Qualification details

CHC41408 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and out of home care) (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 25/Mar/2011

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to CHC41412 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (residential and out of home care)Updated in V4 Updated core WHS unit. Equivalent vocational outcome. 06/May/2012
Supersedes CHC41802 - Certificate IV in Community Services (Protective Care) 24/Mar/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
CHCAOD402B - Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sectorWork effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector N/A
CHCAOD408A - Assess needs of clients with alcohol and/or other drugs issuesAssess needs of clients with alcohol and/or other drugs issues N/A
CHCCD420A - Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communitiesWork to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities N/A
CHCCH301B - Work effectively in social housingWork effectively in social housing N/A
CHCCH427A - Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessnessWork effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness N/A
CHCCH522A - Undertake outreach workUndertake outreach work N/A
CHCCHILD401A - Identify and respond to children and young people at riskIdentify and respond to children and young people at risk N/A
CHCCHILD403B - Promote the safety, well being and welfare of children, young people and their familiesPromote the safety, well being and welfare of children, young people and their families N/A
CHCCHILD404A - Support the rights and safety of children and young peopleSupport the rights and safety of children and young people N/A
CHCCHILD505B - Work effectively in child protection and out of home care for children and young peopleWork effectively in child protection and out of home care for children and young people N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 411715 Residential Care Officer 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3421-15 Residential Care Officer 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Child Protection,Community Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Early Intervention Worker,Child Protection Care Worker,Community Visitor,Foster Parent,Cottage Parent,Youth Support Worker 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 411715 Residential Care Officer 02/Feb/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3421-15 Residential Care Officer 02/Feb/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 02/Feb/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 02/Feb/2009 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Description

This suite of qualifications 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: CHCPROT422A 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

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries

Packaging Rules

PACKAGING RULES 

15 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 7 core units
  • 8 elective units

Packaging for each specialisation :

Electives must be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation in residential and out of home care, child protection or family support

For award of the Certificate IV in Child , Youth and Family Intervention  (Residential and out of home care ):

  • All three Group A electives for Residential and out of home care specialisation  must be selected
  • Five additional electives are to be selected in line with the packaging rules below

For award of the Certificate IV in Child , Youth and Family Intervention  (Child protection ):

  • All four Group B electives for for Child protection specialisation  must be selected
  • Four additional electives are to be selected in line with the packaging rules above

For award of the Certificate IV in Child , Youth and Family Intervention  (Family support ):

  • All three Group C electives for Family support specialisation  must be selected
  • Five additional electives are to be selected in line with the packaging rules above

Note : Some occupational jurisdictions may  require selection of specific electives .

In addition to electives identified for the three specialisations, a wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Other relevant electives listed below
  • Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health Training Packages
  • Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 3 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on the NTIS or other public listing

Core units 

CHCCHILD401A Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 

CHCCHILD505B Work effectively in child protection and out of home care for children and young people 

CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships 

CHCCS400B Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework 

CHCLD415A Confirm client developmental status 

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co -workers 

HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes 

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice 

All workers undertaking work with children, youth and families need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients or communities, the following elective is recommended:

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander people 

Relevant electives 

Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

This suite of qualifications includes specialisations in:

  • Residential and out of home care 
  • Child protection 
  • Family support 

Group A electives  - Residential and out of home care specialisation 

The following three units of competency are required for award of CHC41408 Certificate IV in Child , Youth and Family Intervention  (Residential and out of home care ):

CHCCS401B Facilitate responsible behaviour 

CHCPROT409D Provide primary residential care 

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander people 

In addition, the following units of competency may be required in some jurisdictions in case support work involving supervision of access:

CHCCONS401B Facilitate changeover 

CHCCONS402B Facilitate and monitor contact 

CHCCONS403B Support families to develop relationships 

CHCCONS504B Assist families to self manage contact 

Group B electives  - Child protection specialisation 

The following four units of competency are required for award of CHC41508 Certificate IV in Child , Youth and Family Intervention  (Child protection ):

CHCCM506B Undertake case management in a child protection framework 

CHCFC301A Support the development of children 

CHCPROT424A Develop a child protection practice framework 

CHCPROT429A Work collaboratively to maintain a child safe environment 

Group C electives  - Family support specialisation 

The following three units of competency are required for award of CHC41608 Certificate IV in Child , Youth and Family Intervention  (Family support ):

CHCCS404B Facilitate family intervention strategies 

CHCCS414A Provide education and support on parenting , health and well being 

CHCRF301E Work effectively with families to care for the child 

Other relevant electives 

Working with children 

CHCCHILD403B Promote the safety , well being and welfare of children , young people and their families 

CHCCHILD404A Support the rights and safety of children and young people 

CHCCN302A Provide care for children 

CHCCN305B Provide care for babies 

CHCCN520C Advocate for the rights and needs of children and young people 

CHCIC301E Interact effectively with children 

CHCIC512A Plan and implement inclusion of children with additional needs 

CHCPR303D Develop understanding of children's interests and developmental needs 

Child protection 

CHCPROT422A Undertake child protection work within an Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander framework 

CHCPROT423A Support transition from care 

CHCPROT430A Develop and implement a multi agency investigation and child risk assessment strategy 

CHCPROT531A Interview children for investigation of child protection concerns 

CHCPROT532A Interact with the legal system to protect children 

Working with young people 

CHCYTH301E Work effectively with young people 

CHCYTH401B Engage respectfully with young people 

CHCYTH404D Support young people in crisis  (Note pre -requisite : CHCYTH301E)

CHCYTH502A Work with young people to establish support networks 

CHCYTH506A Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances 

CHCYTH511B Work effectively with young people and their families 

Social housing 

CHCCH301B Work effectively in social housing 

CHCCH427A Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness 

CHCCH522A Undertake outreach work 

Mental health and alcohol and other drugs work 

CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector 

CHCAOD408A Assess needs of clients with alcohol and /or other drugs issues 

CHCDFV301A Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence 

CHCMH301B Work effectively in mental health 

CHCMH401A Work effectively in mental health settings 

CHCMH402A Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes 

CHCCM404A Undertake case management for clients with complex needs 

CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues 

General electives 

CHCCD420A Work to empower Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander communities 

CHCCS417A Provide support and care relating to suicide bereavement 

CHCCS421A Undertake community sector work within own community 

CHCCS422A Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately 

CHCCS426A Provide support and care relating to loss and grief 

CHCDIS301B Work effectively with people with a disability 

CHCICS406A Support client self management 

CHCINF505C Meet statutory and organisation information requirements 

CHCLD315A Recognise stages of lifespan development 

CHCLEG411A Use relevant legislation in response to client needs 

CHCLLN403A Identify clients with language , literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively 

CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice 

Foster care 

Foster care competency requirements are determined by state and territory statutory regulations . The following units of competency are suggested electives :

CHCFOS401A Provide foster care as part of a team 

CHCFOS402A Promote positive development of children and young people in out of home care 

CHCFC301A Support the development of children 

Oral health 

CHCOHC303A Use basic oral health screening tools 

CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health 

CHCOHC402A Support and encourage clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care 

CHCOHC404A Recognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issues 

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