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9 months full time / available part time
9 months full time / available part time
Currently employed with an organisation supporting children or young people in the Residential and Out of Home Care Sector.
July, August, October, November
August, October, November
INDUSTRY ONLY DELIVERY FOR THE RESIDENTIAL AND OUT OF HOME CARE SECTOR
If you are working in the Residential and Out of Home Care Sector this is the minimum qualification you require. This qualification reflects the role of those who work in youth and family intervention, including practice specialisations in residential and out of home care, family support and early intervention.
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 student 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:
For further information on the Minimum Qualification Strategy refer to the DHHS 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.
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. 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. 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.
"It means 'future' to me. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
Remote learning with 12 days face-to-face Virtual Classroom. Must complete a minimum of 586 workplace hours working with a minimum of 5 children/young people.
Full Certificate IV – 12 months
Trauma Informed Training – 6 Months
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.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|CHCCCS006||FACILITATE INDIVIDUAL SERVICE PLAN AND DELIVERY||Core||120|
|CHCCCS009||FACILITATE RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUR||Elective||40|
|CHCCCS016||RESPOND TO CLIENT NEEDS||Elective||60|
|CHCCOM002||USE COMMUNICATION TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS||Core||55|
|CHCDEV001||CONFIRM CLIENT DEVELOPMENTAL STATUS||Core||60|
|CHCDIV001||WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE||Core||40|
|CHCDIV002||PROMOTE ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL SAFETY||Core||25|
|CHCLEG001||WORK LEGALLY AND ETHICALLY||Core||55|
|CHCMHS007||WORK EFFECTIVELY IN TRAUMA INFORMED CARE||Elective||40|
|CHCPRT001||IDENTIFY AND RESPOND TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AT RISK||Core||40|
|CHCPRT003||WORK COLLABORATIVELY TO MAINTAIN AN ENVIRONMENT SAFE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE||Core||50|
|CHCPRT005||WORK WITHIN A PRACTICE FRAMEWORK||Core||50|
|CHCPRT009||PROVIDE PRIMARY RESIDENTIAL CARE||Elective||90|
|CHCPRT010||WORK WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH COMPLEX TRAUMA AND ATTACHMENT ISSUES AND NEEDS||Elective||75|
|HLTWHS001||PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY||Core||20|
|HLTWHS006||MANAGE PERSONAL STRESSORS IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT||Elective||25|
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.
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|Free TAFE||Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$175||$250||$250|
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.
To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.
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 1 November 2019. 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.
Full Certificate IV: See "Tuition Fees"
Trauma Informed Training: $1,500 - $2,000
Concession subsidy available
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You need to be currently employed with an organisation supporting children or young people in the Residential and Out of Home Care Sector.
If you are currently working in the Residential and Out of Home Care sector, please speak with your employer about undertaking this training. Your employer will need to register you for this training and confirm they will provide you with the workplace hours required to meet the assessment requirements of this qualification. Upon registration, you will be contacted to complete certain pre-enrolment requirements before initially enrolling.
If you are not currently working in the Residential and Out of Home Care sector and wish to find out further information about joining this sector, our experienced team can provide you with information about the sector and support you to make contact with our industry partners. Please contact 03 9269 8819 or email admin24CYF@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au for further information.
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
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