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Certificate IV in Community Services

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If you're committed to challenging social injustice and want to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people, Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015 is for you. This course provides entry-level...

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
11 months full-time
Course Code
CHC42015
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul

About this course

For those who want to change the world

If you're committed to challenging social injustice and want to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people, Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015 is for you. This course provides entry-level skills and knowledge for the community sector, kickstarting your career in community services. The community services industry is one of the largest industry areas in Australia and is worth $56 billion annually. Demand in this area continues to grow, so you can expect strong employment prospects.

Gain practical skills and experience

Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015 combines theory and practice to offer a comprehensive introduction to work in the community sector. Delivered by qualified staff with wide-ranging community sector experience, our approach focuses on human development throughout life, with expert teaching and practical learning. Melbourne Polytechnic works with our community partners to ensure that all skills and knowledge are relevant to the current industry and up-to-date. Our fully-equipped on-campus community services facilities will provide you with the opportunity to learn in a real-to-life setting. Many of Melbourne Polytechnic's past students have described taking this course as a life-changing experience.

Prepare for a career with meaning

Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015 is highly regarded among community services agencies, qualifying you to provide support, advocacy or interventions to individual clients, groups or communities across a range of community-based services. On completion of this course you may find employment as a case worker, community services worker, outreach worker or welfare support worker. This is the perfect place to kick start a career with a difference, or pave the way for further studies in community services.

Entry requirements

  • applicants must be 18 years old
  • you will need to have the literacy skills appropriate for the demands of the training and the workplace
  • no interview is required and applications will be assessed to deem suitability for the course

Study locations

Greensborough

Career pathways

Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015 is highly regarded among community services agencies, qualifying you to provide support, advocacy or interventions to individual clients, groups or communities across a range of community-based services, such as:

  • Community Support Worker
  • Welfare Support Worker
  • Case Worker
  • Outreach Worker

Credit for prior study or work

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.