Courses

Certificate IV in Community Services

CHC42015

From January 2019, this course will be offered free of tuition fees for eligible students under the Victorian government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program, designed to reduce the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to jobs in demand from Victorian employers. If you're eligible, the State Government will cover the full cost of your tuition fees for this course, saving you thousands of dollars. Other fees, such as materials and amenities, may still apply. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.

Committed to challenging social injustice? Want to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people? Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Community Services provides entry-level skills and knowledge for the community sector.

Gain practical skills and experience

Combining theory and practice, this course offers a comprehensive introduction to work in the community sector. It is highly regarded among community services agencies.

The Certificate IV in Community Services qualifies you to work in diverse areas including social housing, family violence prevention, residential services, youth work and outreach services.

Benefit from quality teaching and a developmental approach

The Certificate IV in Community Services is a life-changing experience for many. Delivered by qualified staff with wide-ranging community sector experience, our approach focuses on human development throughout life, with expert teaching that is current and highly relevant.

We also have a wide range of student services that can make studying with us a little easier.

For further information regarding upcoming information/interview session dates and times please click here.

Local Students

Code

CHC42015

Campuses

Greensborough, Preston

Department

Health and Community
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 9 months
There is a 70 hour work placement which needs to be completed at the end of the course.

Class Schedule: *

Preston: Monday to Wednesday 9am - 4pm
Greensborough: Tuesday to Thursday 9am - 4pm

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Simulated work environment, Work placements, Classroom

Fees

From January 2019, this course is offered at $0 tuition for eligible students under the Victorian State Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program. Note you may still have to pay other fees, such as materials and amenities. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.

Eligible:$3900
Ineligible:$10700
Concession:$780

Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used including on-the-job demonstration of skills and knowledge, written pieces, and classroom activities.

Materials

Work books and class materials are supplied. Cost to be advised at information sessions

Entrance 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

Pathways to further study

You may be eligible to apply for further studies in community services, including community housing work, disability work, and protective services work. On completion, graduates can apply for entry into our CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services.

Career Pathways

You may find work as
  • case worker
  • community services worker
  • family support worker
  • domestic violence worker
  • early intervention homelessness worker
  • welfare support worker

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
CHCADV001 FACILITATE THE INTERESTS AND RIGHTS OF CLIENTS 100
CHCAOD001 WORK IN AN ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS CONTEXT 80
CHCCCS004 ASSESS CO-EXISTING NEEDS 80
CHCCCS009 FACILITATE RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUR 40
CHCCDE003 WORK WITHIN A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK 65
CHCCOM002 USE COMMUNICATION TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS 55
CHCCSM005 DEVELOP, FACILITATE AND REVIEW ALL ASPECTS OF CASE MANAGEMENT 75
CHCDEV001 CONFIRM CLIENT DEVELOPMENTAL STATUS 60
CHCDFV001 RECOGNISE AND RESPOND APPROPRIATELY TO DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE 50
CHCDIV001 WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE 40
CHCLEG001 WORK LEGALLY AND ETHICALLY 55
CHCMHS007 WORK EFFECTIVELY IN TRAUMA INFORMED CARE 40
CHCPRP001 DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN NETWORKS AND COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS 80
CHCSOH001 WORK WITH PEOPLE EXPERIENCING OR AT RISK OF HOMELESSNESS 85
HLTWHS003 MAINTAIN WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY 40

Skills Recognition

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.

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4.