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CHC50413

Diploma of Youth Work

Take the next step in your career in youth work with this advanced qualification that gives you the skills you need to work with young people in diverse settings.

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TIME 18 months / Full Time NEXT START DATE 11 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Darling Downs and South West North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus Online
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$9,810
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Course overview

Upgrade your skills in the community service sector with this advanced qualification. This course is perfect for those who want to work with young people in a diverse range of settings.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working in community and welfare support is expected to grow strongly over the coming years. This large occupation has strong job prospects with around 30,000 job openings anticipated over the next five years. 

This course will give you the practical knowledge you need to engage respectfully with young people and identify and respond to people in crisis. You will learn to conduct group activities, manage case loads, and to develop and implement procedures to help young people address their needs. Our teams of industry professionals are the best in their field, and will give you the one-on-one guidance that you need to succeed in the sector.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a youth worker in a variety of community settings, to support the goals of young people.

What can I do?

  • Residential Care Worker
  • Youth Worker

Course outcome:

CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work

Strong industry partnerships

As part of your course, you get valuable experience in real workplaces. Our strong partnerships mean you will learn the skills you need, while also getting to know potential future employers.

World-class teachers

Our teaching staff are at the top of their game and are still heavily involved in the industry. This means you're being taught by people who know what employers are looking for and where the sector is headed.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 4 elective units from the list below. You will also be required to undertake 100 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCCS007
    Develop and implement service programs
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCCS007
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to engage consumers, analyse service needs of particular groups and develop programs and services to meet those needs.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop and implement service programs

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCOM003
    Develop workplace communication strategies
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCOM003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop communication protocols for a team or business unit.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop workplace communication strategies

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCSM005
    Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCSM005
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake case management meetings to plan, monitor and review service provision.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDEV002
    Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDEV002
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to function independently and to plan and undertake community work and associated services.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIV001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work with diverse people

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIV002
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIV002
    Unit description :

    The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCGRP002
    Plan and conduct group activities
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCGRP002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to establish, lead and participate in a groups using a collaborative, strengths-based approach.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Plan and conduct group activities

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCLEG003
    Manage legal and ethical compliance
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCLEG003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities, and then develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCMHS001
    Work with people with mental health issues
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCMHS001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work with people with mental health issues

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCPRP001
    Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPRP001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify networking and collaboration needs and develop formal and informal partnerships to enhance service delivery and improve professional practice.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCPRT001
    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPRT001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm. This work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCYTH001
    Engage respectfully with young people
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCYTH001
    Unit description :

    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.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Engage respectfully with young people

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCYTH002
    Work effectively with young people in the youth work context
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCYTH002
    Unit description :

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

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively with young people in the youth work context

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCYTH008
    Support young people to take collective action
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCYTH008
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to enable young people to participate in the decision-making that affects their lives.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Support young people to take collective action

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCYTH009
    Support youth programs
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCYTH009
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to devise, set up, coordinate, deliver and evaluate activities and programs for individuals and groups.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Support youth programs

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCYTH012
    Manage service response to young people in crisis
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCYTH012
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop an agency approach to young people in crisis.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage service response to young people in crisis

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTWHS001
    Participate in workplace health and safety
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTWHS001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in workplace health and safety

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time up to 5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $9,810
Springfield
11 Jul 2022
18 months
2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $9,810
Springfield
23 Jan 2023
18 months
2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $9,810
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
11 Jul 2022
18 months
2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $9,810
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
18 months
2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $9,810
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Townsville (Pimlico)
11 Jul 2022
18 months
Full time
Online
  • Full fee: $9,810
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
11 Jul 2022
18 months
Full time
  • Full fee: $9,810
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time up to 5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $9,810
Springfield
11 Jul 2022
18 months
2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $9,810
Springfield
23 Jan 2023
18 months
2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $9,810
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
11 Jul 2022
18 months
2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $9,810
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
18 months
2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $9,810
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Townsville (Pimlico)
11 Jul 2022
18 months
Full time
Online
  • Full fee: $9,810
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
11 Jul 2022
18 months
Full time
  • Full fee: $9,810

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Diploma of Youth Work (CHC50413)
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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VET Student Loan - $10,813 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Placement

If you are not currently employed in industry, during your course you will be required to complete Vocational Placement so you can start practising your new skills in a real-world environment. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider. TAFE Queensland will be able to assist in arranging suitable placements.

Completing placement is compulsory and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete this. You are required to complete Vocational Placement in an approved workplace, as part of your qualification.

Prior to Placement, students will need to complete and provide evidence of the following checks:

• Students must complete their online NDIS Worker Screening Clearance application at this link - NDIS Worker Screening Unit (WSU) and nominate TAFE Queensland (as their employer).  There is no cost to students. TAFE Queensland can then verify each student.

• Students must also complete the NDIS Worker Orientation Online Modules (4 modules/approximately 90 minutes in total). Upon completion, students will need to provide their Certificate of Completion to both TAFE Queensland and their placement provider.

• Additionally, if students work with children on Placement, they will also need a Blue Card Working with Children Check (Blue Card in Queensland).

• Please note:  Students can apply for both the NDIS Worker Screening Clearance and Blue Card by completing a combined application via the NDIS Worker Screening portal noted above NDIS Worker Screening Unit (WSU).  

Please note: TAFE Queensland wishes to warn you, as a Blue Card applicant, that it is an offence for a disqualified person to sign a Blue Card application.  For further information regarding 'disqualified' persons, please contact Blue Card Services.  

Depending on where your placement is conducted, further checks may be required and your Vocational Placement Coordinator or Teacher will discuss this with you.

Need to know

For all students who are undertaking courses that include Vocational Placements in a high risk workplace, Queensland Health has directed that students must declare your COVID-19 Vaccination status and evidence to either TAFE Queensland or the placement provider. 

This may require you providing us or the placement provider information on:

  • Your vaccinate status
  • Last date of vaccination
  • Evidence of vaccine status

Where this information will be collected as part of your application and / or enrolment process.  Any data collected will be managed under the TAFE Queensland Privacy Policy.

This requirement is in place for all students in affected courses, including TAFE at School students.

Those students who have a medical contraindication may be unable to complete the vocational placement component of their course. This means you may not be able to meet all of the requirements of your course and may not be able to graduate or receive your qualification.

If you have any questions or concerns with this requirement, please contact our COVID hotline on 07 3307 4789.

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Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Apply through QTAC

You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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