CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

Course summary

This course is delivered by UOW College (CRICOS: 02723D; RTO: 91159). UOW College is a registered business name of UOWC Ltd (ABN: 14 105 312 329).

The Certificate IV in Community Services will provide you with skills to design and deliver person-centred services to individuals and/or groups and provide support, advocacy or interventions to individual clients, groups or communities across a range of services. This qualification will enable you to work in a community development framework in a range of community settings, case work or case management contexts and may involve counselling, effective communications, implementing community interventions, advocating for clients and delivering programs that enrich the wellbeing of individuals and groups. The Certificate IV in Community Services will also enable you to work autonomously with limited responsibility within established parameters and may enable you to supervise and lead other workers in projects or teams.

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Case worker
  • Health education officer
  • Community services worker
  • Outreach officer
  • Community support worker
  • Support worker
  • Team leader
  • Domestic violence worker
  • Welfare support worker
  • Welfare worker
  • Family support worker 

Mandatory Documentation

The Healthcare industry requires that all students on work placement hold the following documentation.

  1. National Police Check

  2. Working with children check

Students will not be permitted to attend work placement without current police and working with children checks.

Any costs associated in acquiring the above documents are in addition to course costs and are at the students' own expense.

UOW College strongly recommends that students enrolling in this course consider their eligibility to obtain the above documentation prior to enrolment.

Course Requirements

This qualification consists of 15 units of competency including 7 core and 8 elective units preselected by UOW College. They are as follows:

Code Subject Name
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCCCS004 Asses co-existing needs
CHCCOM002 Use communication the build relationships
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
Electives*
CHCADV002 Provide advocacy and representation services
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCCDE006 Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities

*Electives subject to change at UOW College discretion in accordance with training package rules and industry requirements.

Course Delivery

The Certificate IV in Community Services is delivered face-to-face over 3 days per week for 2 academic sessions and includes self-paced activities. UOW College also requires students to complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement in a community service organisation.   

Work Placement

Students are required to:

  • Successfully complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement throughout the duration of their course. During this time, students will be required to attend 5 days per week within a community organisation.
  • Attend work placement each session to demonstrate the application of skills and knowledge within a workplace setting.
  • Organise their own transport to and from the placement organisations.
  • Organise leave with their employer (if applicable) to attend work placement.
  • Plan financially for their unpaid work placement period.

For VET courses with work placement components:
Please Note: Course fees do not include additional uniform requirements for work placement (eg, shoes) and any other associated costs (eg, travel or parking costs). Additional costs may also be incurred to attend excursions.

Course information

Study area

Nursing and Health, UOW College Vocational Pathways

Campus

UOW College Wollongong, UOW College Shoalhaven

Course Code

935

Duration

2 Sessions over 7 months

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

Entry Requirements

Only avaliable to domestic students

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Complete a UOW College basic literacy and numeracy online assessment with results of level two or higher.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW College Shoalhaven, UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$8,260 (2018)

$8,260 (2018)

Payment options:



  1. Upfront payments or by instalment

  2. NSW Smart and Skilled funding may be avaliable

Schedule of fees 2018

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry to this course is not available to international students.


Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW College for this course. It provides data on students that commenced the program, and continued study beyond the census date at UOW College in 2017.

Applicant background

2017 intake

2017 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2017

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW College admission pathways, see UOW College Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2018 UOW College VET Autumn (2 Session)

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 5 February - 11 May

Census Date: 26 February

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

2018 UOW College VET Autumn (2 Session)

UOW College Shoalhaven

Session: 5 February - 11 May

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

2018 UOW College VET Spring

UOW College Shoalhaven

Session: 28 May - 24 August

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

2018 UOW College VET Spring (2 Session)

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 28 May - 24 August

Census Date: 18 June

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

Upon successful completion of the Certificate IV in Community Services, students will be guaranteed entry to the Bachelor of Social Sciences at the University of Wollongong. Students may also be eligible to apply for other UOW undergraduate courses where applicable. See UOW Course Finder for information on eligible degrees. Students may also wish to use the Certificate IV in Community Services as a pathway to an eligible Diploma level program at UOW College.

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