CHC40313 Certificate IV in Child Youth and Family Intervention

Residential and Out of Home Care Specialisation

Make your mark by completing the CHC40313 Certificate IV in Child Youth and Family Intervention.

The CHC40313 Certificate IV in Child Youth and Family Intervention is the preferred option for anyone working in Residential and Out of Home Care to satisfy the legislative changes to the Child Safety Framework, as it provides the most relevant skills and knowledge to the role of residential care service staff.

Working in this field will provide opportunities to support children, youth and families shape their own lives and create a better future.

Make a difference in the lives of vulnerable families relying on residential or out of home care by completing the CHC40313 Certificate IV in Child Youth and Family Intervention today.

This course is perfect for anyone work wants to specialise in residential and out of home care. You will develop the skill necessary to work with children, youth and families who are at risk, vulnerable and want to improve their lives.

Learn about trauma-informed care, providing residential care, managing behaviours of concern and how to support the child and the family in improving their lives.

You will learn to

  • Communicate and build relationships
  • Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
  • Facilitate responsible behaviour
  • Work with diverse people
  • Work legally and ethically
  • Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Work within a practice framework
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • Confirm client developmental status
  • Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • Provide primary residential care
  • Support people to improve relationships
  • Work effectively in trauma-informed care
  • Provide parenting, health and well-being education
  • Work with children and young people

Career Opportunities

Community Services is one of the fastest-growing sectors in Australia with an estimated 50,000+ new jobs to be created within the industry by 2023 (reference joboutlook.gov.au). Some of our articles discussing job opportunities in the sector include “Support and Lead Colleagues in Case Management Practice“, “Want to Start a Career in Community Services?” or “Working in the Community Services sector- the diversity of roles“.

  • Residential care worker
  • Case support worker
  • Child protection support worker
  • Family support worker
  • Relationship Educator

Qualification Pathways

After completing the CHC40313 Certificate IV in Child Youth and Family Intervention you may like to continue on to complete the CHC50313 Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention with Australis. Our Diploma also provides credit towards University via formal agreements with Griffith University and the University of Southern Queensland.

A number of units in this qualification are also contained in our other Community Services and Counselling courses. Our team are happy to discuss credits which apply across courses, reducing the time and cost to you of attaining further qualifications.


The CHC40313 Certificate IV in Child Youth and Family Intervention runs for 12 months but you can complete faster than this if you wish.

Delivery & Support

This course’s delivery method is via Blended Delivery.

The program is delivered primarily online, which includes live online sessions. These “virtual” classrooms and chat sessions provide direct regular access to industry experts and other learners. Attendance at live sessions is usually optional but strongly recommended.

Course Brochure

To download a brochure Click here.


There are 16 subjects in the CHC40313 Certificate IV in Child Youth and Family Intervention.


There are no exams when completing the CHC40313 Certificate IV in Child Youth and Family Intervention.

You test your learning by completing quiz questions, open-book self-paced assessment activities throughout each subject and in some cases either work placement activities and / or role-plays. All subjects include a free re-submission if you are not successful on your first attempt.

If you already have the skills and knowledge required to attain any (or all) of these subjects, you might like to enrol as ‘Assessment Only’. This Recognition of Prior Learning means you don’t have to study those subjects again, instead just doing the assessments for a reduced course price. For more details please speak with the Course Consultants.

Entry Requirements

There are no general entry requirements to enrol in the CHC40313 Certificate IV in Child Youth and Family Intervention.

You will need access to an internet-connected computer for the duration of the course.

To work in Community Services you will typically require a police check, and possibly a Working with Children or Blue Card. While not required to enrol in the course, these may be required for placement (depending on where you locate your placement) and eventual employment so we recommend you confirm your status prior to enrolment if you have any concerns.

Practical Placement

To be assessed as competent in the Certificate IV in Child Youth and Family Intervention you must complete 120 hours of suitable placement with organisations providing services to children and families in residential care, government or non-government child protection services. It is your responsibility to source your placement, however, the College will provide support where possible.

Depending on where you undertake your placement you may need to undergo a police check and hold a Working with Children or Blue Card.

Option 1: Monthly Payment Plan

An interest-free payment plan of $265 per month for 12 months = $3,180.

Option 2: Corporate

For group enrolments please call our Enterprise team on 0438 099 041 or enter your details here and we will get back to you.

Or for something completely different…Subscription

Australis is the only place you can access Subscription, the lowest risk and most flexible way there is to get qualified or stay current. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you believe you already have the knowledge required to attain some (or all) of the subjects, you may be able to save yourself some effort and money by doing ‘Assessment Only’ for those subjects.

This is where you complete the same Assessments as if you were doing the course, but without the study. As this is an individual process, please speak with our Course Consultants for more details.

How do I Enrol?

You can enrol and start studying anytime. To enrol:

  • Phone 1300 887 991 and our Course Consultants will answer your questions and help you get started, or
  • For full course enrolments fill out our online Application Form, or
  • For Corporate (10+ enrolments), contact our Enterprise team on 0411 597 927 or enter your details here.

You may be required to provide completed documentation and Identification to complete your enrolment or complete a Core Skills assessment to help ensure the course is suitable for you.

Reasons to study the CHC40313 Certificate IV in Child Youth and Family Intervention with Australis College include:

Course Content

We wrote the course ourselves, authored by practitioners who are not just qualified trainers but who have worked in various child protection and community services roles for many years.

Always check out the course content (and learning platform) BEFORE you enrol. Is it current, contextualised and engaging, or generic off the shelf content? Content quality will make or break your learning experience.

Trainer Experience

Our trainers work in the industry. They do what you want to do, and they will show you how it really works. (Check out the trainers and assessors of other providers, make sure they are not just academics or former students but have actually worked in the industry and been everything from Protection Officers through to Case Managers).

Having a great trainer is critical to graduating with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

But wait….there’s more!

Your time and your career are too important to risk with the wrong training provider. For more details on choosing a training provider, please also take a look at Why Australis?