CHC40313 Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention

This qualification covers those who work in youth and family intervention, including practice specialisations in child protection. Workers are under a broad supervision framework and operate within clearly defined organisation guidelines, service plans, and position specifications.

These workers may include paraprofessional and recognised entities:

  • Carry out activities related to maintenance of a child or young person at risk, personal care and/or other activities of living
  • Report directly to the supervisor and may at times be partially responsible for providing support to other workers
  • Possibly undertake higher levels of report preparation and case notes, especially in relation to supervised access visits
  • May provide out of home care


Course code CHC40313
Start date View Intake Dates
Delivery mode
  • Blended delivery: Face to face training, Virtual Classroom ( Zoom) and Practical Placement.
  • Blended learning and practical placement: Blended learning is a mixed learning experience with some of the delivery in the classroom with a facilitator, some as self-paced learning on or off campus and some during the practical placement.

***Please note that the assessment methods for this course includes Theory component and mandatory practical placement component of 120 hours. You must complete placement hours to be able to achieve the competency in the units and successfully complete the course.

Duration Domestic: 33 weeks
International: 52 weeks
Nationally Recognised Training

RTO requirements

Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and oral English skills. You will be required to complete a Pre-training and Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment. There are no pre-requisite or any other training package entry requirements to enrol in this course.

A current Police Check and Working with Children Check are required before the commencement of practical placement.

The average course duration for Domestic students is 33 weeks. For international is 52 weeks. The duration may vary due to the amount of hours required for practical placement, mode of study and public holidays which may fall on usual days of delivery.

Face to face delivery of 2 full days per week and 120 hours of practical placement at the end of your study. Throughout the duration of your course you will be expected to complete assessment tasks and undertake some research on or offsite which is considered to be self paced learning averaging out to be approximately 16 hours per week.

N.B: ETEA will provide assistance in searching industry placement.

** Duration in weeks may vary dependent upon the amount of contact days per week

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Pathways into the qualification

Participants are provided with advice on employment and training options during enrolment. This is developed from the Career Pathways in the CHC Community Services Training package.

Employment or occupational pathway

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Common positions that may be suited with this qualification are:

  • Residential Care Worker
  • Case Support Worker
  • Family Support / Prevention Worker
  • Alternative Care Workers
  • Care Worker
  • Entry Level Case Worker
  • Child Protection Support Worker
  • Cottage parent
  • Children’s / Youth Support Worker
  • Direct Care Worker
  • Early Intervention Worker
  • Foster Parent / Carer
  • Home Based Care Worker
  • Community Visitors
  • Out of Home Care Provider

ETEA uses a range of assessment methods which may include:

  • Written assessment (open book)
  • Projects
  • Case study
  • Observation

You can apply for recognition of prior learning, academic credit and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Credit Transfer

Please note: dates are subject to change due to holidays and availability.

If the dates provided do not suit, please contact us at 13 13 89 or +61 3 9450 0500 via phone, or through our contact page, as we will accommodate dates to suit student’s needs.

Intake Dates For 2023
Offshore International Students  9th 24th 17th 9th
Domestic Students Please Call us on 131389 or +61 03 94500500 for the intake Dates
South Australia intake Date for 2023(Domestic Students)
Intake Dates Due Dates to enrol
30th Jan 2023 20th Jan 2023

Students will need to complete 16 Units of Competency, consisting of 10 Core and 6 Elective.


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
CHCFAM009 Facilitate family intervention strategies
CHCEDU009 Provide parenting, health and wellbeing education
CHCPRT009 Provide primary residential care
CHCFAM003 Support people to improve relationships
CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma-informed care


** Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.