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

Career opportunities for this role include:

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


Delivery Modes:


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. Students can choose their own electives in accordance of the training package rules, pending availability of content.

Online – Using our online learning platform students can login, view their learning materials and submit their assessments all online. Students can choose their own electives in accordance of the training package rules, pending availability of content.

Class-based – Students can attend pre-scheduled workshops one day per month over 14 months. As this is a group cohort, student must agree to the pre-selected elective units of competency.

*Public Notice– In order to meet the State Governments latest recommendations on social distancing in the workplace, Essential Skills Training has adopted a blended learning approach. Theory based units may be delivered as online Zoom sessions. Any practical based units that require the physical demonstration and/or the observation of skills may 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 dates yet to be announced.


Pre-entry requirements

Whilst there are no compulsory work experience hours required for this qualification, there are a number of assessment tasks (workplace observations) that must be completed within a relevant community services organisation. Students are advised to make their own arrangements in this regard. A competent level of literacy and numeracy is also 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


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


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