Certificate IV in Community Services

Uniting Institute of Education Ltd

This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. This qualification reflects the role of 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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $3,500

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education


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.

Related Careers:

Community Worker, Welfare Worker,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parramatta No info Yes
Parramatta No info Yes Part time 0.5 year

Uniting is one of the largest employers in the community services sector in NSW and the ACT. The Uniting Institute of Education is our classroom. We teach what we do day in day out, so you are at the forefront of current practice.


Our practical and supportive approach equips students with the skills to work confidently in the health and community services sector. Our courses are underpinned by over 100 years of Uniting experience as one of Australia’s largest community service providers.

We provide nationally recognised qualifications in counselling, mediation, community services, aged care and disability support.

Certificate III in Individual Support - Ageing (CHC33015)

Certificate III in Individual Support - Disability (CHC33015)

Certificate IV in Community Services Work (CHC40708)

Diploma of Counselling (CHC51712)

Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management (CHC62015)

Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution (CHC80308)

Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling (CHC80208)

We also deliver professional development across a range of industries from education, health and community services to law enforcement, finance and business.

Why study with us?

Practice your skills

Uniting is one of the largest employers in the community services sector in NSW and the ACT.

We are one of the rare institutions that teaches what we do. Use this to your advantage and develop and practice your skills through role plays and supervised clinical placement.

Nationally recognised training

We’re fully certified. Check out our resume:

  • A Registered Training Organisation (RTO) with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (91739).
  • Recognised by the Australian Government as an Industry Skill Centre for the relationship and community services sector.
  • 20 years of experience in professional development and qualification training.

Study now, pay later

Our diploma and graduate diploma courses are eligible for the Australian Government VET FEE-HELP scheme. This means if you are an eligible student, you won’t need to pay course fees upfront.

Flexible options

Are you balancing work, life and family but also dedicated to advancing your career? We get it. We offer study and class scheduling options that are both work and family friendly. We also offer flexible payment options so our courses are more accessible.

You're not alone

Over the past 20 years more than 1,600 students have completed accredited training and more than 10,000 professional development courses from the Uniting Institute of Education. With us, you’re in safe hands.

Our student successes

We’ve been very fortunate to meet some inspiring people and influence their learning experience. As much as we have had an influence on their educational journey, we've also been touched and learnt a lot from them too.

Share in the stories of a few students who have completed our qualifications.

Read their stories

Our trainers

Our trainers are experienced experts in their field and share our vision to equip our students with the right tools and practical skills to make a real and lasting difference in the community.

Share in the unique stories of their work within the community and the journey that led them to become trainers for Uniting Institute of Education.

Meet our trainers

Get in touch

We'd love to hear from you.

Give us a call on (02) 8830 0755 or email info@uie.edu.au

Visit us online uie.edu.au

Level 4, 146 Marsden Street

Parramatta NSW 2150

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