Certificate IV in Community Services

CHC42021TAFE NSW (RTO 90003)
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From 6 monthsfull-time(part-time available)
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Why study this course

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.

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Roles related to this course: Welfare Worker, Support Worker, Disability Support Worker, Youth Worker, and 3 more.

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Bankstown
  • Cessnock
  • Granville
  • Liverpool
  • Meadowbank
  • Ultimo

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Visit TAFE NSW's website to find out more about your study options.

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What are students saying?

Certificate IV in Community Services
(20 reviews)

Published Feb 2024
Certificate IV in Community ServicesTAFE NSW
Graduation date2023
Study mode
Student review
Studying at TAFE NSW South Western Campus for my Certificate IV in Community Services has been an enriching and fulfilling journey. From the moment I stepped onto the campus, I was greeted with a warm and supportive atmosphere that immediately made me feel welcomed and valued. The faculty members at TAFE NSW are not just educators but mentors who are deeply passionate about empowering their students to make a positive difference in their communities. Their wealth of knowledge and real-world experience in the field of community services has been invaluable in shaping my understanding and skillset. One aspect of the program that I particularly appreciate is the hands-on approach to learning. Through practical workshops, simulated scenarios, and industry placements, I've had the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts to real-life situations, preparing me effectively for the challenges and responsibilities of working in the community services sector. Moreover, the sense of camaraderie among my peers has been uplifting. Collaborating with fellow students from diverse backgrounds has broadened my perspective and taught me the importance of teamwork and mutual support in fostering a positive learning environment. The campus facilities are modern and well-equipped, providing a conducive setting for both study and social interaction. Whether it's accessing resources at the library, participating in group discussions in the student lounge, or seeking guidance from faculty members during office hours, I always feel supported in my academic journey. Overall, my experience at TAFE NSW South Western Campus has been nothing short of transformative. Not only have I gained the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in community services, but I've also forged lifelong connections and memories that I will cherish forever. I am grateful for the opportunity to study at such a reputable institution and excited about the positive impact I can make in my community moving forward.
Published Sep 2018
Certificate IV in Community ServicesTAFE NSW
Graduation date2012
Study modeOnline
Student review
The course was good, the teacher was very friendly and helpful. Enjoyed doing the course
Published Aug 2018
Certificate IV in Community ServicesTAFE NSW
Graduation date2017
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
Very helpful and got to learn a lot things. Within the community industry meet great people. Teachers were fantastic and willing to help us complete the course

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Certificate IV in Community Services