Community Services

CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It covers workers who provide a range of services and interventions to clients, and/or who implement community education and interventions. Work may take place in a range of contexts such as community-based organisations, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services, and workers may have supervisory responsibilities.

CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services covers the knowledge and skills for support workers and case-workers who work autonomously under the broad guidance of others. This qualification refers to specific knowledge of a client group and appropriate intervention processes applied in residential and community settings.

The CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services is a pathway into the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services. Students will complete the CHC42015 Certificate IV in their first year or they may exit at completion of their CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services.

Career Opportunities

Students who complete the CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services may gain employment as a community services worker in a variety of community organisations.

Study Pathways

Completing the CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services is a pathway to further in the following:-

Location, dates and times

SOUTH
Clarence Campus

  • Next Intake:  10 February 2020 to 4 December 2020
  • Duration: 3 days per week on campus and includes a work placement, 38 weeks full-time, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – 9am to 3.30pm.
    NB:  Work placement days, and the start and finish times may vary
  • Venue:  Clarence Campus, 4a Bounty Street, Warrane
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

NB: dates and times may be subject to change


NORTH
Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake: 22 July 2020 to 26 June 2021
  • Duration:  3 days per week on campus and includes a work placement, 38 weeks full-time, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – 9am to 3.30pm.
    NB:  Work placement days, and the start and finish times may vary)
  • Venue:  C Block,  Alanvale Campus, 54a Alanvale Rd, Newnham.
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

NB: dates and times may be subject to change


NORTHWEST
Burnie Campus

  • Next Intake:  10 February to 4 December 2020
  • Duration:  3 days per week on campus and includes a work placement, 38 weeks full-time, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – 9am to 3.30pm.
    NB:  Work placement days, and the start and finish times may vary)
  • Venue: C Block, Burnie Campus, Mooreville Road, Burnie
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

NB: dates and times may be subject to change


STATEWIDE
Trainees and Apprentices  

  • Next intake: Rolling intake
  • Duration: 2 years part time from the commencement of the enrolment start date.

Learning Options

On Campus Delivery – participation in timetabled workshops at TasTAFE.

  • Classroom/Work Placement or Simulation (combination of classroom, work placement and simulation)

Trainees, Apprentices – As a trainee, apprentice you will be working on the job.

  • Workplace (On the job training and assessment) through recognition

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Examples of assessments for this course may include:

  • Written Questions
  • Scenarios
  • Performance Tasks
  • Observations Checklist
  • Third Party Reports

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/recognition/

Fees and Payments

For fee and payment information relating to TasTAFE qualifications, please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/fees-and-payments/

Eligible Diploma and Advanced Diploma students who are unable to pay tuition fees up front are able to defer fees under the VET Student Loans scheme. Further details are available here https://www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/fees-and-payments/vetstudentloans/

What will I need to bring?

Students will need to provide the following items:

  • Folder
  • Paper
  • Pens
  • USB

Are there any ‘other’ costs?

A working Vulnerable People registration ($19)
A Tasmanian National Police Check ($45.00)

In each delivery area we may have the opportunity to attend optional professional development training relating to community services. Each region will advise you of the additional cost associated with professional development training

Work Placements, Licensing and Other Requirements

All Community Services Workers must meet the qualification requirements set by industry standards.

  • A Tasmanian National Police Check is required
  • A Working with Vulnerable People Card is required

TasTAFE teachers will negotiate and arrange work placements and or work placement projects with Community organisations for students. (NB Work placement days and start and finish times may vary)

Desirable Skills and Attributes

The following skills and attributes will be useful to students studying this course:

  • Ability to read, write and understand documents for example; reports, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to listen to others and give full attention, taking time to understand and asking questions as appropriate (active listening)
  • Ability to model appropriate social and non-verbal behaviour
  • Ability to be responsible for others’ health and safety
  • Ability to demonstrate good interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team

Suitability

Community and Children’s Services use an information and suitability processes which aims to ensure that each person has sufficient information to make an informed choice and starts at a level that is right for them.

On campus students, flexible delivery students will need to participate in an information and suitability process that requires attendance at an Information and Suitability Session which involves the following:

    • Completion of a suitability assessment booklet, that is a requirement for entry into our courses, which takes about 30-60 minutes; and
    • One-on-one interview with a teacher.

Support is available to help candidates who have literacy/numeracy difficulties and must be advised to us, prior to attending the session, so that teaching staff are aware and able to assist on the day.

Within 21-28 days a Letter of Offer will be sent to successful candidates or a Letter of Offer to an alternative course, if unable to be placed into the desired qualification.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available here https://www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/current/student-support/

Outcome

CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services students will receive a certificate for the completion of all the 15 units required for the qualification. Students who wish to exit prior to completing their full qualification will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for partial completion of their qualification for the units they have achieved a (CP) competency or (RCP) Recognition of Current Competency result.

Qualification Requirements

To achieve a CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services, 15 units must be successfully completed. These include seven core units and eight electives. Electives are selected based on industry and/or employer consultation.

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