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Vocational Education & Training

CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

2018

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Alice Springs, Katherine, Casuarina, Yulara

Estimated completion time: 1 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
COMMUNITY SERVICES, HEALTH AND EDUCATION
Occupation types
Community Worker

This qualification reflects the role of community service workers who design and deliver person-centred services to individuals and/or groups. Workers may provide support, advocacy or interventions to individual clients, groups or communities across a range of services.

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. Work may take place in a range of community service, case work or case management contexts.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Community Services include:

  • Aboriginal Health Education Officer
  • Community support worker
  • Domestic Violence Worker
  • Women's Health Educator
  • Case Worker (Community Services)
  • Outreach Officer
  • Aboriginal Intake and Referral Worker
  • Early Intervention Homelessness Worker
  • Peak organisation worker
  • Community Education Worker
  • Welfare Support Worker
  • Court Support Worker
  • Support Worker (Community Services)
  • Information and Referral Worker
  • Personal Adviser
  • Health Education Officer
  • Community Legal Officers
  • Welfare Rights Worker
  • Tenant Advice and Advocacy Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Phone Advice Worker

    Credit transfers & pathways

    Skills recognition

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
    This can include skills from:

    • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
    • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
    • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

    RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

    Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

    For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@cdu.edu.au.

    Credit Transfer
    Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

    Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
    In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

    Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

    Pathways

    VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline

     

    Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

    Completed Award Course Level
    HE
    VET
    to a HE Award
    Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
    Certificate IV
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 40 credit points
    Certificate IV
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 40 credit points
    Diploma
    *
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 80 credit points
    Diploma
    *
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 80 credit points
    Advanced Diploma
    *
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points
    Advanced Diploma
    *
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points
    Associate Degree
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points
    Associate Degree
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points

    Entry requirements

    For CDU entry requirements, contact the relevant VET team.

    Course fees

    Based on course nominal hours of between 738- 910 hours, approximate 2018 course fees will be:
    VET Tuition Fees: $2,214.00 - $2,730.00
    Domestic Full Fees: $12,546.00 - $15,470.00
    Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

    The following Fees are applicable to this course:

    Domestic Students

    VET tuition fees

    This course is subsidised by the NT Government. VET Tuition Fees for 2018 are charged at $3.00 per nominal hour for subsidised training.
    2018: Information about 2018 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide, VET Fees online or 2018 VET Fees.pdf.
    2019: Information about 2019 VET Tuition fees will be published early in December 2018.
     

    • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the CHC Community Services Training Package.

    • Employability skills

      Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

      Location and study mode

      Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

      Locations: Alice Springs, Katherine, Casuarina, Yulara

      Study Mode: Internal, Mixed mode
      Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

      Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

    Contact details

    Community Services and Allied Health
    Location: Casuarina & Alice Springs Campuses
    Phone: 08 8946 7517 (Northern Region) or 08 8959 5239 (Southern Region)
    Fax: 08 8946 7118
    Email: csh-enquiries@cdu.edu.au

    Course structure

    To achieve a Certificate IV in Community Services a total of Fifteen (15) units of competency must be completed comprising Seven (7) Core and Eight (8) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

    The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 738 - 910.
     

    Code Module/Unit of Competency
    Hours
    CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
    CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
    100
    CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
    80
    CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
    55
    CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
    40
    CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
    55
    CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
    80
    HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
    40
      Total nominal hours for core units
    450
    ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY (Select 8)
    CHCCCS008 Develop strategies to address unmet needs
    65
    CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
    45
    CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework
    65
    CHCCOM001 Provide first point of contact
    35
    CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
    75
    CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
    40
    CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
    60
    CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    25
    CHCINM002 Meet community information needs
    70
    CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40
    HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18
    HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment 25
      Total nominal hours for elective units 288- 460
      Total nominal hours for the qualification
    738 - 910

     

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