Certificate IV In Community Services

Course Code: CHC42015
Study Area:
Community Services


Next Intake:

Start: TBC

Days & Times:

Tuesday & Wednesday classes

This qualification reflects the role of Residential Youth Workers or Case Support Workers who deliver person-centered 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 services, case work or case management contexts.

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning when required. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government's FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible for 80% discount on the tuition fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233).

Normally a Skills First student is only entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver. However, you may be able to enrol even if you have previously used your Free TAFE entitlement in a second Free TAFE course under JobTrainer. You may be able to get an exemption if you don't meet the upskilling requirement.



Campus
 
  • Bendigo City Campus
Course Structure

Accreditation

This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers

This course will provide students with a Nationally recognised qualification for employment. Job role titles covered by this qualification may include:

  • Residential Youth Worker
  • Case Support Worker
  • Community Services Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Community Worker

Prerequisites
  • Individual interview
  • Language, literacy and numeracy assessment

 


Course overview

The total program is delivered over 9 months. This qualification reflects the role of Residential Youth Workers or Case Support Workers who deliver person-centered 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, case work or case management contexts.


How to apply
 
  • Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • Satisfactory language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) and the communication skills 
  • Attend an information session.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed throughout the course, assessments via the methods listed below. These assessments are designed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required in order to achieve this qualification. Your teacher will provide you information on how you will be assessed for each unit.

We use a online Learning Platform to communicate to students, distribute learning materials and assessment. Your assessment will be required to be submitted using our Online Platform also.

  • Case Study
  • Role Play
  • Assignment
  • Written test
  • Practical Assessment
  • Observation
  • Knowledge Test

There is the opportunity for re-assessment and appeal, which you can discuss with your teacher.


Learning options

Remote facilitated classes with scheduled onsite workshops.


Key study areas
 
  • Working with diverse people
  • Understanding safety in the workplace
  • Networking and partnerships with stakeholders
  • Domestic and family violence
  • Loss and grief

Further study opportunities
  • Diploma of Community Services

Fees

Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
To check your eligibility click here.
Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$3,361.61
Concession - average total course fee*$672.32
Full fee - average total course fee*$9,036.09
B.   Materials average fee**$0.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$48.00
Indicative pricing for:
A.   Course enrolment type:Traineeship
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$3,361.61
Concession - average total course fee*$672.32
Full fee - average total course fee*$9,036.09
B.   Materials average fee**$0.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$48.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges


This page was last updated on 1/07/2022 5:02 PM