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Certificate IV in Youth Work (CHC40413)

The Certificate IV in Youth Work (CHC40413) is a Nationally Recognised qualification that will enable you to effectively address the behavioural, social, welfare and developmental needs of young people, helping them to become empowered, confident and independent adults.

Certificate IV in Youth Work

It can be tough for young people to navigate their way through school, family, social and work life while trying to find their feet. Often dealing with pressures like peer pressure to ‘fit in’, family members placing strict and unrealistic demands, needing to get the best exam results to make it into university, and making enough money to be able to move out and live independently, many young people are often vulnerable and susceptible to anti-social behaviour, substance abuse, and suicide.

 

Flexible, supportive, online learning

All your learning resources will be available online. A trainer will be assigned to guide and support you throughout your studies and will be able to offer help and advice.

If you are an Australian citizen whose primary place of residence is in WA, you may qualify for a training subsidy under the WA government’s Jobs & Skills WA program. Classes will be delivered face to face in Perth CBD.

Should I enroll?

This course is a perfect fit if you’re passionate about playing a pivotal role in shaping the lives of young people by providing the support and guidance they need to become strong, confident and independent individuals.

What will I learn?

  • How to use communication skills effectively to build relationships with young people
  • How to identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • How to support young people to create opportunities in their lives
  • How to respond to critical situations
  • How to facilitate responsible behaviour

This 9 month course will require you to complete 160 hours work placement (including a minimum of 100 compulsory hours).

What are the entry requirements?

This qualification is suited to learners who possess a sufficient grasp of the English language, adequate levels of numeracy, and appropriate attitude and motivation to enable them to undertake the demands of a Certificate IV level qualification.

As part of the selection process, TSA uses the following guidelines to assess suitability of a learner for the program:

  • All prospective learners will attend a mandatory face to face career counselling session to assess their suitability for this Certificate IV level qualification;
  • During this session, TSA’s career advisors reference the career counselling and/or Capacity of Benefit notes to summarise their thoughts on whether to proceed with enrolment or not, based on the interview/conversation. This is then retained in the learner record file;
  • All learners are required to undertake an LLN assessment appropriate for a Certificate IV level qualification to assess whether their reading and numeracy skills are sufficient to cope with the training program. The LLN assessment result will be retained in their learner record file;
  • In addition, TSA must reasonably believe the learner is academically suited to undertake the course e.g. employment history and/or prior education/qualifications.

What are my career prospects?

With the Australian Government predicting ‘very strong’ growth for welfare services jobs over the next 5 years (source: Joboutlook), there are excellent career prospects for those looking to pursue a career in youth work.

As a qualified youth worker, you’ll be able to effectively improve the lives of young people with diverse backgrounds and needs in a variety of roles, including:

  • Youth Liaison Officer
  • Family Support Worker
  • Youth Case Manager

Cost of this course $4000

  • Self funded payment options available
  • Jobs&Skills WA funding for WA residents (Perth)

JSWA funded course

JOBS and SKILLS WA Government subsidised total course fee*: $3,088
*Must meet eligibility criteria to qualify. Additional fees may apply such as student services and resource fees. Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Western Australian government program.

Units of Study

YOUTH WORK PART 1

CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

YOUTH WORK PART 2

CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework

CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities

CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

YOUTH WORK PART 3

CHCAOD004 Assess needs of client with alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

YOUTH WORK PART 4

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

 

Want to take your studies to the next level? Enquire today about our Diploma in Youth Work 

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