CHC50313 Diploma of Child Youth and Family Intervention

Gain the skills and knowledge needed to work effectively with a diverse range of clients in child protection and family intervention services. by completing the CHC50313 Diploma of Child Youth and Family Intervention.

Do you have a passion for helping those less fortunate than you?

Learn the skills needed to enhance the living and emotional circumstances of at-risk children, youth, and families. Learn all aspects of case management, how to establish communication strategies, work with people with mental health issues, and how to build a professional practice.

If you want to build an excellent foundation for entering the Community Services & Counselling industry, the CHC50313 Diploma of Child Youth and Family Intervention is the course for you.

You will learn to

  • Develop effective communication strategies
  • Respond to and support client needs
  • Respond to complex trauma and attachment issues
  • Promote child protection
  • Implement effective case management
  • Work with diverse people
  • Work with people who have a history of mental health issues
  • Ensure legal and ethical compliance
  • Practice professional reflection

Career Infomation

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).

For career details after completing the CHC50313 Diploma of Child Youth and Family Intervention take a look at our blog article, ‘What is a Residential Care Worker?’

Other posts discussing job opportunities 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“.

  • Child, Youth and Family Worker
  • Family Support Officer
  • Community Support Worker
  • Housing Officer
  • Youth Worker
  • Youth Support Worker
  • Residential Youth Worker
  • Residential Care Worker

University Pathways

Completion of the Australis College CHC50313 Diploma of Child Youth and Family Intervention may provide up to 60 credit points towards a ‘Bachelor of Child and Family Studies’ or a ‘Bachelor of Human Services’ with Griffith University.

Completion of the Australis College CHC50313 Diploma of Child Youth and Family Intervention may provide up to 8 units of credit towards a ‘Bachelor of Human Services (Child and Family Studies)’ with the University of Southern Queensland.


The CHC50313 Diploma of Child Youth and Family Intervention runs for 18 months but you 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 six days a week. Attendance at the live sessions is optional but strongly recommended.

During the CHC50313 Diploma of Child Youth and Family Intervention, you need to locate and undertake ‘work experience’ placement with a suitable child protection service. There is no minimum number of hours of placement required, so long as it is sufficient for you to complete set workplace-based assessments of 100 hours.

Course Brochure

To download a brochure Click here.


There are 16 subjects in the CHC50313 Diploma of Child Youth and Family Intervention.


There are no exams in the CHC50313 Diploma of Child Youth and Family Intervention.

You test your learning by completing quiz questions and open book self-paced assessment activities throughout each subject. All subjects include a free re-submission if you are not successful on your first attempt.

You will also complete a range of ‘on the job’ workplace based assessments during your placement.

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 minimum education requirements to study the CHC50313 Diploma of Child Youth and Family Intervention, however, we recommend you have language, literacy and numeracy skills sufficient to allow you to interpret documents and prepare written reports.

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

If you intend to apply for a Loan or Funding option (where available) to pay for your tuition fees, additional entry criteria may apply as detailed in the Pricing Options.

To work within Community Services you typically require a clear police check, and possibly a Working with Children or Blue Card. While they are 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

Several subjects require you to complete assessments within the workplace. There is no set minimum number of hours required, you just need to do enough to cover the assessments which is estimated to be 100 hours.

It is your responsibility to source placement for the assessments, however, we have industry contacts in many locations and will provide you with 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 $495 per month x 18 months = $8,910.

Option 2: Queensland State Subsidy

The Queensland Government will, for eligible Queensland residents, subsidise your course fee. You will be required to pay a Co-Contribution fee and if eligible, this will reduce your enrolment fee down to only:

  • For concession cardholders: $80 ($40 pm x 2 months).
  • For non-concession applicants: $160 ($80 pm x 2 months).

For more details on QLD Higher Level Skills, including eligibility requirements, click here or call our Course Consultants on 1300 887 991.

Option 3: Vet Student Loan

$8,910 tuition + 20% Government loan fee = $10,692 VSL debt. This course is available under the VET Student Loans scheme, subject to meeting all eligibility and entry criteria. Approved VSL will result in a VETSL debt that continues to be a debt until repaid to the Commonwealth.

Option 4: Private Study Loan

Study Loans will progressively loan you the $8,910 tuition fee. This loan, plus interest, needs to be repaid over a maximum 4-year term. Click here for more on Study Loans.

Option 5: Corporate

For group enrolments please call our Corporate 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, within the CHC50313 Diploma of Child Youth and Family Intervention, you may be able to save yourself some effort and money by doing ‘Assessment Only’.

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 to Enrol

  • Phone 1300 887 991 and speak with a Course Consultant, OR
  • Complete the online Application Form, OR
  • For group enrolments, call our Enterprise team on 0438 099 041 or enter your details.

Please note, to access VET Student Loan you need to complete an enrolment interview with a Course Consultant. In the interview, we explain the VSL enrolment process and progression requirements.

You may be required to provide completed documentation and Identification to complete your enrolment. Depending on your circumstances you may also be required to supply copies of previous qualifications, Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, or complete a Core Skills assessment to help ensure the course is suitable for you.

To find out more information regarding VSL enrolments please refer to the Student Entry Procedure for VET Student Loans.

Reasons to study the CHC50313 Diploma of Child Youth and Family Intervention with Australis College include:

Course Content

We authored this course internally, using industry-proven practitioners who have worked in the roles that you want to do.

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.

Placement Hours

We love placement – it is the best way to get real-world experience, improve your skills and increase your employability. For this reason, we recommend new entrants do as much placement as possible…but only up until they are ready to start paid employment.

We do not set a minimum number of placement hours for this course, as you only need sufficient hours to complete the workplace-based assessments, approximately 100 hours. This differs from some providers who require 200+ hours, which is not a bad thing…unless you already have the knowledge and could instead be out there as a paid professional.


Our Diploma of Child Youth and Family Intervention has been reviewed and approved as providing credit towards numerous Degrees including the University of Southern Queensland’s Bachelor of Human Services (Child and Family Studies), and Griffith University’s Bachelor of Child and Family Studies and Bachelor of Human Services.

Check the other provider’s articulation agreements. Have they had their Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention vetted and approved by a University?

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?