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Full course  $3,500

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Higher Level Skills Funding +

Student Contribution – $15.00


6 months – 2 years

Delivery location

Lawnton / online / workplace


Full time / part time

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Certificate IV in Community Services Work

Certificate IV in Community Services Work


The Certificate IV in Community Services Work qualification prepares you for work in a variety of community settings in a number of roles. Some of these roles include – Community Support Workers, Community Development Worker, Residential Care Worker, Support Worker, Hostel and Refuge Worker, Advocate, Aged and Disability Officer, Community Project Officer or Disability Services Officer. Other community related positions are also available in areas such as recreation programs, residential services, educational, employment and rehabilitation support services.

Community Service Workers find employment in the government and private sector, social housing aged, disabled and youth programs, as well as non-clinical mental health settings.

Community Services Workers and others in related roles may –

  • provide a range of services and interventions to clients;
  • implement community education and interventions;
  • work in a range of contexts such as community based organisations, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services;
  •  have supervisory responsibilities;
  • work under the broad guidance of others;
  • involve intervention processes applied in residential and community settings;
  • work to encourage and help community groups to participate in decision making processes that impact on their needs;
  •  have opportunity to engage with the community, personal contact and travel within communities, including attending evening meetings and occasional weekend activities.

Your knowledge and skills gained through this qualification and/or previous experience will equip you to design and deliver programs that aim to enhance the well being of individuals and groups. This means you will be employed in a professional environment providing services and support to people within a range of community settings.

As a Community Service Worker you are employed in a job where you can empower groups in your community. This role is a rewarding job and a great way to give back to your community by making a difference in people’s everyday lives.

Key features
  • Learn from our sector leading trainers
  • Recognition of experience and prior learning of existing workers’ experience
  • Study in a flexible manner that suits you
  • Access a range of assessment methods designed to suit your background and study goals


The Certificate IV in Community Services Work is made up of fourteen units of competency. Nine of these units are core units and five are elective units.

A number of units within this qualification are common to other Certificate IV qualifications in Mental Health and Disability, therefore individual training plans can be developed to suit your background and learning needs.

View the packaging rules for the Certificate IV in Community Services Work and see what core and elective units you can complete.

View the packaging rules for the Certificate IV in Community Services Work and see what core and elective units you can complete.


There are no prerequisites for Spectrum Training’s Certificate IV in Community Services Work.

How to enrol

Individual students can enrol by filling out the form below.

If you represent a group of students or would like a tailored program for your workplace then please contact us directly to see how we can help you reach your learning and development goals.

View this qualification on the Australian Government’s training.gov.au website.