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.
It is recommended that the students doing online are working or volunteering in industry. There will be face to face workshops once a fortnight rotating between campuses.
Bairnsdale, Traralgon and Warragul in class 2 days per week and students must be able to attend both days. There is placement attached to this course and it s organised by the teachers.
Fortnightly workshops on Mondays rotating campuses
Tuesday and Wednesday 9am-3pm
Thursday and Friday 9am-3pm
Tuesday and Thursday 9am-3pm
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
- 18 and over.
- LLN test
- Clear police check and working with children check.
Recommended entry requirements
- Current drivers licence.
- Suitable internet connectivity
- Suitable technology e.g computer, video capabilities
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.
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|Unit Code||Unit Description|
|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|
|CHCDIS009||Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach|
|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|