Please note, National College Australia cannot accept a Subclass 500 Student Visa as we are not CRICOS (Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students) registered.
- This course is 100% Online with 120 hours of work placement
This is a broad-range qualification that will give you the skills to design and deliver person-centred services to people undertaking a community services program.
Community Services is about improving the lives of people in need of support and it can cover a range of areas, such as family and youth work, children’s services, counselling, mental health, and alcohol and drugs. The course is suitable for new entrants or those already working in the industry and is ideal if you are interested in completing a general qualification to get started.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Case Worker
- Community Services Worker
- Health Education Officer
- Outreach Officer
- Welfare Worker
- Family Support Worker
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration and Study Load
- 12 month duration
- Online learning and assessment +120 hours of work placement in a community services-based organisation
The course is delivered’ online through an easy-to-use, e-learning platform that stores the learning (reading) material and assessment tasks. Almost everything is managed through the online portal.
Unlike other training providers, though, we only assign students with one primary Assessor to mark all of your assessments from start to finish. It’s one of our personal touches. By working with only one Assessor, you get the advantage of building rapport with an industry expert who can better guide and support you because they will get to know you and will have an understanding of your specific needs and circumstances.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
This course requires a minimum of 120 hours of work placement.
Work placement is a structured program that will give you real life, on-the-job experience and the opportunity to practice what you learn. It’s mandatory for anyone who isn’t already working in the job role which means that if you’re in the industry but not working in the actual job, you’ll still need to provide evidence of having completed the minimum number of placement hours.
At NCA, we’ll give you the opportunity to find a placement but if you get stuck, we’ll step in and work with you to organise a suitable host. We take care of the administrative process in setting you up for placement and we prepare you so you get the most out of it.
Recognition of Prior Learning
If you have related prior qualifications and professional experience, you could be eligible for RPL (recognition) which means you could be exempt from having to study part or all of a qualification.
It’s a smart way to move up and remain current by holding the most updated qualification. RPL is a process which starts with a simple self-assessment questionnaire so we can advise you to proceed with the application or suggest some further training or experience.
This course is designed on competency-based learning, which means there are no tests or exams. Instead, there are a range of assessment tasks, including:
- Short answer questions
- Written activities
- Observation of practical skills
- Portfolio based evidence
The Certificate IV in Community Services (CHC42015) online course is made up of 15 units:
About National College Australia (NCA)
National College Australia (NCA) is a respected Registered Training Organisation (RTO), with a range of online education courses that provides the opportunity to secure a future in community services, aged care, allied health, mental health, disability care and leisure and health. Our qualifications are nationally accredited so they are recognised by employers right across Australia.
We offer Certificate and Diploma level courses whether you are new to the industry or looking to move into a management role. Courses are delivered online via a Learning Management System, so you can fit study in around your work and lifestyle. Our online courses are available to anyone in Australia and include qualifications in the following areas:
- Aged Care
- Allied Health
- Community Services
- Mental Health
- Leisure and Health
National College Australia Pty Ltd is a Registered Training Organization (RTO 91000)