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 2023


Workshop Date Enrollment closing date Status

Feb 2023

Date: Feb 20, 22, 27 Feb & 1 Mar

Time: 9.30am- 4.30pm

Friday 20th Jan Closed

March 2023

Date: 20, 22, 27, 29 March

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 17 Feb Places Available
April 2023
Date: 17, 19, 24, 26th April

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 17 Mar Places Available

May 2023

Dates: 22, 24, 29, 31 May

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 21 Apr Places Available

June 2023

Dates: 26, 28 June 3 & 5 July

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 26 May Places Available

July 2023

Dates: 17, 19, 24, 26th July

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 16 June Places Available

Aug 2023

Dates: 21, 23, 28, 30 Aug

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 21 July Places Available

Sept 2023

Dates: 18, 20, 25, 27, Sept

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 18 Aug Places Available

Oct 2023

Dates: 16, 18, 23, 25 Oct

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 15 Sep Places Available

Nov 2023

Dates: 20, 22, 27, 29th Nov

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 20 Oct Places Available

Get in touch with our RTO admissions department 

Phone: (03) 9614 1577
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