Certificate IV in Community Development

National Code: CHC42115
TAFE SA Code: TP00877


If you want to contribute to the development of communities through social change processes then this could be the course for you.

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Up to 12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

In response to COVID-19, TAFE SA has had to make some changes to how courses are delivered. If any changes are made to the delivery of your course, TAFE SA will communicate with you directly.

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Course Admission Requirements

Average cost per semester
Full Fee

This course is free for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Job role titles may include:
    Community development worker
    Community worker
    Project worker
    Neighbourhood centre worker
    Neighbourhood centre coordinator
    Neighbourhood centre manager

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Community Development (CHC42115)
    This qualification reflects the role of community services workers who assist in the delivery of programs that contribute to the development of capacity through public social change processes.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Develop and support relevant community resources 120
    Implement participation and engagement strategies 85
    Participate in workplace health and safety 20
    Support participative planning processes 50
    Use communication to build relationships 55
    Work legally and ethically 55
    Work with diverse people 40
    Work within a community development framework 65


    Name Nominal Hours
    Communicate and work in health or community services 30
    Develop and lead community engagement strategies to enhance participation 70
    Develop and provide community projects 70
    Develop work priorities 40
    Facilitate the interests and rights of clients 100
    Meet community information needs 70
    Plan and conduct a community meeting 60
    Plan and conduct group activities 70
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25
    Provide advocacy and representation services 80
    Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities 30
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