This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.
Students undertaking this course must complete a Practical Placement of at least 120 hours.
|How to Apply||Please Enquire|
|AQF Level||Level 4: Certificate IV|
There are no entry requirements for this course.
Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations
Standard Course Structure
The volume of learning for a Certificate IV is 600 - 2400 hours of study time however, the training duration will depend on the electives and study mode selected. In addition, 120 hours of work placement is required.
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|CHCDIS002||Follow established person-centred behaviour supports|
|CHCDIS005||Develop and provide person-centred service responses|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability|
|CHCDIS008||Facilitate community participation and social inclusion|
|CHCDIS009||Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach|
|CHCDIS010||Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients|
|CHCCCS004||Assess co-existing needs|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships|
|HLTWHS006||Manage personal stressors in the work environment|
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
HLTWHS006 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
Course Assessment Information
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Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.
Duration and dates
12 - 24 months
This course is available by Distance Education (online).
Fourteen (14) units must be successfully completed – eleven (11) core unit and three (3) electives.
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. This course is self paced so students must have sound literacy and numeracy skills. This course is delivered by distance education so students must have access to a computer and the internet. Students are allocated 13 weeks from enrolment to complete each unit.
Students undertaking this course must complete a Practical Placement. See More Details tab for further information.
2018 Unit Availabilities
Please check this page regularly for updates.
|Course code||Course name||Short Course|
|CHC42015||Certificate IV in Community Services||No|
Clinical Placement Requirements
- In compliance with CQU Immunisation Policy and for patient and student safety, there has been a number of changes for your mandatory check requirements. These changes take effect and are now mandatory for any placement commencing 1 January 2018 and onwards.
- Please click here for full details of your requirements or access these requirements via the Moodle Site.
- Please see Mandatory Cut-Off dates for submission dates of your mandatory checks. You will not be eligible to proceed to placement if you fail to meet the deadline; there are no extensions or exceptions.
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