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Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Partial) Trauma Informed Practice

Code: CHC40321

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Overview

Campus
Duration

6 months full time

Next Intake

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

A mandatory industry-recognised qualification

Children and young people who reside in Residential and Out of Home Care require the best possible care that can be provided. Most of these children and young people are vulnerable and have experienced significant trauma and rely on the expertise of support workers who know and understand Trauma Informed Practice.

Melbourne Polytechnic have been delivering this program since 2017 when the Minimum Qualification Strategy for Residential Care Workers in Victoria was released. Using our highly experienced trainers with Residential and Out of Home Care Industry knowledge we have delivered this training to over 2500 students across Victoria.

This Minimum Qualification Strategy for Residential Care Workers requires all support workers who provide direct care in a Residential and Out of Home Care setting that is operated or funded by the Department of Health and Human Services to hold or be undertaking either:

  • Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention CHC40321 – This course is the mandatory minimum qualification for all residential care workers.
  • Trauma Informed Practice - This course is required for residential care workers that currently hold a recognised qualification as listed by DHHS on the Minimum Qualification Strategy.
For further information on the Minimum Qualification Strategy refer to DFFH's website.

The course brings together a three way relationship between Students, their Employer (Industry) and Melbourne Polytechnic. This enables the student to be supported by both Melbourne Polytechnic and the employer to allow the student to meet all assessment requirements of their training. Working closely with large and small Residential and Out of Home Care providers across Victoria, Melbourne Polytechnic can ensure all course material is current and applicable to the practice of students and the expectations of employers.

Gain the skills to pursue your passion

At Melbourne Polytechnic, you will learn to support children and young people with complex trauma and learn about trauma-informed care, providing primary residential care and managing behaviours of concern. Developed in collaboration with the Residential and Out of Home Care sector, industry training providers and the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Melbourne Polytechnic was the first TAFE to offer this course to Victorian residential carers.

Supporting an industry model of delivery for students currently working in Residential and Out of Home Care, we deliver this training via Melbourne Polytechnic’s online learning environment, Moodle with either face-to-face or virtual classroom experiences.

Intakes

  • January 30
  • February 6
  • March 13
  • April 16
  • May 14
  • June 11
  • July 16
  • August 13
  • September 3
  • October 8
  • November 12
  • December 3

Career Pathways

Where will the Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Partial) - Trauma Informed Practice CHC40321 take me?

This course is designed to help those who work in youth and family intervention in the Residential and Out of Home Care sectors. This includes encouraging practice specialists in education, family support and early intervention to take their careers to the next level. This course enables you to meet the minimum requirements to work in the sector in the following roles:

  • Child Welfare Officer
  • Therapeutic Support Worker
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Youth Support Worker
  • Family Prevention Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Out of Home Care Worker
  • Case Support Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Education Integration Aides working with OOHC children

Study Pathways

This is a partial qualification. Students will receive a statement of attainment and statement of results with the specified units.

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 CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services.

Portrait of Jodi Philpott
The staff were brilliant, I'm still in contact with a couple of them, as my professional contacts. They've been being working in the community service field and they were excellent professional role models.
Jodi Philpott
Community Services Graduate, Outstanding Student of the Year 2020 Award Winner

Course Details

Delivery methods

An option of face to face classes held at the Preston campus or Virtual class delivery via Zoom. Must complete a minimum of 177 workplace hours working with a minimum of 3 children/young people.

How you will study

Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.

On-campus / Virtual classroom

A blend of both face-to-face and virtual learning with scheduled classes taking place on-campus and in virtual classrooms. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed in a variety of ways both in the classroom and in the workplace. Methods include online learning, on-the-job demonstrations of skills and knowledge, in class activities and written tasks.

Units of Study

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

Code Subject Elective Hours
CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviour Elective 40
CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care Core 40
CHCPRT033 Provide support to children and youth in out-of-home care Elective 90
CHCPRT034 Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs Core 75

Attend an Information Session

Our information sessions will give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and answer your questions about your course.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $350 $1750 $3100
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $525 $2000 $3350
Per year $0
Per semester $0

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1st of November. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

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The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

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Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking

Additional expenses

The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:

  • $250 for full fee-paying students; and
  • $175 for concession-paying students studying Certificate I, II, III, or IV.

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

Work books and class materials are supplied.

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Requirements

Industry-only delivery for the Residential and Out of Home Care Sector.

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol this can be done online or you can attend our Skills and Job Centres to complete your enrolment in person.

If you require further information please contact 03 9269 8819 or email admin24CYF@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au

Recognising Organisations

Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.

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