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CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

National ID CHC42015 State ID AWL8

Stand up for others and change lives.

Learn to navigate complex social situations, respond in the best interests of the community and advocate for all with this wide-ranging qualification. Set-yourself up for a career in outreach, welfare support and more.

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This course remains FEE FREE in 2024! The course fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA State Government for WA residents.

Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on our Skills Ready page for further information.

^ Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.


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Further your skills in developing services and programs for the community.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to communicate and work effectively in the community services sector, promoting social, emotional and physical wellbeing, responding to critical situations, responding to children at risk, assisting collective action, working with cultural diversity, ethical behaviour and legal responsibilities. This qualification will provide you with a range of practical skills and knowledge that will assist you in interventions with clients and the implementation of health promotion.

You will gain skills in:

  • Communicating at an advanced level
  • Understanding behaviour of clients
  • Training and group work
  • Designing programs for accessibility
  • Enhancing community participation
  • Gathering, maintaining and providing information
  • Understanding legal and ethical requirements, and
  • Advocating effectively.

At this level, you may obtain work which is autonomous with limited responsibility within established parameters and may be required to supervise and lead other workers in projects or teams. Work may take place in a range of community service, case work or case management contexts.

Enhance your employment options by doing a dual qualification

If you choose to enrol in extra units you can gain a dual qualification with the:

CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health(opens in a new tab)  

This qualification reflects the role of workers who develop and facilitate programs for young people through a range of community-based programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people.

This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and youth sector agencies and workers will be:

  • responsible for implementing policies and guidelines of the employing organisation
  • largely self-directed with fairly autonomous decision-making capacity under the indirect supervision of a manager.

Please note:

  • This qualification is in transition, and the course code is subject to change.
  • This course requires students to live or be able to travel to campus for practical assessments and/or as required.

This course includes work placement or live works in a Group 1 or Group 2 industry as outlined in COVID-19 mandatory vaccination policy.  For the latest information on vaccine requirements for students visit our COVID-19 update page.

Important information

Select your preferred campus and apply

Available all year round, 2024


When Available all year round, 2024
Where Northam
How Self Paced External

Units and fees

To attain this qualification, you are required to successfully complete fifteen (15) units of competence, comprising seven (7) core and eight (8) elective units selected from the options provided below. 

For an approximate fee estimate, mark the boxes below corresponding to the number of units needed for this course. The estimated fees will be displayed on the right-hand side.


National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients $0.00 $0.00
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs $0.00 $0.00
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships $0.00 $0.00
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people $0.00 $0.00
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically $0.00 $0.00
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships $0.00 $0.00
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety $0.00 $0.00


Credit Transfer Unit

It is recommended that students complete one of the following elective unit as part of this qualification which may have been successfully completed as part of previous study. As a Credit Transfer the unit may replace one of the Elective Units above. No fees or charges are applicable.;;

National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
Provide basic emergency life support
$0.00 $0.00
Provide First Aid
$0.00 $0.00

Unit Selection

Eight (8) elective units must be selected to achieve the qualification.

National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
Facilitate responsible behaviour
$0.00 $0.00
Respond to client needs
$0.00 $0.00
Provide first point of contact
$0.00 $0.00
Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
$0.00 $0.00
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
$0.00 $0.00
Work with people with mental health issues
$0.00 $0.00
Engage respectfully with young people
$0.00 $0.00
Manage personal stressors in the work environment
$0.00 $0.00

Please note: Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.

  • Fees may differ between campus locations due to the difference between elective units in the course study plan or a need to adapt courses to meet local industry needs.
  • Fees may also differ for individuals depending on units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning (RPL).
  • Fees are payable at the time of enrolment.
  • Total fees quoted include tuition fees and resource fees. You may also be required to purchase text books, uniforms or other personal equipment that are not included in this fee estimate.
  • For Lower Fees, Local Skills (half-price) courses please refer to additional eligibility information above.
  • Concession rates: If eligible, proof of concession must be presented.
  • Concessions and the secondary school age fee cap do not apply to commercial courses (short courses), or Foundation Programs (i.e ESL and General Education).
  • Secondary school aged persons (in 2024, students born on or after 1 July 2006 who are at least 15 years old in 2024) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course (tuition) fee chargeable is $420. Additional resource fees and discretionary fees may apply. 
  • VET Student Loans for eligible courses and fee caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.

More information: Visit our fees and payment options page or call us on 1800 672 700

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