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CHC50321 – Diploma of Child, Youth & Family Intervention

10 Weeks
All levels
0 lessons
0 quizzes
2 students

Take the next step in your career in child protection with this advanced qualification. This course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to work with young people and families in a number of different community settings.

This qualification reflects the role of workers in out-of-home care facilities and settings related to child protection and family support work.

These workers work under limited supervision or within a team and are responsible for planning and prioritising their own work program to achieve targets. They may, depending on the focus of their role, supervise other workers and carry out activities related to improvement of personal living and emotional circumstances of a child or young person at risk. They may exercise legal authorities and delegated decision making on relevant statutory matters.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 100 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

This qualification may provide an appropriate pathway into higher level qualifications, such as those in child & youth safety, disability and home and community care.



Successful completion of this course may enable you to work in the following occupational titles:

  • Early Intervention Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Residential Youth Worker
  • Child Safety Officer
  • Case/Youth Worker


18months – Students are expected to spend approximately 10 study hours per week.


Total number of units = 18 (11 core units + 7 elective units)

CORE UNITS (11 units)

Code Name
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs
CHCCSM013 Facilitate and review case management
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
CHCDEV006 Analyse information for service planning and delivery
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCPRT028 Work effectively in child protection to support children, young people and families
CHCPRT030 Build professional practice and sectoral expertise
CHCPRT034 Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs


Code Name
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCDIS019 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCINM001 Meet statutory and organisation information requirements
CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCPRT036 Undertake and implement planning with at-risk children and young people and their families

100 Hours of work placement required

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