INTERNATIONAL

Certificate IV in Community Services

CRICOS Code: 091894C
National Code: CHC42015


Description

Develop the skills and knowledge to design and deliver person-centred services to individuals and/or groups as well as providing support, advocacy or interventions to individual clients, groups or communities across a range of services.

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39 weeks
1.5
30 weeks
Counsellor and Community Worker Counsellor and Community Worker
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Course Admission Requirements
(for International Applications)

  • Academic IELTS score of 5.5 Overall with minimum of 5.5 in Listening and Speaking and 5.0 in Reading and Writing or equivalent.
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 11 or overseas equivalent.

Work Placement Duration:   80 hours

Students will undertake 1-2 days per week during the latter half of the course. Hours per week will be dependent on the work placement site. The work placement is held at Bower Place Clinic.

Course Notes

  • Students may wish to consider a package consisting of the Certificate IV in Community Services and the Diploma of Community Services for a total duration of 1.5 years. The cost of the 1.5 year package is $20,100.

Fees

These course fees are for international students only.

Duration
Fees
Average cost per semester (6 months)
AUD $5025
Total course cost ( 39 weeks)
AUD $10050
Incidental Fees
AUD $0
Total Fees
AUD $10050

Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

Overseas Students Health Cover

All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Students Health Cover.

  • Employment Outcomes

    On completion of this qualification, students may be able to move into the community services sector, working in roles such as case worker, prevention worker, home based care worker, community services worker, welfare worker and early intervention worker.

    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 Services (CHC42015)
    This course covers the interests and rights of clients, communication, working with diverse people, legal and ethical requirements, developing and maintaining networks and partnerships and workplace safety. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 7 core units and 8 elective units.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 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.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Assess co-existing needs 80
    Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships 80
    Facilitate the interests and rights of clients 100
    Maintain work health and safety 40
    Use communication to build relationships 55
    Work legally and ethically 55
    Work with diverse people 40

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Facilitate responsible behaviour 40
    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40
    Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide 110
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25
    Provide first aid 18
    Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs 90
    Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence 50
    Work in an alcohol and other drugs context 80
    Work with people with mental health issues 80
    Work within a community development framework 65
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