The Bradford Institute of Advanced Education

Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention

A Brief Description

CHC40321 – Certificate IV in Child Youth and Family Intervention reflects the role of those who work in youth and family intervention, including practice specialisations in residential and out of home care, family support and early intervention. Workers operate under a broad supervision framework and within clearly defined organisational guidelines, service plans and position specifications. Completing this course will qualify you to work in a range of different community settings.

Qualification Overview​

The Bradford Institute of Advanced Education 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 CHC40321 – Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention. Successful candidates will need to complete 16 units of competency comprising 11 mandatory core and 5 elective units. Elective units have been chosen to meet industry requirements.

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Core Units

CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCCOM002 – Use communication to build relationships
CHCCCS006 –  Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
CHCMHS007 – Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCPRT025 – Identify and report children and young people at risk 
CHCPRT027 – Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people
CHCPRT029 – Work within a practice framework 
CHCPRT034 – Work with Children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs 

Elective Units

CHCDFV001 – Recognise and respond appropriately top domestic violence and family violence 
CHCCCS016 – Respond to client needs
CHCFAM003 – Support people to improve relationships 
CHCDEV004 – Confirm developmental status 
CHCCCS009 – Facilitate responsible behaviour


You will be asked to complete 16 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 1 year 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


Our team of industry professionals is led by David Bradford, a former QUT Lecturer, Director of Operational Training in the Department of Communities.

BIAE admin will be responsible for scheduling and negotiating training dates and delivery suitable to your workplace and/or personal situation. The Bradford Institute of Advanced Education will issue your qualification.

Our Student Handbook is publicly available for download in the footer of our website.

You can also have a red through our FAQ page to learn more about some of the trainers



  • Residential Youth Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • 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 120 hour Vocational Placement. BIAE 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 120 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification


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 008 775 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.


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. 


South Australia (SA) Funding:
Eligible applicants may apply to study this qualification under South Australian Skills 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 SA and courses that we are currently funded for on our SA Funding page.
[Participant Eligibility Criteria apply. Supported by Government of South Australia]

New South Wales (NSW) Smart and Skilled Funding:
We are approved to deliver several courses under Smart and Skilled funding in New South Wales. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Studying one of the courses in our wide range with the Bradford Institute of Advanced Education under this funding provides you with an opportunity to complete a full qualification for a much more affordable fee.
You can read more about the funding we have available in SA and courses that we are currently funded for on our NSW Funding page.

Northern Territory (NT) User Choice Funding:
We are approved to deliver this qualification as a traineeship under NT User Choice funding. To be eligible for the free traineeships under this funding, students must meet the eligibility criteria.
You can read more about the funding we have available in the NT and courses that we are currently funded for on our NT Funding page.

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