Beginning Practice for Residential Care Workers


The Residential Care Beginning Practice is a Top Up skills course run by the Centre for residential care workers, as a series of four-day workshops.

From 1 January 2018, all residential care workers providing direct care in a residential care home that is funded or delivered by the Department of Health and Human Services (the Department) are required to hold or be undertaking, either:

  • Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and out-of-home care)
  • Or; a recognised relevant qualification, plus completion of a short Top Up Skills course

Beginning Practice consists of the following four  Units of Competency:

  1. CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviour
  2. CHCPRT009 Provide primary residential care
  3. CHCPRT010 Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs
  4. CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma-informed care

Beginning Practice is a blended learning course presently delivered via remote learning to residential care workers employed with providers of residential care services to young people. Enrolments for this course will be accepted via organisations only. For further information including the course brochure, enrolment procedure etc. please contact  us at or (03)96141577

                                                             Beginning Practice Course Schedule 2022


Workshop Date Enrollment closing date Status

Feb 2022

Date: Feb 14, 16, 21, 23

Time: 9.30am- 4.30pm

Friday 14th Jan Closed

March 2022

Date: Mar 21, 23, 29, 1 Apr

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 18th Feb Closed
April 2022
Date: Apr 4, 6, 11, 13

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 5th March Closed

May 2022

Dates: May 16, 18, 23,27

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 15th April Closed

June 2022

Dates:  Jun 20, 22, 27, 29

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 20th May Closed

July 2022

Dates: July 18, 20, 25, 29

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 17th June Limited Places Available

Aug 2022

Dates: Aug 22, 24, 29, 31

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 22nd July Places Available

Sept 2022

Dates: Sept 19, 23, 26, 28

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 19th Aug Places Available

Oct 2022

Dates: Oct 17, 19 25, 26

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 16th Sept Places Available

Nov 2022

Dates: Nov 14, 16, 21, 25

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 14th Oct Places Available

Get in touch with our RTO admissions department 

Phone: (03) 9614 1577
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