Diploma of Child Youth and Family Intervention

A Brief Description

CHC50321 – Diploma of Child Youth and Family Intervention reflects the role of workers in out-of-home care facilities and settings related to child protection and family support work.
These workers work under limited supervision or within a team and are responsible for planning and prioritising their own work program to achieve targets. They may, depending on the focus of their role, supervise other workers and carry out activities related to improvement of personal living and emotional circumstances of a child or young person at risk. They may exercise legal authorities and delegated decision making on relevant statutory matters.

Qualification Overview

Horizon2 is a specialist training provider with a training team of experienced community service professionals. Through this team of industry professionals you have the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised qualification CHC50321 – Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention. Successful candidates will need to complete 18 units of competency comprising 11 mandatory core and 7 elective units. Elective units have been chosen to meet industry requirements.

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Core Units

CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCCCS004 – Assess co-existing needs
CHCCCS016 – Respond to client needs
CHCDEV006 – Analyse information for service planning and delivery
CHCDFV001 – Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCPRT028 – Work effectively in child protection to support children, young people and families
CHCPRT030 – Build professional practice and sectoral expertise
HLTWHS003 – Maintain work health and safety 
CHCCSM013 – Facilitate and review case management 
CHCPRT034 – Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs

Elective Units

CHCCCS003 – Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide 
CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPRT033 – Provide support to children and youth in out-of-home care
CHCMHS007 – Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCMGT005 – Debriefing in the workplace
CHCPRT025 – Identify and report to children and young people at risk


You will be asked to complete 18 subjects via online learning. You may also apply for Recognition of Prior Learning if you believe you already have the knowledge and skills relevant to a particular unit or units. An RPL application must be submitted at the time of enrolment and the onus is on the student to provide sufficient, current, valid and authentic evidence against each of the units. Where there are gaps in your evidence, a professional conversation with your assessor may provide additional evidence. Your assessor may also ask you to provide further evidence to substantiate your claim of competency in a particular unit/s.

Where gaps in evidence remain – that is that you cannot be considered competent on the evidence provided, gap training will be made available to you. For gap training, you will be provided with workbooks and given assessments to complete. It is possible that gap training might include practical assessments.


This is a self-paced program so the time to complete depends on the rate of submission. It is anticipated the process will take up to 2 years and is mostly dependent on you completing the assessment so that your assessor can review it. We will move at your pace and support you to set achievable goals



  • Residential Youth Workers
  • Family Support Workers
  • Child Safety Officers
  • Disability Support Workers
  • Immigration Support and Resettlement Worker
  • Case Worker
  • Youth Worker
  • Domestic and Family Violence Worker

Note: Some roles may require a Minimum Qualification level. Candidates will receive support from an allocated trainer throughout their training. Candidates will be provided with direct contact details for their trainer.


There are no mandated entry requirements for the program.


The qualification involves a mandatory 100 hour Vocational Placement. Horizon2 may be able to assist you to identify and negotiate an appropriate placement. If you are not currently employed or volunteering in industry, during your course you will be required to complete vocational placement so you can start practicing your skills in the workplace. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays.

Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification


As you will be working with client groups who are vulnerable and at risk, you will almost certainly require police checks and working with children checks/disability checks. 

A National Police Check certificate will list any court outcomes that can be disclosed, along with pending charges. This includes any interstate matters. The certificate won’t include any restricted court outcomes, such as certain juvenile convictions. 

If you have a previous conviction, please discuss this with your course consultant to determine if it will impact your ability to secure volunteer work in the community services industry.  


We understand that times can be tough, so we offer payment plans that can be negotiated with you via Pay Advantage or you can use HUMM EZIPAY. Applicants of a Pay Advantage payment plan will only receive certification when program payment is made in full. 

You can talk to a member of the enrolments team about your particular circumstances at any time. Just call 1300 889 564 or send us an enquiry. We are here to help and can devise an alternative payment plan for you, if required. We will not ask you to pay any more than $1500 in advance of any service provided.


Queensland (QLD) Funding:
Eligible applicants may apply to study this qualification under Queensland Skills Assure funding. To be eligible for the special pricing associated with this funding, students must meet the eligibility criteria.
You can read more about the funding we have available in QLD and courses that we are currently funded for on our QLD Funding page.

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