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CHC40413

Certificate IV in Youth Work

Introduction

Youth work change lives. A great youth worker can be the difference…and the difference can be you.

As the needs of an increasingly diverse population are identified, and social attitudes evolve, the demand for highly skilled person-to-person service providers will increase. Youth work is a key part of this mix. As such, opportunities for youth workers to play a role in empowering people and communities are increasingly varied.

From front line counselling and creating and delivering programs (for clients at drop-in-centres, or for cultural and/or street outreach groups) to informing policy debate, your scope for making an impact is huge.

Some worry about the future, others change it. Which path would you prefer?

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Overview

Youth work is one of the most complex and rewarding careers, and it requires a range of skills and specific knowledge, from interpersonal to organisational and policy/legal.

This qualification reflects that. It is designed to develop the skill set, knowledge base and critical aptitudes youth workers require to create and facilitate programs for young people. It focuses on the various aspects of social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental, and protection issues affecting young people.

Youth work is undertaken through either community or government agencies and/or providers specifically targeting services at the young.

Typically, youth workers will be:

  • Responsible for implementing the policies and guidelines of the employing organisation
  • Largely self-directed, with autonomous decision-making capacity under the indirect supervision of a manager

As a youth worker you will also:

  • Engage with youth on many levels
  • Be able to recognise and respond to crisis situations
  • Know when to refer clients to third party service providers

This certificate provides you with the solid grounding you need, and is a gateway to a diverse, challenging and ultimately rewarding career.

Job Roles

This qualification covers workers who develop and facilitate programs for young people through a range of community based programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people.

This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and welfare agencies and workers will be:

  • Responsible for implementing policies and guidelines of the employing organisation
  • Largely self directed with fairly autonomous decision making capacity under the indirect supervision of a manager.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Community development worker (youth)
  • Youth and family resource officer
  • Youth and family service worker
  • Recreational youth activities worker
  • Youth case worker
  • Residential care worker
  • Youth housing support worker
  • Support worker residential
  • Youth worker

Delivery Mode

  • Online
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Traineeship

Assessment

Assessment may consist of

  • written answers to questions
  • role plays
  • project
  • holistic assessment
  • vocational placement
  • recognition of prior learning

Evidence may be

  • written
  • audio recordings
  • video recordings
  • observation
  • Zoom recording
  • interview
  • documents

Note that part of the practical assessment for this course is assessed during the vocational placement. You must successfully pass the vocational placement to achieve an outcome of “competent” for this course.

Entry requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course.

 

Please note, to complete vocational placement to finalise the qualification, students will be required to obtain one or more of the following clearances dependent on the organisation, DCSI Clearance, NDIS Working Clearance and/or Police Clearance.

 

All students will engage in a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) activity to evaluate potential support requirements. Students who are funded are required to complete an alternative and similar activity.

Units

Course consists of 18 units … 14 core units and 4 electives. Assessment activities will include holistic assessment activities as well as 35hr (minimum) vocational placement at which you will demonstrate your learned skills.

 

CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCYTH004 Respond to critical situations
CHCCSM004Coordinate complex case requirements
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people
CHCYTH002 Work effectively with young people in youth work context
CHCYTH003 Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCYTH010 Provide services for young people appropriate to the needs and circumstances
CHCYTH011 Work effectively with young people and their families

Electives for the alternative pathways are provided on request.

Fees

Fees vary due to government funding options available for some courses. Please contact us to confirm course fees.

Options may include:

  • Fee for Service
  • Concession
  • SkillingSA
  • Smart and Skilled
  • JobTrainer

Duration

  • Full time – up to 12 months
  • Part time – up to 24 month

Why this course

Make a difference

Gain the skills needed to provide support or advocacy for people who are vulerable or disadvantaged.

Relationship building

Learn how to develop trust and facilitate sharing of emotions.

Understanding community issues

Learn how to analyse community problems to better understand root causes and plan effective interventions.

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