CHC40313 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention

The Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention is designed to enable people who are keen to work with at Risk youth and families.  Due to industry requirements under the Child Safety Framework, this is considered by the sector as a compulsory qualification.  

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

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A vocational placement of no less than 120 hours and no more than 200 hours is required to complete this qualification. If you are not already employed in the industry, prior to placement you will need to complete a Criminal History Check (yellow card) and apply for a Blue Card (working with children check). 

Course Content

In order to complete the Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention students will need to complete 16 units of competency comprising 10 mandatory core and 6 elective units. Elective units have been chosen to meet industry standards. Students wishing to specialise can select 2 specialised electives as specified below.

  • Core units


    Facilitate individual service planning and delivery


    Use communication to build relationships


    Confirm client developmental status


    Work with diverse people


    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


    Work legally and ethically


    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


    Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people


    Participate in workplace health and safety


    Work within a practice framework

    Elective Units:


    Support people to improve relationships


    Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment needs


    Work effectively in trauma informed care


    Respond to client needs

Specialisations: Residential and out of home care specialisation


Facilitate responsible behaviour


Provide primary residential care

For a complete outline of units & delivery options please contact Horizon2: To find out more, please contact us on [email protected] and one of our team will call you at time that suits.

Upcoming Courses

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Course Structure and Fees

Qualifications can be completed via a combination of self-paced and study group. The duration will vary dependent on the delivery style and training plan negotiated for each student.

Where relevant assessment of competency may involve recognition of prior learning or credit transfer if prior skills or certification is held.

Fees for the program vary dependent on whether the individual holds a concession card, whether there are credit transfers available. Please contact our office to discuss your situation. 

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Student Testimonials

My trainer was fantastic, easily understandable and explains each topic in detail.


The length of the course allowed me to gain employment within the industry sooner.


The pace and reliability of the timetable worked perfectly with my timetable and my trainer delivered the content well and shared her wealth of knowledge and experience.