In an outdoor setting, a smiling and friendly community services worker walks and talks with person who requires support in the community

Are you interested in completing a course in Community Services?


Gain the skills you need to support people in your local community

Are you interested in a rewarding career working in your community? Our Certificate IV in Community Services course has been tailored to meet industry needs and standards through comprehensive consultation with industry professionals.

Duration30 weeks
Mode of deliveryBlended
LocationsFrankston, Hastings, Rosebud, Mornington, Pakenham

Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015

Course overview

This course will teach you how to provide a range of services to support clients in the community services sector. This qualification offers pathways into further community services related education and training.

Pathway industries:

  • Mental health
  • Disability
  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Employment services.

Job outcomes

  • Community support worker
  • Case worker (community services)
  • Community development officer

Entry requirements

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course. However, to enrol you must be willing to obtain a:

  • Working with Children’s Check
  • National Police Check
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check.
  • Australian Citizen

You will also need to provide evidence of your vaccination history, including COVID-19.

Course structure

This course is made up of 15 units of competency including 7 core and 8 elective units.

Core units

  • CHCADV001 - Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • CHCCCS004 - Assess co-existing needs
  • CHCCOM002 - Use communication to build relationships
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
  • CHCPRP001 - Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety

Course duration

Training is delivered 2 days a week (excluding public holidays and school holidays) in a blended model (Zoom and face to face) and is delivered between a 26 to 30-week model. Speak to one of our team members to confirm the duration of the upcoming intake.

Course intake

View our course calendar to see upcoming intakes for this course.

Course fees

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding for eligible individuals.

Victorian residents may be eligible for government subsidised training in Victoria under the Skills First Funding Program.

Eligibility exemptions and/or fee waivers may be available to:

  • Asylum Seeker VET Program
  • Eligibility Exemptions Initiative
  • JobTrainer
  • Skills First Youth Access Initiative.

Fee schedule

Skills First funded tuition fee Skills First concession tuition fee Fee for service
Maximum tutition fee $0 $0 $6,742.50
Materials fee $300 $300 $300

* These fees are indicative and may change according to individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may be required for first aid certificate, police check, Working with Children Check and NDIS Worker Screening Check.

A BRACE representative will assist you in determining your eligibility and course fees, a statement of fees detailing all course charges will be provided to you.

Prices and funding eligibility vary. Please view our course fees, message us below or contact us for further information.

Practical placement

There is no work placement for this qualification.

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