Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention

National Code: CHC40313
TAFE SA Code: TP00643


This course provides the skills for work in youth and family intervention, including practice specialisations 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 position specifications.

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Up to 24 months 

Part Time

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In response to COVID-19, TAFE SA has had to make some changes to how courses are delivered. If any changes are made to the delivery or completion date of your course, TAFE SA will communicate with you directly.

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Course Admission Requirements


any one of:

  • Certificate III or higher in a Community Services or Health related area or
  • Evidence of current paid employment/volunteer work in a direct intervention role with families, children and young people in a community services role for a period of 12 months or more and provide evidence of this before an offer is made
  • Note: Please see important information below about studying this course as an existing worker
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 24 month course

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions may apply to Subsidised Training.

Full Fee
$1,025 - $1,221
$4,101 - $4,883

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    • Note: This existing worker program is specifically aimed at Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and work experience which is set to a ten-week process. You must be able to receive RPL for all units of competency for the qualification. If you are not granted RPL for any of the units of competency for the qualification, you will be referred to blended study or other course options. You will be contacted by TAFE SA to verify employment status before offers are made.
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Case worker, family support, prevention worker, home based care worker, children’s and youth support worker, child protection support worker, community services worker, welfare worker, early intervention worker.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (CHC40313)
    This course 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. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 10 core units and 6 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Confirm client developmental status 60
    Facilitate individual service planning and delivery 120
    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40
    Participate in workplace health and safety 20
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25
    Use communication to build relationships 55
    Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people 50
    Work legally and ethically 55
    Work with diverse people 40
    Work within a practice framework 50


    Name Nominal Hours
    Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management 75
    Facilitate family intervention strategies 75
    Facilitate responsible behaviour 40
    Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide 110
    Provide parenting, health and well-being education 75
    Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence 50
    Respond to client needs 60
    Work effectively in trauma informed care 40
    Work with people with mental health issues 80
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