Version Effective: 26th of March, 2018
Version Effective: 26th of March, 2018

CHC42015 - Certificate IV in Community Services

Course Details

Course Summary

This qualification reflects the role of community service workers who design and deliver person-centred services to individuals and/or groups. Workers may provide support, advocacy or interventions to individual clients, groups or communities across a range of services. 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. Work may take place in a range of community service, case work or case management contexts.

Course Details

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

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course, however, it is highly recommended that students have completed Year 10 or equivalent.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

  1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
  2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
  3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

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

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 7 core units
  2. Complete 8 elective units
Standard Course Structure

12 - 18 months full-time

  • Online
Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information Training.gov Details
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically More Information Training.gov Details
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships More Information Training.gov Details
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships More Information Training.gov Details
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs More Information Training.gov Details
Elective
Study Sequence Enrol into one group of units at a time, as per the following order: CHCLEG001 and CHCDIV001 HLTWHS003 and CHCCOM002 CHCCOM001 and CHCCCS016 HLTWHS006 and CHCPRT001 CHCYTH001 and CHCCCS019 CHCMHS001 and CHCCDE003 CHCADV001 and CHCPRP001 CHCCCS004
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCOM001 Provide first point of contact More Information Training.gov Details
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations More Information Training.gov Details
CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework More Information Training.gov Details
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
1 CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
2 HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety
2 CHCCOM002 - Use communication to build relationships
2 HLTWHS006 - Manage personal stressors in the work environment
3 CHCCCS016 - Respond to client needs
3 CHCCOM001 - Provide first point of contact
4 CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
5 CHCCCS019 - Recognise and respond to crisis situations
5 CHCYTH001 - Engage respectfully with young people
6 CHCCDE003 - Work within a community development framework
6 CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
7 CHCPRP001 - Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
7 CHCADV001 - Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
8 CHCCCS004 - Assess co-existing needs


Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Online
February: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
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Enrolment Advice

New Students must follow the recommended unit grouping as per the Study Sequence listed in the Course Structure tab.  Students may enrol in one or more units in a cluster.  

Continuing Students should follow the recommended unit groupings where possible, but do have the option to enrol as they have previously.  Continuing students should follow the order of units.  


Subsidy Eligibility Restrictions

To be eligible for Government subsidy, students must be an existing worker in the Community and Health industry, this now includes parents and unpaid carers for NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) participants.  


Resource and Computing Requirements

It is a requirement of enrolment in this course that you have access to the CQUniversity website. You will be required to undertake various components of study in the course using email and the internet.


It is strongly recommended that you have access to a broadband connection or higher to access online resources that would include but are not limited to, email, internet, video conferencing (mic and camera), electronic assessment submission. 


All submissions of assessment must be uploaded electronically to the VET Moodle platform. 


All units of competency will be delivered on-line through the Moodle VET application provided by CQUniversity Australia once you have enrolled. It is also expected that student’s will avail themselves of opportunities to engage with both teaching staff and other students through on-line discussions, forums and/or presentations.