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CHC40313 Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention


Skills First Funding: Yes

JobTrainer Initiative: Yes


1 year


Melbourne CBD 3000 – Mon Tue


In class or online


120 hrs




Term 1 – Wed 27 Jan
Term 2 – Mon 19 Apr
Term 3 – Mon 12 Jul
Term 4 – Mon 4 Oct


CHC40313 Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention

General: The Certificate IV in Child Youth & Family Intervention qualification provides an immersive learning experience within the field of child and community support. Students attending the Cert IV in Child Youth & Family Intervention programme will better understand 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.

Employment Growth: By completing a Certificate 4 in Child Youth Family Intervention, students can expect to find professional opportunities within the field of child services and community care. Equipped with a Certificate 4 in Child Youth Family Intervention, workers operate under a broad supervision framework and within clearly defined organisational guidelines, service plans and position specifications.

Source: Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Entry requirements: Prospective students are required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and a Pre-Training Interview, administered by and to the satisfaction of ITHEA and be at least 18 years of age. You must have good word processing and email skills as well as the ability to download and upload documents and information. Please see our Online Service Standards.

Students should be working in the industry.

Vocational outcomes: Students can go into a range of employment options. Occupations may include Family Support Worker, Relationship Educator or Residential Care Worker.

Job outlook: Community and Personal Service Workers is the broad occupation category. Click on the link below to drill down to individual occupations.

Source: Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Delivery and assessment: We offer students the flexibility of choosing between online learning or classroom delivery. All students will be enrolled into our Learning Management System and all assessments must be completed online. As a result, all students will require a personal computer, with access to the Internet, to successfully complete their studies. Assessment methods allow for the gathering of sufficient quality evidence about the student’s performance. Methods used include question and answer, observation and demonstration, case study and projects.

Practical placement requirements: To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. Students are required to undertake supervised practical placement in relevant residential care settings. Evidence provided by the supervisor will contribute to assessment of the candidate’s ability to work at this level. Students are required to find their own practical placement, however ITHEA will provide assistance and support where needed. Students must have a valid National Police Check and a Working with Children Check prior to attending placement.

Core Unit

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
CHCCCS006Facilitate individual service planning and delivery120
CHCCOM002Use communication to build relationships55
CHCDEV001Confirm client developmental status60
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people40
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety25
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically55
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk40
CHCPRT003Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people50
CHCPRT005Work within a practice framework50
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety20

Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
CHCCCS009Facilitate responsible behaviour40
CHCPRT009Provide primary residential care90
CHCEDU009Provide parenting, health and well-being education75
CHCCCS016Respond to client needs60
CHCMHS007Work effectively in trauma informed care40
CHCPRT010Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs75

This Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. Eligibility criteria apply. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

This Training is also funded under the Job Trainer initiative.

How to Apply

Please make sure you have read all the course information about units of study, duration, entry requirements, assessment information, job prospects etc.


1. You must attend a pre-training interview which includes a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test and complete the eligibility declaration form (in the case of students applying for Skills First Program Funding).

2. To complete the application process, click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Complete the steps involved to submit your application online.

3. ITHEA will assess your application and make sure all entry requirements are met. An ITHEA representative will contact you if your application is unsuccessful.


If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 9650 3900.