Gain the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to work in the rewarding community services sector.
This course will enable you to work in a range of roles within the community sector, helping you to enrich the lives of your clients. These roles may range from offering support & basic living assistance to advocation for clients with complex needs.
Commence your career in Community Services with the CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services.
This qualification will provide you with the skills and experience you need to become a community service worker. In this role you will design and deliver person-centred services to individuals and groups; and provide support, advocacy or interventions to individual clients, groups or communities across a range of services. You may also be required to supervise and lead other workers in projects or teams.
You will learn to:
- Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs
- Work legally and ethically
- Confirm client development status
- Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
- Provide advocacy and representation services
- Develop and maintain industry networks and collaborative partnerships
- Use communication to build relationships
- Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
- Work with diverse people
- Manage and promote diversity
The Community Services industry is one of the fastest-growing sectors in Australia with an estimated 50,000+ new jobs to be created within the industry by 2020 (Source: joboutlook.gov.au).
For information on roles such as those listed below, please read our articles “Want to Start a Career in Community Services?” and “Working in the Community Services sector- the diversity of roles”
- Community services worker
- Community support worker
- Domestic violence worker
- Early intervention homelessness worker
- Family support worker
- Health education officer
- Outreach officer
- Welfare support worker
How do I Enrol?
Our enrolment process is easy! You can enrol any time and start studying shortly after enrolment.
- Phone 1300 887 991 and our Course Consultants will answer your questions and complete the enrolment or Subscription process with you, or
- For full course enrolments, fill out our online Application Form, or
- For subscription, Subscribe now to gain immediate access, or
- For Corporate (10+ enrolments), contact our Enterprise team on 0411 597 927 or enter your details here.
You may be required to provide completed documentation and Identification to complete your enrolment or complete a Core Skills assessment to help ensure the course is suitable for you.
There are no general entry requirements for this course.
To work in Community Services you will typically require a police check, and possibly a Working with Children or Blue Card. While not required to enrol in the course, they may be required for placement (depending on where you locate your placement) and eventual employment, so we recommend you confirm your status for these prior to enrolment if you have any concerns.
NOTE: For eligible Queensland residents who wish to apply for funding under the Higher Level Skills Program, you must be an Existing Worker within the Community Services industry. An existing worker means a current employee (full-time, part-time or casual) who has a one month or more employment relationship with their employer and who has actively fulfilled work duties for this period. Volunteers do not meet this criterion.
It is recommended that those wishing to enrol in this qualification undertake 40 hours of supervised work placement in the community services industry. It is your responsibility to source your placement but the College will assist where possible.
Depending on where you undertake your placement you may need to undergo a police check and hold a Working with Children or Blue Card.
This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).
This course can be undertaken by subscribing to the Australis Community Services Subscription Program for Professional Development purposes in which case you simply learn the course materials, however, do not complete the assessments.
Delivery & Support
This course’s delivery method is via Blended Delivery.
The program is delivered primarily online, which includes live online sessions. These “virtual” classrooms and chat sessions provide direct regular access to industry experts and other learners. Attendance at live sessions is usually optional but strongly recommended.
Your initial enrolment provides access to the course for 12 months.
Your actual completion time will vary depending on how much time you commit to your study and what knowledge you already have. If you require longer than 12 months you can apply to extend your access via our unique monthly Rolling Re-enrolment option (additional fees apply).
There is no set duration for students who access the course via Subscription/Per Subject.
Tuition Fees & Payment Options
The tuition fee for this course will vary depending on the access/support options you choose.
Option 1: Subscription/Per Subject
Pay a low monthly fee to access ALL our Community courses. This ongoing fee, which you can cancel anytime, is either:
- $16+gst per month for ‘Content Only’ or
- $46+gst per month for ‘Content + Support‘.
You then simply pay a per subject assessment fee when you submit assessments. Your total course cost is, therefore, the subscription cost (for however long you subscribe) plus the assessment cost (for whichever subjects you actually submit). Subject assessment fees are listed here.
Option 2: Queensland State Subsidy
The Queensland Government will, for eligible Queensland residents, subsidise your course fee. This will reduce your enrolment cost down to only:
- $15 for concession card holders, via an upfront payment.
- $30 for non-concession, via an upfront payment.
For more details on QLD Higher Level Skills, including eligibility requirements, click here or call our Course Consultants on 1300 887 991.
For Corporate (10+ enrolments) programs and pricing please contact our Enterprise team on 0411 597 927 or enter your details here.
Option 3: Full Fee
$3,180 (GST free) payable via the following options:
1 – Monthly Payment Plan with Australis College
An interest-free payment plan of $265 per month for 12 months = $3,180. Click here to find out more about Payment Plans.
2 – Private Student Loan from ‘Study Loans’
Study Loans will progressively loan you the $3,180 tuition fee. This loan, plus interest, needs to be repaid over a maximum 4-year term. Click here to find out more about Study Loans.
For Corporate (15+ enrolments) programs and pricing please contact our Enterprise team on 0438 099 041 or enter your details here.
You can download the course brochure by clicking here.