Certificate IV In Community Services

( Community Services )
Course code: AWL8
National ID: CHC42015

About this Course

Study Mode Full-time
International No
University Pathway No
This qualification will further develop your practical skills and knowledge to develop services and programs to meet identified needs within the community. You will learn skills in advanced communication, group work, training, community information provision and program development. You will also learn how to design and deliver programs that are accessible and enhance community participation. You will develop an understanding of the legal and ethical requirements for working in community services. As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

This course aims to provide students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes to work in a range of community services settings.
The course includes administrative and community development skills as well as specialist communication skills. The course includes a significant period of time in the workplace where students will be required to demonstrate their competencies for their final assessment.
Job prospects in welfare and community work are much improved for those having gained a diploma and it is anticipated that the majority of graduates will choose to progress on to further study.

A Federal Police Clearance is required prior to work placement and employment in most community services agencies.

Study Plan

1 Core Units

Unit Code Title
AVB49 Develop And Maintain Networks And Collaborative Partnerships
AVB82 Work Legally And Ethically
AVC09 Work With Diverse People
AVC31 Use Communication To Build Relationships
AVC74 Assess Co-Existing Needs
AVC96 Facilitate The Interests And Rights Of Clients
WG740 Maintain Work Health And Safety

2 Elective Units

Unit Code Title
AUZ56 Manage Personal Stressors In The Work Environment
AVC28 Establish And Manage Client Relationships
AVC33 Provide First Point Of Contact
AVC46 Implement Participation And Engagement Strategies
AVC62 Provide Brief Interventions
AVC67 Maintain A High Standard Of Service
AVC70 Facilitate Individual Service Planning And Delivery
AVC72 Develop Strategies To Address Unmet Needs

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses in 2016 on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Fees have been quoted on the basis of 2016 fee rates only. These are expected to change in 2017.​ Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2016​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.​​​​​​​​

Location and Availability
Campus Availability
Fremantle Campus S2
Peel Regional Campus S2
Y: All Year
S1: Semester 1
S2: Semester 2
Entrance Requirements

For entry into for some courses you may need an existing lower-level qualification. For other courses, you may need to demonstrate that you meet a certain level of communication and maths skills.

To discover the most up-to-date entrance requirements for this course before you apply, visit State Training Admissions.

Alternatively contact us directly.

International students:
For information about entrance requirements and how to apply for a South Metropolitan TAFE course, please visit our international section or contact us at international.students@smatfe.wa.edu.au ​​

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Domestic full time students:

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in. Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

Tuition fees:

these fees apply to all qualifications - including apprenticeships and traineeships - except access and bridging courses. Please note that you may be eligible for a concession on tuition fees. Please contact the Institute for concession categories. 

Resource fees:

this fee covers the cost of materials and consumables provided by South Metropolitan TAFE. Resource fees vary depending on the content of the course. Some courses such as marine studies, fishing operations, horticulture and outdoor recreation, incur high resource fees.​​

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