CHC40321 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention

Duration

There are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.

Location
Online
Next intakeApril, 2024
Study modeOnline, RPL/RCC/Credit
Total units16
Fee-Free TAFE course for eligible applicants in 2024

Overview

Unleash your potential as a champion for children, youth, and families with our engaging Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention. Gain the skills to make a positive impact on vulnerable lives through effective support, intervention, and advocacy. Be the guiding light that empowers and transforms lives.

This course is ideal for those with a passion for working with at-risk communities. This qualification aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to work with at-risk youth, develop relationships with families and facilitate family intervention, effectively provide trauma-informed care, develop relationships with families and work with people with mental health issues. Workers operate under a broad supervision framework and within clearly defined organisational guidelines, service plans and position specifications. The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. 



This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

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Study experience

Career Opportunities

This course may contribute to the following careers: Child Protection Support Worker, Family Support Worker, Behaviour Support Officer, Residential Care Officer, Youth Justice Worker. 

Structure & Availability

Standard Course Structure

Duration:

12-18 Months duration. 


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCCOM002Use communication to build relationships
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCCCS006Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCMHS007Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCPRT029Work within a practice framework
CHCPRT034Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs
CHCPRT025Identify and report children and young people at risk
CHCPRT027Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people

Elective

Unit CodeUnit Name
CHCCCS016Respond to client needs
HLTWHS006Manage personal stressors in the work environment
CHCCCS019Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCCCS009Facilitate responsible behaviour
CHCDFV001Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

Recognised Prior Leaning

Duration:

RPL Only


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCCOM002Use communication to build relationships
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCCCS006Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCMHS007Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCPRT029Work within a practice framework
CHCPRT034Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs
CHCPRT025Identify and report children and young people at risk
CHCPRT027Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people

Elective

Unit CodeUnit Name
CHCDFV001Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCCCS016Respond to client needs
HLTWHS006Manage personal stressors in the work environment
CHCCCS019Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCCCS009Facilitate responsible behaviour

Standard Course Structure

IntakeLocations
February, 2024Online
April, 2024Online
June, 2024Online
August, 2024Online
October, 2024Online

This course has no residential schools.

This qualification requires a 120 hour placement within an appropriate work setting and will be undertaken toward the end of the course. Students who are currently working in a relevant role may be eligible to undertake placement with their existing employer, subject to approval from the relevant Head of Course and agreement from the employer. Otherwise, the CQUniversity Workforce Integrated Learning (WIL) team will endeavour to arrange the placement location within the student's community, however, circumstances may require the student to relocate to complete the placement.

 

Mandatory placement checks are compulsory for this course. Students will be required to obtain a Working with Children's Check relevant to their State or Territory and an Australian Federal Police Check. Students must ensure they can meet the requirements for these checks. Students may be required to undertake a pre-placement interview with host organisations and placement may be subject to the student meeting an organisation's requirements.

Requirements

Students are required to complete the Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

Mandatory placement checks are compulsory for this course. The student will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check relevant to their State or Territory, along with an Australian Federal Police Check and a Student ID Card. The student must ensure that they meet the requirements for these checks prior to placement. The student may be required to undertake a pre-placement interview with host organisations and placement may be subject to the student meeting the requirements of the organisation. The Vocational Placement will entail 120 hours within a relevant work setting. Placement will be undertaken towards the end of the course. If the student is currently working in a relevant role they may be eligible to undertake placement hours with existing employer. This will be subject to approval by the Head of Course and agreement from the employer. 

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Fee for service$6,992
Fee for service per unit$437
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$5
Fee-Free TAFE$0
Co-Contribution Fee$3,360
Co-Contribution Concessional Fee$2,592
Co-Contribution Fee per unit$210
Co-Contribution Concessional Fee per unit$162
RPL Fee for service per Unit$219

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

At CQUniversity, we believe that studying should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer scholarships, bursaries and stipends.

Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more.

How to apply

Step 1: Get a Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Visit usi.gov.au to create a USI or find an existing one.

Step 2: Prepare your eligibility documentation

So that we can assess your application and eligibility for Government funding options, you’ll need to upload documentation as part of your application. You will need to provide confirmation of identity with the following documentation: 

  • Queensland Residency and Date of Birth. (e.g. Queensland Driver’s License photo must be of the back and front of the license)
  • Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency (e.g. Medicare Card or Birth Certificate)

For further information on eligible documentation, visit Apply for TAFE Certificates and Diplomas.

To fast-track your application, make sure you provide a clear photo showing all the information and upload it with your application.

Step 3: Apply Online

Our easy-to-use online application system will guide you through the process of applying for a TAFE course. If you need help along the way, call us on 13 27 86.

Click on the Apply button below to start your application.