Beginning Practice Course

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 2021


Workshop Date Enrollment closing date Status

March 2021

Date: Mar 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 5th Feb Closed
April 2021
Date: Apr 19th,20th, 26th,27th

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 12th March Closed

June 2021

Dates: 7th ,9th ,15th, 16th June

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 7th May Closed

June 2021

Dates:21st, 23rd ,28th, 30th June

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 21st May Closed

July 2021

Dates: 19th, 20th, 26th, 28th July

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 18th June Closed

Aug 2021

Dates: 19th, 20th, 26th, 28th Aug

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 23rd July Closed

Sept 2021

Dates: 16th,17th,20th,21st Sept

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 20th Aug Closed

Oct 2021

Dates: 18th, 20th,25th, 29th

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 17th Sept Places Available

Nov 2021

Dates: 22nd, 24th, 29th, 3rd Dec

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 22 Oct Places Available

Get in touch with our RTO admissions department 

Phone: (03) 9614 1577


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