CHC40808 - Certificate IV in Community Development
Certificate IV in Community Development
This qualification applies to community development work which aims to facilitate community members working together to influence and guide the future of their community. The work includes delivery of a broad range of programs which contribute to the development of capacity through public social change processes. The work may occur within and across social, environment, economic, arts and culture, recreation sectors.
At the completion of this qualification the participant will be able to work within a professional team, under the guidance of others, to support development within the community.
Occupational titles may include:
Community development worker
Neighbourhood centre worker
Neighbourhood centre coordinator
Neighbourhood centre manager
15 units are required for award of this qualification including:
10 core units
5 elective units
A wide range of elective units is available, including:
Group A electives from which one unit must be selected
Group B OHS electives from which one unit must be selected
Group C elective which is recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
Other relevant electives listed below
Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health Training Packages
Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 3 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on the NTIS or other public listing
The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice
All workers undertaking community development work need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.
Group C - elective recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
This qualification has been structured to provide a specific focus on either Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or culturally diverse clients. Where work involves a specific focus on both Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and culturally diverse clients or communities, candidates are recommended to select whichever of the following units is not selected from Group A.
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
Other relevant electives
Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. The following list of electives is provided to facilitate selection. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.