CHC42015 - Certificate IV in Community Services Byron Community College

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CHC42015 - Certificate IV in Community Services

CHC42015 - Certificate IV in Community Services
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015.
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships (CHCPRP001)
  • Work within a community development framework (CHCCDE003)
  • Provide advocacy and representation services (CHCADV002)
  • Facilitate the interests and rights of clients (CHCADV001)
  • Work with people with mental health issues (CHCMHS001)
  • Use communication to build relationships (CHCCOM002)
  • Assess co-existing needs (CHCCCS004)
  • Develop strategies to address unmet needs (CHCCCS008)
  • Engage respectfully with young people (CHCYTH001)
  • Maintain work health and safety (HLTWHS003)
  • Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people (CHCAGE001)
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence (CHCDFV001)
  • Provide brief interventions (CHCCCS014)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Have you always wanted to make a big difference and have a positive impact on others?

A career in community services can be incredibly rewarding and can provide you with opportunities to support whole communities, groups and individuals in a wide range of settings.

You will learn how to:

  • Use communication to build relationships
  • Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • Work within a community development framework
  • Strategies to assess unmet and co-existing needs of clients
  • Work legally and ethically
  • Work with people with mental health issues, disabilities and young people
  • Provide advocacy and representation services
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

You will be guided by our highly skilled, industry current trainers who will help you develop the personal and professional skills required to start your career as a community services worker.

This nationally recognised course includes a minimum of 40 hours work placement, where you will be provided the opportunity to practice your community service skills.

It also provides invaluable opportunities to develop relationships with local organisations that will open doors to a variety of roles like, such as: Community Support Worker, Welfare Officer, Case Manager, Family Support Worker, Youth Worker and Service / Program Coordinator.

This course is being offered as a subsidised course to eligible students under the Smart and Skilled program. Applications for these subsidised places are limited so a funded place cannot be guaranteed.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

Admission / Desirable Requirements

When studying with Byron Community College, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to ensure you have the pre-existing knowledge and skills required to complete your qualification. This course involves reading and undertaking a range of written assessments. A full list of admission / desirable requirements is available in the course Information Pack, please call or email the college for details.

Work Placement

You are required to complete 40 hours of work placement in the community services industry that formally contributes to the assessment process. This includes the need to collect and use information from the work placement as part of your overall assessment. Work placement is mandatory and an assessable component of the course. The college will assist you to arrange work placement, including providing a list of local facilities who take on students regularly to complete their work placement. Students are required to communicate with the college and tutor prior to undertaking any contact with work placement facilities.

Course Duration & Hours

  • 23 week duration
  • Classes are delivered face to face
  • Two days of classroom learning 9:00am - 4:00pm per week
  • One day of directed home study per week
  • One day private study / research per week
  • 40 hours work placement from Term 2
  • Delivery location: Mullumbimby Campus
  • Classes will not be held during NSW school holidays
  • Full time workload would be 22 hours per week for 23 weeks

Course Fees

Course Fees

  • Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarship: $0
  • Skilling for Recovery Fee-Free Scholarship: $0
  • Smart & Skilled Full Fee: $1,990
  • Smart & Skilled Full Fee (2nd Qualification): $2,320

Most NSW residents are eligible for one of the above government subsidised fees!**

  • Full fee: $3,250
  • Concession: $2,950
  • Early Bird: $2,750 (deposit to be received by Friday 14th January 2022)

**To be eligible for government subsidised training, you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, or a New Zealand; and
  • Live or work in New South Wales; and
  • Be aged 15 years or older; and
  • No longer be at school or equivalent; and
  • Provide the College with your USI at the time of enrolment (admin staff can assist you in obtaining a USI)

For more information on Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria or subsidised places Click here "Smart and Skilled": or call our office on 02 6684 3374.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

This course is Austudy Approved

Payment Plan
Course fees are paid in instalments scheduled throughout the duration of the course. Fee schedules for individual courses are outlined on the enrolment paperwork available through the college administration team.

Student Policies and Procedures

See Student Handbook


From the 1st of January 2015, any student enrolling in an Accredited Training course will be required to obtain a USI. The USI helps to keep your training records and results together in an online account which is controlled by you. You can logon to the "USI website": and follow the simple instructions online to create your USI. This then needs to be provided to the College at the time of enrolment.

Important Information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you. Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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