Certificate IV in Community Services Work (08)
Chisholm Institute, TAFE VIC
|Campus||Mid Year Intake?||Study Mode||Entry Requirements|
|Bass Coast||No||Full-time internal, Part-time internal||
No minimum education
This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It covers workers who provide a range of services and interventions to clients, and/or who implement community education and interventions. Individuals will learn how to provide a holistic approach to client needs, including social, emotional, psychological and practical support. Work may take place in a range of contexts such as community-based organisations, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services, and workers may have supervisory responsibilities. It also defines the knowledge and skills required by support workers and case workers who work autonomously under the broad guidance of others, and refers to specific knowledge of a client group and appropriate intervention processes applied in residential and community settings.
Subjects you can Study
Core: Work within a community development framework; Identify and respond to children and young people at risk; Use targeted communication skills to build relationships; Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework; Work effectively in the community sector; Deliver and develop client services; Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately; Maintain an effective work environment; Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers; Contribute to OHS processes. Electives: Work effectively in social housing; Provide support and care relating to suicide bereavement; Develop, implement and review sexual and reproductive health education programs; plus more.
About Chisholm Institute, TAFE VICChisholm is one of the largest providers of education and training in Victoria. The Institute was named in 1998, in honour of Caroline Chisholm, the early Australian reformer and humanitarian.
Chisholm's modern campuses in the southeast of Melbourne are at: Dandenong (two locations), Frankston, Berwick, Cranbourne, Mornington Peninsula and Bass Coast as well as facilities in the centre of Melbourne and Pakenham.
Currently, Chisholm offers over 300 accredited, nationally recognised courses from certificates to bachelor degrees and graduate certificates - including its own degrees and pathways to partner university degrees. It also runs approximately 130 short courses for work skills (industry compliance and skills development), as well as lifestyle (self-improvement, recreation and hobby). Courses are developed in consultation with industry, and are designed to meet both current and predicted skill shortages.
Provider CRICOS: 00881F RTO code: 0260; HE
Certificate IVCourse code: CHC40708
- Full-time internal = 1 year
- Part-time internal = 2 years
14 units: 10 core; 4 elective
No minimum education
Where work also involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients or communities, candidates are recommended to select the following unit: Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
Life after Study
Community workers encourage and assist community groups to identify their needs, participate in decision-making and develop appropriate services and facilities to meet those needs.