CHC42015 – Certificate IV in Community Services

The Certificate IV in Community Services is a great qualification for those who already have some experience in the sector and who are keen work either autonomously or as a team leader.  This qualification will assist you in your next career step.  Graduates of this program may find themselves applying to roles such as:

  • Behavioural support officer
  • Development officer
  • Disability officer
  • Employment coordinator (disability)
  • Lifestyle support officer
  • Residential care officer
  • Social educator
  • Team leader

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While there are no requirements for entry into the Certificate IV in Community Services, if you do not already hold a we recommend that you apply for the QLD Blue Card (working with Children Check) our team can guide you with this process.

Course Content

The course units have been chosen with input from employers to ensure you cover the material which is most relevant for employment. The Certificate IV course includes 15 units of which 7 are core units. The remaining 8 are selected to ensure you get a positive response from potential employers.

CHCADV001 – Facilitate the interests and rights of clients CORE
CHCCCS004 – Assess co-existing needs CORE
CHCPRP001 – Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships CORE
HLTWHS003 – Maintain work health and safety CORE
CHCCOM002 – Use communication to build relationships CORE
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people CORE
CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically CORE
CHCCDE003 – Work within a community development framework ELECTIVE
CHCGRP002 – Plan and conduct group activities ELECTIVE
CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk ELECTIVE
CHCPRT002 – Support the rights and safety of children and young people ELECTIVE
CHCYTH001 – Engage respectfully with young people ELECTIVE
CHCYTH003 – Support young people to create opportunities in their lives ELECTIVE
CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issues ELECTIVE
CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice ELECTIVE

Upcoming Courses

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Course Structure and Fees

Qualifications can be completed via a combination of self-paced and study group. The duration will vary dependent on the delivery style and training plan negotiated for each student.

Where relevant assessment of competency may involve recognition of prior learning or credit transfer if prior skills or certification is held.

Fees for the program vary dependent on whether the individual holds a concession card, whether there are credit transfers available. Please contact our office to discuss your situation.

Call 1300 889 564

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Student Testimonials

My trainer was fantastic, easily understandable and explains each topic in detail.


The length of the course allowed me to gain employment within the industry sooner.


The pace and reliability of the timetable worked perfectly with my timetable and my trainer delivered the content well and shared her wealth of knowledge and experience.