The Bradford Institute of Advanced Education

Graduate Certificate in Statutory Child Protection

A Brief Description

CHC81215 – Graduate Certificate in Statutory Child Protection reflects the role of child protection workers who provide specialist services to clients with complex and diverse needs, and act as a resource for other workers. Workers at this level use critical thinking, communication and evaluation skills and make complex judgements in specialist contexts as part of a collaborative team. Their role involves service planning, delivery and evaluation and may include responsibility and accountability for the work of both self and others.

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 CHC81215 – Graduate Certificate in Statutory Child Protection. Successful candidates will need to complete 10 units of competency comprising 4 mandatory core and 6 elective units. Elective units have been chosen to meet industry requirements.

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Core Units

CHCPRT020 – Manage complex child protection risk assessments and case strategies
CHCPRT021 – Manage and monitor child protection orders
CHCPRT022 – Develop, implement and monitor safety strategies in child protection work
BSBRES801 – Initiate and lead applied research

Elective Units

CHCCSM007 – Undertake case management in a child protection framework
CHCCCS029 – Work with involuntary and mandated clients
BSBLDR803 – Develop and cultivate collaborative partnerships and relationships
CHCPRT023 – Plan, implement and monitor provision of out of home care
CHCPRP006 – Lead own professional development
CHCDFV012 – Make safety plans with people who have been subjected to domestic and family violence


You will be asked to complete 10 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


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



  • Family Support Worker
  • Statutory Child Protection Officer
  • Immigration Support and Resettlement Worker
  • Case 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.


Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification in a discipline related to work in the community sector, or
  • Have significant previous experience working in a community sector organisation, in a job role involving the self-directed
    application of knowledge with substantial depth in a specialist area of practice and the exercise of judgement and decision making, or
  • Hold CHC50313 Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention or equivalent.

This qualification does not involve a mandatory Vocational Placement. However, the units in this qualification may require additional work-based assessments. we strongly endorse and encourage you to take on volunteer work while studying This allows you to gain practical industry and workplace experience where you will be taught how to apply the lessons you learned during your training


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. 


Unfortunately, we do not currently have any funding available for this qualification.

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