RTO  Courses - Certificate IV in Community Services 

VACSAL has recently added CHC42015 - Certificate IV in Community Services onto our scope of registration for delivery in 2018.

In order to meet the community needs VACSAL has formed a partnership with        E-Focus in 2017 to deliver:

·       CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services


Please do not hesitate to contact Melinda Eason on 9416 4266 if you require further information. 


Courses - Certificate IV in Community Services Work CHC42015

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 context 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 for 40 weeks at the VACSAL in Northcote
  • Supervised tutorials 1 day a week for 40 weeks at VACSAL in Northcote
  • Group learning, yarning, excursions and guest speakers
  • Catch up sessions and learning support

How is this course being assessed?

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

Am I eligible?

  • You should be 18 years or older
  • You need to be working, or want to work, in the community services sector. If you do not have a job at the moment our staff will help you find a volunteer work placement.
  • You need to be able to read and write and do some basic maths. One of our staff will talk about this with you.
  • You do not have to be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person to enrol in this course.

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

Program brochure