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Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention
TAFE Queensland - Toowoomba

Course outline

This course gives students the skills and knowledge needed to work with young people and families in a number of different community settings. During this course, students cover a number of core skills and strategies needed to support children and families, how to respond to specific situations, work effectively with children and young people, and provide a safe environment.


Applicants offered a place in this course who are not eligible for a subsidised enrolment will pay full fee. VET Student Loans are available to eligible applicants, refer to for information.

Combined diploma/degrees

The Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention can be combined with other programs as listed below to attain the awards of Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention from TAFE Queensland and the relevant degree from the university. Students undertake initial study at TAFE Queensland and complete the degree at the relevant university. Duration, location, mode of study, semester intakes, electives and specialisations may vary. All mandatory university admission and English language requirements must be met before university enrolment is finalised. For more information contact the relevant university. Note: TAFE Queensland students making a transition to the degree may need to wait six months to start with the semester 1 university intake.

To apply for a combined diploma/degree, applicants must select the Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention for the relevant TAFE Queensland location on their application and then nominate their preferred degree/university (one only). Applicants can list the stand alone diploma or the combined program but not both. Listing more than one is not needed because they have the same eligibility and OP/rank requirements.

D Child, Youth and Family Intervention/B Social Work:

543383 Caboolture/James Cook University (1ML & 3F)

555383 South Bank/James Cook University (1ML & 3F)

526383 Southport/James Cook University (1.5ML & 3F)

504383 Springfield/James Cook University (1.5CL & 3F)

568383 Toowoomba/James Cook University (1.5CL & 3F)

Course Options

You can study this course as a single qualification or choose one of the degree options below when applying and gain direct entry on successful completion of the diploma. Degree options may vary with each diploma start month.

Combined program

JCU – B Social Work

GU – B Human Services

CQU – B Psychological Science

GU B Child, Youth and Family Practice

Fee notes

For information regarding TAFE Queensland course fees, VET Student Loans, FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP visit or telephone 1300 308 233. For combined TAFE Queensland/university courses, refer to entry under university for higher education component.


Completion of Year 12 or attained Year 12 leaving age

Additional entry requirements

Successful applicants who do not currently work in the community services sector may be required to undergo student placement.

OP/Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of OP/Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2020

For more information about the OP/Rank profile, please visit OP/Rank profile explained.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2020

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.


Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Child protection worker, residential care worker.

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Level of Qualification
AQF Diploma
Study Area
Study Mode
Classroom based learning
Course Duration

11/2 years Classroom based learning

Darling Downs & South West QLD
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