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 2019, 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 4 Nationally Recognised 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 2020 Expression of Interest Form

The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare is committed in supporting our sector and residential care providers by delivering funded 3-day workshops of Beginning Practice in 2020 to the residential care workforce. 

Dates are still to be confirmed. 

Get in touch with our RTO admissions department 

Phone: (03) 9614 1577



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