Discover a Career in Child Protection at TAFE Queensland’s Caboolture campus

Published 5:00pm 15 September 2023

Discover a Career in Child Protection at TAFE Queensland’s Caboolture campus
Words by Moreton Daily

With Australia’s growing community and welfare support sector, you can study the Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention (CHC50313) with TAFE Queensland.

Delivered on-campus at Caboolture, you’ll receive practical hands-on training at the state-of-the-art, purpose-built facilities.

You’ll learn from highly experienced industry professionals, such as TAFE Queensland teacher Deb Stephens, who will ensure you gain the skills needed to work in child protection.

Wealth of experience

Having worked with homeless youth, adult offenders, The Department of Child Safety Services, Disability Services, Education Queensland and off-shore immigration detention for more than 20 years, Deb brings experience and industry contacts to TAFE Queensland Caboolture to teach the Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention (CHC50313).

“Having spent decades working with vulnerable children, young people and families - I now share my knowledge, skills and experience with the next generation of child protection workers – and I love teaching at TAFE Queensland,” Deb says.

Her dedication to the sector and the people within it shines through with her eagerness to guide and mentor students to be the best possible child protection workers of tomorrow.

“I teach to support anyone who wants to improve themselves while building the skills to provide the sector with confident and capable workers to support families in need.

Rewarding support

“The best part of my job is celebrating with my students when they graduate and begin working. Seeing their passion, confidence and skills grow as they go out into the world to help others is truly rewarding,” she says.

During the course, you will cover several core skills and strategies to support children and families, respond to specific situations, work effectively with children and young people, and provide a safe environment.

You’ll also have access to the Caboolture campus library, which has individual and group study areas, computer labs and course-related materials to take your career to the next level.

Completing the Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention (CHC50313) will qualify you to work in child protection or youth residential care.

Do what feels right for right now. For more information about TAFE Queensland’s courses or applying and changing your career, visit tafeqld.edu.au or phone 1300 308 233.

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