Certificate IV in Community Development - CHC42115


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It reflects the role of community services workers who assist in delivery of programs that contribute to the development of capacity through public social change processes. At this level, work takes place within a professional team under the guidance of others, to support development within the community. Work may be undertaken in organisations working across a range of social, health, environment, economic, arts and culture and recreation sectors.


  • 15 units: 8 core
  • 7 electives


  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • Support community action
  • Work effectively with young people and their families
  • Provide community focused health promotion and prevention strategies
  • Plan and conduct a community meeting
  • Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • Provide sexual and reproductive health information to clients
  • Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
  • Work with diverse people
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • Work within a community development framework
  • Provide advocacy and representation services
  • Develop and lead community engagement strategies to enhance participation
  • Work in an emergency management context
  • Support the rights and safety of children and young people
  • Work with forced migrants
  • Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Select and use technology
  • Facilitate and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members
  • Mentor in the workplace
  • Plan and conduct group activities
  • Use communication to build relationships
  • Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
  • Facilitate community involvement in recovery
  • Work with clients to identify financial literacy education needs
  • Improve clients' fundamental financial literacy skills
  • Develop and provide community projects
  • Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
  • Work legally and ethically
  • Analyse and present research information
  • Support participative planning processes
  • Implement participation and engagement strategies
  • Deliver emergency relief services
  • Develop and support relevant community resources
  • Provide education and support on parenting, health and well being
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

Further information

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended: Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities and Promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

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