Courses

Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention

CHC40313

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 offer blended delivery and virtual classrooms for students in regional and remote areas. Melbourne Polytechnic will continue to provide the industry recognised upskilling units to workers with recognised relevant qualifications.

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 177 hours of fully supervised work placement. Worked from a trauma informed care perspective and supported at least 3 children/young people who have experienced trauma.

Local Students

Code

CHC40313

Campuses

Preston, Fairfield

Department

Health and Community
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 12 months
586 hours

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

Modes of Delivery

Online components, Classroom

Fees

Eligible:$5100
Ineligible:$6850
Concession:$1,020

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

  • Currently employed with an organisation in Child Protection

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

  • Ongoing

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

Skills Recognition

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4.