Certificate IV in Community Services

National code: CHC42015 | WA course code: AWL8 | CRICOS code: 090730J

TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.

Certificate IV in Community Services

About this course

Progress your career in the community services sector by completing the Certificate IV in Community Services. This course will teach you the problem solving skills needed, to work with people from diverse backgrounds, so that you can make a difference to their circumstances.

You will be qualified to work within a community development framework and help plan and conduct group activities for clients, whilst implementing health promotion programs. You will also gain a range of practical skills and knowledge that will assist you to respond and intervene when critical situations arise, such as children at risk, mental health and domestic violence.

Being able to communicate and work effectively with these clients is the most important skill to possess, as you need to be able to support the social, emotional and physical wellbeing of individuals and advocate person-centered services to individuals and/or groups.

As part of this course, you will undertake a supervised or simulated work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

If you wish to further your studies, you can enrol into the Diploma of Community Services.

​Please select a campus below and press the Download Course Flyer button to view detailed information about this course, including core and elective units; work placements; assessment methods; and learning resources, facilities and equipment.

Admission requirements

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 10.

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Tuition fees

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If tuition fees are increased you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced.

You will be provided with an indicative Schedule of Fees with your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees

Resource fees are for consumables used by a student in the course of their study e.g. paint, internet use etc. This fee is paid to your college at enrolment.

If your course goes for two semesters or more, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your courses. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees

​The Materials fee includes any item that remains the property of a student after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc... This fee is paid to your college at enrolment.

Additional information

Students with current knowledge and work experience in community services or health may be eligible for direct entry into the Certificate IV in Community Services at North Metropolitan TAFE. Your application will be assessed by one of TIWA's Admissions staff who will notify you if you meet eligibility requirements.

Career opportunities

  • Aged Care Worker
  • Community Worker
  • Youth Worker
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