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Certificate IV in Community Services

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Build on your knowledge and gain the skills to care for your community. The Certificate IV in Community Services is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Community Services Worker.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
9 months full-time, 12 months part-time
Course Code
CHC42015
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$5,199 total

About this course

Build on your knowledge and gain the skills to care for your community. The Certificate IV in Community Services is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Community Services Worker.

You'll learn to design and deliver person-centred services to individuals and groups, and provide support, advocacy, and intervention across a range of groups.

This course is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme as well as the JobTrainer initiative, for eligible students.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course

Study locations

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Wallan - High Street

Career pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Community Services industry. Roles you may be qualified for include:

  • Aboriginal Health Education Officer
  • Community Support Worker
  • Domestic Violence Worker
  • Women's Health Educator
  • Case Worker
  • Early Intervention Homelessness Worker
  • Community Legal Officer
  • Family Support Worker
  • Tenant Advice and Advocacy Worker

At this level, workers may be autonomous with limited responsibility within established parameters and may be required to supervise and lead other workers in projects or teams.

Working in this industry may involve working in a range of community service, casework or case management contexts and may involve shift work and weekend work.

Credit for prior study or work

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

How to apply

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.