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CHC50321

Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention

Overview

General: This qualification reflects the role of workers in out-of-home care facilities and settings related to child protection and family support work. These workers work under limited supervision or within a team and are responsible for planning and prioritising their own work program to achieve targets. They may, depending on the focus of their role, supervise other workers and carry out activities related to improvement of personal living and emotional circumstances of a child or young person at risk. They may exercise legal authorities and delegated decision making on relevant statutory matters. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 100 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

Employment Growth: Employment in Health Care and Social Assistance is projected to grow by 301,000 (or 15.8%) over the five years to November 2026.

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 Early Intervention Worker.

Delivery and assessment: 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 100 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 Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
CHCCCS004Assess co-existing needs80
CHCCCS016Respond to client needs60
CHCCSM013Facilitate and review case management75
CHCDEV006Analyse information for service planning and
delivery
60
CHCDFV001Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic
and family violence
50
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people40
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
cultural safety
25
CHCPRT028Work effectively in child protection to support
children, young people and families
80
CHCPRT030Build professional practice and sectoral expertise40
CHCPRT034Work with children and young people with complex
trauma and attachment issues and needs
75
HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety40

Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
CHCFAM003Support people to improve relationships60
CHCFAM005
Facilitate and monitor contact70
CHCFAM006Assist families to self-manage contact60
CHCINM001Meet statutory and organisation information
requirements
110
CHCMGT005Facilitate workplace debriefing and support
processes
120
CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health issues80
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice120

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.

Steps

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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

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

GOVERNMENT FUNDED

  • Fee for Service only

ENROLMENT TYPE

  • Non Apprentice/Trainee

DURATION

2 years

START

Anytime

STUDY MODE

online

PRACTICAL PLACEMENT

120 hrs

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

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