Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention - CHC40313

Victoria University (VU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00124K

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.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


10 core units plus 6 electives.


  • Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
  • Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people
  • Establish and monitor a case plan
  • Support families to develop relationships
  • Use targeted communication skills to build relationships
  • Work within a practice framework
  • Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • Facilitate responsible behaviour
  • Confirm client developmental status
  • Work effectively in trauma informed care
  • Facilitate and monitor contact
  • Facilitate changeover
  • Assist families to self manage contact
  • Facilitate family intervention strategies
  • Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately
  • Provide primary residential care
  • Provide education and support on parenting, health and well being

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
City King Domestic: $11,188
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Footscray Nicholson Domestic: $11,188
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Werribee Domestic: $11,188
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: City King, Footscray Nicholson, Werribee.

Certificate IV and below – Concessions may apply to tuition fee and SSAF fee costs only.Fees published on this page are estimates only and are subject to change depending on individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. The above fees apply for units studied in 2022 only and may change for units studied in future years. The Student Services Amenities Fee (SSAF) is charged as an annual fee per calendar year. The maximum SSAF may apply for 2022 is $157.50. There may be additional costs related to learning material and equipment.This course is part of the Victorian Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. This means eligible students could have their tuition fees covered in 2022. Enquire: 1300 823 387.

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