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CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

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Free TAFE

Next intake January 2023
LocationsGeelong City Campus
DurationFull-time: 7 months

Course description

Those employed in the Community Services sector support individuals through the provision of person-centred services. This course will give you the skills you need for an entry-level role as a community services worker. 

You will learn the foundation skills required to provide direct support to individuals or groups, manage and coordinate programs, work collaboratively with a diverse range of people and learn to recognise and respond to crises. Work may include the day-to-day support of individuals in community settings or support the implementation of specific community-based programs. You will gain an understanding of government services, community service work, and the not-for-profit community services sector. 

Take advantage of Job Trainer and Free TAFE! Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Job Trainer opportunity Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

This is a JobTrainer Priority Course. All students who meet the Skills First eligibility criteria can access free or reduced tuition fees for this course. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

Possible career outcomes

  • Community Support Worker
  • Homelessness Worker
  • Outreach Worker
  • Individual Support Worker
  • Welfare Worker
  • Community Development
  • Recreational Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Disability Support Worker

Applications & attendance

How to apply

  1. Follow our instructions for how to apply for a course.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

IntakeApplicationsAttendanceClassesDuration 
2023 January
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 2 Dec 2022
Close: 28 Feb 2023 
Class DayStart: 28 Feb 2023
 
Full-time: 7 months  Apply  

 

Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course.

  • Applicants must be aged 18 or over at the time of course commencement
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2 
  • Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Job Trainer. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Practice tests

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

  • Applicants must be aged 18 or over at the time of course commencement
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2 
  • Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Units Code Hours
Assess co-existing needs CHCCCS004 80
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships CHCPRP001 80
Facilitate the interests and rights of clients CHCADV001 100
Maintain work health and safety HLTWHS003 40
Use communication to build relationships CHCCOM002 55
Work legally and ethically CHCLEG001 55
Work with diverse people CHCDIV001 40
Elective Units Code Hours
Facilitate responsible behaviour CHCCCS009 40
Implement participation and engagement strategies CHCCDE004 85
Manage personal stressors in the work environment HLTWHS006 25
Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence CHCDFV001 50
Support group activities CHCGRP001 30
Work in an alcohol and other drugs context CHCAOD001 80
Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness CHCSOH001 85
Work with people with mental health issues CHCMHS001 80

 

Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on work
  • Workplace tasks
  • Written assignments
  • Industry placement
  • Team projects
  • Exam

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $1.08 per hour 910 AUD $983.00 AUD $6,742.00
Standard Tuition AUD $5.40 per hour 910 AUD $4,914.00 AUD $6,742.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $13.65 per hour 910 AUD $12,422.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Resources AUD $300.00
Education Levy AUD $136.50

 

All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 3/02/2023 8:00:39 AM
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