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CHC42221

Certificate IV in Social Housing

Social Housing and Homelessness Support Work

Start your career in community services. This entry-level course will qualify you to work in the housing sector with people from diverse backgrounds.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Hervey Bay Start date: 23 Jan 2023 Duration: 18 months
STUDY LOCATIONS Wide Bay Burnett
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Online
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$7,800

Course overview

Get a head start on your career in the community services, housing sector with this entry-level qualification. This course is perfect for people looking to work in a range of roles.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working in community services is expected to grow strongly in the coming years. These occupations have strong job prospects with around 30,000 job openings anticipated over the next five years. 

This course gives you the skills needed to deliver housing support services including supports to tenants, applicants and the community in the social housing and homelessness sector. You may work as public housing specialist staff or with people undertaking similar roles in the community housing sector. 

Our highly-experienced team of industry professionals are the best in the business and will offer personal guidance to help you get the most out of your studies.

What can I do?

  • Housing support
  • Tenancy support
  • Homelessness support

Course outcome:

CHC42221 Certificate IV in Social Housing

Strong industry partnerships

Our strong partnerships mean you will learn the skills you need, while also getting to know potential future employers.

Study your way

We know that life is busy, that's why our courses are designed to be flexible. Our mixed-mode delivery means you can complete components of your study online at a time that suits you.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 elective units from the list below. You will also be required to undertake 100 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCOM002
    Use communication to build relationships
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCOM002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to apply specific communication techniques to establish, build and maintain relationships with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders based on respect and trust.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Use communication to build relationships

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDFV001
    Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDFV001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to identify and respond to the needs of clients who may be experiencing domestic and family violence, including responding to immediate intervention and support needs.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIV001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work with diverse people

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIV002
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIV002
    Unit description :

    The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCLEG001
    Work legally and ethically
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCLEG001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work legally and ethically

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCSOH013
    Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCSOH013
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work with people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless, including people experiencing domestic and family violence.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCSOH024
    Support sustainable tenancies
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCSOH024
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assist tenants to maintain a sustainable tenancy.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Support sustainable tenancies

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTWHS001
    Participate in workplace health and safety
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTWHS001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in workplace health and safety

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
23 Jan 2023
18 months
Full time: Plus 100 hours of Vocational Placement
Online
  • Full fee: $7,800
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
23 Jan 2023
18 months
Full time: Plus 100 hours of Vocational Placement
  • Full fee: $7,800
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
23 Jan 2023
18 months
Full time: Plus 100 hours of Vocational Placement
Online
  • Full fee: $7,800
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
23 Jan 2023
18 months
Full time: Plus 100 hours of Vocational Placement
  • Full fee: $7,800

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Certificate IV in Social Housing (CHC42221)

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Certificate IV in Social Housing

COURSE CODE: CHC42221
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

To gain entry into this qualification you must be a volunteer or working in relevant community housing, affordable housing, public housing, specialist homelessness service, real estate industry or related social housing service roll or currently completing a traineeship.

All workers undertaking roles in the community services sector need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Placement

You may be required to have full COVID-19 vaccination to undertake vocational placement in a range of Community Services organisations. Potential students are advised to seek current information as policies may be updated.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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