C4357 - Certificate IV in Community Services Work

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Plan: C4357 - Certificate IV in Community Services Work
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate IV in Community Services Work
Qualification national code: CHC40708
Nominal hours: 650
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 year
Location: City Campus, Melbourne
Owning school: Global, Urban and Social Studies (365T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/socialhumanities
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

Upon successful completion of this this program you will be qualified to work in the community services sector.  

The program is designed to equip you with the essential entry level knowledge and skills necessary for a variety of work roles in the community services sector as well as for further study.  

As a graduate you will be able to perform a broad range of roles in the community services sector. Some of these roles are:

  • Case worker
  • Health education officer
  • Community services worker
  • Outreach officer
  • Community support worker
  • Support worker
  • Domestic violence worker
  • Welfare support worker
  • Early intervention homelessness worker 
  • Welfare worker
  • Family support worker

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Articulation and pathways

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.  Upon successful completion of the Certificate IV of Community Services Work you will have automatic entry in to the Diploma of Community Services Work; you may also be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University subject to each program’s entry requirements.

Information is available on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit

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Entrance requirements

 Academic entrance requirements: There are no minimum academic requirements for entry

 VCE prerequisites: There are no prerequisites.

Extra requirements

All applicants must complete an applicant statement explaining their reasons for wanting to study youth work, their intended career path, the personal strengths and attributes they will bring to the course, and include details of any relevant work or other experience.

Police checks and Working with Children checks

There will be a requirement of students to have successfully gained a Police check and Working with Children check prior to attending your Work Placement.



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External accreditation and industry links

This nationally recognised Vocational Education (VE) qualification has been validated by the Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council.

RMIT works closely with major Victorian community services employers to meet the needs of people who are entering the community services workforce, and also provides the ongoing upskilling needs of existing workers. The teaching staff within the program has extensive industry experience and networks with industry partners.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library Resources and Services
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.
Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.
Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.
The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.
You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University
RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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