Certificate IV in Community Services


This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It covers 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.

Entry Requirements:

Completion of Stage 2 SACE (NT) or equivalent; or completion of Junior Secondary School Certificate; or completion of an approved Certificate level III course and two years relevant work experience.


15 units: 7 core; 8 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Facilitate the interests and rights of clients; Assess co-existing needs; Use communication to build relationships; Work with diverse people; Work legally and ethically; plus more. Electives: Provide advocacy and representation services; Represent clients in court; Facilitate the empowerment of older people; Work in an alcohol and other drugs context; Provide needle and syringe services; plus more.

Study Pathways:

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.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00591E

Related Careers:

Community Worker,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Northern Sydney - Meadowbank No info Yes Full time 1 year
North Coast - Macksville No info No
Sydney - Ultimo No info No
Western - Orange No info No
North Coast - Coffs Harbour Education Centre No info No Full time 1 year
South Western Sydney - Bankstown No info No
North Coast - Taree No info No Part time
Hunter - Glendale No info No
Riverina - Wagga Wagga No info No
North Coast - Coffs Harbour Education Centre No info No Part time
Sydney - St George No info No
North Coast - Kempsey No info No Full time
Hunter - Hamilton No info No
Riverina - Deniliqui No info No
Riverina - Coomealla No info No
Sydney - Loftus No info No
North Coast - Kempsey No info No Part time
South Western Sydney - Wetherill Park No info No
Illawarra - Shellharbour No info No
North Coast - Murwillumbah No info No
North Coast - Port Macquarie No info Yes Part time
South Western Sydney - Granville No info No
Illawarra - Goulburn No info No
North Coast - Lismore No info No
North Coast - Port Macquarie No info Yes Full time 1 year
South Western Sydney - Campbelltown No info No
Illawarra - Bega No info No
North Coast - Ballina No info No Part time
New England - Armidale No info No
Western Sydney - Blue Mountains No info No Full time 1 year
Hunter - Ourimbah No info No
Northern Sydney - Northern Beaches No info No
North Coast - Grafton No info No Part time
New England - Tamworth No info No
Western - Dubbo No info No
North Coast - Kingscliff No info No

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