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CHC40313

Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention

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.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: South Bank Start date: 02 Jan 2023 Duration: Varies
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Sunshine Coast Darling Downs and South West Far North Queensland North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Online
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$1,505
Subsidised
$1,505
Full Fee
$6,930
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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.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as welfare support workers is expected to grow strongly in the future. This large occupation is expected to create around 30,000 job openings over the next five years.  

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 with young people and families in a number of different community settings as a relationship educator, family support worker or youth residential care worker. 

What can I do?

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

Course outcome:

CHC40313 Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention

Strong industry connections

As part of your course, you get valuable experience in real workplaces. Our strong partnerships mean you will learn the skills you need, while also getting to know potential future employers.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 6 elective units from the list below.  You will also be required to undertake a minimum 120 hours and a maximum 200 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCCS006
    Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCCS006
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the development, implementation and review of individualised support.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Facilitate individual service planning and delivery

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCOM002
    Use communication to build relationships
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCOM002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to apply specific communication techniques to establish, build and maintain relationships with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders based on respect and trust.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Use communication to build relationships

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDEV001
    Confirm client developmental status
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDEV001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to review the developmental status of a client. Note that the client may be a child or a young person.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Confirm client developmental status

  • 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
  • CHCLEG001
    Work legally and ethically
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCLEG001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work legally and ethically

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCPRT001
    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPRT001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm. This work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCPRT003
    Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPRT003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work within an established child protection framework. It also covers standard protocols to maintain a safe environment for children and young people.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCPRT005
    Work within a practice framework
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPRT005
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure that work is consistent with established practice frameworks.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work within a practice framework

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTWHS001
    Participate in workplace health and safety
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTWHS001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in workplace health and safety

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
02 Jan 2023
Varies
Self-paced
Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time up to 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
Springfield
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
Springfield
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
12 months
Full time: Plus a minimum of 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
23 Jan 2023
18 months
Part time 1 session per week
Online
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bowen
23 Jan 2023
18 months
Part time 1 session per week
Online
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
Mount Isa
23 Jan 2023
18 months
Part time 1 session per week
Online
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
Townsville (Pimlico)
23 Jan 2023
18 months
Part time 1 session per week
Online
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
23 Jan 2023
18 months
Part time 1 session per week
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
23 Jan 2023
18 months
Part time 1 session per week
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
23 Jan 2023
18 months
Part time 1 session per week
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
23 Jan 2023
18 months
Part time 1 session per week
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
02 Jan 2023
Varies
Self-paced
Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time up to 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
Springfield
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
Springfield
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
12 months
Full time: Plus a minimum of 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
23 Jan 2023
18 months
Part time 1 session per week
Online
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bowen
23 Jan 2023
18 months
Part time 1 session per week
Online
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
Mount Isa
23 Jan 2023
18 months
Part time 1 session per week
Online
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
Townsville (Pimlico)
23 Jan 2023
18 months
Part time 1 session per week
Online
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
23 Jan 2023
18 months
Part time 1 session per week
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
23 Jan 2023
18 months
Part time 1 session per week
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
23 Jan 2023
18 months
Part time 1 session per week
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930
23 Jan 2023
18 months
Part time 1 session per week
  • Concession: $1,505
  • Subsidised: $1,505
  • Full fee: $6,930

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Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (CHC40313)
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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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

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 a minimum of 120 hours of Vocational Placement in a relevant organisation, in order to obtain competency for 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 a minimum of 120 hours of Vocational Placement in a relevant organisation in order to obtain competency for this qualification, 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. 

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.

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

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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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; and
  • 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.

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. 

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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