In 2017, the Queensland Government announced the introduction of new minimum qualification standards for residential care workers. The standards require residential care workers to hold or be working towards a recognised relevant qualification. A Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and Out of Home Care) (CHC40313) is the preferred qualification for staff who do not hold a recognised qualification as the skills and knowledge required are more relevant to the residential care setting.
The minimum qualification standard took full effect from 1 January 2019 with all staff (new or existing) required to hold or be working towards a recognised qualification. Staff employed between 1 July 2018 and 31 December 2018 must attain the qualification by 30 June 2020, while those employed prior to 1 July 2018 must attain this by 31 December 2019. Any new staff employed from 1 January 2019, must attain the qualification within 12 months.
To be eligible for this funding participants must meet all of the following criteria:
If you are not eligible for this funding, you may still undertake training in the Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and Out of Home Care) (CHC40313) at one of our TAFE Queensland locations.
Students undertaking this course will gain knowledge to improve their skills in youth and family intervention, including practice specialisations in residential and out of home care, family support and early intervention. Students undertaking this course will benefit from studying the following units:
|CHCPRT005||Work within a practice framework||Core|
|CHCMHS007||Work effectively in trauma informed care||Elective|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||Core|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety||Core|
|CHCDEV001||Confirm client developmental status||Core|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||Core|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships||Core|
|CHCDFV001||Recognise and respond approvpriately to domestic and family violence||Elective|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues||Elective|
|CHCCCS016||Respond to client needs||Elective|
|CHCCCS009||Facilitate responsible behaviour||Elective|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk||Core|
|CHCPRT003||Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children||Core|
|CHCCCS006||Facilitate individuakl service planning and delivery||Core|
|CHCPRT009||Provide primary residential care||Elective|
Applications for the final intake of the Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and Out of Home Care) (CHC40313) under the Residential Care Minimum Qualification Standards (MQS) program have closed. Funding is still available for eligible workers completing gap training or recognition of prior learning (RPL) in order to achieve the minimum qualification standard by the prescribed date.
If you’re a residential care worker who hasn’t yet achieved minimum competency for the industry, please complete the below application form to express your interest in the Residential Care MQS Program with TAFE Queensland. Our team will be in touch to discuss available training and/or assessment options.
If you are a licensed provider of residential care services in Queensland, and would like to attend one of the information sessions, or find out more about this program, please enquire now below.
If you are an existing worker in the residential care industry and would like more information before you submit an application, please also enquire now below.Enquire now
The Queensland Residential Care Workforce – Minimum Qualification Standards Program is a project funded through the Regional Skills Adjustment Strategy (RSAS). RSAS is a three-year initiative targeting specific regions of Queensland facing economic uncertainty, by supporting workers that are at risk of being displaced from traditional industries, or retrenched as a result of significant company closures. RSAS also provides proactive support to employers in target sectors, to build workforce resilience and address skills or labour shortages. RSAS supports those individuals to gain the foundation, employability and technical skills needed to transition to the jobs of the future.Learn more