Certificate IV in Community Services
Community Services course details
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
Enrol at any location
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.
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
To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled
UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)
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
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
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.
PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE
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
Wednesday 9:00am to 2:00pm. Then an additional 120 hours of Workplace learning in the second semester.
|Number||Subject name||Nominal hours|
|CHCCCS004||Assess co-existing needs||80|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships||80|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients||100|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk||30|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety||40|
|CHCGRP002||Plan and conduct group activities||70|
|CHCCCS014||Provide brief interventions||75|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||18|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships||55|
|CHCAOD001||Work in an alcohol and other drugs context||80|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||55|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40|
|CHCSOH001||Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness||85|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues||80|
|CHCCDE003||Work within a community development framework||65|