QUALIFICATION

Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention


National Code: CHC40321
TAFE SA Code: TP01395


Description

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.

• The Fee Free TAFE allocation for this course has been exhausted for
Semester 1 2024. Additional Fee Free TAFE places may be available in
future semesters, subject to changes in TAFE SA’s Fee Free TAFE course
list and changes to the Fee Free TAFE policy.

Duration
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12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Counsellor and Community Worker

Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
Code
Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.
The Fee Free TAFE allocation for this course has been exhausted for Semester 1 2024. Additional Fee Free TAFE places may be available in future semesters, subject to changes in TAFE SA’s Fee Free TAFE course list and changes to the Fee Free TAFE policy.
Campus / Location
Code
Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

  • Evidence of current paid employment/volunteer work in a community services direct client intervention role for a period of 12 months or more
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.
The Fee Free TAFE allocation for this course has been exhausted for Semester 1 2024. Additional Fee Free TAFE places may be available in future semesters, subject to changes in TAFE SA’s Fee Free TAFE course list and changes to the Fee Free TAFE policy.

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Entry Recommendations
We recommend that applicants with no or limited knowledge or skills in community services study a Certificate III in Community Services before this course.

Attendance Requirements (subject to change)
This course is delivered through online study and two compulsory on-campus workshops a week. Workshops are usually from 9.30 to 4.00pm, and occasionally from 9.00 to 5.00pm. Workshop days differ between campuses. This course is available at Regency campus in Term 1 and 3, at Murray Bridge in Term 1 and Victor Harbor in Term 3.

Industry Conditions and Skills
You are encouraged to consider your personal wellness and your capacity to interact with and be assessed on traumatic course content. You will need basic computer skills.

Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs
Working with Children check and a National Police check.

Vocational Placements
You will do a vocational placement of 100 hours in a local industry specific setting. You will need to have current vaccination and screening checks before starting your vocational placement.

Mandatory Requirements
You will need to have a current Working with Children Check. Some industry partners may also require a current National Police Check, COVID-19 and flu vaccinations that you may need to meet or show evidence of.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
Subsidised
$1,927
$3,854
Concession
$1,222
$2,444
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).

This course is part of the Fee Free TAFE initiative. Fee Free TAFE and vocational education is a joint initiative of the Australian and South Australian Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place before the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. The number of Fee Free TAFE places that are funded is limited by the terms of the skills agreement signed by the Australian and South Australian Governments. Should all available Fee Free TAFE places be taken, subsequent applicants will be offered a subsidised place.

Fee Free Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$4,583
$9,165
  • 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 (CHC40321)
    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 11 core units and 5 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.

    93%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    88%*
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.



    * 2021 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective 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 elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Facilitate individual service planning and delivery 120
    Identify and report 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 effectively in trauma informed care 40
    Work legally and ethically 55
    Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs 75
    Work with diverse people 40
    Work within a practice framework 50

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Facilitate family intervention strategies 75
    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
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