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Certificate IV in Community Development CHC42115

Overview

This program is for people wishing to enter or already working in the area of community development. The program is designed to provide you with the skills, techniques and working theories in the field of Community Development. You will have the opportunity for field experience, working in the community. Many of our graduates are working in the field.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Community Development CHC42115
Program No: C4-HS10
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 1 semester full-time after you have completed a Certificate III in Community Services (CHC32015)(approx. 15 hours per week) OR part-time equivalent.

This qualification is part of a suite of programs including a Certificate III and 2 Certificate IVs. Most CIT students will complete all 3 qualifications in 1 Year (CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services and CHC42115 Certificate IV in Community Development and CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services).

Alternatively, you can complete the Certificate IV in Community Development (CHC42115) in 2 semesters (approximately 15 hours per week) OR part-time equivalent.
Likely Job Outcome: Community worker in the health community services field - community groups and community support.
Application Type: Public
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Additional Information

This program has a compulsory work placement (80 hours in total). CIT teachers co-ordinate placements. Before undertaking any work placement you must be eligible to apply for, and hold a 'Working with Vulnerable People Check'. Information will be provided on enrolment.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

The preferred pathway is for all learners to complete a Certificate III in Community Services at CIT (CHC32015).

On entry, you will need to demonstrate appropriate literacy skills by undertaking a literacy assessment. We have embedded literacy into our program to support your learning and success.

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Before you apply/enrol

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  2. Click on the link for USI
  3. Verify your USI

It's important that your first name, surname and date of birth in our student system match the ID you use to create your USI (eg if you are Christopher in USI database and Chris at CIT your USI will not verify).

If you need assistance you can go to Unique Student Identifier (USI), drop in to any CIT Library or CITSA office or contact CIT Student Services on 6207 3188.

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete all 15 subjects

  • CHCCDE001  Support participative planning processes
    • CIT Code: HUSE479
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide opportunities for community groups and individuals to participate and design cooperative arrangements for addressing common concerns.
      This unit applies to workers in both health and community sectors and/or a community development work context. Workers at this level will be part of a professional team and under the guidance of a supervisor.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCDE003  Work within a community development framework
    • CIT Code: HUSE480
      Cost: $130.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work within a community development framework.
      A community development framework, may include a range of methods designed to strengthen and develop communities by enhancing individual and group capacity to confidently engage with community structures and to address problems and issues.
      This unit applies to workers in both health and community sectors and/or a community development work context. Workers at this level will be part of a professional team and under the guidance of a supervisor.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCDE004  Implement participation and engagement strategies
    • CIT Code: WELF473
      Cost: $170.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with individuals or groups in specific communities and support their engagement in making decisions that affects their lives.
      This unit applies to workers in both health and community sectors and/or a community development work context. Workers at this level will be part of a professional team and under the guidance of a supervisor.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCDE005  Develop and support relevant community resources
    • CIT Code: HUSE481
      Cost: $240.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with the community to develop relevant and effective resources to engender community support for initiatives aimed at specific groups.
      This unit applies to workers in both health and community sectors and/or a community development work context. Workers at this level will be part of a professional team and under the guidance of a supervisor.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCOM002  Use communication to build relationships
    • CIT Code: COMM498
      Cost: $110.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge to apply specific communication techniques to establish, build and maintain relationships with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders based on respect and trust.
      This unit applies to work across a range of workplace contexts where workers at all levels may communicate with individuals and/or groups both in person and in writing.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIV001  Work with diverse people
    • CIT Code: CLTS145
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
      This unit applies to all workers.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCLEG001  Work legally and ethically
    • CIT Code: LEGL219
      Cost: $110.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role.
      This unit applies to community services and health workers who play a proactive role in identifying and meeting their legal and ethical responsibilities.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCADV001  Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
    • CIT Code: HUSE491
      Cost: $200.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist clients to identify their rights, voice their needs and concerns and realise their interests, rights and needs.
      This unit applies to workers of all levels in a range of health or community services settings who provide services using a human rights based approach and have direct interaction with clients.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCPRP001  Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
    • CIT Code: COMM499
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify networking and collaboration needs and develop formal and informal partnerships to enhance service delivery and improve professional practice.
      This unit applies to work in all industry sectors, and to individuals who take pro-active responsibility for improving collaboration between workers and organisations.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCGRP002  Plan and conduct group activities
    • CIT Code: HUSE512
      Cost: $140.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to establish, lead and participate in a groups using a collaborative, strengths-based approach.
      This unit applies to any individual involved in planning and leading group activities. Groups may be formal or informal.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCCS004  Assess co-existing needs
    • CIT Code: WELF456
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess the diverse and multi-faceted needs of people and determine both internal and external services required to meet those needs.
      This unit applies in a range of community service contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCMHS001  Work with people with mental health issues
    • CIT Code: HUSE500
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues.
      This unit applies to support workers in contexts outside the mental health sector, but who come into contact with people with mental health issues. The services and support provided are not mental health specific.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCAOD001  Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
    • CIT Code: HUSE493
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and work within the current context, philosophy and values of the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector.
      This unit applies to workers who come into contact with clients affected by alcohol and other drugs.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTWHS001  Participate in workplace health and safety
    • CIT Code: WPHS101
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others.
      The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIV002  Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    • CIT Code: YURA101
      Cost: $50.00
      Description: The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety.
      This unit applies to people working in a broad range of roles including those involved in direct client service, program planning, development and evaluation contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Community Services (Case Management) CHC52015
Diploma Community Services CHC52015
Certificate IV Community Services CHC42015
Certificate III Community Services CHC32015

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au