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Are you already working or want to work with children and families in the child protection sector? If the welfare, safety and wellbeing of children and young people is important to you then this could be just what you're looking for! This course is designed to arm you with the skills to pursue management-level positions in this challenging yet rewarding sector. Course details

Industry endorsed

Payment options

Student satisfaction

$10000 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

External

Key dates and info

DURATION

Blended: 1 year

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $7,500
  • Subsidised $4,091
  • Concession $3,360

Student Loan Available

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How to enrol

Make a career from your caring nature...

Do you have a passion for working closely with people and communities to help them improve their lives? If your answer is 'yes', this course is for you!

Unique Student Identifier (USI) - Student Information

From 1 January 2015 if you are undertaking a nationally recognised program at TAFE Queensland you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Learn all about the USI and how to get your USI for your study.

Course snapshot

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE DELIVERY
External 3 Oct 2017 Blended

Entry requirements

While there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, considering the following points might assist you to decide if you are ready to study at this level:

  • You will be required to undergo 240 hours of student placement if you are not currently working in an appropriate role within the community services sector. If you are unsure if your current role is appropriate, please speak with the teaching team.
  • You will be required to hold or obtain a Working with Children Check (Blue Card) prior to your placement in the community sector. If you do not already hold a Blue Card, you will be required to submit an application at the time of enrolment to avoid delays in attending placement.
  • Literacy levels equivalent to a successful completion of year 12 English are recommended. This course requires sound foundation Oral, Numeracy, Learning and Literacy Skills to be successful in performing the assessment tasks (please note that there may be additional requirements for those seeking a VET Student Loan).
  • Self-motivation and the confidence to reach out for support if needed are crucial for external study - staff at TAFE are here to support you throughout your training.

Location/s

External
Study from any location

Resources required

You will require access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online systems, 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 a number of TAFE Queensland locations.

You will also require personal stationery (pen and paper), and a valid email address.

Timetable

You will complete 8 units of competency per semester, across 2 semesters (approximately 20-22 weeks per semester). To be successful with this timeframe, it is recommended that you undertake approximately 30 hours of independent study per week. The time you need to commit to independent study may vary based on your existing knowledge and skills. Additionally, you will be required to complete 120 hours of placement within each semester.

You will also have the option to attend a 1 hour online tutorial each fortnight. These run on Monday nights from 5.30pm to 6.30pm within each of the TAFE terms.

Placement

You need to be participating in a community service organisation specifically relating to Child Protection to address the practical components of your assessment. This needs to involve a minimum of 240 hours spread across the duration of your study.

If you currently work in industry, your supervisor will need to provide feedback on your work activities and your effectiveness in these, relevant to the course competencies. You will need to check with your teacher that your paid work is appropriate for this qualification and consult your work supervisor to check if s/he is open to providing feedback on your work to your TAFE teacher.

If you do not currently work within the industry, you are encouraged to explore and approach potential organisations for placement. However, should you not be able to locate a suitable placement, TAFE Queensland South West is able to assist in locating possible options. If you do not already hold a Blue Card, you will be required to submit an application at the time of enrolment to avoid delays in attending placement.

If you are currently volunteering in the industry, please speak with the teaching team to discuss if it is appropriate and to organise paperwork to formalise your role as a placement.

Important Information

You will be required to provide a Blue card application (BC), or a Link an applicant/cardholder to this organisation form, as well as contact details for your paid Industry work (if applicable) at the time of enrolment.

Please ensure the relevant identification documentation is also provided.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 16 units in total, including 9 core units and 7 elective units.

Those not currently employed or volunteering in the industry will also be required to enrol in Vocational Placement.

Group 1
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Elective
CHCPRT004 Work effectively in child protection to support children, young people and families Core
CHCPRT005 Work within a practice framework Elective
VPC240 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme
Group 2
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence Elective
CHCPRT010 Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs Core
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs Core
CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs Core
Group 3
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCDEV003 Analyse client information for service planning and delivery Core
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management Core
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
CHCPRT012 Undertake and implement planning with at-risk children and young people and their families Elective
Group 4
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Elective
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues Elective
CHCPRT006 Build professional practice and sectoral expertise Core
CHCCOM003 Develop workplace communication strategies Elective
Units available via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) only
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people Elective
CHCCSM007 Undertake case management in a child protection framework Elective
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships Elective

Disclaimer

The elective units available may vary between locations, delivery modes and intakes.

What are my payment options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland South West has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 914 754. We're here to help.

$7,500

FULL FEE

Student Loan Available

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$4,091

SUBSIDISED

Student Loan Available

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$3,360

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.

 

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.

 

Higher Level Skills Subsidy

The Higher Level Skills Subsidy offsets the cost of an eligible Certificate IV or higher course.

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
  • don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate IV or higher level qualification.
  • Other restrictions or eligibility criteria may apply

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.

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.

 

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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Outcome

CHC50313 Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you up to a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

As an example, successful TAFE Queensland graduates of CHC50313 Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention may be eligible for up to 8 units of credit in the Bachelor of Human Services with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ).

Job prospects

  • Family Support Worker
  • Case Manager
  • Residential Care Officer
  • Child or Youth Residential Care Assistant

Enrol now

You're ready if you have:

  • checked your meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • checked your rights and responsibilities as a student, as detailed in the student handbook and refund policy
  • Read the Pre-enrolment Informatiom
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to Customer Service TAFE Queensland

All done? Then you're ready to enrol.

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafesouthwest.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol



Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

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

More about RPL

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

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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 15 September 2017

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1300 914 754

Industry endorsed

Payment options

Student satisfaction

$10000 VET Student Loan available