Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention

Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention

Course Code
:
CHC40313
Department
:
Community CoE
Study Area(s)
:
JobTrainer, Free TAFE, Youth Services, Community Services
Campus
:
BROADMEADOWS
Course Length
:
Part-time(6 months)

Start Date(s): TBC
End Date(s): TBC
Days and Time: One day per week

Course Overview

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement. Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports. You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

From 1 January 2018 all residential care workers providing direct care in a residential care home funded or delivered by the Department of Health and Human Services (the department) are required to hold, or be undertaking, either:

  • Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and out of home care), including a mandatory trauma unit of competency; or
  • A recognised relevant qualification, plus completion of a short top up skills course.
  • The minimum qualification requirement sets a benchmark to ensure all residential care workers have a common level of residential care specific skills and knowledge.
  • The minimum qualification applies to all workers (full time, part time or casual) who provide direct care to children and young people in residential care.
  • The provision of a short top up skills course for workers with a recognised relevant qualification, which covers trauma, working in residential care, and managing behaviour, ensures a baseline of core skills and knowledge for all residential care workers statewide.

This qualification reflects the role of those who work in youth and family intervention, including practice specializations in residential and out of home care, family support and early intervention

Workers operate under a broad supervision framework and within clearly defined organisational guidelines, service plans and specifications.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible to study this course low-fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

 

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Core

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CHCPRT005Work within a practice framework (CHCPRT005)0
CHCCCS006Facilitate individual service planning and delivery (CHCCCS006)0
CHCCOM002Use communication to build relationships (CHCCOM002)55
CHCDEV001Confirm client developmental status (CHCDEV001)60
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)40
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety (CHCDIV002)25
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)55
CHCPRT001Identify And Respond To Children And Young People At Risk (CHCPRT001)40
CHCPRT003Work Collaboratively To Maintain An Environment Safe For Children And Young People (CHCPRT003)50
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety (HLTWHS001)20

Elective

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CHCFAM009Facilitate family intervention strategies (CHCFAM009)0
CHCPRT009Provide primary residential care (CHCPRT009)0
CHCMHS007Work effectively in trauma informed care (CHCMHS007)0
CHCYTH002Work effectively with young people in the youth work context (CHCYTH002)0
CHCCCS016Respond to client needs (CHCCCS016)0
CHCEDU009Provide parenting, health and well-being education (CHCEDU009)0
CHCCCS009Facilitate responsible behaviour (CHCCCS009)0

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessments may include written, oral or practical assessment methods.

You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

Additional comments

What will I study?

  • Complex trauma and attachment issues
  • Trauma informed care
  • Child protection
  • Family interventions
  • Cultural diversity
  • Behaviour support
  • Legal and ethics
  • Practice framework

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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For information on disability support at Kangan Institute, click here.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2021 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
 
 
 
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Concession
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Non-Apprentice
$3468.84
$690.48
$6847.26
Apprentice/Trainee
$N/A
$N/A
$N/A

Table 2

Average course
material fees*

$0.00

Average course
consumable fees*
$0.00

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2021 Student Services Fee (Table 3)


 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2021: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None

Exemptions

The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
822 822 $4.22 $0.84 $8.33

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2021. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

To apply for this course you need to be currently employed in the relevant fields of Residential Support, Family Support Worker, Child protection or Youth support worker.

Where and how can I study?

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements - where safe and practical to implement. Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course.

Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and well-being supports.

Mandatory 120 hours must be completed. This will be organised and supervised at your workplace

What employment opportunities will I have?

  • Residential support worker
  • Family support / prevention worker
  • Case support worker
  • Child protection or Youth support worker

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will develop the skill necessary to work with children, youth and families who are at risk, vulnerable and want to improve their lives.

What qualifications will I receive?

 On completion of this course, you will be awarded the nationally accredited Certificate IV in Child Youth and Family Intervention (CHC40313)

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

The completion of this qualification may lead to further your studies in:

  • Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015)
  • Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management (CHC62015) - if you are currently working in the sector e.g. team leader

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, complete an online application form by clicking the yellow 'Apply Here' button above.  For more information call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au

How will I be selected for this course?

You will need to complete an assessment to evaluate their language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.  You will also need to attend an interview to ensure that this will be the right study path to suit your needs.