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CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

National ID: CHC42015 | State ID: AWL8

Further your skills in developing services and programs for the community

If you enjoy helping people and like working in a team then a career in community services could be for you. There is an ongoing skill shortage in this industry so employment prospects are high.

As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement* where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

All of our Community Service qualifications have flexible training delivery modes and the option to study on the job.

Gain these skills
  • Advanced communication
  • Group work
  • How to design and deliver programs that enhance community participation
  • Legal and ethical responsibilities and requirements for working in community services
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Respectful, resilient, empathetic and have a positive outlook
  • A non-judgmental attitude and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to exercise initiative
  • Leadership qualities
  • Able to build positive relationships with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong communication, consultation, problem solving and negotiation skills
Delivery mode information
Online

With online study you will be completing your course via an online platform which contains all your study material and assessments. You will be provided a login and password to access this material once you have been enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE. 

Online is a little different to on-campus study as you do not have face to face contact with your lecturers and you do not engage directly with fellow students during every-day class activities. If on-campus study is not your preference, then online study is a great option. Rest assured you will be supported by your online lecturers.
You will also have access to lecturers via your online dashboard. The lecturers will help to clarify your concerns, assist with the course content, mark your assessments and provide you with feedback if required

Qualifications are broken down into stages with an intensive practical skills workshop run at the end of each stage. You will only need to enrol and pay for one stage at a time.

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability. 
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months 
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months 

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form



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Entrance Requirements

Work placement

Important information

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

We recommend that students be over the age of 18 before enrolling into this course as the employment/placement outcomes are very limited for students under the age of 18.

Work placement

* You will need to be enrolled in the appropriate units to be offered a work placement - it is not a standard for all enrolments.

Important information

You will need to complete the minimum of 80 hours of work placement. If you live in the local area of Perth, you will be assisted to find placement if you are unable to find one. Please note eligibility for supervised work placement is subject to obtaining a satisfactory Police Clearance. You will also need a Working with Children Check if your placement involves contact with children.

Other costs for consideration:

  • Text Books
  • Stationery
  • National Police Clearance - $65 through Australia Post
  • Working with Children’s Check (WWC) - $11
Job opportunities

Other job titles may include:

  • Aboriginal Intake and Referral Worker
  • Community Worker (mental health, alcohol & drugs, youth, migrant services)
  • Community Education Worker | Support Worker (Community Services) | Case Worker (Community Services)
  • Domestic Violence Worker
  • Outreach Officer
  • Early Intervention Homelessness Worker
  • Court Support Worker | Community Legal Officers
  • Information and Referral Worker
  • Tenant Advice and Advocacy Worker
  • Phone Advice Worker (Community Services)
  • Supervisor | Team Leader (Community Services)

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

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Further study

North Metropolitan TAFE offers you a range of further study opportunities, see below for a list of related courses.

How to apply
On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au 

Other study types

For all other study types eg part-time or online visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

To commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study, head to our Apprenticeships and traineeships page for more details.

International students

International students should contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Continuous enrolment, 2019

Leederville - Employer based

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 year/s
When Continuous enrolment
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
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Leederville - Traineeship

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Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 year/s
When Continuous enrolment
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
Traineeship
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Continuous enrolment, 2020

Leederville - Employer based

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Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 year/s
When Continuous enrolment
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
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Leederville - Traineeship

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Units

Overview
Duration 2 year/s
When Continuous enrolment
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
Traineeship
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Semester 1, 2020

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus

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Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
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Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - Online

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Overview
Duration 6 months
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How Online
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Leederville - On Campus

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Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Leederville
How On campus
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Midland - On Campus

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Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Midland
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Midland - Online

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Duration 6 months
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Midland
How Online
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Semester 2, 2019

Midland - Online

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Duration 6 months
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Midland
How Online
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Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Page last updated October 17, 2019