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You can choose to specialise in residential and out of home care, family support and early intervention, with electives covering residential care, relationships, trauma, well-being and more.
Even better, you will put what you learn into practice through 120 hours of work placement because we know there is no better way to consolidate knowledge than through real industry experience.
Perhaps you will go on to work as a case support worker, a child or youth support worker or in family prevention. One thing is for sure: with the Australian Government expecting up to 50,000 new jobs in this sector within the next five years, your advanced skills will be highly valued.
This course is held part on campus part online. Students will attend one day per week, on Tuesday, from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Classes are held predominantly online via Microsoft Teams, with one class per month held face to face at our Mount Helen campus.
Our next intake of this course will be commencing on the 25th of July 2022.
The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.
Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.
Students must undertake an 100 hour work placement.
There are no formal education requirements for this qualification.
All applicants are required to
Please note the Police Check; NDIS and Working With Children Check (WWCC) will be at your own expense.
For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.
Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.
The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.
VTAC application: Yes
VTAC code: 3700511804 (Ballarat - Admin Campus)
Direct application: Yes
Federation University code: LMI
National course code: CHC40313
The tuition fees you will pay depends on your eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised place under the Skills First Program.
Government Subsidised Place
Government Subsidised Place
|Full Fee Place|
(Not eligible for government subsidy)
*Fees displayed are estimates for the total program and may change depending on individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are subject to change annually.
Visit our TAFE enrolment fees page for more information.
Material fees cover the cost of items which are purchased by the university and provided to the student, such as tools, materials, uniforms, textbooks, excursions and other incidentals associated with the program.
The estimated material fees for this program are $0
You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University through the Skills First eligibility exemptions initiative.
If you have been deemed ineligible for a government-subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level, you may be eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised place with an eligibility exemption.
Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2023.
Direct Debit Payment Plans are available for eligible students to help manage the payment of tuition and material fees throughout the enrolment year (excluding Diploma/Advanced Diploma tuition fees).
Students accessing government-subsidised training under the Skills First Program need to be aware that enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.
Free TAFE: Under the Victorian Government Free TAFE initiative, some programs have free tuition for eligible students, however material fees (if applicable) will be payable by the student. Free TAFE is subject to availability and eligibility requirements.
Visit the TAFE fees website. for further information on fees, payments and refunds.
If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.
Industry placement will be required to be completed with a total of 100 hrs, and sourced by our TAFE placements team.
Please note that this course is currently in a transition period (superseded due to Government-mandated updates), with updates due for release in the coming years. Rest assured, completion of this course version before 6th December 2023 will still provide you with a valid and quality outcome. If you have any questions, please submit an enquiry.
A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.
The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.
All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.
CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909