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The Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention will provide students with the skills to become a child protection or family support worker. This course will teach students to work with individuals at risk and to improve their personal living and emotional circumstances, develop and implement case planning strategies to address child protection issues in families, learn how to conduct child and family risk assessments, case management and how to respond to critical situations.

Please note: Students need to be employed in the child protection sector to gain entry into this Diploma. Subject coordinators are able to provide more information if needed.

For more information about Child, Youth & Family Intervention, visit the Community Services & Health Industry Skills Council (CSHISC) website:,-youth-and-family/ Course details

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Payment options

$10000 VET Student Loan available



Key dates and info


Online: 18 months
Recognition of prior learning (RPL): 18 months

Course details


  • Full Fee $3,035 - $5,058
  • Subsidised $1,022 - $1,704
  • Concession $590 - $984

Cost details

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How to enrol

Key dates

External Any time Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Entry requirements

To gain entry into CHC50313 Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention candidates must have sufficient relevant work and/or study experience to indicate likely success at this level of qualification in a job role involving:

  • The application of knowledge with depth in some areas and demonstration of a broad range of technical and other skills.
  • A wide range of tasks and roles in a variety of contexts, with complexity in the range and choices of actions required.
  • The exercise of discretionary judgement and decision making under general guidance.

Students must be working in the Child Protection Sector to gain entry into this course, this requirement provides an opportunity to demonstrate their practical skills in the units being studied.


Study from any location

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.


Students have three to four weeks from the date of enrolment per unit to submit assessment.

Teachers will provide students with a training plan after enrolment.

Please note that students will be expected to complete approximately 15 hours per week of self directed studies to successfully complete this qualification.


Please note: Students need to be employed in the child protection sector to gain entry into this Diploma. Subject coordinators are able to provide more information if needed.

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Important Information

Students must be working in the Child Protection Sector to gain entry into this course, this requirement provides an opportunity to demonstrate their practical skills in the units being studied.


16 units of study are required to be completed for this qualification, 9 core and 7 electives.

Cluster 1
CHCCOM003 Develop workplace communication strategies Elective
CHCPRT004 Work effectively in child protection to support children, young people and families Core
Cluster 2
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs Core
CHCINM001 Meet statutory and organisation information requirements Elective
Cluster 3
CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes Elective
CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs Core
Cluster 4
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management Core
CHCPRT010 Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs Core
Cluster 5
CHCFAM009 Facilitate family intervention strategies Elective
CHCPRT006 Build professional practice and sectoral expertise Core
Cluster 6
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
Cluster 7
CHCCDE011 Implement community development strategies Elective
CHCDEV003 Analyse client information for service planning and delivery Core
Cluster 8
CHCDFV402C Manage own professional development in responding to domestic and family violence Elective
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues Elective


Not all electives available at all campuses

RPL Pricing: Fee for Service: $3035.00, Government Subsidy Funding: $1022.00, Concession Government Subsidy Funding: $590.00

$3,035 - $5,058


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$1,022 - $1,704


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$590 - $984


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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course.

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Higher Level Skills Subsidy

The Higher Level Skills Subsidy is a one-off subsidy that offsets the cost of an eligible Certificate IV or higher courses.

You're eligible for the Higher Level Skills Subsidy if you:

  • Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Live in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate IV or higher level qualification.
  • For some courses, you may also be required to hold a certificate 3 in a relevant industry field.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


CHC50313 Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Child protection worker/practitioner; Protective case worker; Child safety support officer
  • Residential care worker; Family support worker/protection planner; Therapeutic worker
  • Non-residential case worker/team leader; Youth support case worker
  • Child protection worker (domestic violence); Child protection worker (sexual assault)
  • Principal care provider/team leader (residential)
  • Family support worker (parenting); Family intervention officer

After completion of the Diploma, students can claim 1 year advanced standing at James Cook University in a Bachelor of Social Work.   All students will have access to video conferenced workshops and virtual classrooms via online rooms.

Job prospects

  • Family Support Worker

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

All done? Then you're ready to enrol

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:

Enrolment options

By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Students will be emailed details of orientation requirements when they enrol.


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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 19 October 2017

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Payment options

$10000 VET Student Loan available