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CHC42015 – Certificate IV in Community Services

If you believe in designing and delivering person-centred services, providing support and advocacy and assisting in interventions for client groups and communities, this is the course for you.

Learn how to support clients’ independence and wellbeing, work with diverse people, work with people with mental health issues and more. This course could see you move into a job role in a variety of settings within the sector.

Career Outcomes

Career outcomes may include:

  • Aboriginal Health Education Officer
  • Community Support Worker
  • Domestic Violence Worker
  • Women’s Health Educator
  • Case Worker (Community Services)
  • Outreach Office

Entry Requirements

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course; however successful enrolment into this course will require that you:

• Sit an internal language, literacy and numeracy assessment.
• Have basic computer skills (e.g. the ability to access and use word processing applications, email and internet.
• Can deal with physical demands of manual tasks (e.g. bending, squatting, kneeling, and repetitive movements, carrying) for direct support work during Vocational Placement and have the ability to be on your feet for extended periods of time, both walking and standing due to the nature of the occupation.
• Relevant Police History and Working with Children/Disability checks required by your state – specific details will be provided in pre-enrolment information packs.

Please note: Prospective students must have the abovementioned checks completed prior to commencement of study and are asked to begin this process during the enrolment process. The obtaining of the above mentioned requirements will be at the cost of the client. Please see details below.

Course Delivery and Duration

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, all training will be delivered online via our eLearning platform and Zoom. You will need to have access to a computer and reliable internet access.

This course is delivered two days per week for 16 weeks full time or 32 weeks part-time from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm. An additional three hours dedicated for completing practical role plays and a recommendation of 10 hours’ self-study at home to complete the required work.

Course Intake

Every Monday. However, you should ensure that you have returned all enrolment documents before close of business on the preceding Wednesday.

Course Structure

This course is made up of 18 units of competency including seven core units and eleven elective units that we have chosen which link directly to the disability sector.

Core units

  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
  • CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
  • CHCCOM002 Use communication to buildrelationships
  • CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • CHCADV001 Facilitate the right and interests of clients
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

Elective units

  • CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • CHCAOD001 Work in alcohol and other drugs context
  • CHCCOM005 Use communication to build relationships
  • CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
  • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
  • CHCCCS008 Develop strategies to address unmet needs
  • CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
  • CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementi
  • HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

Vocational Placement

To achieve this qualification, you will be required to complete a minimum of 120 hours Vocational Placement, which Carers Queensland will work towards securing for you if you do not already have industry connections.

Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Vocational Placement in an approved workplace may be delayed. For further information and updates on this, please see our Student Handbook or contact us directly.

Course Fees (Total Co-Contribution Fees)

Course fees will vary from state-to-state.

Any course fees will be discussed in the pre-enrolment discussion.

**See state-specific flyers for course fees

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