, based upon the units chosen as part of the qualification and individual circumstances at enrolment.