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  • CHC40313

Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention

At a glance

At a glance

Take the next step in your career in child welfare with this intermediate qualification. This course will give you the skills you need to work with at-risk youth and families.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Relationship Educator
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Family Support Worker
COURSE OUTCOME

CHC40313 Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention

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Course overview

Course overview

Take the next step in your career in child welfare with this intermediate qualification. This course is perfect for people with a passion for working with vulnerable members of the community.

This 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.

This certification covers a number of core skills such as using communication to develop relationships, facilitating family intervention strategies, identifying and responding to at-risk youth, and working with people with mental illness. Our experienced and highly-regarded teaching team will give you the one-on-one guidance and industry experience you need to succeed in the field.

Successful completion of the course will qualify you to work as a relationship educator, family support worker or youth residential care worker.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 6 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CHCCCS006
Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCCOM002
Use communication to build relationships
CHCDEV001
Confirm client developmental status
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCLEG001
Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCPRT003
Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people
CHCPRT005
Work within a practice framework
HLTWHS001
Participate in workplace health and safety
North and Far North Queensland
VPC120
Vocational placement
Greater Brisbane
VPC160
Vocational placement
Sunshine Coast
VPC200
Vocational placement
Darling Downs and South West
VPC120
Vocational placement

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
North and Far North Queensland
CHCCCS016
Respond to client needs
CHCFAM009
Facilitate family intervention strategies
CHCEDU009
Provide parenting, health and well-being education
CHCCCS009
Facilitate responsible behaviour
CHCPRT009
Provide primary residential care
CHCDFV001
Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
Greater Brisbane
CHCPRP001
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCCCS016
Respond to client needs
CHCYTH001
Engage respectfully with young people
CHCADV001
Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCEDU009
Provide parenting, health and well-being education
CHCDFV001
Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
CHCCCS009
Facilitate responsible behaviour
CHCPRT009
Provide primary residential care
CHCFAM009
Facilitate family intervention strategies
CHCYTH004
Respond to critical situations
Sunshine Coast
CHCCCS016
Respond to client needs
CHCMHS007
Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCEDU009
Provide parenting, health and well-being education
CHCFAM009
Facilitate family intervention strategies
CHCDFV001
Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
CHCCCS009
Facilitate responsible behaviour
CHCPRT009
Provide primary residential care
Darling Downs and South West
CHCPRP001
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCCCS016
Respond to client needs
CHCYTH001
Engage respectfully with young people
CHCADV001
Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCEDU009
Provide parenting, health and well-being education
CHCFAM009
Facilitate family intervention strategies
CHCCCS009
Facilitate responsible behaviour
CHCPRT009
Provide primary residential care
CHCDFV001
Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
Other
CHCCS400C
Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
CHCMHS007
Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCCS414A
Provide education and support on parenting, health and well being
CHCCOM403A
Use targeted communication skills to build relationships
CHCCM402E
Establish and monitor a case plan

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.

Learn more about university pathways
  • 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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

External Students need to have a workplace (either as a paid or voluntary worker) that provides an opportunity to demonstrate their practical skills in the units being studied.  Students who are not working (whether paid or voluntary) in a relevant workplace (for example: Youth Services, Family Support Services or Community Services organisation - who support families who are at risk of entering Child Protection) are required to source and complete 200 hours of Vocational Placement in a relevant organisation in order to attain this qualification.

Please see “Placement” section below for further information.  A Placement arrangement is not required prior to enrolling, however it is strongly recommended that prospective students make sufficient enquiries to be confident of their ability to successfully locate a placement during Stage 1 of their studies. Stage 1 cannot be graded until placement arrangements have been approved and third party assessments completed.  *Please note: additional restrictions or eligibility criteria may apply.

Face to Face Students  You will be required to undertake 120 hours of Vocational Placement if you are not currently working in an appropriate role within the Child Protection sector. If you are unsure if your current role is appropriate, please speak with our teaching team.  You will be required to hold or obtain a Working with Children Check (Blue Card) whilst volunteering or working in the community sector. If you do not already hold a Blue Card, you will be required to submit an application at the time of enrolment to avoid delays in attending placement. 

Literacy levels equivalent to a successful completion of year 10 English are recommended. Study will involve a range of reading comprehension activities, analysis of information and interpretation, working with policies and legislation, completing forms, hand-written and electronic reports, writing case notes and referrals, and conducting research and referencing.  Self-motivation and the confidence to reach out for support if needed are crucial for external study - staff at TAFE Queensland are here to support you throughout your training

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 practising 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 complete a minimum of 120 hours (up to a maximum of 200 hours) of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

Please note: prior to placement you will need to complete a Criminal History Check (yellow card) and apply for a Blue Card (working with children check). 

If your police check identifies that you have a criminal history, 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.

You will be responsible for any costs associated with meeting these placement requirements, which may include an additional cost of approximately $45 for a Criminal History Check.

Need to know

To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills subsidised price, individuals must;   

  • be aged 15 years or over, and no longer at school 
  • permanently reside in Queensland  be an Australian citizen, permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen 
  • not hold, and are not enrolled into, a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.  

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

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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