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:

  • 11 core units, and
  • 5 elective units
Unit Type Units of Competency
Core CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCPRT025 Identify and report children and young people at risk
CHCPRT027 Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people
CHCPRT029 Work within a practice framework
CHCPRT034 Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Electives CHCPRT033 Provide support to children and youth in out-of-home care
CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviour
CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs
CHCDEV004 Confirm developmental status
CHCYTH014 Work effectively with young people in the youth work context

Course Duration

All course requirements must 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 must 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 our study materials are hosted online, allowing you the freedom and flexibility to choose when and where you study and to fit your studies around your work and lifestyle. Access to 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.

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

If you have challenges in completing the program online, contact us to learn about other delivery options available.

Types of Assessments

Course participants will be asked to undertake several assessment tasks, specifically linked to their current work; these can include practical application in the workplace and written tasks.

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

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

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Course Information
  • Course Id:CHC40321

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