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CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

National ID: CHC42015 State ID: AWL8
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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:

CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work(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.

Half price fees apply! 


This course is half price for everyone (excl. school students) as part of the Lower Fees, Local Skills initiative. Fees are also capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more about half price the fee cap eligibility here.

^ Please note: You'll pay half price for the course fees, other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

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Central Regional TAFE has a partnership arrangement with The Royal Life Saving Society Western Australia Inc (RLSSWA) RTO # 0854 to deliver and assess this unit on their behalf. RLSSWA are the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) therefore Central Regional TAFE follows all of RLSSWA’s organisational policies and procedures when delivering and assessing all units of competence. All correspondence related to the policies and procedures should be directed to the office (08) 9383 8200. RLSSWA’s policies and procedures can be found here(opens in a new tab) .

A fee of $19.80 will be paid to RLSSWA for issuance of Certificates/statements of attainments.

Job opportunities include:

  • Migrant Support Worker
  • Community Health Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Welfare Rights Worker
  • Youth Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Aged Care Activity Worker
  • Coordinator of Volunteers
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Respite Care Worker

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab)  or Jobs and Skills WA

Please note: This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

We offer a range of further study opportunities, view our course list here. 

Locations and study options

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Semester 1, 2021

Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2021
Where Geraldton
How Classroom Combined CHC40413

Available all year round, 2021

Duration 6 Months
When Available all year round, 2021
Where Geraldton
How Self Paced External
Duration 6 Months
When Available all year round, 2021
Where Northam
How Self Paced External
Duration 6 Months
When Available all year round, 2021
Where Kalgoorlie
How Self Paced Onsite

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