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CHC42015- Certificate IV in Community Services

Course ID
Community Services
Certificate IV

CHC42015- Certificate IV in Community Services

Community Services is about improving the lives of people in need of support and it can cover a range of areas, such as family and youth work, children’s services, counselling, mental health, and alcohol and drugs. The CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services is a 39 week face to face course, delivered through blended learning experience of either face-to-face and/ self-paced classroom learning, which provides students with a range of skill and knowledge such as:
  • Working with diverse people
  • Use communication to build relationships
  • Provide client-centred support to people in crises
  • Plan and conduct group activities

This course will qualify you to work within a community development framework, plan and conduct group activities, and work with people from diverse backgrounds. Our team of highly qualified, industry experienced teachers will equip you with the tools you need to succeed in the field, while connecting you with potential future employers. Workers may design and deliver programs that aim to enhance individual and group wellbeing.

According to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook service, the number of people working in community and welfare support is expected to grow strongly over the next five years. This is a large occupation with strong job prospects with around 30,000 job openings anticipated over the next five years. 

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Course Information
Entry Requirements
Details and Units
Career Pathways and Outcomes

The CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services is delivered over 39 weeks face to face which includes 15 units of study. During placement employers will provide the facilities, range of work and supervision required as detailed in the training plan.

The face-to-face training component has been designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to become a carer within the community services sector and to follow an individualised plan which is tailored to provide care and support.

Entry requirements are in place to make sure that students who gain entry to these courses have the skills and abilities they require in order to successfully complete their studies.

  • Students need be 18 year and older and have completed year 12.
  • Student visa applicants under the age of 18 and who have completed year 12 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over, and they will turn 18 before their course commences. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs. For more information visit here.
  • International students whose first language is not English will be tested prior to the commencement of Vocational Education and Training Courses.
  • Educare requires an IELTS 5.5 with no band less than 5, or equivalent (as determined by Educare College Australia) or satisfactory completion of 12 weeks of General English with one of our English education partners.
  • For international students who are not confident in meeting our Literacy and numeracy skills, we request that you contact us to discuss additional pathways you may undertake first to achieve our basic entry requirements.
  • Before students undertake work placement blocks, they must ensure they hold Police Clearance and required blue Card
Core Units
Course Code Course Name
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
Elective Units
Code Title
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
CHCCCS028 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS010 Provide person centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCMGT006 Coordinate client directed services
CHCMHS003 Provide recovery oriented mental health services

Suitable Career outcomes may include:

  • Aboriginal Health Education Officer
  • Early Intervention Homelessness Worker
  • Case Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Tenant Advice and Advocacy Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Domestic Violence Worker
  • Higher level course in packages is considered the principle course of study;
  • Tuition fees are exclusive of all learning materials, enrolment fee and a Student ID card.
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is a visa requirement and is not a tuition fee.
  • Educare College is affiliated with several OHSC providers. If your agent is unable to arrange this, please advise us and we would be happy to organise this on your behalf.

**For more information on payment plans, please email enrol@educare.edu.au


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Teaching and Delivery Modes for Students

At Educare key objectives are to ensure that the core focus of your learning experience is based on the practical applications of your study. Therefore, we support you by providing learning materials which are utilised during most of the following delivery modes such as:

  • Face to face facilitation and roleplays

  • Independent learning/simulated sessions

  • Group based workshops and discussions

Resources Needed

You will have access to our online learning system. You must have your own (laptop) computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software are required by all students to successfully undertake their study with Educare.

Program Outcomes and Benefits

Throughout the program, students will learn the skills to enable them to use discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for their outputs. We at Educare college aim to assist you in providing you with opportunities to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Link off job learning at college to on job training in the workplace.
  • Establish pathways to qualifications nationally recognised by industry, education and vocational training authorities.
  • Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to determine on an individual basis, the competencies obtained by a person through previous formal or informal training, work and/or life experience.
  • Receive a Statement of Attainment or Certificate from Educare College listing competencies successfully achieved for each training program studied.
  • Successful completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment
Studying Student

Do you find yourself being passionate with a strong desire to help and provide care services to people?

Get in touch immediately with Educare college admin enrolment teams to study and be taught by our qualified and highly industry experienced trainers.