Certificate IV in Community Services
Delivery methods include face-to-face class time, online work and project work.
Students may be required to attend other campuses from time to time for events and other course engagements.
This Free TAFE course is in high demand. Apply early for a better chance of securing your place in it. Otherwise, you may have to wait for the next intake.
View the Informed Choices statement, which provides information about the inherent requirements of community services, specifically the essential physical and behavioural abilities needed to perform assessment tasks, professional placements and progress to a career in this field. This information is intended to assist you to choose whether you can successfully participate in and complete a course.
This course is currently in transition. The course code, title, units, and content may change. Further information will become available on our website, upon enrolment or during your studies. To discuss your study options, please get in touch with us today.
1 year full-time
Wantirna (August) - View application and start dates
VTAC course codes
Hawthorn (fee type determined by provider)
Wantirna (fee type determined by provider)
Croydon (fee type determined by provider)
This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.
Study this course for free in 2023
You could have your tuition fees covered in 2023 thanks to the Victorian Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative.
Free TAFE for Priority Courses is available if you are under 20 years old, or enrolling in a course at a higher level than you have completed before.
If you don't tick either of these boxes, you could still have a chance! There are other factors, too. The best way to find out if you’re eligible is to apply.
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Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
Units of study
Assess co-existing needs (CHCCCS004)
Use communication to build relationships (CHCCOM002)
Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships (CHCPRP001)
Maintain work health and safety (HLTWHS003)
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities, course aims and objectives and graduate skills.
Aims and objectives
Pathways and scholarships
- Pathways, credit transfer, recognition of prior learning and scholarships.
Course fees and requirements
- Entry requirements and non-year 12 entry.
Certificate IV in Community Services
Estimated course fees for 2023*
|Course fee options||Full course fee||Skills First Government-subsidised place||Concession rate||Is this a Free TAFE course?|
|Total Cost (GST Free)||$10,840||$3,620||$724||Yes|
You could have your tuition fees covered thanks to the Victorian Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative when you apply for this course. Check your eligibility now.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
You could be granted a Skills First government-subsidised place when you apply for this course. Check your eligibility now.
You may be entitled to apply for a fee concession if you meet the eligibility criteria.
The eligibility criteria are set by the Victorian Government and assessed by Swinburne in accordance with government directives, which are subject to change at any time.
Find out if you're eligible for a fee concession here.
If you are not granted a government subsidised place, the full course fee will apply. Check your eligibility now.
Indicative nominal course hours: 920.
Applicants require a minimum of completion of Year 12 or equivalent.
The following additional criteria for entry apply to this course:
- All applicants must be a minimum of 17 years old at the commencement of the course
- All students may be required to hold a current Working with Children Check throughout the duration of the program
- All students may be required to hold a current Police Check throughout the duration of the program* (* If a candidate believes there would be a disclosable issue on their Police Check, a confidential conversation will be required prior to enrolment to determine suitability for work within the community services environment).
How to apply
Find out more
Tel: 1300 SWINBURNE
Training Organisation Identifier (TOID): 3059