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Step into the community and welfare sector with a Certificate IV in Community Services. If you’re working or volunteering in the industry, this qualification will give you the added confidence and knowledge to offer support to people in need. With face-to-face workshops and exciting placement opportunities, you’ll gain experience and problem-solving skills that will prepare you for a long and rewarding career.
A Certificate IV in Community Services reflects the role of community service workers who design and deliver person-centred programs to individuals and groups. Equip yourself with the skills to offer support, advocacy and interventions to each client you meet and to the wider community.
With this online qualification, you will tackle challenges autonomously and discover effective ways to supervise and lead other workers in projects and teams. The daily tasks you work through may take place in a range of community service, casework or case management contexts. Put your time where it’s needed most and support your community.
- Bairnsdale: Tuesday and Wednesday 9.00am-3.00pm
- Traralgon: Thursday and Friday 9.00am-3.00pm
- Warragul: Tuesday and Thursday 9.00am-3.00pm
- Online: No set days.
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Community Services.
Opportunities for Further Study
Mandatory entry requirements
- Applicants must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test as well as a Pre-Training Review to determine whether they are suitable for this course. Applicants then must undertake an interview and also meet the below requirements:
- Year 11 pass or mature age
- Clear Police and Working with Children Check
Recommended entry requirements
- Current drivers licence.
- Suitable internet connectivity
- Suitable technology e.g computer, video capabilities
- Current or previous industry skills, knowledge and/or experience
Limitations to entry
- Drivers licence.
Specialist Course Information
Police check and Working with Children's check required
Placement140 - 200 hours
Placement is arranged by: Institute
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Student ServicesSupport is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.
Recognition of Prior LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
|CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients|
|CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs|
|CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations|
|CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships|
|CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management|
|CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence|
|CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people|
|CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically|
|CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships|
|CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|CHCSOH001 Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness|
|HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety|
|CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context|
|CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues|