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Certificate IV in Community Services

Course Code: CHC42015

Gain recognised qualifications in community services with this course. You'll gain practical skills and knowledge in designing and delivering person-centred services to individuals and/or groups.

This qualification provides the opportunity to move into a job role in a variety of settings within the sector. Through this course you will gain skills in providing support, advocacy or interventions to individual clients, groups or communities across a range of services. You will gain a deeper understanding of how to support clients' independence and wellbeing, work with diverse people, work with people with mental health issues and more.

This course is offered online. Through your learning journey with Carers Queensland, you will be supported by a friendly and experienced team every step of the way to help you succeed in your studies and your future practice.

Full time, part time and self-paced study options are available.

Career outcomes may include:

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

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 test
  • Have basic computer skills (e.g. the ability to access and use word processing applications, email and internet) and a reliable internet connection and working computer or laptop (not tablets or mobile devices)
  • Can deal with physical demands of manual tasks (e.g. bending, squatting, kneeling, and repetitive movements, carrying) and have the ability to be on your feet for extended periods of time, both walking and standing as this may be a requirement of future positions
  • Are eligible to obtain a Working with Children Check (Blue Card). For more information visit https://bit.ly/35Dz4gP
  • Have, or be eligible to obtain, a Yellow Card. For more information visit https://bit.ly/2L9lzMt
  • Are willing to obtain a National Police Check Clearance Certificate. For more information visit https://bit.ly/3fr5mjN.

Please note: Prospective students must have all of the above checks completed prior to commencement of study to ensure they meet eligibility. Please see below for further details, this will also be discussed during your enrolment process.

  • All training delivered online via our eLearning platform and Zoom.
  • Full time: 21-23 weeks. Course structure: 2 days per week, Tuesday & Thursday, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm.
  • Part time: 43-45 weeks. Course structure: 1 day per week, Monday, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm,.
  • Self-paced study options are available, and are subject to specific conditions and agreements.

We are currently taking expressions of interest for the Certificate IV in Community Services. Please complete the interest form below or email training@carersqld.com.au and a member of our team will be in contact with you to discuss date options.

This course is made up of 15 units of competency including seven core units and eight elective units.

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

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
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
  • CHCCCS008 Develop strategies to address unmet needs
  • CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

In Queensland you may be eligible for funding through various programs:

  • The Higher Level Skills program is funded by the Queensland Government and will include a small contribution fee to be paid by the client.
  • Alternatively, through our program which is funded by the Department of Social Services (Federal Government)

These options will be discussed during your enrolment process. You can read more about Student Funding Options here.

You are required to complete 120 hours of vocational placement. Carers Queensland will assist to secure opportunities if you do not have industry connections.

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