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CHC40413

Certificate IV in Youth Work

Kick start your career in youth work with this intermediate-level course that will equip you with the skills to start working with young people in the community sooner.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Southport Start date: 04 Oct 2022 Duration: 1 year
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast Darling Downs and South West
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Apprenticeships and traineeships
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
JobTrainer
$40
Concession
$2,595
Subsidised
$3,315
Full Fee
$6,590
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Course overview

Start working with young people in the community with this mid-level qualification. This course will give you the specialised skills and knowledge to work in a variety 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 next five 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 skills to work with diverse people, plan and run group activities, and to respond to crisis situations. Our highly-experienced teaching staff are leaders in their field and will give you the one-on-one guidance needed to succeed in your studies.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to be employed as a youth worker in a number of settings, including neighbourhood centres, residential settings, migrant support services, and with at risk young people. It will also give you the core skills needed to pursue further studies.

What can I do?

  • Indigenous Support Worker
  • Intervention and support programs with young people and their families
  • Child Safety Support Officer
  • Youth justice youth worker
  • Youth worker / program support officer in community based programs supporting children, young people and families experiencing mental health, domestic
  • Child and youth residential care worker
  • Youth mental health and disability 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

Course outcome:

CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work

JobTrainer Funded Course

This course is eligible for JobTrainer funding, meaning it could be $40 for eligible school-leavers, young people and job seekers looking to develop new skills. Training is proudly delivered by TAFE Queensland and jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government. Learn more >

Industry relevant 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
  • CHCCDE003
    Work within a community development framework
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCDE003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work within a community development framework. A community development framework, may include a range of methods designed to strengthen and develop communities by enhancing individual and group capacity to confidently engage with community structures and to address problems and issues.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work within a community development framework

  • 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
  • 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
  • CHCLEG001
    Work legally and ethically
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCLEG001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work legally and ethically

  • 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
  • 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
  • CHCYTH003
    Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCYTH003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist young people to identify the challenges and opportunities in their lives and to work towards their goals on an individual or group level.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Support young people to create opportunities in their lives

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCYTH004
    Respond to critical situations
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCYTH004
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain safety through effective response to potential or actual critical situations.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Respond to critical situations

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCYTH010
    Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCYTH010
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide guidance and role models to young people and their families to maintain positive and supportive relationships, while identifying problems and establishing goals for change based on maintaining support from family and the general community.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances

  • 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

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time - up to 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,595
  • Subsidised: $3,315
  • Full fee: $6,590
Springfield
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,595
  • Subsidised: $3,315
  • Full fee: $6,590
Springfield
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,595
  • Subsidised: $3,315
  • Full fee: $6,590
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Southport
04 Oct 2022
1 year
Full time - online, tutorials, workshops plus 100 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $40
  • Concession: $2,595
  • Subsidised: $3,315
  • Full fee: $6,590
Southport
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time - online, tutorials, workshops plus 100 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,595
  • Subsidised: $3,315
  • Full fee: $6,590
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
04 Oct 2022
1 year
Full time: Plus 100 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $40
  • Concession: $2,595
  • Subsidised: $3,315
  • Full fee: $6,590
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,595
  • Subsidised: $3,315
  • Full fee: $6,590
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,595
  • Subsidised: $3,315
  • Full fee: $6,590
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Springfield
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Mooloolaba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time - up to 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,595
  • Subsidised: $3,315
  • Full fee: $6,590
Springfield
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,595
  • Subsidised: $3,315
  • Full fee: $6,590
Springfield
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,595
  • Subsidised: $3,315
  • Full fee: $6,590
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Southport
04 Oct 2022
1 year
Full time - online, tutorials, workshops plus 100 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $40
  • Concession: $2,595
  • Subsidised: $3,315
  • Full fee: $6,590
Southport
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time - online, tutorials, workshops plus 100 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,595
  • Subsidised: $3,315
  • Full fee: $6,590
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
04 Oct 2022
1 year
Full time: Plus 100 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $40
  • Concession: $2,595
  • Subsidised: $3,315
  • Full fee: $6,590
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,595
  • Subsidised: $3,315
  • Full fee: $6,590
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,595
  • Subsidised: $3,315
  • Full fee: $6,590
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Springfield
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Mooloolaba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
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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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

If applicable, you will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are responsible for meeting the minimum standard of dress. For placement this includes having access to and wearing appropriate attire including black or navy pants and fully enclosed shoes. You may also be required to purchase TAFE Queensland branded uniform items (including a polo shirt). If this applies, further details will be provided after enrolment or during orientation.

You are also required to purchase a USB drive.

Placement

 

You may be required to have full COVID-19 vaccination to undertake vocational placement in a range of Community Services organisations. Potential students are advised to seek current information as policies may be updated.

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

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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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