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CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

National ID: CHC42015 | State ID: AWL8

Do you want to make a difference for communities?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Community Services Work you'll be on your way to a career as an outreach officer, welfare support worker, or case worker.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to communicate and work effectively in the community services sector, promoting social, emotional and physical wellbeing, responding to critical situations, responding to children at risk, assisting collective action, working with cultural diversity, ethical behaviour and legal responsibilities.

Lower fees, local skillsThis qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

In such a short time I was able to practice my newly acquired skills in the industry!

"Thank you to TAFE and all the staff for helping me choose and develop my career pathway."

“I would highly recommend the courses as they not only gave me a great deal of knowledge, but also an experience which has resulted in my personal growth."

Entrance Requirements

Course requirements

Work placement

Job opportunities

Study pathway

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III
Course requirements

Work placement is a requirement for this course

Work placement is mandatory for completion of this course. SM TAFE will arrange a suitable work placement within industry for you which will involve your attendance at a workplace.

[Other instructions will follow for work placement such as gaining police clearance etc]

Work placement

Work placement is a requirement for this course

This course has a mandatory work placement component that all students must complete. South Metropolitan TAFE will assist students in finding a suitable work placement by working with our industry partners. Please be aware that industries and employers have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which has meant that some work placements have been cancelled, put on hold or student places significantly reduced. While every effort is being made to work with our industry partners to secure work placements during this unprecedented time, there may be delays in students being placed. As a result of these delays some students may take longer than the expected time to complete their course. Lecturing staff will keep all students up to date, and will inform students if this may affect them and cause a delay in finishing their course.

Job opportunities

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. In addition, this course involves work placement, giving you further opportunity to develop relationships with potential employers. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that employment is not guaranteed by us.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken.

All year round

Armadale - Part Time-Self Paced

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

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Duration 6 months
When All year round
Where Armadale
How Part Time
Self Paced
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Semester 1

Bentley - Full Time-Classroom

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Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Bentley
How Full Time
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Mandurah - Full Time-Classroom

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Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Mandurah
How Full Time
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Murdoch - Full Time-Classroom

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Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Murdoch
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Semester 2

Armadale - Full Time-Classroom

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Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Armadale
How Full Time
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Bentley - Full Time-Classroom

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Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Bentley
How Full Time
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Mandurah - Full Time-Classroom

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Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Mandurah
How Full Time
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Murdoch - Full Time-Classroom

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Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Murdoch
How Full Time
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Course enquiry

Please note: Using this form will assist you in requesting further information about a course, and in the case of short courses and skill sets, begin your application to study with us. If you would like to apply for a full or part time course or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. This enquiry form will not be suitable as an application for a full time or part time course.

For short courses and skill sets, your enquiry using this form can be the start of your application, or you can ask for more information if you don't feel ready.
Page last updated July 15, 2020