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Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention

Course Outline

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

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National Code CHC40313 Delivery Mode Face-to-face Assessment Mode Classroom, online and self-study Duration 6 – 12 months including practical placement Location Nunawading (VIC)


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Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements:

There are no prerequisites for this nationally recognized qualification.

Admission Requirements:

There are no barriers to entry based on age (other than post-school students over 16), gender, social or educational background. Students need to be able-bodied and have the physical capacity to undertake the practical application of the program.

The student should have foundation skills at the ACSF levels listed below.  This is tested during our Pre-training review.  Each student is required to complete the Language, Literacy & Numeracy assessment to determine what level they are currently working at & if they are suitable to proceed with this qualification.  Where students do not have skills, they may be provided with additional support to develop their literacy and numeracy skills to this level if appropriate, or alternatively, they will be provided information on other more appropriate courses.

USI Requirements:

Learners are required to comply with Evidence of enrolments at the time of enrolment with ONCALL Training College. Students are required to provide appropriate forms of IDs to confirm their eligibility to enrol in this course. Students are required to apply for unique student identification (USI) number while their study period in Australia and this information will be handed to the students at the time of orientation (

IT Requirements:

This qualification requires a basic understanding and use of computers and the internet. Support will be provided as required to develop the student’s skills.

Course Structure

To successfully achieve the CHC40313 – Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and Out of Home Care), sixteen (16) units must be completed which are made up of:

  • 10 core units
  • 6 elective units, of which:
    • at least 4 units must be selected from the listed electives
    • up to 2 units may be selected from any endorsed Training Packages or accredited courses relevant to the work outcome.

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

Practical Placement

Practical placement is a mandatory requirement of this qualification students will need to complete 120 hours.

This practical placement will not only assist in developing work-ready skills but will also help to consolidate the skills and knowledge for some units.

If you require assistance with work placement, please contact the college.

Training Delivery

Workshops run from 9:00 am – 4.30 pm at the Nunawading campus for 16 weeks. The first 5 sessions will be held on Tuesdays, and the remaining 11 sessions on Fridays.

Unit 17, 125 Rooks Road, Nunawading VIC

This course will be delivered using a blended delivery methodology. The blended methodology employed by ONCALL Training College will include an intensive face-to-face classroom training session including a theoretical and practical component along with online and self-study, which will be delivered at our Nunawading and Surrey Hills locations.

Unit Code Unit Name Core / Elective
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery Core
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships Core
CHCDEV001 Confirm client developmental status Core
CHCPRT003 Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people Core
CHCPRT005 Work within a practice framework Core
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety Core
CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs Elective other
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context Elective import
Facilitate responsible behaviour
Group A elective
Provide primary residential care
Group A elective
Work effectively in trauma informed care
Elective other
CHCPRT010 Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs Elective import
Career Opportunities

The following employment pathways are available to students who complete this qualification:

  • Family Support Worker
  • Relationship Educator
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Residential Care Worker (Child Protection).

Note: Information provided as a guide only. List developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (

Payment Plan

ONCALL Training College offers you a Payment Plan, which enables you to pay for the course over its duration. Your first instalment is required as part of the enrolment process. Following commencement, you will be debited electronically each week until the completion of your payment plan.

Payment Plan:

Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (16 equal payments, total payments $4,800)
Fee for service paid over $300 weekly instalments

1st Payment $300 at enrolment
2nd Payment $300 one week after first workshop
Each subsequent payment of $300 will occur every week to the completion of the payment plan.


Full Course Fees

Fee Type Student Fee Skills First Funded Fee** $160 Full Fee $4,800 Staff Fee* $3,200

* Discount applies to staff of ONCALL and partner organisations.

** Your course can be subsidised by the Victorian Government’s Skills First program.

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RTO ID: 45098

Nationally Recognised Training
This training course is a Nationally Recognised Certificate and meets AQF standards.

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