Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Family Support)


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The suite of Youth and Family Intervention qualification covers those who work in youth and family intervention, including practice specialisations in residential and out of home care, child protection, family support and early intervention. Workers are under a broad supervision framework and operate within clearly defined organisation guidelines, service plans and position specifications.

These workers may include paraprofessional and recognised entities who:

  • Carry out activities related to maintenance of a child or young person at risk, personal care and/or other activities of living
  • Report directly to a supervisor and may at times be partially responsible for providing support to other workers
  • Possibly undertake higher levels of report preparation and case notes, especially in relation to supervised access visits
  • May provide out of home care.
  • Please note:

  • Foster carers may access units from the suggested foster care electives
  • Child protection workers in some jurisdictions may be required to select particular electives to address jurisdictional requirements
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander workers in child protection may, in some jurisdictions be required to select the elective unit: CHCPROT422B Undertake child protection work within an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander framework
  • Occupational titles may include:

  • Alternative care workers
  • Early intervention worker
  • Care worker
  • Entry level case worker
  • Case support worker
  • Family support/prevention worker
  • Child protection support worker
  • Foster parent/carer
  • Children's/youth support worker
  • Home based care worker
  • Community visitors
  • Out of home care provider
  • Cottage parent
  • Residential care worker
  • Direct care worker
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    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Society and Culture field who were satisfied with the training (Certificate IV).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Society and Culture field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Certificate IV).


    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Society and Culture field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Certificate IV).


    Graduates of the Society and Culture field (Certificate IV) are most often employed as:

    Community and Personal Service Workers


    Community and Personal Service Workers


    Clerical and Administrative Workers


    Clerical and Administrative Workers


    Graduates of the Society and Culture field (Certificate IV) are most often employed in:

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    Health Care and Social Assistance
    Public Administration and Safety


    Public Administration and Safety
    Education and Training


    Education and Training

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