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Vocational Education & Training

CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

2020

Not available to international students.
Overview

CHC42015

Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine

Estimated completion time: 0.5 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.

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

Pathways from the qualification

Candidates who have obtained this level qualification could progress into Diploma Level qualifications in Community Services or other related fields in the VET sector.

Entry requirements

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

There are no minimum admission requirements however applicants who wish to commence this course need to have the required skills and knowledge to undertake the qualification at this level e.g. completion of Year 10 or equivalent and a general command of spoken and written English to be able to meet industry standards for communication.

  • 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, Casuarina, Katherine

    Study Mode: Online and Workplace
    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

Email: Student.Central@cdu.edu.au
Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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 825-920.

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
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues 80
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment 25
  Total nominal hours for elective units 375-470
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 825-920

 

Course fees

Domestic Students
Based on course nominal hours of between 825- 920 hours, approximate 2020 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $2,805.00 - $3,128.00
Domestic Full Fees: $14,025.00 - $15,640.00
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.
2020: VET Tuition Fees for 2020 will be charged at $3.40 per nominal hour for subsidised training. More detailed Information about 2020 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide.
2021: Information about VET fees for 2021 will be published as soon as they become available.

Everything you need to know to get started

How to apply for domestic students

CDU VET has several pathways for you to apply.

 

Visit How to apply for CDU VET courses for more information.

 

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

CDU has many pathways to study, so don't worry if you don't meet the admission requirements right now. There is a study pathway to get you started on your journey.

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Everything you need to get apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

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To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.