CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

This course is recommended for participants who have limited community sector work experience and for participants who enjoy the opportunity to learn skills in a face-to-face delivery environment.

Participants may include:

  • People wanting to enter a new industry
  • People who are working or volunteering in the sector and are seeking a formal qualification
  • People returning to the workforce
Course code CHC42015
Start date Please keep checking the website for regular updates.
Delivery mode Classroom delivery: Face to face training and Practical Placement.
Duration Domestic: 33 weeks
International: 52 weeks
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RTO requirements

Domestic students

Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and spoken English skills. You will be required to complete a Language Literacy, Numeracy test paper as part of an enrolment interview.

  • Applicants are required to attend a Pre- Training Interview as part of the enrolment process
  • Training and assessments are conducted in English.
  • Applicants must possess sound written and spoken English skills.
  • Applicants may be required to complete a Language, literacy and numeracy test paper as part of a selection interview.
  • Obtain a valid Police Check (required for practical placement purposes) and Working with Children Check if required

Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is recommended that students have these available before or at enrolment.

Training Package

There are no pre-requisite or any other training package entry requirements to enrol in this course.

127 sessions of (4 hours each session) face to face, 4 sessions per week over approximately 22 weeks, with 100 hours of practical placement (at 20 hours/week) totalling to 27 weeks for Domestic students;

For International students the duration is 52 weeks.

Work placement duration: time is based on tasks required to be completed through a log book

** Please note: duration in weeks may vary dependent upon the amount of contact days per week.

Now is the ideal time to make a start on gaining new skills, or upgrading your existing skills, to help you get the job you want. The Victorian Training Guarantee is making vocational education and training more accessible to people who do not hold a post school qualification, or who want to gain a higher-level qualification than they currently hold. There are now an unlimited number of government subsidized training places available to people who meet the eligibility criteria.

Visit our funding and fees page for more information.

Pathway from qualification

  • Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015)
  • Diploma of Mental Health (CHC53315)

Employment or occupational pathway

Participants are provided with advice on employment and training options during enrolment. This is developed from the Career Pathways in the Community Services Training package.

Certificate III represents a qualification that is based on technical applications involving competencies requiring theoretical knowledge applied in non-routine environment.

Job roles related to this qualification include:

  • Case worker
  • Health education officer
  • Community services worker
  • Outreach officer
  • Community support worker
  • Support worker
  • Domestic violence worker
  • Welfare support worker
  • Early intervention homelessness worker
  • Welfare worker

ETEA uses a range of assessment methods which may include:

  • Written assessment (open book)
  • Projects
  • Case study
  • Observation

Assessment will be either a Recognition of Prior Learning pathway or a Training and Assessment pathway.

For a Training and Assessment pathway, participants are advised of the assessment requirements at the start of each training session.

Students not achieving competency in any of the assessments will be required to undertake another assessment under the terms and conditions of ETEA’s reassessment policy.

You can apply for recognition of prior learning, academic credit and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Credit Transfer

Please note: dates are subject to change due to holidays and availability.

If dates provided do not suit, please contact us at 13 13 89 or +61 3 9450 0500 via phone, or through our contact page, as we will accommodate dates to suit students needs.

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To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 15 units

7 core units plus
8 elective units, of which:

(NB: Elective units may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements)

 

Unit Code Unit Name
Core
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
Electives
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drug context
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCMHS003 Provide recovery-oriented mental health services
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCSOH001 Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals of the Health system
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond to domestic and family violence

 

** Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.

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