Develop the skills and knowledge necessary to work with and support at risk children, young people and families who require early intervention and family support services to improve their lives.
CHC40321 Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention is suited to those who have a passion for working with at risk people in the community and reflects the role of those who work in youth and family intervention, including practice specialisations in family support. It qualifies individuals to provide services in relation to child protection and supervised access visits as well as personal care, maintenance and other activities for vulnerable children, young people and families. Services may be provided within the family support context and residential and out of home care. Workers operate under a broad supervision framework and within clearly defined organisational guidelines, service plans and position specifications.
Child, youth and family intervention (CYFI) work is focused on providing services and support related to improving the personal living and emotional circumstances of children or young people at risk and their families. These families are often stressed through social isolation, poverty, mental illness, drug and alcohol use or violence. CYFI workers are specifically trained to work directly with those at risk, develop strong professional relationships that enable them to reduce the risk and improve the lives of those they support on a daily basis. These services can be provided in the community or in residential and out of home care settings.
Key tasks include:
This work is often undertaken through employment in government services and broader community service agencies. Workers will:
16 units of study – 11 core and five elective units of competency. No pre-requisites.
The Australian Qualifications Framework determines that the duration of this qualification is 6 months – 2 years, however with both face-to-face training, and flexible online learning, learners are typically completing within the first 6 – 12 months. How quickly an individual is able to complete the course will depend on how fast they work through the content, their commitment to learning and their level of competence.
To achieve this qualification, vocational work placement is required to meet work based task requirements in several units. This includes at least 120 hours to demonstrate competence in the unit “CHCPRT027 Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people”.
As many students undertaking this course will already be in full time employment in community services, it may be that their current work experience can be used to meet work placement requirements. Students should review their work history with their trainer prior to commencing the course to see if their experience can be used.
Where a student is not currently employed in a relevant community services organisation they will need to find their own work placement with an organisation approved by Skills Generation. It is important that students commence the process of organising a work placement at the beginning of the course. Skills Generation staff and your trainer will be available to assist with identifying relevant organisations.
Students are covered by Skills Generation insurance when undertaking work placement as an enrolled learner and as part of the course requirements. Students are responsible for the cost of travel and accommodation associated with work placement, if any.
Please refer to the relevant Government website/s for the most up to date information regarding any restrictions and vaccination requirements that may be in place, please also be aware that work placement employers may have certain requirements in relation to vaccinations or other restrictions in addition to any mandated by government. If you have any questions regarding requirements for work placement, please contact Student Services [email protected]
On successful completion of this course you will receive the nationally recognised qualification:
CHC40321 Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention
The qualification is awarded by Skills Generation RTO 41008, with training and assessment delivered by Skills Generation or an approved Third Party training provider on behalf of Skills Generation.
The Commonwealth Government requires all learners undertaking nationally recognised, accredited training courses to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Learners are unable to enrol without their USI.
If you are currently working, or have previously worked in a relevant industry, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). RPL applies where you have workplace experience/competency that can be formally assessed against the units of competency in this course. If you wish to undertake an RPL process, please discuss with our Student Services enrolments team [email protected].
This course currently attracts government funding for eligible students. Students who access funded training pay a co-contribution fee that represents a small fraction of the total course fee!
Eligibility criteria for funding can be found on our Funding and Fees page or contact us to discuss your circumstances and determine your eligibility.
Students who are not eligible for subsidised training pay the full course fee.
Payment Plans are available through the PaySmart payment platform making it easy for students to make weekly, fortnightly or monthly payment instalments.
On completion of this course you may want to further enhance your skills and knowledge and your job promotion prospects by going on to study:
Skills Generation proudly partners with select Australian Universities to provide pathway options for university study. University pathways include guaranteed entry and credit for Skills Generation graduates of Certificate IV and Diploma qualifications.
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