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  • CHC50313

Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention

At a glance

At a glance

Take the next step in your career in child protection with this advanced qualification. The course will equip you with the skills required to work in a variety of settings.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Child Protection Worker
  • Residential Care Worker
COURSE OUTCOME

CHC50313 Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention

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Course overview

Course overview

Take the next step in your career in child protection with this advanced qualification. This course is perfect for people with a passion for working with vulnerable members of the community. The industry is experiencing strong growth, with the Australian Government expecting to see up to 50,000 job openings in the sector in the next five years. This course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to work with young people and families in a number of different community settings.

During this course you will cover a number of core skills and strategies needed to support children and families, how to respond to specific situations, working effectively with children and young people, and provision of a safe environment. Our experienced teaching team will give you the guidance and industry insights you need to succeed in this field.

Successful completion of the course will qualify you to work in child protection or in youth residential care.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CHCCCS004
Assess co-existing needs
CHCCCS016
Respond to client needs
CHCCSM005
Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
CHCDEV003
Analyse client information for service planning and delivery
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCPRT004
Work effectively in child protection to support children, young people and families
CHCPRT006
Build professional practice and sectoral expertise
CHCPRT010
Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs
VPC240
Vocational placement

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CHCCOM003
Develop workplace communication strategies
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPRP003
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCPRT012
Undertake and implement planning with at-risk children and young people and their families
CHCDFV001
Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCPRT001
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCPRT005
Work within a practice framework

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

It is highly recommended that students are aged 18 or older by the course commencement date.

Vocational placement

If you are not currently employed or volunteering in industry, during your course you will be required to complete vocational placement so you can start practicing your new skills in a real-world environment. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. TAFE Queensland may be able to assist in arranging suitable placements.

Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to undertake a minimum of 120 hours of vocational placement in a relevant Child Protection Service. Should you require additional hours TAFE Queensland can support up to a maximum of 240 hours in the workplace. 

You will need to complete a Criminal History Check (yellow card), apply for a Blue Card (working with children check) and a Personal History Screening Check (LCS Form – 2) for placement. If your police check identifies that you have a criminal history or you are unable to obtain a Blue Card, you may be disqualified from being eligible to undertake placement and assessment, which would affect your course outcomes. If you think this might impact you, please speak to the relevant Vocational Placement Coordinator for further information.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland