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CHC50421

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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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Darling Downs and South West North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Online
NEXT INTAKE Start date: 08 Jul 2024 Duration: 1 year View all intakes
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$10,840
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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 19,000 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?

  • Child Safety Support Officer
  • Youth mental health and disability youth worker
  • Youth justice youth worker
  • Support worker / Youth worker in community based programs
  • Child and youth residential care worker
  • Youth Worker
  • School based youth support officer
  • Neighbourhood centre programs including parenting programs worker / case worker
  • Program support worker with children, young people and their families
  • Indigenous Support Worker

Course outcome:

CHC50421 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 highly experienced and well connected with the industry sector. They know what employers and young people are looking for in support workers.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below. You will also be required to undertake 200 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
  • CHCCOM002
    Use communication to build relationships
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCOM002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to apply specific communication techniques to establish, build and maintain relationships with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders based on respect and trust.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Use communication to build relationships

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCSM013
    Facilitate and review case management
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCSM013
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, monitor and review case management.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Facilitate and review case management

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDEV005
    Analyse impacts of sociological factors on people in community work and services
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDEV005
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to analyse impacts of sociological factors when undertaking community work and associated services.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Analyse impacts of sociological factors on people 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
  • CHCPRT025
    Identify and report children and young people at risk
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPRT025
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify children and young people who are at risk and report in line with legislative requirements. This work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Identify and report children and young people at risk

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCYTH013
    Engage respectfully with young people
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCYTH013
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with children and young people in work roles with a specific focus on young people.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Engage respectfully with young people

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCYTH014
    Work effectively with young people in the youth work context
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCYTH014
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work in the youth work context.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively with young people in the youth work context

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCYTH021
    Support youth programs
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCYTH021
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to devise, set up, coordinate, deliver and evaluate youth activities and programs for individuals and groups.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Support youth programs

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCYTH024
    Manage service response to young people in crisis
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCYTH024
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, 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
  • HLTWHS003
    Maintain work health and safety
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTWHS003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and work practices as part of a small work team.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Maintain work health and safety

Ways to study
  • You'll learn face to face with a teacher in a classroom or simulated workplace environment. You may access learning materials through our online learning management system Connect. Learn more

  • You’ll primarily learn face to face with a teacher in one of our learning spaces such as a classroom or simulated workplace environment. Some of your training may also take place via video or Zoom. Learn more

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  • You’ll primarily learn face to face with a teacher in one of our learning spaces such as a classroom or simulated workplace environment. Some of your training may also take place via video or Zoom. Learn more

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CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
On Campus
08 Jul 2024
1 year
Full time up to 5 days per week
  • Full fee: $10,840
demo

South Bank

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

08 Jul 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 year

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time up to 5 days per week

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Full fee: $10,840
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus and vocational placement

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

Springfield
On campus with some online
08 Jul 2024
18 months
Full time - 2 days on campus per week + virtual classes in the last 2 weeks of term
  • Full fee: $10,840
demo

Springfield

On campus with some online

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    20%
  • On Campus Time
    80%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

08 Jul 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

18 months

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time - 2 days on campus per week + virtual classes in the last 2 weeks of term

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Full fee: $10,840
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Self-paced

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

Yes

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus and vocational placement

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
On campus with some online
08 Jul 2024
18 months
Full time - 2 days on campus per week + virtual classes in the last 2 weeks of term
  • Full fee: $10,840
demo

Toowoomba

On campus with some online

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    20%
  • On Campus Time
    80%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

08 Jul 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

18 months

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time - 2 days on campus per week + virtual classes in the last 2 weeks of term

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Full fee: $10,840
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Self-paced

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

Yes

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus and vocational placement

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • All of your study will be done online and you can work through your studies at your own pace. You can access your learning materials 24/7 through our online learning management system Connect. Learn more

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STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Online self-directed
08 Jul 2024
Recommend 18 months
Part-time - Tuesdays & Thursday 12.00pm - 1.00pm
  • Full fee: $10,840
demo

Online self-directed

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    100%
  • On Campus Time
    0%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

08 Jul 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Recommend 18 months

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Part-time - Tuesdays & Thursday 12.00pm - 1.00pm

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Full fee: $10,840
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Self-paced

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online and vocational placement

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

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Diploma of Youth Work (CHC50421)
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 - $12,063 cap

The VET Student Loans program assists eligible students enrolled in approved courses to pay their tuition fees.  The Australian Government charges full fee-paying (non-subsidised) students a 20 per cent loan fee in addition to their tuition fees.  A VET Student Loan is a debt that must be repaid.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Placement

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, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. TAFE Queensland is 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 your shifts. You are required to complete 200 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
This course requires you to obtain a NDIS Worker Screening Check to be eligible to attend the vocational placement assessment component of your studies.

Prior to Placement, you will need to receive 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).  

If your check identifies that you have a criminal history, you may be disqualified from being eligible to undertake placement and assessment, which would affect your course outcomes. If you think this might impact you, please speak to the relevant Placement Coordinator for further information.

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.

Vaccination requirements 
COVID-19 vaccination requirements across a range of high-risk settings have eased. There are no Public Health Directions in effect requiring you to be vaccinated in high risk settings. However, decisions on mandatory vaccinations will be made by the owner or operator of these settings. Some facilities may also mandate the number of vaccinations required. These requirements will be provided to the student, prior to arrangements being made for the completion of vocational placement.

Important information

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.

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
  • 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.

Course disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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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