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Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015

This qualification can lead to work in numerous contexts within the community services sector covering a range of services and interventions to clients that may also lead to supervisory responsibilities. Embrace a rewarding career in community services and help people in the community regain more control over their lives and future.

Undertaking formal studies to become a qualified community service worker will present a range of entry point employment opportunities in many community services fields including residential services, recreation programs, educational support services, advocacy, employment support services, respite services and community or neighbourhood houses.

Potential Career Outcomes

  • Case Worker
  • Community Services Worker
  • Domestic Violence Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Health Education Officer
  • Support Worker

How will I Learn?

You will learn the skills and knowledge essential to providing client support, case management, identifying & implementing processes and maintaining quality of service for client groups.

The qualification comprises 15 units of competency – there is some flexibility of choice in the elective subjects to be studied. This will be discussed on enrolment and at the first training session.

Competency based assessment will be conducted through theory tasks, projects and practical demonstration. The training will be delivered in the College’s fully equipped training rooms by our qualified and industry experienced trainer/assessor.

Prerequisite

Prospective students must have an appropriate level of language and literacy to enrol in this course.

Work Placement

Work placement is a requirement of the course and the College can assist in helping students find placement. The days and hours of placement will need to be negotiated between the student and workplace, based on the student’s availability and the requirements of the workplace.

Compulsory Checks

Students will need to obtain the following prior to commencement of work placement:

Are there Assessments?

You will be required to complete self study and assessment work in your own time. There is usually a short answer question and small project associated with each unit of competency. Some units of competency require training and assessment of practical skills.

Further Information

Contact Fran Butterworth on 9970 1007 or email fran@nbcc.nsw.edu.au for further information.

Pathway to Further Training

The Certificate IV in Community Services provides a pathway to a range of Diploma level qualifications in CommunityServices and a Bachelor Degree in Community Services or Social Science.

National Recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - is a means of measuring skills acquired through work or life experiences or through qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. Any student who believes they may be eligible for RPL must apply for this at least two weeks prior to the course commencing.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015 it is a requirement of the Federal Government that all students undertaking nationally recognised training will need to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This involves an easy online application. See USI Fact Sheet for information on how to apply for a USI go to the Unique Student Identifier (USI) Website for additional information.

Please ensure when completing your enrolment information, that the details relating to your name are identical to those on the identification evidence used (eg passport or driver’s licence) when creating your USI eg no abbreviations or nicknames should be used.

Once created, it is important that you keep a record of your USI and access to your accredited training records in a safe place. You will need this information for any future enrolments into accredited training in Australia.

Traineeships

This qualification can be completed through a traineeship pathway. Please contact Fran Butterworth at fran@nbcc.nsw.edu.au or call 9970 1007 for more information.

Eligibility

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart & Skilled Program. To be eligible you must be

  • an Australian Citizen/Perm Resident/NZ citizen/humanitarian visa holder
  • aged 15 years or older, and
  • live or work in New South Wales, and
  • no longer be at school or equivalent

See Smart & Skilled Funding page for details of the range of eligible benefits. Course fees can be paid by two instalments or an interest free direct debit payment plan.Please contact the College for details on 9970 1000.

Limited fee free scholarships are available for eligible students who are 15-30 years of age and either a Commonwealth Welfare recipient or the dependant of a Commonwealth Welfare recipient. Students with a disability or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are also eligible for a fee exemption. Evidence of eligibility for a fee exemption will be required.

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015.
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (CHCDIS007)
  • Assess co-existing needs (CHCCCS004)
  • Provide loss and grief support (CHCCCS017)
  • Work in an alcohol and other drugs context (CHCAOD001)
  • Provide first aid (HLTAID003)
  • Maintain work health and safety (HLTWHS003)
  • Work within a community development framework (CHCCDE003)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people (CHCAGE001)
  • Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships (CHCPRP001)
  • Respond effectively to behaviours of concern (CHCCCS020)
  • Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management (CHCCSM005)
  • Engage respectfully with young people (CHCYTH001)
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence (CHCDFV001)
  • Use communication to build relationships (CHCCOM002)
  • Develop and provide community projects (CHCCDE007)
  • Work with people with mental health issues (CHCMHS001)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Facilitate the interests and rights of clients (CHCADV001)
  • Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness (CHCSOH001)
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk (CHCPRT001)
Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015

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Course cost from $1990 ($240 concession). Payment plan available. Click “apply” or call us on 9970 1000 to start your enrolment process or for further information. Work placement dates/times tba. Please Note: No class during school holidays.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Contact us

Community College Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113