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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|Module Code||Module Title||Nominal Hours
|CHCPRT005||Work within a practice framework (CHCPRT005)||0
|CHCCCS006||Facilitate individual service planning and delivery (CHCCCS006)||0
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships (CHCCOM002)||55
|CHCDEV001||Confirm client developmental status (CHCDEV001)||60
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)||40
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety (CHCDIV002)||25
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)||55
|CHCPRT001||Identify And Respond To Children And Young People At Risk (CHCPRT001)||40
|CHCPRT003||Work Collaboratively To Maintain An Environment Safe For Children And Young People (CHCPRT003)||50
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety (HLTWHS001)||20
|Module Code||Module Title||Nominal Hours
|CHCFAM009||Facilitate family intervention strategies (CHCFAM009)||0
|CHCPRT009||Provide primary residential care (CHCPRT009)||0
|CHCMHS007||Work effectively in trauma informed care (CHCMHS007)||0
|CHCYTH002||Work effectively with young people in the youth work context (CHCYTH002)||0
|CHCCCS016||Respond to client needs (CHCCCS016)||0
|CHCEDU009||Provide parenting, health and well-being education (CHCEDU009)||0
|CHCCCS009||Facilitate 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.
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
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!
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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 2022 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).
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
# 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.
Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).
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
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
student contact hours
Government Subsidised $/SCH
Indigenous Concession $/SCH
Full fee $/SCH
^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 2022. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.