CHC42015- Certificate IV in Community Services

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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 customised 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

Full Fee Applicant: $5,500

Course Delivery : Blended Learning (online and face-to-face)

Student Total Course Estimates: (Inclusions: Course Material Fees: $150, Course Retained Items: $399, StudentService Fee: $75, Course Education Levy: $105)

Initial Course Deposit via electronic Transfer: $500

Monthly Direct Debit Instalment Payment Plan Option: Starts from $500


The student tuition fees as published aresubject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Fees are indicative, may subject to change of government policy and this may occur during the course.

Fee instalment plan is available.

Consumer law allows for students to be aware of their learner’s rights as a consumer, including but not limited to any statutory cooling-off period, if one applies the learner’s right to

  1. obtain a refund for services not provided by the RTO in the event the:
    i.   arrangement is terminated early,

    ii.   theRTO fails to provide the agreed services.
  2. the learner’s rights as a consumer, including but not limited to any statutory cooling-off period, if one applies
  3. the learner’s right to obtain a refund for services not provided by the RTO in the event the
    i.   arrangement is terminated early,
    ii.  the RTO fails to provide the agreed services

Government funded applicants
ACDCS currently is unable to offer government subsidised training.

Currently applications for government subsidised training are before the NSW skills funding authority and pending this application NSW applicants will be updated and notice on this website.  

How to Apply

Enrolments have closed for this term. We encourage you to register your interest for upcoming terms, and one of our team will be in contact. 

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Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required for Participants undertaking nationally recognised 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 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 organisation worker

Study Pathways

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

o CHC52015 - Diploma of Community Services

o CHC62015 - Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

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- Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCCCS015- Provide individualised 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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