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Certificate IV in Community Services

CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

About the course

The CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services has been designed specifically for students who are wishing to gain employment in the community services section in which they 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, casework or case management contexts.

Reasons for Studying?

  • Entry level community service course
  • According to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook service, the number of people working in community and welfare support is expected to grow strongly over the next five years. This is a large occupation with strong job prospects with around 30,000 job openings anticipated over the next five years.
  • Online delivery which means you do not have to quit your job to get started.


Where could a Certificate IV in Community Services take you?

Once you’ve completed your CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services, you’ll have the qualifications necessary to become a Community support worker, Family support worker, Residential care worker or Welfare support worker. This course can also be used as an entry-level introduction to higher-level studies such as a diploma of community services, youth work or youth justice.

Online delivery which means you do not have to quit your job to get started. This means you can study your CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services at your own pace and with the full support by a team of staff who are heavily involved in the industry.

Delivery Methods:

This course is expected to take students roughly 6-12 months to complete. Resources are accessed online, and students may be called to have simulated work activities on campus.

Entry Requirements:

National Program,

  • Completion of grade 12 or 10 or equivalent
  • Completion of previous courses unrelated to the training product
  • Completion of related courses such as;
    • Certificate III in Community Services
    • Certificate III in Active Volunteering
  • Demonstrate a satisfactory level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) abilities.



Did you start working in the industry without getting nationally accredited with this qualification? Potentially, RPL is the way to go. At Celtic Training, we offer fast-tracked learning for students who have prior experience in community services. Under the guidance of one of our learning assessors, you could be eligible to have one or more units completed or gain access to a certificate or diploma course without a high school certificate. To see if your previous skills, experience, or qualifications qualify you for RPL, contact Celtic Training today.

Ready to embark on an exciting new career in community services?

You can fill out a form online, call us on 1800 123 584 or email enquiries@celtictraining.com.au to find out more about our Certificate IV in Community Services course today. Or take a look at the comprehensive range of healthcare courses we offer in online, blended and full study options.


Unit Code

Unit Description

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


Unit Code

Unit Description

CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviour
CHCCCS014 Provide brief interventions
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework

Fees and Funding,

Please see below for our fee for service and funded pricing for our Certificate IV in Community Services.

Fee for Service (FFS): $3,950

South Australia

WorkReady Funding

$500 (Non-concessional)
$375 (Concessional)

JobTrainer Program



Higher Level Skills Program

$100 (Non-concessional)
$50 (Concessional)

With all of Celtic Training’s courses, we can offer payment plans so you can start studying immediately to achieve your goals faster! For more information about funding or our pricing structure please click here.

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    Qualification Pathways

    • Diploma of Youth Justice
    • Diploma of Youth Work