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  • CHC50413

Diploma of Youth Work

At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Youth Worker
COURSE OUTCOME

CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work

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Course overview

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. The sector is experiencing steady growth, with industry expecting up to 50,000 job openings in 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.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 4 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CHCCCS007
Develop and implement service programs
CHCCOM003
Develop workplace communication strategies
CHCCSM005
Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
CHCDEV002
Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCGRP002
Plan and conduct group activities
CHCLEG003
Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPRP001
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCPRT001
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCYTH001
Engage respectfully with young people
CHCYTH002
Work effectively with young people in the youth work context
CHCYTH008
Support young people to take collective action
CHCYTH009
Support youth programs
CHCYTH012
Manage service response to young people in crisis
HLTWHS001
Participate in workplace health and safety
North and Far North Queensland
M00VPC100
Vocational placement
Greater Brisbane
M00VPC100
Vocational placement
Sunshine Coast
M00VPC100
Vocational placement

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
North and Far North Queensland
CHCYTH010
Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
CHCAOD001
Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
CHCSOH001
Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
CHCCCS004
Assess co-existing needs
Greater Brisbane
CHCPRT015
Respond to needs of youth justice clients
CHCYTH010
Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
CHCYTH006
Work with young people to establish support networks
CHCCCS003
Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
Sunshine Coast
CHCYTH010
Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
CHCCCS016
Respond to client needs
CHCDFV001
Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCCDE003
Work within a community development framework
Darling Downs and South West
CHCYTH010
Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
CHCCCS004
Assess co-existing needs
CHCAOD001
Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
CHCSOH001
Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
VPC100
Vocational placement

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Money IconVet Student Loan - $10,150 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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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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Vocational placement

If you are not currently employed or volunteering 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, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. TAFE Queensland may 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 your shifts. You are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification however TAFE Queensland may be able to support up to 240 hours of placement.

Please note: prior to placement you will need to complete a Criminal History Check (yellow card), apply for a Blue Card (working with children check) and a Personal History Screening Check (LCS Form – 2)

If your police check identifies that you have a criminal history or you are unable to apply for a blue card, 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 Vocational Placement Coordinator for further information.

You will be responsible for any costs associated with meeting these placement requirements.

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.

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland