ATTENTION: As much as we’d love to offer more, we can only offer one Free TAFE course per person. If you’ve already enrolled and commenced, or enrolled but didn’t complete a Free TAFE course at any Victorian TAFE in the past you will NOT be eligible for another and will need to pay tuition and materials fees when you enrol. Reach out to us if you think this is you.
Are you already working or volunteering in the community services industry and want to add a formal qualification to your toolkit? Then the Certificate IV in Community Services (Traineeship) will give you the added confidence and knowledge to offer support to people in need.
This course is designed to get you ready for a role as a community service worker, where you will design and deliver person-centred programs to individuals and groups.
Whether you find yourself working in community service, as a case worker or in case management, you’ll learn the skills you need to tackle challenges autonomously and discover effective ways to supervise and lead other workers in projects and teams in a career where no two days are the same! Sounds pretty good to us!
Taught both online and on-campus over an 11-month period, you’ll experience face-to-face workshops and exciting placement opportunities, where you’ll gain experience and problem-solving skills that will prepare you for a long and rewarding career.
And at the end of your course, the employment possibilities really and endless. Some of these are:
- Case worker
- Health education officer
- Community services worker
- Outreach officer
- Community support worker
- Support worker
- Family support worker
- Family/Domestic violence worker
- Welfare support worker
- Homelessness worker
- Welfare worker
There is even the opportunity to take your career further by studying a Diploma of Community Services, a Diploma of Mental Health, or a Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs. All of these courses will help you gain more specialised skills and enhance your employment opportunities, and we are here to help you make all of those choice, because we know decisions about your future aren’t always easy.
Go on, get started today in this rewarding industry and equip yourself with the skills to offer support, advocacy and interventions to each client you meet and to the wider community.
|Bairnsdale||Tuesday, Wednesday 9:00am - 3:00pm|
|Warragul||Tuesday, Thursday 9:00am - 3:00pm|
|Traralgon||Thursday, Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm|
Training is undertaken in the workplace, teachers meet with trainees on a regular basis both face to face and via phone to support them in their training. Visits undertaken in the workplace and meetings with Supervisors of trainees to discuss their progress. Trainees can opt to complete units with online cohort.
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Community Services (Traineeship).
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
- Current drivers licence.
Recommended entry requirements
- Suitable internet connectivity
- Suitable technology e.g computer, video capabilities
- Capable to advanced level computer skills
Specialist Course Information
Police check and Working with Children's check required
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.
|CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues|
|CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context|
|HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety|
|CHCSOH001 Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness|
|CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships|
|CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically|
|CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people|
|CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence|
|CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management|
|CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships|
|CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations|
|CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs|
|CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients|
Observation, Questioning, Report/Essays, Test/Quizzes, Portfolio, and Log Book