Courses

Certificate IV Community Services

Develop your knowledge and skills to design and deliver person-centred services to individuals and/or groups in a range of community service, case work or case management contexts.

Session Information

Course Dates 2018: 13th February, 10th April, 22nd May, 26th June, 24th July, 21st August, 18th September, 23rd October, 20th November, 4th December
Time 9:30am – 4:30pm Workshop Style Sessions
Venue Level 8, 138 Queen Street, Campbelltown NSW
Cost $2500 Interest free payments available

Competency Units

CORE

CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

ELECTIVES

CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
CHCCCS021 Respond to suspected abuse
CHCCCS027 Visit client residence
CHCCONS403C Support families to develop relationships
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

Download the course flyer here.

Your facilitator is Adam Holstein.

Enrolment

Course runs for 12 months. Students need to attend all classroom sessions. MDS Training courses run only if there is sufficient demand. If you are interested in enrolling for an MDS Training course, please download and complete the enrolment form and email to training2@mdservices.com.au. For further information, please contact us.

Entry Requirements

Students need to be currently working in an environment related to this qualification. You will require access to workplace information. It is recommended that participants should have achieved Year 10 or equivalent level in English Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills.

Training Pathways

Participants successfully completing this training may wish to apply for entry into the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services.

This course may lead to potential career outcomes including case worker, health education officer, community services worker, outreach officer, community support worker, domestic violence worker, welfare support worker, early intervention homelessness worker, welfare worker or family support worker.

Study Workload

7 hours (inclusive of ½ lunch) per session and additional work to be completed in their own time of approximately 10-12 hours per scheduled unit/session.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Students may be able to demonstrate their competence in some units; as such recognition of prior learning is available. This is to acknowledge the skills and knowledge gained through previous training events along with life and work experience. There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing,
legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

All students studying a nationally recognised qualification must have a USI before enrolling. If you do not already have a USI, go to www.usi.gov.au to create one.

 

Doucments

All materials including study notes, activities, handouts and assessment tools are provided with no additional costs.

To find all MDS Training Documents click here.

Assessment and Training

All training is provided in the classroom in workshop format for each scheduled session. Assessment consists of different activities for each unit. Reasonable adjustment will be made to any assessment tools to accommodate individual need. Refer to the course outline for details of the assessment tools utilised for each unit or set of units.

Client Support Services

MDS Training offers support to all their students. Support may be related to disability, literacy, language or other concerns or barriers. You can contact the following people for assistance; the facilitator of your training, the training coordinator or the Manager MDS Training. The contact details are on this document.

Complaints

MDS Training has a procedure for anyone wanting to make a complaint. You can speak to your facilitator, the Training Coordinator or the Manager MDS Training. All complaints are recorded and outcomes are reported. MDS Training uses complaints as part of its continuous improvement process. Forms for complaint areavailable from the website or you can receive one by mail or email.

If you experience difficulties filling in the form contact the Manager MDS Training for assistance. This form is also provided on enrolment - or you can find the form here.

Appeals

MDS Training has a procedure for students who want to appeal any decisions affecting their outcomes. This could include competency, recognition of prior learning, extensions or removal from a course. The form is available from the manager and assistance to complete the form can be provided.

The form can also be emailed or posted to you, it is also available on the website. This form is also provided on enrolment  - or you can find the form here.