RTO - TOID 22576  Certificate IV in Community Services 

Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015

Speak to us about our NO FEES option. We have a very simple fee waiver process.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding.

What is the course about?

The course has 7 core units and 8 elective units. You will gain knowledge and learn about:

  • Working with cultural integrity
  • Working with others
  • Identifing and responding to client needs
  • Working safely and effectively with others
  • Working with the community
  • Working professionally


Course Code CHC42015 CERTIFICATE IV in Community Services Work Hrs
Unit Code Unit Title Nominal hours
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients 100
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs 80
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships 55
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 55
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships 80
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health safety 40
CHCAOD001 Work in alcohol and other drugs 80
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence 50
CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework 65
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management  75
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues 80
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25
CHCGRP001 Support group activities 30
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120
  Total 975

How is this course being delivered?

  • Workshops 1 day a week over 40 weeks (February to December) 9.30 am to 4.00 pm Supervised tutorials 1/2 day a week for 40 weeks to support understanding and support in completing assessments Each week you will need to spend about 2-3 hours in private study and completing your assessments. If you are not already working in Community Services you are expected to complete 240 hours of voluntary work placement in the sector. This supports you to be work ready. We have clustered delivery (6 clusters in total)

How is this course being assessed?

  • Assessment activities during workshop sessions
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Workplace based assessment
  • Plenty of support to complete learning and assessment tasks

Will this course be good for my career?

The Certificate IV in Community Services will support you to:

  • Build skills to work in the community services sector.
  • Provide a pathway for further study, for example the Diploma in Community Services.
  • Great for heaps of community services jobs such as:
    • Support worker
    • Case worker
    • Client contact officer
    • Community development officer.

Am I eligible?

  • You should be 18 years or older
  • You are working, or want to work, in the community services sector.
  • If you do not have a job at the moment our staff will work with you to find volunteer work experience to complete your 240 hour work placement.
  • This course is open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and non–Aboriginal people.

How will I be selected?

  • When you contact someone at VACSAL RTO they will talk to you about whether you are eligible to do the course and whether there are places available

Student handbook

Download our student handbook [DOWNLOADABLE PDF] 

Program Brochure Certificate IV Brochure

Cert IV Statement fee: [DOWNLOADABLE PDF]