CHC51321 Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention

Course overview

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals undertaking child protection and family support work. This may be in a residential or non-residential facility, and for a government or not-for-profit community organisation. You will learn how to improve their living circumstances and emotional wellbeing; develop and implement child welfare investigations, risk assessments, and case management strategies; and how to respond to critical situations.

The course is designed for Aboriginal or non-Aboriginal individuals already working with at-risk children, young people and their families, who wish to formalise and build upon their skills. AbSec Learning and Development Centre has tailored the course to apply particularly to serving Aboriginal families and communities.

Entry requirements

We are offering this course for people currently employed in the community sector in a variety of roles including Caseworkers, Case Managers & Support workers, who as part of their role need this qualification or are interested in expanding and/or formalising their child protection and family support work skills and knowledge.

Part of the course may consist of on-the-job learning at your workplace.

All applicants must undertake a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment as part of the enrolment process to ensure appropriate assistance is provided throughout the course.


Self-paced (8–12 months)


$2500 for full qualification

RPL/CT $1000 + $100 per unit

Delivery modes

This course has two modes of delivery, distance/on-line or blended delivery, providing flexibility for those students who are balancing work with study.

If you choose blended delivery a flexible plan will be prepared based on your individual needs and may involve a combination of:

• Workshops

• Distance/on-line

• Contextualised projects

• Recognition of current competence through oral questioning, workplace evidence and third party collaboration

Workshops may be delivered either face to face at a physical venue or they may be delivered in a virtual environment using an on-line platform.All workshops are facilitated by a fully qualified and experienced facilitator and designed to be interactive and informative.

Students are encouraged to complete online activities prior to any scheduled workshops.

Credit transfer and recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning is available and students will be throughout the process. Credit transfer is available for units of competence that are equivalent. AbSec LDC recognises the qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other RTOs.

A total of 16 units must be completed to achieve the qualification.

Core units (9):

  • CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs

  • CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs

  • CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

  • CHCDEV003 Analyse client information for service planning and delivery

  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

  • CHCPRT004 Work effectively in child protection to support children, young people and families

  • CHCPRT006 Build professional practice and sectoral expertise

  • CHCPRT010 Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs

Elective units (7):

  • CHCFAM003 Support people to improve relationships

  • CHCFAM004 Facilitate changeovers

  • CHCFAM005 Facilitate and monitor contact

  • CHCFAM006 Assist families to self-manage contact

  • CHCPRT011 Develop and implement a multi-agency investigation and child risk assessment strategy

  • CHCPRT012 Undertake and implement planning with at-risk children and young people and their families

  • CHCPRT014 Interact with the legal system to protect children

Other electives may be available for those undertaking a blended delivery mode.

    Upcoming Programs

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