CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


This qualification reflects the role of community service workers who design and deliver person-centred services to individuals and/or groups. Workers may provide support, advocacy or interventions to individual clients, groups or communities across a range of services. 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. Work may take place in a range of community service, casework or case management contexts.


Aboriginal Health Education Officer, Community support worker, Domestic Violence Worker, Women's Health Educator, Case Worker (Community Services),Outreach Officer, Aboriginal Intake and Referral Worker, Early Intervention Homelessness Worker, Peak organisation worker, Community Education Worker, Welfare Support Worker, Court Support Worker, Support Worker (Community Services),Information and Referral Worker, Personal Adviser, Health Education Officer, Community Legal Officers, Welfare Rights Worker, Tenant Advice and Advocacy Worker, Family Support Worker, Phone Advice Worker.


Pathway into the Diploma of Community Services.

Course Delivery

Classroom - Training will be delivered on site at SuniTAFE. Workplace - Training will be delivered in the workplace. This course is currently in transition; the course code, title, units and content may change in the future and further information will be provided upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to undertake a Pre-Training Review to help confirm the course is suitable. Applicants must have access to a computer and the internet.

Expected Time to Complete

12 Months

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients 100 $35.00
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs 80 $35.00
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships 55 $35.00
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40 $0.00
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 55 $35.00
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships 80 $35.00
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety 40 $35.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context 80 $35.00
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery 120 $35.00
CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviour 40 $35.00
CHCCOM001 Provide first point of contact 35 $35.00
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence 50 $35.00
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues 80 $35.00
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid 18 $30.00
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment 25 $35.00
VU22448 Work effectively with a national disability insurance scheme participant 40 $0.00
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $6,749
Concession $463
Traineeship $3,426
Traineeship Concession $463
Self-Funded $6,749

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Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

Please visit our Fees and Charges page for more information.
Intake Campus Course Details
2024 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Part Time, Full Year, Trainee
2024 February Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom, Full Year, Tuesday & Wednesday 9:00AM - 3:30PM, Thursday 9:00AM - 12:00PM