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. To successfully complete this course, students will be required to complete 15 units of competency. This comprises 7 core units & 8 elective units. Elective units offered are selected by each campus teacher. Note: The list below is a guide to potential units and not all units may be available at each campus. Contact the relevant campus for further information.


Great pathway into the Diploma of Community Services.

Course Delivery

Swan Hill Campus: Classroom based delivery offered 2 days per week on Wednesdays & Thursdays - 11 month duration. Flexible delivery with monthly workshops on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 8:30pm - 18 months duration. Mildura Campus: Workshop delivery, this program is offered as a flexible mode of delivery with one compolsory workshop. Duration: 18 months. Both campuses offer on the job via Traineeship.

Entry Requirements

Must be 18 years at commencement of study, a completed course application form incorporating a Pre-Training Review, and an interview. Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

18 Months

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients 100 $40.00
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs 80 $40.00
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships 55 $40.00
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40 $40.00
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 55 $40.00
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships 80 $40.00
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety 40 $40.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCADV002 Provide advocacy and representation services 80 $40.00
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context 80 $40.00
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery 120 $40.00
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations 45 $40.00
CHCCDE011 Implement community development strategies 70 $40.00
CHCCOM001 Provide first point of contact 35 $40.00
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services 30 $40.00
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management 75 $40.00
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence 50 $40.00
CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities 70 $40.00
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues 80 $40.00
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120 $40.00
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40 $40.00
CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people 60 $40.00
CHCYTH002 Work effectively with young people in the youth work context 60 $40.00
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18 $25.00
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment 25 $40.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Project
  • Practical task
  • Written task
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 $4,879 $4,879
Concession $1,447 $1,447
RPL Government Subsidised $1,991 $1,991
RPL Concession $398 $398
RPL Self-funded $2,986 $2,986
Self-Funded $5,874 $5,874

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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.

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Intake Campus Course Details
2020 Ongoing Enrolment Swan Hill Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online, Full Year
2020 Ongoing Enrolment Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Full Year
2020 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Full Year, Trainee
2020 July Mildura Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online, Semester 2, 9.00AM - 3.00PM