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Certificate IV in Community Services (CHC42015)

Course summary

This qualification reflects the role of community service workers who design and deliver person-centred services to individuals and/or groups. Community workers act as a source of information and advice to individuals and communities. They advocate on behalf of their clients and work to develop community based services, advocating for improved individual and family wellbeing.

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.

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Fees www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • - Apprenticeships, Trades & Training
  • - Psychology, Social Work and Community Services
Skill Area
  • - Community Services
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

It is highly recommended that students have completed Year 10 or equivalent.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Work may take place in a range of community service areas such as mental health, domestic violence, alcohol and other drug, child protection, youth, case work and case management contexts.

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

The duration of the program will be over a 6-12 month period and will require between 12-20 hours of study per week depending on the individual student study load.

  • On-campus
  • Distance
Core
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
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
Electives
CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework
CHCCOM001 Provide first point of contact
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment
Study Sequence - Internal
Students to enrol prior to the following start dates for classes:

CHCCCS004 - 11/07 & 13/07 
CHCADV001 - 18/07 & 20/07
CHCPRP001 - 25/07 & 27/07
CHCCOM002 - 01/08 & 03/08
HLTWHS003 - 08/08 & 10/08
CHCLEG001 - 15/08 & 17/08
CHCDIV001 - 22/08 & 24/08
CHCCOM001 - 29/08 & 31/08
CHCCCS016 - 05/09 & 07/09
HLTWHS006 - 12/09 & 14/09
CHCCCS019 - 03/10 & 05/10
CHCCDE003 - 10/10 & 12/10
CHCPRT001 - 17/10 & 19/10
CHCYTH001 - 24/10 & 26/10
CHCMHS001 - 31/10 & 02/11

Self-paced units
CHCADV001
CHCCCS004
CHCPRP001
Study Sequence - External Delivery (Online)

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs
CHCCOM001 Provide first point of contact
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
RPL

Course Availabilities

CQUniversity Rockhampton City

Timing
Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Duration and dates
6 - 12 months.


Load
Fifteen (15) units must be successfully completed - seven (7) core units and eight (8) elective units

Notes

An orientation day will be held Thursday, 13 July from 9 am at CQUniversity Rockhampton City. 

Classes are held on Tuesdays from 9 am – 3 pm and an additional day of study is offered on Thursday from 9 am – 1 pm. 
No classes will be held from 18 September 2017 to 29 September 2017 due to the term break.

Students must be self-motivated and have sound literacy and computer skills. Students must have access to a computer, the internet, and Microsoft Office software including Word and PowerPoint. Students must also be familiar with using USB devices and retrieving electronic material, and uploading and downloading documents to and from the online course.


Distance Education

Timing
Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Duration and dates
12 months full time.


Load
Fifteen (15) units must be successfully completed - seven (7) core units and eight (8) elective units

Notes
Distance students require self motivation and will need approximately 25 hours of study per week for each unit of competency, comprised of both practical and theoretical study. Students must have sound literacy and computer skills. Students must have access to a computer, the internet, and Microsoft Office software including Word and PowerPoint. Students must also be familiar with using USB devices and retrieving electronic material, and uploading and downloading documents to and from the online course.


2018 Unit Availabilities

Unit availabilities have not yet been finalised for this course.

Please check this page regularly for updates.

Related Courses

Course code Course name Short Course
CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services No

Practical Placement Information

Where a student is not currently working in the Community Services industry they will be required to obtain either paid or unpaid opportunities for suitable practical work in the form of volunteer work or paid employment. Practical work for this program is not compulsory, however all community services training is delivered in a work related context and a number of assessments require that learning has occurred in the work place. This requires that a supervisor from the workplace is able to sign off confirmation that you have completed assessment tasks to the level required to ensure that students are work ready and competent in the field they are training for. Before commencing any voluntary work you must be willing to undergo a National Police check and apply for Positive Notice blue card for child related employment and or Disability services positive exemption notice card if relevant. Your teacher can assist you with the Blue Card process and you will not be able to commence paid or unpaid practical work in a community services organization without a current Blue Card.

It is recommended that you are able to complete at least one day per week in a practical work setting in a community services organization.

Resource Requirements

All resources will be provided on-line when you are enrolled into each individual unit. You will be provided with instructions on how to access the learning and assessment resources through your student email which is issued on enrolment. If you wish to purchase paper based versions of the electronic resources, you can do this at your own cost. Instructions on how to purchase will be provided with the on-line information for each unit of competency.

Contact Us

To apply, or to find out more about this course, contact the Student Advice Team on 13 27 86.