If you want to make a difference to the lives of young people our youth work course will allow you to gain the skills and knowledge to facilitate programs for young people in a range of community-based settings.

In our youth work course you’ll learn from experienced trainers how to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people, and take part in extensive industry work placement.

You will build skills and knowledge in:

  • working effectively with, and providing services to, young people
  • responding to critical situations
  • child protection
  • mental health
  • drug and alcohol rehabilitation
  • legal and ethical compliance
  • diversity and communication



National Code CHC40413
Study Areas Community Services
Study Level Certificate IV
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 12 months
PT: 2 years,

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill, Lilydale


Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Free TAFE^ $0.00
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $3,665.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $733.00
Full Tuition Fee $12,318.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $216.00
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies

^ This course is on the 2019 Free TAFE list - find out more.

* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Semester 1 - February NOW CLOSED

Semester 2 - July Intake

Full time: 12 months

Part time: day time delivery only

Box Hill, Lilydale

You must be at least 18 years of age.  

Working with Children and Police Record Checks are required for industry work placement and future employment in this field.

All applicants should attend a Information Session.

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

Successful completion will enable you to apply for the Diploma Youth Work or Diploma Community Services.

Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

After successful completion of our youth work course you can to apply for a range of employment opportunities including roles as a:

  • community development worker (youth)
  • youth & family resource officer
  • indigenous youth worker
  • recreational youth activities worker
  • youth case worker
  • residential care worker
  • youth housing support worker
  • youth worker

Completion of 18 units (14 core and 4 elective).

To be assessed as competent in this qualification you are required to undertake a minimum 150 hours supervised work placement in a relevant youth setting, involving, for example, residential youth services, youth education and recreational programs.

Support provided by a workplace supervisor will contribute to assessment of your ability to work at this level.

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Title

Hours

CHCYTH001 ENGAGE RESPECTFULLY WITH YOUNG PEOPLE 60.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with young people (aged 12 to 25 years) in work roles with a specific focus on young people.

CHCYTH002 WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE YOUTH WORK CONTEXT 60.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in the youth work context and focuses on historical and contemporary youth sector practices and understanding of the current status of young people.

CHCYTH010 PROVIDE SERVICES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE APPROPRIATE TO THEIR NEEDS AND CIRCUMSTANCES 90.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide guidance and role models to young people and their families to maintain positive and supportive relationships, while identifying problems and establishing goals for change based on maintaining support from family and the general community.

This unit applies to community services work in a range of contexts.

CHCYTH003 SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE TO CREATE OPPORTUNITIES IN THEIR LIVES 45.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist young people to identify the challenges and opportunities in their lives and to work towards their goals on an individual or group level.

This unit applies to work undertaken in all youth work roles where the young person is the primary client.

CHCCOM002 USE COMMUNICATION TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS 55.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist young people to identify the challenges and opportunities in their lives and to work towards their goals on an individual or group level.

This unit applies to work undertaken in all youth work roles where the young person is the primary client.

CHCMHS001 WORK WITH PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES 80.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist young people to identify the challenges and opportunities in their lives and to work towards their goals on an individual or group level.

This unit applies to work undertaken in all youth work roles where the young person is the primary client.

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CHCYTH004 RESPOND TO CRITICAL SITUATIONS 100.0

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CHCCDE003 WORK WITHIN A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK 65.0

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CHCGRP002 PLAN AND CONDUCT GROUP ACTIVITIES 70.0

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CHCYTH011 WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH YOUNG PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES 55.0

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CHCCCS016 RESPOND TO CLIENT NEEDS 60.0

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CHCCSM005 DEVELOP, FACILITATE AND REVIEW ALL ASPECTS OF CASE MANAGEMENT 75.0

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Last updated: April 18, 2019 04:52pm