IV in Community Services (CHC42015)

We deliver industry-leading and cost-effective Counselling, Community Services, Health and Disability courses that are specialised to support contemporary practice

Certificate Course

Certificated IV in Community Services (CHC42015)

Completing studies in Community Services means you are entering an industry where one professional experience can inspire and sustain you for a lifetime!  At the Certificate IV level in Community Services, you are establishing yourself with a sound theoretical basis in family welfare, community organisations, employment services and more. Start your journey to making a difference now!


The Clinical College is a specialist provider of community services courses. We are a part of the Activated Concepts brand and have a direct linkage to contemporary practice – we are not just another Registered Training Organisation (RTO) looking for mass enrolments and income. We care about the quality of our Graduates and our brand in the community!


The Clinical College prides itself on developing a true partnership between you and us. We will support your journey through the Certificate in Community Services and the development of your understanding of sociology, mental health, trauma, managing programs and case management.


Our Certificate IV in Community Services is nationally recognised in Australia, so you can be assured of its quality, reputation, and integrity. Further, it will offer you pathways into Diploma level studies should you wish to continue your advancement in the community services sector.

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Applying is easy using our simple online application process.

Eligibility & Course Details

You are able to gain entry to the Certificate IV in Community Services if you have:

      • Completed Year 12, or equivalent and are 18 years or older
      • Over 21 years of age and have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)


All prospective students, also need to participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.

    • Our Certificate IV in Community Services is a nationally recognised qualification, as well as being industry desired.
    • There is a high chance of employment at Activated Concepts for outstanding students.
    • You will be provided credits towards further studies in the Diploma of Community Services for Students should they wish to continue their studies.
    • Discounted upfront payment (you gain a discount and do not worry about ongoing payments)
    • Monthly payment plans (up to 12 months)
    • Payment via direct transfer, credit card or direct debit
    • Government assistance might also be available (see our financial assistance section)

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Course Delivery

Group Study


This unit explores the rights of clients, assessment and advocacy of their expressed needs and ongoing supports. You will learn to support the voice of clients from a human rights-based approach.


This unit introduces the assessment and managing of case planning for clients with multiple needs. From initial consultation through to referral – you will learn the step-by-step process and tools to assist you to thrive in practice.


This unit is a cornerstone subject in community services and focuses on the art of communication and how you might strategically engage and disengage within the workplace to support success.


This unit reflects on your positionality (gender, culture, religion, sexuality, ability etc) and what you bring with you to each engagement. This unit centres on creating cultural safety for diverse clients in this context.


This unit provides the vital legal and ethical underpinning in community service practice. It introduces legal and ethical issues you might face in practice and explores how to manage these to keep you safe in practice.


This unit establishes the importance of networking with internal and external professionals and organisations to support service delivery and professional practice.


This unit focuses on developing understanding and skills around work, health, and safety. Specifically, looking at responsibilities and how to follow health and safety policies and procedures.


This unit centres on the importance of person-centred care in the disability sector. You will look at skill-based assessments, develop individualised plans, monitoring and documentation progression.


This unit establishes independent accountability by reflecting and evaluating your professional practice. It also explores supervision and ongoing professional development


This unit explores the theories and skills needed to assist you to understand and respond to clients experiencing grief and loss.


This unit explores helping you partner with people that experience mental health issues, to assess their needs and support them to meet their aspirations and needs.

Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

This unit meets sector demand and will support you to identify and manage immediate suicide risk, develop a safety plan and mobilise access to emergency/support networks to minimise risk and create protective factors.

Facilitate community participation and social inclusion 

This unit explores developing and facilitating person-centred strategies for participation in various community settings, functions, and activities to enhance the psychosocial wellbeing and lifestyle of a person with a disability.

Implement trauma-informed care 

This unit meets sector demand and highlights the relevance of trauma important it is to understand. It will assist you to understand the impact of trauma, how common it is and how to promote a safe trauma-informed environment for your clients.

Recognise and respond to crisis situations 

This unit looks at situations where people may be in imminent crisis, assessment of needs and how to minimise any safety concerns and make plans to access required support services.

Course Total Cost Payment
Certificate IV in Community Services
Discounted Upfront*
Certificate IV in Community Services
$210 x 12 Monthly Payments

*Competitor costs are around $5000-6000+. This does not include the above built-in specialisations, face-to-face costs, or post-graduate supports

The Clinical College prides itself on ‘walking the talk’ to assist Students to shine as much as possible! We are not just another Registered Training Organisation; we are clinical professionals working in the field and care about your success! 


Our support does not just include whilst you are studying with us; we also provide post-graduate support to our Graduates.

Academic Support

Study Assistance

As a Student with the Clinical College, you will have unlimited access to our support staff and your Trainer to provide you with timely academic support. Our focus is to partner with you for success so that you can graduate as per your goals!

Support includes:

  Answering questions on any course content
  Providing one on one mentoring, as needed
  Guidance on managing study workloads and life

Practical Experience

As a student, it is paramount that you get sufficient practical experience with different people to apply your knowledge, learn new skills and build your practice competence. One of the founding motivations for the Clinical College being created was due to feedback from Workers and Employers wishing they/their staff had more practical experience in applying theoretical concepts outside a few online role-plays.

As part of your studies at the Clinical College, you will be provided with ample practical experience to apply your theoretical understanding in a safe and relaxed environment. This will allow you to learn your strengths and develop the areas you want to enhance in the face-to-face classes.

Further, once you graduate, we will provide you with follow up support and services to ensure you do not feel alone as you continue to master your aptitudes. This is FREE and our practice commitment to you!


We offer optional tutorials for students in the following areas:

 Getting back into study
 Time Management
  Assessment Writing
  Plagiarism and Academic Integrity

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