Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention

This course will provide your workforce with the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in the Youth Residential Care Industry.

The Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention covers a number of core skills such as using communication strategies to develop effective client relationships, facilitating family intervention strategies, identifying and responding to at-risk youth and working in the youth residential care industry.

Our experienced teaching team will give your staff the one-on-one guidance and industry mentoring you can rely on.

Units of Competency

This qualification is comprised of 16 nationally accredited units of competency, which contribute to valid, industry-supported vocational outcomes. These 16 units comprise of:

  • 10 core units, and
  • 6 elective units
  • Unit Type Units of Competency
    Core CHCPRT001  – Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk 
    CHCCCS006  – Facilitate Individual Service Planning and Delivery 
    CHCCOM002  – Use Communication to Build Relationships 
    CHCDEV001  – Confirm Client Developmental Status 
    CHCDIV001  – Work with Diverse People 
    CHCLEG001  – Work Legally and Ethically 
    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 
    CHCDIV002  – Promote Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety 
    Electives CHCCCS009 – Facilitate Responsible Behaviour 
    CHCPRT009  – Provide Primary Residential Care 
    CHCCCS016  – Respond to Clients Needs 
    CHCCOM003  – Develop Workplace Communication Strategies 
    CHCMHS001  – Work with People with Mental Health Issues 
    CHCMHS007  – Work Effectively in Trauma Informed Care 

    Course Duration

    It is expected that all course requirements will be satisfactorily completed within 12 to 18 months, depending on your workplace policies and state specific legislation.


    This course has been developed for those already working in residential care. Holding a position in the field is a course prerequisite. Course participants need to have reasonable literacy and numeracy skills as written assessment tasks form part of the course. Literacy support will be provided if needed.

    Those with previous qualifications will still find this course of benefit and value to their work.

    Online Study

    All of our study materials are hosted online, which allows you to the freedom and flexibility of choosing when and were you study and fitting your studies around your work and lifestyle. Access our online learning portal is 24/7 and our team of high-quality trainers and assessors will be available for support during business hours Monday to Friday.

    You will also have direct access to our training team through face-to-face or teleconferenced group coaching and tutorial sessions which are regularly scheduled throughout your enrolment period.

    Because your course work is hosted online, you will need access to a computer and a stable internet connection to complete this course.

    Types of Assessments

    Course participants will be asked to undertake a number of assessment tasks, specifically linked to their current work. While many are written tasks, students are not asked to provide long essays as a part of the assessment process. As this is a vocationally based course, assessments are made utilizing a competency based framework.

    Course participants are required to demonstrate competence in the units of competency identified above.

    Seed Skills uses a range of assessment methods which may include:

    • Written assessment (open book)
    • Projects
    • Case Studies
    • Portfolios of workplace evidence
    • Supervisor Observation Reports

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    Course Information
    • Course Id:CHC40313

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