If you’re looking to commence a rewarding career in community services, then our community services course is ideal for you. This broad introduction to the community services sector will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills to work with individuals, families, social groups or larger communities to support activities, information and referral for people in need of assistance in our communities. This course is also a good choice if you are seeking to gain employment related to the introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

You’ll be ready to work as a community services professional in a range of service delivery roles including direct client work, community education or community development projects. You’ll understand how to provide support to people in need of assistance and how to link clients to appropriate services and government departments. 

You will study subjects including:

  • mental health
  • homelessness
  • family violence prevention and intervention
  • drug and alcohol rehabilitation
  • legal and ethical compliance
  • diversity and communication
  • dual diagnosis
  • loss and grief
  • visiting client residences



National Code CHC42015
Study Areas Community Services
Study Level Certificate IV
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 1 year
PT: 2 years,

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​


Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Free TAFE^ $0.00
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $3,220.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $644.00
Full Fee $9,660.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $180.00
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies

^ This course is on the 2019 Free TAFE list - find out more.

* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

February 2019 (Elgar and Lakeside Campus)

July 2019 (Elgar and Lakeside Campus)

Full time: 1 year (three days per week 9.30am to 4pm)

Part time: 2 years

Box Hill

You must be at least 18 years of age.

Working with Children Checks and Police Record Checks are a requirement for future employment in this field.

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

After successful completion you can apply for the Diploma of Community Services.

Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

After successful completion of this course, you may apply for a range of employment opportunities such as:

  • community services worker
  • early intervention worker
  • group facilitator
  • youth worker
  • support facilitator
  • caseworker

Roles are diverse and there are employment opportunities in a wide range of community services organisations. If you would like to find out more about the positions you could apply for following completion of this course, you could look at the Ethical Job’s website, which lists all of the positions available in the Community Services sector nationally.

The course is delivered across two semesters over 12 months.

You will undertake 15 units of competency.

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Hours

CHCCCS004 ASSESS CO-EXISTING NEEDS 80.0

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CHCYTH001 ENGAGE RESPECTFULLY WITH YOUNG PEOPLE 60.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with young people (aged 12 to 25 years) in work roles with a specific focus on young people.

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CHCCOM002 USE COMMUNICATION TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS 55.0

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CHCMHS001 WORK WITH PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES 80.0

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CHCAOD001 WORK IN AN ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS CONTEXT 80.0

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Last updated: December 13, 2018 09:00am