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CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

Overview

This qualification is suitable for 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.

Over 50 occupations fall under the community work banner and roles include intake, support, case work, crisis intervention, team management and advocacy. The community services and health industries are the largest and fastest growing in Australia and it is estimated that they will generate approximately 1 in 4 of all new jobs by 2015-2016 (CS & HISC 2012 Environmental Scan).

This qualification covers key issues common to all areas of community work such as, mental health, family and domestic violence and working with cultural diversity. Students will then select a focus area specific to their interest or current work. There is the opportunity to participate in more than one focus area to broaden skills and knowledge across community services.

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Skills for All Funded?

No

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employment Opportunities

Community services sector roles, including support worker, case worker, client contact officer or community development worker in either a paid or voluntary capacity.

Over the years to November 2019, the number of job openings for community workers is expected to be above average. The most common level of educational attainment for Welfare Support Workers is Certificate III/IV (24.6 per cent). (Source Job Outlook, an Australian Government initiative http://joboutlook.gov.au/occupation.aspx?code=4117&search=&Tab=prospects)

Cost

$5000 (which includes a $500 enrolment fee)

Duration

6-12 Months

Delivery Mode

Blended Learning

Commitment

Number of Face to Face days: 33

On the Job Requirements: Participants will need to identify and negotiate any required work placement activities within an appropriate organisation or agency (where appropriate).

Off the Job Requirements: Participants will be required to undertake self-directed learning outside of classroom delivery.

Recognition

You may be eligible for Recognition for this qualification. Please see the Recognition Application Kit for more details.

Qualification Pathways

Eligible to undertake a Diploma qualification.

Intake Dates

Semester 2, 2017

Intake begins: Open

Intake ends: 14 July 2017

Induction: 20 July 2017

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Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employment Opportunities

Community services sector roles, including support worker, case worker, client contact officer or community development worker in either a paid or voluntary capacity.

Over the years to November 2019, the number of job openings for community workers is expected to be above average. The most common level of educational attainment for Welfare Support Workers is Certificate III/IV (24.6 per cent). (Source Job Outlook, an Australian Government initiative http://joboutlook.gov.au/occupation.aspx?code=4117&search=&Tab=prospects)

Cost

$5000 (which includes a $500 enrolment fee)

Duration

6-12 Months

Delivery Mode

Blended Learning

Commitment

Number of Face to Face days: 33

On the Job Requirements: Participants will need to identify and negotiate any required work placement activities within an appropriate organisation or agency (where appropriate).

Off the Job Requirements: Participants will be required to undertake self-directed learning outside of classroom delivery.

Recognition

You may be eligible for Recognition for this qualification. Please see the Recognition Application Kit for more details.

Qualification Pathways

Eligible to undertake a Diploma qualification.

Intake Dates

Semester 2, 2017

Intake begins: Open

Intake ends: 14 July 2017

Induction: 20 July 2017

More Information