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The Diploma of Community Services (Statutory and Forensic Child, Youth and Family Welfare) reflects the roles of workers that work in the child protection area.

To successfully complete this qualification the student must complete 120 hours of vocation placement. The student must be working, volunteering or able to volunteer in the child protection sector to complete those 120 hours.

Please Note: The statutory and forensic child, youth and family welfare specialisation is required to meet the minimum education requirements for child protection, youth justice practice in Victoria. In addition, to meet the minimum education requirements for entry into child protection practice in Victoria, diploma qualifications must be approved by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA).

Having a Mentor in the sector is highly recommended. Course details

Payment options

$10000 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

External

Key dates and info

DURATION

Recognition of prior learning (RPL): up to 18 months
Online: 18 months / 16 weeks per cluster

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $4,080 - $6,800
  • Subsidised $2,317 - $3,861
  • Concession $1,788 - $2,980

Student Loan Available

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How to enrol

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
External Any time 16 weeks per cluster Online
Any time Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Entry requirements

Student needs to be working or volunteering in the child protection sector or have access to a child protection service to undergo vocational placement.. A sound achievement in Year 12 Math and English is desirable. Mature age applicants are welcome.

Location/s

External
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.

Timetable

Students enrol into one cluster of two at a time. Students have 16 weeks to complete each cluster. On successful completion the student enrols in the next cluster as determined in the order of study.

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

Placement

Vocational Placement of 120 hours is a requirement of this Diploma. If students are not employed in the Community Services sector and live in the Cairns or Townsville region they will be assisted to find a vocational placement. Students residing outside these areas will need to find placement and assistance will be given to complete the relevant documentation.

 

Relevant documents:

Important Information

Students will need to apply for a Working with Children Blue Card and they may also be required to obtain a police check at their own cost dependant on the needs of the industry.

This qualification is required to meet the minimum education requirements for child protection and youth justice practice in Victoria. In addition, for entry into the child protection practice in Victoria, Diploma qualifications must be approved by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA).

Units

To gain qualification students must complete 16 units; 8 core and 8 electives.

VPC100 - Vocational Placement is only for those students who are not working within the industry.

Essential Communication
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety Core
CHCCOM003 Develop workplace communication strategies Core
Legislative Frameworks
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance Core
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity Core
Program Development
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCDEV002 Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services Core
CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs Core
Reflective Practice
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes Core
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Core
Understanding Risk
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs Elective
CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship Elective
Assessment & Engagement
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management Elective
CHCCDE011 Implement community development strategies Elective
Case Management
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCDEV001 Confirm client developmental status Elective
CHCMHS013 Implement trauma informed care Elective
Coordinated Approaches
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Elective
CHCPRT003 Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people Elective
Vocational Placement
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
VPC120 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

To gain access to the Queensland Government, Department of Education and Training's Higher Level Skills funding initiative, student must be an existing worker in the Community Services industry.

$4,080 - $6,800

FULL FEE

Student Loan Available

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$2,317 - $3,861

SUBSIDISED

Student Loan Available

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$1,788 - $2,980

CONCESSION

Student Loan Available

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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course.

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VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, 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.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Subsidised

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.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

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.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, 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.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Concession

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.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, 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.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services (Statutory & Forensic Child, Youth & Family Welfare)

Job prospects

  • Support Worker
  • Case Manager

Enrol now

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
  • Read the Pre-enrolment Information
  • 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:
tafenorth.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol

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.

Find out more about RPL

More info:
tafenorth.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning/

Orientation

Students will have access to complete orientation online after enrolment.

Last updated on 22 May 2017

Talk to us

1300 656 959

Payment options

$10000 VET Student Loan available