CHC40321 – Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention

Start or expand your rewarding career in the community services sector

12 months
Face-to-Face, Workplace Based, Blended

Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of those who work in youth and family intervention, including practice specialisations in family support. Workers operate under a broad supervision framework and within clearly defined organisational guidelines, service plans and position specifications.

Career Opportunities

  • Case Support Worker
  • Family Prevention Worker
  • Youth Support Worker
  • Child Protection Support Worker
  • Relationship Educator
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Child Welfare Worker
  • Social trainer
  • Local area coordinator
  • Service Officer

Units of Competency

In order to gain the Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention, a student must successfully complete a total of sixteen (16) units of competency, comprising of:

eleven (11) core units, and five (5) elective units, of which:

  • at least 3 units from the electives listed on
  • up to 2 units from the list on or any endorsed Training Package or accredited course.


Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation in residential and out of home care, or family support.

Packaging Rules for each specialisation :

All Group A electives must be selected for the award of the Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and Out of Home Care).

All Group B electives must be selected for award of the Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Family Support).

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
Use communication to build relationships
Work with diverse people
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Work legally and ethically
Work effectively in trauma informed care
Identify and report children and young people at risk
Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people
Work within a practice framework
Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs
Participate in workplace health and safety


Provide support to children and youth in out-of-home care
Facilitate responsible behaviour
Confirm developmental status
Respond to client needs
Provide parenting, health and well-being education

Entry Requirements

he are no entry requirements for this qualification.

However, Integrity Education Group requires students to be over 18 years of age at the course commencement. Students will need to complete work-placement for this course, and therefore, must be able to obtain a satisfactory National Police check and Working With Children check.


Integrity Education Group also requires all prospective students to undertake a formal pre-training review (PTR) and language, literacy and numeracy assessment to determine the suitability and readiness of the student for the program.  During the this process, the Integrity Education Group staff will ensure the following are discussed/determined:

  • Career and educational aspirations
  • Suitability for the intended program and subsequent industry
  • Literacy and numeracy capabilities
  • Digital capability and capacity

Delivery & Assessment

To ensure we cater for all our student needs, students will have the choice of delivery methods, including:

Face to face on campus classes

Virtual (online classes)

A blend of both face to face on campus classes and virtual classes

All assessments can be completed online or in paper base format, and all practical assessments will be completed in the workplace or specially designed simulated environment.

Integrity Education Group will monitor your activities to ensure reasonable progress is being made, and our highly qualified and supportive trainers and assessors will be there to provid any additional support you may need outside of class time.

Credit Transfer

In order for us to award a credit transfer a student will need to provide us with a Statement of Attainment that listed the exact unit and code that matches the unit in the qualification they wish to credit transfer.  If the unit code or name do no match exactly then a student may wish to apply for recognition of prior learning.

Recognition of Prior Learning

In order for us to award RPL, a student need to provide sufficient evidence of prior study and/or work experience that demonstrates their skills and knowledge in unit of competency.  RPL will require students to complete a portfolio of evidence and participate in a competency conversation and practical demonstration.  RPL does incur an addition cost of up to $450 per unit.

Fees & Funding

The applicable amount of fees depends on individual circumstances at the time of enrolment e.g. whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full fee-paying place.

For more information, refer to the course fees.

Government Subsidised
Integrity Education Group is offering Government subsidised places to students under the Skills First program and the Job Trainer Initiative for eligible students. Check your eligibility

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