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CHC40413 Cert IV in Youth Work

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Course Overview

This course develops the skills and knowledge to understand and assist young people moving through transition stages in their lives. It includes knowledge about youth culture, communicating with youth, liaising with various youth agencies and coaching and motivating young people. This course enables students to develop and facilitate programs for young people through a range of community settings. Graduates are equipped 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 youth sector 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

 Students are required to:

  • complete a minimum work requirement of 120 hours
  • apply for a DCSI Employment screening check


Job titles may include: Youth and Family Service Worker, Youth Case Worker, Youth Alcohol and Other Drugs Worker, Recreational Youth Activities Worker, Indigenous Youth Worker, Christian Pastoral Support Worker.

Total number of units = 18

Core Units (14)

  • CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework
  • CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • 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
  • CHCYTH004 Respond to critical situations
  • CHCYTH010 Provide services for young people appropriate to the needs and circumstances
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety


  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs
  • CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care
  • CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

Term 1   closes 06th February 2017 
Term 3  closes 10th July 2017


Useful Information

Course Duration: 12 months full time, part time equivalent
Location: External (online) 
               On Campus: Adelaide
Entry Requirements:
 No entry requirements.
Training Sessions: 3-4 Lecturers / Week 


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