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CHC50321

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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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast Darling Downs and South West
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Online
LAST CHANCE TO APPLY Start date: 08 Jul 2024 Duration: 1 year View all intakes
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession

Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

$5,330
Subsidised

There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

$6,300
Full Fee

This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

$10,840
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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 currently experiencing very strong growth. This very large occupation is expected to create around 19,000 job openings 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?

  • Youth justice youth worker
  • Child Safety Support Officer
  • Neighbourhood programs including parenting programs
  • School based youth support officers
  • Child and youth residential care programs
  • Community based support programs
  • Intervention and support programs with children, young people and their families

Course outcome:

CHC50321 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 200 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
  • CHCCSM013
    Facilitate and review case management
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCSM013
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, monitor and review case management.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Facilitate and review case management

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDEV006
    Analyse information for service planning and delivery
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDEV006
    Unit description :
    This unit describes performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and tailor service plans to address a specific person's needs. Workers are required to undertake this task with an underpinning knowledge of human development.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Analyse information for service planning and delivery

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDFV001
    Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDFV001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to identify and respond to the needs of clients who may be experiencing domestic and family violence, including responding to immediate intervention and support needs.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

  • 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
  • CHCPRT028
    Work effectively in child protection to support children, young people and families
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPRT028
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, 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
  • CHCPRT030
    Build professional practice and sectoral expertise
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPRT030
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, 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
  • CHCPRT034
    Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPRT034
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, 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 families and carers.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTWHS003
    Maintain work health and safety
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTWHS003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and work practices as part of a small work team.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Maintain work health and safety

Ways to study
  • You’ll primarily learn face to face with a teacher in one of our learning spaces such as a classroom or simulated workplace environment. Some of your training may also take place via video or Zoom. Learn more

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  • You’ll primarily learn face to face with a teacher in one of our learning spaces such as a classroom or simulated workplace environment. Some of your training may also take place via video or Zoom. Learn more

  • demo View comparison chart
CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
On campus with some online
08 Jul 2024
1 year
Full time up to 5 days per week
  • Concession: $5,330

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $6,300

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $10,840

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

demo

South Bank

On campus with some online

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    20%
  • On Campus Time
    80%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

08 Jul 2024
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 year
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time up to 5 days per week
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Concession: $5,330

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $6,300

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $10,840

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus and vocational placement
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom
South Bank
On campus with some online
28 Jan 2025
1 year
Full time up to 5 days per week
  • Concession: $5,330

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $6,300

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $10,840

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

demo

South Bank

On campus with some online

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    20%
  • On Campus Time
    80%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

28 Jan 2025
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 year
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time up to 5 days per week
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Concession: $5,330

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $6,300

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $10,840

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus and vocational placement
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom
Springfield
On campus with some online
28 Jan 2025
18 months
Part time 2 days per week on campus + virtual classes in the last 2 weeks of term and 2 days per week in Terms 5 and 6
  • Concession: $5,330

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $6,300

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $10,840

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

demo

Springfield

On campus with some online

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    20%
  • On Campus Time
    80%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

28 Jan 2025
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

18 months
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Part time 2 days per week on campus + virtual classes in the last 2 weeks of term and 2 days per week in Terms 5 and 6
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Concession: $5,330

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $6,300

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $10,840

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Self-paced
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

Yes
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus and vocational placement
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom
CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
On campus with some online
28 Jan 2025
18 months
Part time 2 days per week on campus + virtual classes in the last 2 weeks of term and 2 days per week in Terms 5 and 6
  • Concession: $5,330

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $6,300

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $10,840

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

demo

Toowoomba

On campus with some online

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    20%
  • On Campus Time
    80%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

28 Jan 2025
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

18 months
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Part time 2 days per week on campus + virtual classes in the last 2 weeks of term and 2 days per week in Terms 5 and 6
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Concession: $5,330

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $6,300

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $10,840

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Self-paced
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

Yes
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus and vocational placement
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom
  • Your course is primarily online and you may interact with your teachers and other students using Zoom. You will also need to come in to campus to complete some practical learning and assessment. Learn more

  • You will study online however your classes will be delivered in real time via a scheduled timetable. You will interact with your teachers and other students using programs like Zoom. Learn more

  • demo View comparison chart
STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Online virtual classroom
28 Jan 2025
1 year
Full time 2x 1 hour sessions per week via Zoom
Monday, Thursday
  • Concession: $5,330

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $6,300

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $10,840

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

demo

Online virtual classroom

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    100%
  • On Campus Time
    0%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

28 Jan 2025
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 year
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time 2x 1 hour sessions per week via Zoom
Monday, Thursday
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Concession: $5,330

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $6,300

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $10,840

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

Yes
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online and vocational placement
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Zoom
Online with on campus practical training (Southport)
28 Jan 2025
1 year
Full time - 2 days online per week plus 6 x practical blocks on campus
  • Concession: $5,330

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $6,300

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $10,840

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

demo

Online with on campus practical training (Southport)

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    60%
  • On Campus Time
    40%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

28 Jan 2025
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 year
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time - 2 days online per week plus 6 x practical blocks on campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Concession: $5,330

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $6,300

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $10,840

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus and vocational placement
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

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Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention (CHC50321)

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Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention

COURSE CODE: CHC50321
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 - $12,063 cap

The VET Student Loans program assists eligible students enrolled in approved courses to pay their tuition fees.  The Australian Government charges full fee-paying (non-subsidised) students a 20 per cent loan fee in addition to their tuition fees.  A VET Student Loan is a debt that must be repaid.

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Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Selection criteria

In order to fulfill the compulsory placement requirement of this course, students must turn 18 years of age in the first semester of study.

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 200 hours Placement in order to satisfy this component of your qualification.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
This course requires you to obtain a NDIS Worker Screening Check to be eligible to attend the vocational placement assessment component of your studies.

Prior to Placement, you will need to receive and provide evidence of the following checks:

  • You must complete your online NDIS Worker Screening Clearance application at this link - NDIS Worker Screening Unit (WSU), and nominate TAFE Queensland as your employer. There is no cost to students. TAFE Queensland will 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.
  • If you work with children on Placement, you will also need a Blue Card Working with Children Check. This is called Blue Card in Queensland or you will need the equivalent if you are completing your Placement outside of Queensland.
  • Please note: you can apply for both the NDIS Worker Screening Clearance and Blue Card by completing a combined application via the NDIS Worker Screening portal NDIS Worker Screening Unit (WSU).

If your 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 Placement Coordinator for further information.

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.

Vaccination requirements
COVID-19 vaccination requirements across a range of high-risk settings have eased. There are no Public Health Directions in affect requiring you to be vaccinated in high risk settings. However, decisions on mandatory vaccinations will be made by the owner or operator of these settings. Some facilities may also mandate the number of vaccinations required. These requirements will be provided to the student, prior to arrangements being made for the completion of vocational placement.

Important information

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.

The course requires students to undertake role plays (this will either be recorded and uploaded to the student Connect platform or presented face to face in classrooms) to demonstrate practical skills across a range of situations relevant to the Child Protection sector; and also complete the set amount of hours of Placement. These are mandatory components of the course content and assessment.

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
  • 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.

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. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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