CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services – student residential care in international boarding schools

This is the current release of the certificate IV that has been specifically developed for people who are working in the International Boarding School context in boarding schools, or boarding residences.

  • Recognized boarding training qualifications in Australia and other countries.
    Constantly updated for currency and best practice in the International boarding industry.
  • Has been delivered in Australia, Germany, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia.
  • A training pathway to the Diploma of Youth Work CHC50413 (also contextualised by BTA for the student boarding industry)
  • Developed and delivered by qualified trainer/assessors with long-term boarding school experience. Steve Florisson commenced his boarding career in 1975 and Jenny in 1987. They have been involved in the boarding industry for more than thirty years.
  • The units include information relevant to the country where training is taking place.

Training modes


1. Combo class – mix of on line, distance and workshop

  • Commence working on one unit each week:
  • Choose how you learn; written notes, webinar or video.
  • Complete the first assessment by each Friday.
  • A workshop and practical assessments to complete.
  • Phone and Email support.


2. Face to Face workshop

Is available with trainers in your residence over five days. Some assessments must be completed before and after the training at your own


It is most effective with a ‘face to face’ component because of the interaction and dialogue between people in the group and with the trainers, who are able to make the training very relevant to the local context.


Workplace context

The course has been designed for boarding staff that are currently working in the student boarding industry, or who are able to carry out work experience in a boarding residence. Typically, students are enrolled about 12 to 14 weeks before the ‘face to face’ training workshop. Students receive their training material and are required to carry out reading and assessments each week over that 12 to 14-week period. The two trainers then deliver the ‘face to face’ component of the training, and there will be practical assessments to complete after the training.


Practical skills

The trainee will need to have a Head of Boarding/Residence Manager who is prepared to review their practical work skills, as a ‘third party assessment’. This may be carried out as a workplace review or performance management process after the face-to- face training week. Where the trainee is experienced and proficient in these skills, the Head of Boarding/Residence Manager may sign off on the skills immediately.



Varies depending on the mode of training and the location. Email for a quote.

The CHC42015 Units


Book 1. Foundation: The Student Residential Care Industry

CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviour


Book 2. People Skills in Student Residential Care

CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCYTH001 Engage respectively with young people
CHCMHS001 Work with People with Mental Health Issues


Book 3. Working Effectively in the Residential Care Industry

CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities
HLTWHS003 Contribute to WHS processes
CHCYTH009 Support youth programs


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