This course prepares you for a role in the Community Services industry specialising in youth and family intervention.
You'll gain the skills to work in practice specialisations such as residential and out of home care, family support, and early intervention.
You'll gain important transferable skills in case management and program coordination, which will make you a valuable employee in a range of different Community Services organisations.
Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions
We've had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we're currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.
The CHC40313 Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention is the recognised qualification to become a qualified:
- case support worker
- residential care worker
- child protection support worker
- child/youth support worker
- family support/prevention worker
After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services.
Course Dates & Times
Shepparton - Fryers Street
Blended - Starts on 15/07/2021 - Thurs & Fri - 9am to 4pm / 2021
Blended - Starts on 07/03/2022 - Mon & Wed - 9am to 4pm / 2022
Wangaratta - Docker Street
Blended - Starts on 13/07/2021 - Tues & Fri - 9am to 4pm / 2021
Blended - Starts on 07/03/2022 - Mon & Wed - 9am to 4pm / 2022
Detailed Fee Information
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2021 and may change without notice.
Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.
Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:
- Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
- E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.
All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.
Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.
GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:
- Attend an interview
- Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
- Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course. Students are required to meet exit level 3 in reading, writing and numeracy
- Hold a current Working with Children check
- Hold a current Police Check
Course Study Units
Assessment methods may include:
- Oral Presentations
- Workplace observation/demonstration
- Written tasks
Attendance & Commitment
It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.
Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions, webinars and complete self-paced online learning.
Students are required to undertake 120 hours of placement to allow students to consolidate skills and knowledge in the workplace. This ensures that they are work-ready on completion.
Where to From Here
If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or submit an enquiry through our website now and one of the team will be in touch.
Educational Support Services
As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.
As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.
Services include on campus supports and remote supports
- employment information
- activities etc.
Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.
Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:
- Aspirations/career goals
- Educational attainment and capability
- Literacy and numeracy skills
- Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.
Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.
You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:
- Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
- Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
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