CHC40313 Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention

Course overview

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in youth and family intervention, including practice specialisations in residential and out-of-home care, child protection, family support and early intervention. It will prepare you to perform effectively as a care worker, child protection support worker, early intervention worker, family support worker, residential care worker or out-of-home care provider.

This course is designed for Aboriginal or non-Aboriginal people who already work in youth and family intervention and 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 as an entry level qualification for people currently employed in the community sector in variety of roles including, but not limited to Caseworkers & Support workers, who as part of their role in child protection and family support work need this qualification.

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 (6–12 months)


$1500 for full qualification

RPL/CT $750 + $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 (10):

  • 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 (6):

  • CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviour

  • CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs

  • CHCFAM003 Support people to improve relationships

  • CHCFAM009 Facilitate family intervention strategies

  • CHCEDU009 Provide parenting, health and well-being education

  • CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care

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

Upcoming Programs

There are currently no dates available for this course.