Certificate IV
in Community
Services

OVERVIEW

The Certificate IV in Community Services replaces the Certificate IV in Disability from 2016. This new program gives graduates a variety of employment opportunities within the health, disability and community services industries.

At Certificate IV level you will gain experience across several Community Services contexts. You will gain the skills and knowledge to design and deliver person-centred services to individuals and groups in the community services context. You will learn to provide advocacy, intervention, and support to a range of individuals and groups. You will also develop skills in liaising with other health professionals and service agencies, and in the co-ordination of small teams.

Graduates of the Certificate IV in Community Services can further their studies at Diploma level in Community Services or Nursing.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
All students participate in a minimum of 160 hours of industry placement part-time throughout their program. EQUALS can assist you to identify a suitable industry host.
INTAKES

January & April Intakes 

Important: To be considered for an intake, completed applications should be received no later than 30 days prior to the scheduled course commencement date. Applications that are incomplete or incorrect may not be considered. Course offers for applications received by the due date are not guaranteed and intake capacity may vary. EQUALS reserves the right to accept or decline applications at its total discretion.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Overseas Health Insurance: International students are required to hold cover for the duration of the course.

International applicants are required to have achieved an IELTS score of 5.5 (overall band score) or equivalent.

Current and valid Department of Communities & Social Inclusion (DCSI) Screening Checks for working with Children, with Vulnerable People and in the Aged Care Sector, & Physical Fitness are required for this program.

If you do not hold a current DCSI check, you are required to apply through DCSI at the time of application for enrolment at EQUALS. A DCSI check must be acquired prior to industry placement. Visit http://www.dcsi.sa.gov.au/services/screening for further information.

Please note that the outcome of your DCSI screening check may affect industry placement opportunities, and that this is at the discretion of placement host facilities.

Current First Aid certification may be a requirement for industry placement; this unit is part of your program and should be completed early in your first study period.

Applicants who have completed previous study in Community Services, Aged Care or Disability will be well regarded.

Current and valid Department of Communities & Social Inclusion (DCSI) Screening Checks for working with Children, with Vulnerable People and in the Aged Care Sector, & Physical Fitness are required for this program.

If you do not hold a current DCSI check, you are required to apply through DCSI at the time of application for enrolment at EQUALS. A DCSI check must be acquired prior to industry placement. Visit http://www.dcsi.sa.gov.au/services/screening for further information.

Please note that the outcome of your DCSI screening check may affect industry placement opportunities, and that this is at the discretion of placement host facilities.

Current First Aid certification may be a requirement for industry placement; this unit is part of your program and should be completed early in your first study period.

TYPICAL STUDY 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


Elective Units

  • CHCADV002: Provide advocacy and representation services
  • CHCCCS014: Provide brief interventions
  • CHCCOM001: Provide first point of contact
  • CHCDIS004: Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
  • CHCDIS010: Provide person centred services to people with disability with complex needs
  • CHCGRP002: Plan and conduct group activities
  • CHCMHS001: Work with people with mental health issues
  • HLTAID003: Provide first aid
DOMESTIC ENROLMENTS
  • Tuition Fee (AUD): $6795

  • Amenities Fee (AUD): $295

  • Duration: Up to 52 weeks

  • Study Mode: On Campus or Blended Learning (combination) 

  • Qual Code: CHC42015

  • RPL: Yes

  • VET Student Loans
    Eligible:
     N/A

  • Resources Required: Yes

  • Qual Status: Current
INTERNATIONAL ENROLMENTS
  • Tuition Fee (AUD): $12,950

  • Amenities Fee (AUD): $295

  • Duration: 52 weeks

  • Study Mode: On Campus

  • Qual Code: CHC42015

  • RPL: Yes

  • Resources Required: Yes

  • Qual Status: Current