CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services


This qualification will provide you with the skills you need to plan and deliver person-centred services both to community groups or individuals. It will provide you with the skills to work in a broad range of areas, including children’s services, counselling, family and youth work, mental health, and alcohol and drugs.

At this level, workers may be autonomous with limited responsibility within established parameters and may be required to supervise and lead other workers in projects or teams.

Career opportunities for this role include:

  • Case Worker
  • Community Services Worker
  • Welfare Worker
  • Family Support Worker


Delivery modes

Blended Learning (combination of class based and Zoom sessions) – In order to meet NSW Health recommendations on social distancing in the workplace, Essential Skills Training has adopted a blended learning approach. Theory based units will be delivered as online Zoom sessions. Practical units that require the physical demonstration/observation of skills will still be scheduled as in-class workshops. All students will be scanned with a non-contact infrared thermometer upon arrival. Classrooms and thoroughfares are regularly sanitized with risk management practices in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all staff and students. (Next intake 2021)

Distance Learning –  Learning materials and assessments are issued to students in hard copy or via email to study in their own space with access to trainers and administration support via; phone, email or scheduled support sessions.

Online – Enrol at anytime! Students can access learning materials and submit their assessments via our online learning management system (Axcelerate). Support will be offered via ZOOM web conference sessions, and monthly phone support from a dedicated trainer.



Pre-entry requirements

A competent level of literacy and numeracy is required to complete this qualification.

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Full course cost – $5,000
NSW Smart and Skilled Subsidised – $240 up to $2,320
VIC Skills First


* Payment plans are available

Upcoming Courses

Course Start Date Course End Date Location
19/08/2021 30/09/2022 Essential Skills Training and Recruitment

Further study

On completion of this qualification you may like to further your education and job prospects by completing any of the following qualifications.

BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services