CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work - International

CRICOS Course Code: 103115K

Duration: 74 Weeks

Are you ready to impact the lives of young people? This course provides you with the knowledge and skills required to work with and support 10 to 25-year-olds.
The role of a youth worker is diverse, with many exciting and challenging career opportunities. You'll learn to develop and facilitate programs for young people through a range of community-based programs addressing the social, behavioural, health and welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people.

What does this mean for you?

Gain the skills and knowledge to make a real difference to the lives of younger people. You'll learn how to facilitate community-based programs and address social and welfare needs. Learn to look after the holistic welfare of children and teenagers, including their safety, emotional health and social connectivity.

What will you learn?

  • How to listen to and understand young people’s problems taking into account their background and circumstances, and support them in the areas they are struggling with
  • The skills to interact and work with the families and guardians of young people, to arrive at the best possible outcomes for your young client’s welfare
  • How to understand and work with a variety of cultural perspectives, and promote the health and safety of young people living in these communities
  • Key relationship and trust building skills
  • How to assess young people, respond to their concerns and link them in with services that will assist them in meeting their needs
  • Encourage youth participation, and help young people to connect with people and communities that will have a positive and healthy impact on their lives
  • How to respond to critical situations, and work with youth who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness
  • How to understand, work with and support young people struggling with mental distress

Rewarding and fulfilling career options include:

  • Community Development Worker (Youth)
  • Youth and Family Resource Officer
  • Indigenous Youth Worker
  • Youth and Family Service Worker
  • Youth Case Worker
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Recreational Youth Activities Worker
  • Youth Alcohol and Other Drugs Worker
  • Youth Housing Support Worker
  • Support Worker Residential
  • Youth Worker

Delivery and assessment mode:

  • Full time at Jannali
  • Assessments are competency based which means that you have to demonstrate that you are able to meet the performance criteria for each unit.
  • Assessment methods will vary including: Questions & Answers, projects, role plays, presentations, port folios observation.
  • Assessments will be completed in and outside of class time.
  • You should allow approximately 5-10 hours per week for self-study and out of class and assessments.

Work Placement

This course requires work placement which will be organised by SGSCC. Work placement (unpaid) is a compulsory component of the course where you will be assessed in the workplace. 120 hours

Entry Requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Upper intermediate level of English (IELTS Score of 5.5 or equivalent)

All students must undertake the following:

  • Working with Children Check
  • Criminal Record Check

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Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate IV in Youth Work CHC40413.
  • Work within a community development framework (CHCCDE003)
  • Work with people with mental health issues (CHCMHS001)
  • Engage respectfully with young people (CHCYTH001)
  • Work effectively with young people and their families (CHCYTH011)
  • Use communication to build relationships (CHCCOM002)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Support participative planning processes (CHCCDE001)
  • Work effectively with young people in the youth work context (CHCYTH002)
  • Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing (CHCMHS011)
  • Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues (CHCAOD004)
  • Support young people to create opportunities in their lives (CHCYTH003)
  • Plan and conduct group activities (CHCGRP002)
  • Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances (CHCYTH010)
  • Respond to critical situations (CHCYTH004)
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety (CHCDIV002)
  • Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk (CHCPRT001)
  • Participate in workplace health and safety (HLTWHS001)