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CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work

Helping tomorrow’s generation today

Do you have an interest in helping young people, seeing them grow and develop into well-rounded adults? If you are after a satisfying career where you nurture and guide others, youth work may be a good career option. This CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work will develop your skills to build strong relationships, mentor young adults who may require support and facilitate group activities for youth.

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What you will learn

This qualification ensures you have the necessary skills and knowledge to assist and support young people. The course will cover aspects of mentoring and how to organise youth programs, activities, and events.

Assessments are by way of written assignments and have a practical component. You will receive dedicated trainer team support throughout your studies. To achieve this qualification we will ensure you are assigned 160 hours of work placement experience.

How you will study

Learning is online over a 12-month period, to best suit your individual needs and lifestyle. You will be expected to complete practical activities through attending mobile workshops and in the workplace. TrainSmart Australia will give you advance notice so you can make necessary arrangements to ensure you are able to participate in these workshops.

What are your career options?

Youth Workers operate in diverse roles and are always in demand. Careers include roles such as family support worker, youth residential care worker, juvenile justice officer, school chaplain, or youth liaison officer.

Student entry requirements

TrainSmart Australia will assess a students’ ‘academic suitability’ to ensure the student has the best chance of success. This is determined by either:-

  • The student providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of an Australian year 12 Certificate; or,
  • The student providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of a Certificate IV qualification (or above) or,
  • The student completing the Core Skills Profile for Adults online assessment passing at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy.
  • Current Working With Children Check (you must apply for one if you do not already have one);
  • Current National Police Check (issued within the last 6 months).

In addition to the above entry requirements, the College will consider whether the student applying to enrol demonstrates the capacity to meet the demands of their chosen course. Student academic suitability is determined through a one to one career counselling session. The student will be advised whether he or she is considered to be academically suited, or alternative study pathways may be offered.

Cost of this course

The maximum tuition fee for this youth work course is $10,300. Your fee payment options are:

  • 24 month interest-free payment plan. No deposit, no interest to pay for 24 months.
  • VET Student Loan – Australian Government income contingent loan which allows you to study now and pay later.

VET Student Loan is available

VET Student Loan is an Australian Government loan program available to Australian citizens. For the CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work, you can take out a VET Student Loan which you will pay back once you are earning above a certain threshold. You will study 21 units as listed below.


There is a growing demand for Youth Workers, if you want to make a difference to a young person’s life and reap the rewards of helping someone achieve their goals in life, then this course is ideal.

Complimentary services and career guidance

Membership of the TrainSmart Australia student portal in which you will receive updates on class status, new facilities, promotions and social media updates.

For more information about the many benefits of learning with us at TrainSmart Australia, about VET Student Loans (formerly VET FEE-HELP) or about our complimentary career guidance service, simply submit your details online or call now on 1300 855 517


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