Certificate IV in Community Services - CHC42015

12 Months
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Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of community service workers who design and deliver person-centered services to individuals and/or groups. Workers may provide support, advocacy or interventions to individual clients, groups or communities across a range of services. 

The Certificate IV in Community Services has been customized by global industry specialists in disability and support. With the focus on person-centredapproach and practical scenario-based simulations.

Entry Requirements

There are certain prerequisites which must be satisfied before enrolment in this course:

o Applicants will be required to complete an ACSF language, literacy and numeracy (LLN)assessment

o Working With Children Check (WWCC)

o NDIS Worker Check

Fees & Delivery

Please contact ACDCS for more information on the course fee structure.

Course Delivery : Online, Blended Learning (Face to face with trainer once a week)

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal.

We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date.

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Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required for Participants undertaking nationally recognized training (qualifications, accredited courses, skill sets and units of competency) unless exempt.

This includes international Participants studying in Australia. If you don't have a USI you will not receive your qualification or statement of attainment.

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The Australian Government through training.gov.au lists this as an appropriate qualification for the following occupations:

o Aboriginal Health Education Officer

o Community support worker

o Domestic Violence Worker

o Women's Health Educator

o Case Worker (Community Services)

o Outreach Officer

o Aboriginal Intake and Referral Worker

o Early Intervention Homelessness Worker

o Peak organization worker

Study Pathways

There are a number of study pathways that you can take after completing this course:

o Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015)

o Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management (CHC62015)

o Bachelor of Community Services

o Bachelor of Health Science

o Bachelor of Social Science

o Bachelor of Social Work

Units of Study

There are 7 core units included in the course:

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

There are 8 elective units included in the course:

CHCMGT005 - Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
CHCCCS016 - Respond to client needs
CHCDFV001- Recognize and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCCCS015- Provide individualized support
CHCDIS007- Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCMHS001- Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPRT001- Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCCCS020 - Respond effectively to behaviors of concern

Work Placement
A minimum 120 hours (15 days) of work placement is compulsory to complete the course.


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