CHC40313 Certificate IV in Child Youth and Family Intervention

Residential and Out of Home Care Specialisation

This course is the preferred option for those working in Residential and Out of Home Care to satisfy the legislative changes to the Child Safety Framework.

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.


You have access to the course for 18 months but can complete faster than this if you wish.

Delivery & Support

The course is delivered via Blended learning, combining online study with practical ‘work experience’ placement.

Content is delivered primarily online and includes live chat sessions and ‘virtual’ classrooms which provide you with direct access to industry experts. Attendance at live sessions is optional but strongly recommended.

During the course, you need to locate and undertake 120 hours of ‘work experience’ placement with a suitable child protection service.


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. Instead, you demonstrate your competence via the completion of 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, just go straight to the assessments instead. 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: Upfront

Due to RTO regulations, we can only accept full upfront payment from corporate enrolments. For details please speak with a Course Consultant.

Option 2: Payment Plan

Interest-free payment plans from as little as $31 per week. Discounts apply for upfront payments and/or group enrolments. For more details, click here.

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. For more details, click here.

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?