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CHC50313

Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention

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.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: South Bank Start date: 23 Jan 2023 Duration: 1 year
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast Darling Downs and South West
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$5,315
Subsidised
$6,115
Full Fee
$9,810
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Course overview

Take the next step in your career in child protection with this advanced qualification. 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.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working in community and welfare support is expected to grow strongly over the next five years. This large occupation has strong job prospects with around 30,000 job openings anticipated over the next five years. 

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.

What can I do?

  • Child Safety Support Officer
  • Youth justice youth worker
  • Support worker / Youth worker in community based programs
  • Child and youth residential care worker
  • Program support worker with children, young people and their families
  • School based youth support officer
  • Neighbourhood centre programs including parenting programs worker / case worker
  • Youth mental health and disability youth worker
  • Indigenous Support Worker

Course outcome:

CHC50313 Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention

Pathways to study

TAFE Queensland's partnerships with Australia's top universities means you will be credited for your time with us if you decide to upgrade your qualification. Successful completion of your diploma means you will also be able to work while you study.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 elective units from the list below.  You will also be required to undertake 240 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCCS004
    Assess co-existing needs
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCCS004
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess the diverse and multi-faceted needs of people and determine both internal and external services required to meet those needs.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Assess co-existing needs

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCCS016
    Respond to client needs
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCCS016
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond holistically to client needs. Clients may have a range of issues outside and in addition to the area of immediate focus or expertise of the worker and their organisation.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Respond to client needs

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCSM005
    Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCSM005
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake case management meetings to plan, monitor and review service provision.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDEV003
    Analyse client information for service planning and delivery
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDEV003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes skills and knowledge required to develop and tailor service plans to address specific client needs. Workers are required to undertake this task with an underpinning knowledge of human development.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Analyse client information for service planning and delivery

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIV001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work with diverse people

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIV002
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIV002
    Unit description :

    The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCPRT004
    Work effectively in child protection to support children, young people and families
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPRT004
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by child protection workers to support children and young people, and to assist families to ensure that children and young people are safe and appropriately cared for. It also covers the ethical, duty of care and legal requirements for this work.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively in child protection to support children, young people and families

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCPRT006
    Build professional practice and sectoral expertise
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPRT006
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use professional experience and practice frameworks for reflective practice and deepening sectoral expertise.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Build professional practice and sectoral expertise

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCPRT010
    Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPRT010
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise indicators of trauma in children and young people of different ages and at different stages, and to identify their needs and those of their parents and carers.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time up to 5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $5,315
  • Subsidised: $6,115
  • Full fee: $9,810
Caboolture
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time up to 5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $5,315
  • Subsidised: $6,115
  • Full fee: $9,810
Springfield
23 Jan 2023
18 months
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $5,315
  • Subsidised: $6,115
  • Full fee: $9,810
Springfield
10 Jul 2023
18 months
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $5,315
  • Subsidised: $6,115
  • Full fee: $9,810
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Southport
23 Jan 2023
18 months
Full time - mixed mode with weekly on campus workshops and on campus practical assessment blocks plus 240 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $5,315
  • Subsidised: $6,115
  • Full fee: $9,810
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
15 months
Full time: Plus 240 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $5,315
  • Subsidised: $6,115
  • Full fee: $9,810
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
18 months
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $5,315
  • Subsidised: $6,115
  • Full fee: $9,810
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
18 months
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $5,315
  • Subsidised: $6,115
  • Full fee: $9,810

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Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention (CHC50313)

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Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention

COURSE CODE: CHC50313
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

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. 

Payment plan

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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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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VET Student Loan - $10,813 cap

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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Selection criteria

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

Placement

 

If you are not currently employed 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. TAFE Queensland will 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 this. You are required to complete Vocational Placement in an approved workplace, as part of your qualification.

Prior to Placement, students will need to complete and provide evidence of the following checks:

• Students must complete their online NDIS Worker Screening Clearance application at this link - NDIS Worker Screening Unit (WSU) and nominate TAFE Queensland (as their employer).  There is no cost to students. TAFE Queensland can then verify each student.

• Students must also complete the NDIS Worker Orientation Online Modules (4 modules/approximately 90 minutes in total). Upon completion, students will need to provide their Certificate of Completion to both TAFE Queensland and their placement provider.

• Additionally, if students work with children on Placement, they will also need a Blue Card Working with Children Check (Blue Card in Queensland).

• Please note:  Students can apply for both the NDIS Worker Screening Clearance and Blue Card by completing a combined application via the NDIS Worker Screening portal noted above NDIS Worker Screening Unit (WSU).  

Please note: TAFE Queensland wishes to warn you, as a Blue Card applicant, that it is an offence for a disqualified person to sign a Blue Card application.  For further information regarding 'disqualified' persons, please contact Blue Card Services.  

Depending on where your placement is conducted, further checks may be required and your Vocational Placement Coordinator or Teacher will discuss this with you.

Need to know

For all students who are undertaking courses that include Vocational Placements in a high risk workplace, Queensland Health has directed that students must declare your COVID-19 Vaccination status and evidence to either TAFE Queensland or the placement provider. 

This may require you providing us or the placement provider information on:

  • Your vaccinate status
  • Last date of vaccination
  • Evidence of vaccine status

Where this information will be collected as part of your application and / or enrolment process.  Any data collected will be managed under the TAFE Queensland Privacy Policy.

This requirement is in place for all students in affected courses, including TAFE at School students.

Those students who have a medical contraindication may be unable to complete the vocational placement component of their course. This means you may not be able to meet all of the requirements of your course and may not be able to graduate or receive your qualification.

If you have any questions or concerns with this requirement, please contact our COVID hotline on 07 3307 4789.

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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.

Pathways

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
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Apply through QTAC

You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.

Course 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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