Certificate IV in Community Services

Certificate IV   NRT
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Start date:
Tue 18 Jul 2017
 –   Ultimo
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    Course description and aims

    This course will provide you with the skills to work effectively as a caseworker, educator or community service worker in a range of community-based organisations and rehabilitation and outreach services.

    Among other things, you will learn how to empower people with a disability, maintain networks and collaborative partnerships, provide first aid, work within a community development framework, and how to promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety.

    For students seeking to complete a First Aid unit of competency as part of their program, you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Aboriginal Health Education Officer, Aboriginal Intake and Referral Worker, Case Worker (Community Services), Community Education Worker, Community Legal Officers, Community support worker, Court Support Worker, Domestic Violence Worker.


    Credit for Prior Learning
    If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link


    This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)

    TAFE to University Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link


    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    Enrol at any location

    Full Time
    Course start:
    Tue 18 Jul 2017
    Course duration:
    1 Year
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    20 Hours per week
    Smart and Skilled First Qual:
    Course Fee:
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
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    About offering:


    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Wednesday 14 June 2017 at 10:00am at Ultimo College, Main Campus, 651-731 Harris Street, Building D, Level 4, Room D4.02.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 20 hours of class a week over 3 days per week in the first semester. An indication of how your weekly timetable in semester one may look is: Monday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, Tuesday 9:00am to 4:00pm and

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Create one and add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Create your USI: https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

    Other Information:

    Wednesday 9:00am to 2:00pm. Then an additional 120 hours of Workplace learning in the second semester.


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    CHCCCS004Assess co-existing needs80
    CHCPRP001Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships80
    CHCADV001Facilitate the interests and rights of clients100
    CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk30
    HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety40
    CHCGRP002Plan and conduct group activities70
    CHCCCS014Provide brief interventions75
    HLTAID003Provide first aid18
    CHCCOM002Use communication to build relationships55
    CHCAOD001Work in an alcohol and other drugs context80
    CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically55
    CHCDIV001Work with diverse people40
    CHCSOH001Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness85
    CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health issues80
    CHCCDE003Work within a community development framework65



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