Courses

Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention

CHC40313

From January 2019, this course will be offered free of tuition fees for eligible students under the Victorian government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program, designed to reduce the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to jobs in demand from Victorian employers. If you're eligible, the State Government will cover the full cost of your tuition fees for this course, saving you thousands of dollars. Other fees, such as materials and amenities, may still apply. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.

If you have a calling for care, consider our Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention. A course designed for those who work in youth and family intervention, including practice specialisations in residential and out of home care, family support and early intervention.

Become qualified to follow your passion

Supporting an industry model of delivery for students currently working in Residential and out of home care we also offfer blended delivery and virtual classrooms for students in regional and remote areas. Melbourne Polytechnic will continue to provide the industry recognised upskillling units to workers with recognised relevant qualifications.

Important: Please speak with your employer about accessing support for this course through the Victorian Government’s Upskilling of Residential Care Workers Initiative. More information here. 

Hone your skills in care

Develop your skills and learn how to support children and young people with complex trauma, learn about trauma informed care, providing primary residential care and how to manage behaviours of concern. The qualification also provides community services knowledge and skill sets related to child, youth and family interventions used to support workers within the broader community based settings.

 

Employment outcomes

Once you have successfully completed the course, you may find work as:

  • case support worker
  • residential care worker
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  • child protection support worker
  • child/youth support worker
  • family support/prevention worker

If you would like to pursue further study, on successful completion of this course you may apply for entry into our CHC50215 Diploma of Community Services.

Gain practical skills and experience with a work placement

Combining theory and practice, this course offers a comprehensive introduction to work in the sector. The course includes 120 hours of fully supervised work placement.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

 

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed in a variety of ways including the classroom and workplace. Methods include demonstration of tasks/techniques, group activities, in-class activities, written work and work based tasks.

Important: Please speak with your employer about accessing support for this course through the Victorian Government’s Upskilling of Residential Care Workers Initiative. More information here.

Local Students

Code

CHC40313

Campuses

Greensborough, Preston

Department

Health and Community
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 12 months

Part-time: available
120 hours of fully supervised work placement required

Modes of Delivery

Online components, Classroom

Fees

From January 2019, this course is offered at $0 tuition for eligible students under the Victorian State Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program. Note you may still have to pay other fees, such as materials and amenities. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.

Eligible:$4900
Ineligible:$6550
Concession:$980

Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed in a variety of ways both in the classroom and in the workplace. Methods include demonstration of tasks/techniques, group activities, in-class activities, written work and work placement.

Materials

Work books and class materials are supplied. Any additional material cost to be advised at information sessions.

Entrance Requirements

  • please speak with your employer about accessing support for this course through the Victorian Government's Upskilling of Residential Care Workers Initiative
  • you will need to have the literacy skills appropriate for the demands of this training and for the workplace
  • applicants must demonstrate a commitment to social justice, human rights and attitudes to provide clients with services that uphold their rights, promote equality, dignity and respect
  • a clear Police Check and Working with Children Check will be required for placements

Pathways to further study

You may be eligible to apply for further studies in community services, including disability work, and protective services work. On completion, you may apply for entry into our CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

Career Pathways

You may find work as:
  • case support worker
  • child protection support worker
  • child/youth support worker
  • family support/prevention worker

Enrolment Intake

  • February

Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
CHCCCS006 FACILITATE INDIVIDUAL SERVICE PLANNING AND DELIVERY 120
CHCCCS009 FACILITATE RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUR 40
CHCCCS016 RESPOND TO CLIENT NEEDS 60
CHCCOM002 USE COMMUNICATION TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS 55
CHCDEV001 CONFIRM CLIENT DEVELOPMENTAL STATUS 60
CHCDIV001 WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE 40
CHCDIV002 PROMOTE ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL SAFETY 25
CHCLEG001 WORK LEGALLY AND ETHICALLY 55
CHCMHS007 WORK EFFECTIVELY IN TRAUMA INFORMED CARE 40
CHCPRT001 IDENTIFY AND RESPOND TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AT RISK 40
CHCPRT003 WORK COLLABORATIVELY TO MAINTAIN AN ENVIRONMENT SAFE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE 50
CHCPRT005 WORK WITHIN A PRACTICE FRAMEWORK 50
CHCPRT009 PROVIDE PRIMARY RESIDENTIAL CARE 90
CHCPRT010 WK WITH CHILD/REN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH COMPLEX TRAUMA AND ATTACHMENT ISSUES AND NEEDS 75
HLTWHS001 PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY 20
HLTWHS006 MANAGE PERSONAL STRESSORS IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT 25

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.