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  • CHC42215

Certificate IV in Social Housing

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At a glance

Kick start your career in community services. This entry-level course will qualify you to work in social housing with people from diverse backgrounds.

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CHC42215 Certificate IV in Social Housing

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Course overview

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 specialise in tenancy services and emergency housing within the broader community services industry.

A strong need for affordable housing has pushed up demand in this area with up to 50,000 job openings expected in the next five years.

This course will give you specialised knowledge in tenancy agreements and services, and give you the skills needed to recognise and respond to crisis situations, and educate clients on financial literacy. 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.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a social housing officer within the community services sector.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CHCCCS004
Assess co-existing needs
CHCCOM002
Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001
Work legally and ethically
CHCSOH001
Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
CHCSOH002
Manage and maintain tenancy agreements and services
CHCSOH010
Work with clients within the social housing system
HLTWHS003
Maintain work health and safety

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CPPDSM3014A
Undertake property inspection
HLTWHS006
Manage personal stressors in the work environment
CHCPRP001
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
CHCDIV002
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCDFV001
Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCAOD001
Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

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

Selection criteria

All workers undertaking work in health 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.

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.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland