CHC40321 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention

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The Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention signifies an individual’s competence and expertise in the field of child, youth, and family support. This qualification caters to the demands of professionals working in this sector, encompassing various responsibilities such as client interaction, program implementation, and adherence to relevant regulations. Depending on the specific requirements set by state or territory authorities, additional conditions may apply for obtaining this certificate.

To qualify for this certificate, you must provide evidence demonstrating that your skills and knowledge align with the courser’s learning outcomes. This evidence can take various forms. Demonstrating your current proficiency at a comparable level can be done through a CV (your student support representative can assist with this), an employment letter, or an employment contract.

Additionally, documents from prior work or educational experiences, such as references from licensed tradespeople you’ve collaborated with, apprenticeship records, academic transcripts, or assessments from relevant past qualifications, all contribute to the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. You can also submit proof of overseas qualifications or visual evidence of your work, especially for practical roles.

Required documents
Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
Photos/videos (for practical roles)
Risk Assessment and Management Documents
Incident Report Forms
Plans and Specifications
Job Cards

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Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of those who work in youth and family intervention, including practice specialisations in family support. Workers operate under a broad supervision framework and within clearly defined organisational guidelines, service plans and position specifications.


To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.


The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.


No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

16 units must be completed:

  • 11 core units
  • 5 elective units, consisting of:
  • at least 3 units from the electives listed below
  • up to 2 units from the list below or any endorsed Training Package or accredited course.


Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation.


Packaging specialisation:

All Group A electives must be selected for the award of the Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and Out of Home Care).

All Group B electives must be selected for award of the Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Family Support).


All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.


Core Units 


Facilitate individual service planning and delivery


Use communication to build relationships


Work with diverse people


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Work legally and ethically


Work effectively in trauma informed care


Identify and report children and young people at risk


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


Work within a practice framework


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


Participate in workplace health and safety


Elective Units 

Group A – Residential and Out-of-Home Care 


Provide support to children and youth in out-of-home care


Facilitate responsible behaviour

Group B – Family Support  


Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence


Provide parenting, health and well-being education


Facilitate family intervention strategies

Group C – General Electives 


Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide


Respond to client needs


Work with carers and families in complex situations


Confirm developmental status


Support people to improve relationships


Facilitate changeovers


Facilitate and monitor contact


Assist families to self-manage contact

Four Easy Steps To Get Qualified

Free Skills Assessment

Speak to ITEC Australia about your goals, and allow us to guide you towards the qualification that will help you reach them.

Portfolio of Experience

Your dedicated consultant will guide you through the process of putting together a portfolio of evidence. This can contain overseas qualifications, transcripts, certificates, photos and videos, samples or work examples, letters of reference, your current resume, etc.

Evidence Review

Once one of our partner registered training organisations (RTOs) has assessed your portfolio, the assessor assigned to your case may be in touch if any additional evidence is required. If you have any weak areas, the RTO may assign a trainer to upskill you at no cost to you.

You’re Qualified

ITEC Australia is partnered with Registered Training Organisations whose qualifications are nationally recognised in Australia, and are the same as the qualification you would receive from full time study. Qualifications can also be useful for licensing or immigration purposes.