Charles Darwin University

Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention - CHC50313

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Vocational Education and Training (VET)
CRICOS: 00300K

This qualification reflects the role of workers in residential facilities and/or non-residential 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 targetsmay supervise other workersmay, depending on the focus of their role, carry out activities related to improvement of personal living and emotional circumstances of a child or young person at riskmay exercise legal authorities and delegated decision-making on relevant statutory matters.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 16 units: 9 core
  • 7 elective


  • Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs
  • Identify and use strengths-based practice
  • Build professional practice and sectoral expertise
  • Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • Maintain an effective community sector work environment
  • Work effectively with clients with complex alcohol and-or other drugs issues
  • Undertake and implement planning with at-risk children and young people and their families
  • Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes
  • Meet statutory and organisation information requirements
  • Interact with the legal system to protect children
  • Manage own professional development in responding to domestic and family violence
  • Develop and implement a multi-agency investigation and child risk assessment strategy
  • Develop, implement and promote effective workplace communication
  • Work with clients with unique needs
  • Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • Analyse client information for service planning and delivery
  • Provide services to clients with complex needs
  • Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
  • Provide first aid
  • Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately
  • Develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management
  • Work effectively in child protection to support children, young people and families

Further information

Some jurisdictions require a higher undergraduate degree as minimum entry to statutory child protection work.

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