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CHC42021 - Certificate IV in Community Services

6 March - 26 September 2024 09:00 am – 03:30 pm Mullumbimby, NSW
3 April - 31 October 2024 09:00 am – 03:30 pm Mullumbimby, NSW


Embark on a transformative journey with our nationally recognised Certificate IV in community services course! Dive into diverse career paths, from housing to youth work, and beyond. Our industry-current trainers will guide you through the essential skills of communication, advocacy, and community development.
Immerse yourself in real-world experience with a minimum of 40 hours of work placement, paving the way for roles like Community Support Worker and Case Manager. This course is designed to not only impart knowledge but to shape you into a dynamic professional prepared for the challenges and rewards of the community services landscape.
Whether you're charting a new career course or elevating your existing skills, this course offers the chance to find your passion in the world of community services. Join us and step into a fulfilling and impactful career where you'll play a vital role in transforming lives.

Course Duration & Hours
  • Assessments will be completed in an online format
  • Rolling enrolments – Intake dates: 7 Feb, 6 Mar, 3 Apr, 1 May, 5 Jun 2024
  • First month – 1 day a week introduction, 9:00am – 3:30pm, Wednesdays
  • Following months - 2 days of face-to-face onsite learning per week, 9:00am – 3:30pm, Tuesday & Thursday
  • 1 day structured at home study per week, 9:00am – 3:30pm, Wednesday
  • 40 hours work placement (refer Work Placement section)
  • Delivery location: Mullumbimby Campus
Units of Study
  1. CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  2. CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
  3. CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
  4. CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  5. CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  6. CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  7. HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for client care
  8. CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
  9. CHCADV002 Provide advocacy and representation services
  10. CHCAOD001 Support work in alcohol and other drugs context
  11. CHCCDE019 Work within a community development framework
  12. CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  13. CHCCCS014 Provide brief interventions
  14. CHCYTH013 Engage respectfully with young people
  15. CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

Entry Requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

Admission / Desirable Requirements
When studying with Byron Community College, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to ensure you have the pre-existing knowledge and skills required to complete your qualification. This course involves reading and undertaking a range of written assessments. A full list of admission / desirable requirements is available in the course Information Pack, please call or email the college for details.

Work Placement
You are required to complete 40 hours of work placement in the community services industry that formally contributes to the assessment process. This includes the need to collect and use information from the work placement as part of your overall assessment. Work placement is mandatory and an assessable component of the course. The college will assist you to arrange work placement, including providing a list of local facilities who take on students regularly to complete their work placement. Students are required to communicate with the college and tutor prior to undertaking any contact with work placement facilities.

What to bring
  • Laptop
  • Pen and paper
  • Mug for tea and coffee
  • Water bottle and refreshments
Not sure which course is right for you? Click here to book a chat with our Student Support Coordinator to discuss your options and study pathways.

Course Fees
This course is being offered as a subsidised course to eligible students under the Smart and Skilled program. Below are subsidised student fees, prices may vary slightly depending on if you hold a prior qualification or are applying for credit transfer.

There are 4 Smart and Skilled student fee levels based on your eligibility:
  • Smart and Skilled Fee-Free – $0
  • Smart and Skilled Fee (Concession) - $240
  • Smart and Skilled Fee (No Prior Qualification) – $1990
  • Smart and Skilled Fee (2nd Qualification) - $2320
To be eligible for Smart and Skilled government subsidised training, you must:
Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen; and
Live or work in New South Wales; and
Be aged 15 years or older; and
No longer be at school or equivalent; and
Provide the College with your USI at the time of enrolment (admin staff can assist you in obtaining a USI)

For more information on Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria or subsidised places, click here or call our office on 02 6684 3374.
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.
The fee below applies to all User Pays students:
Full fee: $3,250
Concession: $2,950
Early Bird: $2,750 (deposit to be received by 13 January 2024)

Payment Plan
Course fees are paid in instalments scheduled throughout the duration of the course. Fee schedules for individual courses are outlined on the enrolment paperwork available through the college administration team.

This course is Austudy Approved

Student Policies and Procedures
See Student Handbook

From the 1st of January 2015, any student enrolling in an Accredited Training course will be required to obtain a USI. The USI helps to keep your training records and results together in an online account which is controlled by you. You can logon to the USI website here and follow the simple instructions online to create your USI. This then needs to be provided to the College at the time of enrolment.