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Key details

Duration

1 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 12 - 18 months. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and units selected.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

Locations

Alice Springs, Casuarina
Not available to international students.

Course code

CHC50313

Overview

This qualification is only available as an apprenticeship

This qualification reflects the role of workers in residential facilities and/or non-residential 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
  • may supervise other workers
  • may, depending on the focus of their role, carry out activities related to improvement of personal living and emotional circumstances of a child or young person at risk
  • may exercise legal authorities and delegated decision-making on relevant statutory matters.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Community Services include:
>Early Intervention Worker

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.

This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

Completed Award Course Level
HE
VET
to a HE Award
Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
Certificate IV
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Certificate IV
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points

Fees

2022 Course fee for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place is $4,232.00, and for students who are not eligible is $10,580.00.

VET student loans

Eligible students may access a VET Student Loan to pay for their course fees (up to capped amounts). The 2022 VET Student Loan schedule can be found here.
Determine your eligibility using the VET Student Loan Eligibility Tool on the myskills website.

 

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Why study at CDU?

Study with the Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience. Whether you're a high school student or a working professional, we've got the courses and qualifications you want plus the support and flexibility you need to succeed.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster

What will I study?

To achieve a Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention a total of sixteen (16) units of competency must be completed comprising nine (9) Core and seven (7) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 1058.

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
CHCCCS004Assess co-existing needs80
CHCCCS016Respond to client needs60
CHCCSM005Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management75
CHCDEV003Analyse client information for service planning and delivery60
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people40
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety25
CHCPRT004Work effectively in child protection to support children, young people and families80
CHCPRT006Build professional practice and sectoral expertise40
CHCPRT010Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs75
 Total nominal hours for core units535
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
CHCCSM004Coordinate complex case requirements75
CHCDFV001Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence50
CHCFAM002Work with a child-focused approach90
CHCFAM003Support people to improve relationships60
CHCFAM005Facilitate and monitor contact70
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice120
CHCPRT012Undertake and implement planning with at-risk children and young people and their families58
 Total nominal hours for elective units523
 Total nominal hours for the qualification1058

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

There are no mandatory entry requirements for this qualification. However, applicants who wish to commence this course need to have the required skills and knowledge to undertake the qualification at this level, e.g. completion of Year 10 or equivalent and a general command of spoken and written English to be able to meet industry standards for communication.

Generally, candidates will require evidence of the following for work placement:

Essential requirements

English language requirements

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Course details

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the CHC Community Services Training Package.

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Alice Springs, Casuarina

Study Mode: Online, workplace assessment

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
COMMUNITY SERVICES, HEALTH AND EDUCATION
Occupation types
Family Support Worker
Area of study
Health and Nursing, Health

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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