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CHC40413 / CHC42015

Certificate IV in Youth Work / Certificate IV in Community Services

Dual award

Launch your community services career with this practical course and get the skills you need to work with a diverse range of people in community services organisations that support young people.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Sunshine Coast
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$1,925
Subsidised
$1,925
Full Fee
$7,340
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Course overview

Launch your career in community services sector with this intermediate-level course. This qualification will give you the practical skills and knowledge to work with a diverse range of people in community, residential and health care settings.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working in welfare support is expected to grow very strongly over the coming years. This large occupation offers strong job prospects with the workforce expected to reach over 90,000 by 2026.

This course will teach you how to provide support, advocacy and interventions to individuals, groups and communities. Learn how to work within a community development framework, respond to crisis situations, and work with people from diverse backgrounds. You'll also discover how to develop and facilitate a range of community-based programs to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, development and protection needs of young people.

Successful completion of this course will give you the skills to seek employment in a variety of community services settings including social housing, neighbourhood centre programs, intervention and support programs, migrant support services, and community-based programs supporting children, young people and families experiencing mental health issues, domestic violence or drug and alcohol abuse.

What can I do?

  • Community Services Worker
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Relationship Educator
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Migrant Community Worker
  • Tenants Advisory Worker
  • Community Development Worker
  • Youth Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Indigenous Support Worker
  • Child Safety Support Officer
  • School-Based Youth Support Officer

Course outcome:

CHC40413 / CHC42015 Certificate IV in Youth Work / Certificate IV in Community Services

Strong industry partnerships

As part of your course, you'll get valuable experience in real workplaces. Our strong partnerships mean you'll learn the skills you need, while also getting to know potential future employers.

World-class teachers

Our teaching staff are at the top of their game and are still heavily involved in the industry. This means you're being taught by people who know what employers are looking for and where the sector is headed.

What you will study

The successful achievement of the Certificate IV in Youth Work qualification requires you to complete all core and 4 elective units from the list below.
The successful achievement of the Certificate IV in Community Services qualification requires you to complete all core and 8 elective units from the list below.

You will also be required to undertake 120 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

Certificate IV in Youth Work

  • Certificate IV in Youth Work

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCDE003
    Work within a community development framework
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCDE003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work within a community development framework. A community development framework, may include a range of methods designed to strengthen and develop communities by enhancing individual and group capacity to confidently engage with community structures and to address problems and issues.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work within a community development framework

  • 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
  • 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
  • CHCGRP002
    Plan and conduct group activities
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCGRP002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to establish, lead and participate in a groups using a collaborative, strengths-based approach.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Plan and conduct group activities

  • 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
  • CHCMHS001
    Work with people with mental health issues
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCMHS001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work with people with mental health issues

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCPRT001
    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPRT001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm. This work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCYTH001
    Engage respectfully with young people
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCYTH001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with young people (aged 12 to 25 years) in work roles with a specific focus on young people.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Engage respectfully with young people

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCYTH002
    Work effectively with young people in the youth work context
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCYTH002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in the youth work context. The unit focuses on historical and contemporary youth sector practice and understanding of the current status of young people.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively with young people in the youth work context

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCYTH003
    Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCYTH003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist young people to identify the challenges and opportunities in their lives and to work towards their goals on an individual or group level.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Support young people to create opportunities in their lives

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCYTH004
    Respond to critical situations
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCYTH004
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain safety through effective response to potential or actual critical situations.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Respond to critical situations

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCYTH010
    Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCYTH010
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide guidance and role models to young people and their families to maintain positive and supportive relationships, while identifying problems and establishing goals for change based on maintaining support from family and the general community.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances

  • 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

Certificate IV in Community Services

  • Certificate IV in Community Services

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCADV001
    Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCADV001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist clients to identify their rights, voice their needs and concerns and realise their interests, rights and needs.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCCS004
    Assess co-existing needs
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCCS004
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess the diverse and multi-faceted needs of people and determine both internal and external services required to meet those needs.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Assess co-existing needs

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • CHCPRP001
    Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPRP001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify networking and collaboration needs and develop formal and informal partnerships to enhance service delivery and improve professional practice.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTWHS003
    Maintain work health and safety
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTWHS003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and work practices as part of a small work team.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Maintain work health and safety

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
24 Jan 2023
3 days per week
Full time 1 year plus Vocational Placement 100 hrs
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,925
  • Subsidised: $1,925
  • Full fee: $7,340

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Certificate IV in Youth Work / Certificate IV in Community Services (CHC40413 / CHC42015)

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Certificate IV in Youth Work / Certificate IV in Community Services

COURSE CODE: CHC40413 / CHC42015
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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Placement

Students will be required to obtain a Blue Card (working with children check) and the NDIS Worker Screening clearance to undertake vocational placement. 

Some organisations may require police checks and the student will be advised of additional requirements at the commencement of their employment/study.

Transition statement

Replacement qualification
These qualifications have been replaced by CHC40421 - Certificate IV in Youth Work and CHC42021 - Certificate IV in Community Services, as of 7 December 2022. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 6 December 2023.

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.

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

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