Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention

Course Overview:

This qualification will provide the skills to help at-risk youth and families. You will develop a broad skill set to help people with complex trauma across many areas of the community.

This certification covers a number of key areas, including the ability to communicate effectively, as well as provide services and intervention for families and young people. You will learn to work across a range of areas, including residential and outreach services, community organisations and vulnerable individuals. Further, you will work with people with mental illness, and develop broad-based strategies for families and young people facing challenging situations.

The Australian government forecasts more than 40,000 new jobs in the community services sector through 2024, and there is a key need for support workers able to provide help to at-risk individuals. With a blended learning model and industry-experienced trainers, this course will offer you the knowledge and hands-on skills required to help young people and families across the community.

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Practical Experience:

You will gain hands-on practical experience by undertaking a minimum of 120 hours of vocational placement in a Child, Youth and Family Intervention setting. This course has an ideal balance of theory and practical learning to ensure your confidence when entering the workforce.

Career Outcomes:

  • Family Support Worker
  • Youth Residential Care Worker
  • Relationship Educator
We provide a number of options to fund your enrolment.
  • Pay in full
  • Payment plan

Recognition of Prior Learning:

We understand that you may have many skills and areas of expertise that you have obtained in different ways and these are recognised through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process, which may reduce your study duration.


Core Units
  • CHCCCS006
    Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
  • CHCCOM002
    Use communication to build relationships
  • CHCDEV001
    Confirm client developmental status
  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
  • CHCDIV002
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCLEG001
    Work legally and ethically
  • CHCPRT001
    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • CHCPRT003
    Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people
  • CHCPRT005
    Work within a practice framework
  • HLTWHS001
    Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective Units
  • CHCCCS009
    Facilitate responsible behaviour
    Respond to client needs
    Provide parenting, health and well-being education
    Support people to improve relationships
    Facilitate family intervention strategies
    Provide primary residential care

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Course Details

Course Code



36 weeks



Delivery Mode

  • On Campus
  • Distance* *Domestic students only

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