Certificate IV in Community Services (CHC42015)

Course summary

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 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 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.

Included Course Material
  • Learning resources/texts
  • Class power point presentations, notes and handouts
  • UOW College uniform - polo shirt and name badge

Course information

Study area

Nursing and Health, UOW College Vocational Pathways

Campus

UOW College Wollongong, UOW College Shoalhaven

Course Code

935

ATAR (UAI)

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Duration

2 Sessions (8 months)

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Entry Requirements

No academic entry requirements

Fees

2017 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
UOW College Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $6,150
Full Course Fee: $6,150

Payment Options



  1. Upfront payments or by instalment

  2. NSW Smark and Skilled Funding Available

UOW College Shoalhaven
On Campus

Session Fee: $6,150
Full Course Fee: $6,150

Payment Options



  1. Upfront payments or by instalment

  2. NSW Smark and Skilled Funding Available

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
UOW College Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $8,260
Full Course Fee: $8,260

UOW College Shoalhaven
On Campus

Session Fee: $8,260
Full Course Fee: $8,260

Admission information

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 Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

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


STARTING YOUR JOURNEY

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Admission criteria


Higher education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of tertiary studies. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Vocational education & training

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of a prior qualification that is accredited by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), such as those provided at TAFE. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Recent secondary education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of ATAR (Australian Tertiary Academic Rank) or equivalent (ENTER, International Baccalaureate (IB), QLD’s Overall Position (OP), etc.) or an Australian Year 12 equivalent overseas qualification. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Work & life experience

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree as a mature age student who does not have a sufficient ATAR (or Year 12 results), has not completed previous alternative study or did not finish to a Year 12 level at high school. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


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 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

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75th percentile rank to receive an offer

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Median rank to receive an offer

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-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

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-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

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-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

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 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

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-

ATAR plus additional criteria

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-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

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-

L/N: Low numbers (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)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

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

2017 UOW College VET Summer (2 Session)

UOW College Wollongong, UOW College Shoalhaven

Session Commences
2 October 2017

Applications Close
TBA

Session Details

Session: 2 October - 15 December

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.

2018 UOW College VET Autumn (2 Session)

UOW College Wollongong, UOW College Shoalhaven

Session Commences
5 February

Applications Close
TBA

Session Details

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.

2018 UOW College VET Spring (2 Session)

UOW College Wollongong

Session Commences
28 May

Applications Close
TBA

Session Details

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.

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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