Work with Safe Places for Children and complete your Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention for free.

That’s $4000-worth of quality, nationally-accredited training – all at no cost to you.

Ensuring our young people get the best possible care and support is at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we invest so heavily in our youth workers with quality, employer-funded training.

At Safe Places, you’ll be supported all the way to help you finish your Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential care).


Why work and study your Certificate IV with Safe Places?

  • Studying your Certificate IV with Safe Places means you’ll automatically meet the mandatory qualifications for residential youth care workers in Queensland, Victoria and South Australia.

  • At Safe Places, you’ll be completing your Certificate IV on the job, as your units of competency will be based on your standard daily youth worker tasks.

  • If you work and study at Safe Places, you avoid the 100 hours unpaid placement normally required if studying a Certificate IV at an external training provider.

  • Our Certificate IV training is fully-contextualised to Safe Places operations and model of care, making it easier to learn and apply straight away.

Certificate IV  – your questions answered

I'm starting as a youth worker with Safe Places. What do I have to do and by when?

Completing a Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention is a requirement of your employment with Safe Places. In Victoria, there are three units of competency the government requires you to complete within six weeks of your first shift. 

Why do I have to do this?

A number of states in Australia require staff working with young people to have a minimum of a Certificate IV in a related field. Safe Places is providing staff with the opportunity to gain the required qualification at no cost.  

Can I complete all my learning and assessment at work?

You will be able to complete some learning and assessment in your induction training and at work, such as attending on-site Certificate IV training days in your area and submitting tasks that you complete daily (for example, shift reports) as evidence for assessments.

However, as with most training opportunities, you will also need to set aside some personal time to ensure all remaining modules are complete.

For more information

Contact us at mycareer@safeplaces.com.au or on 1300 993 483.