Certificate IV in Youth Work CHC41812
This qualification covers workers who develop and facilitate programs for young people through a range of community based programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people.
Work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and welfare agencies and workers will be:
- Responsible for implementing policies and guidelines of the employing organisation
- Largely self-directed with fairly autonomous decision making capacity under the indirect supervision of a manager.
Common positions that may be suited with this qualification are:
- Community Development Worker (Youth)
- Youth and Family Resource Officer
- Indigenous Youth Worker
- Youth and Family Service Worker
- Youth Case Worker
- Residential Care Worker
- Recreational Youth Activities Worker
- Youth Alcohol and Other Drugs Worker
- Youth Housing Support Worker
- Support Worker Residential
- Youth Worker
Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and oral English skills. You will be required to complete a Pre-training and Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment.
There are no pre-requisite or any other training package entry requirements to enrol in this course.
A current Police Check & Working with Children Check are required before the commencement of practical placement.
ETEA is constantly running this course throughout Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. Please contact us for details and dates of the next available course in your area or feel free to complete the request information pack form and we will contact you shortly.
Students have two options. They can choose from either a classroom based delivery or blended learning.
• Classroom delivery: Face to face training and Practical Placement.
• Blended learning and practical placement: Blended learning is a mixed learning experience with some of the delivery in the classroom with a
facilitator, some as self-paced learning and some during the practical placement.
ETEA uses a range of assessment methods which may include:
- Classroom activities
- Written questions
- Observation (practical placement)
UNITS OF STUDY
Students will need to complete 16 Units of Competency, consisting of 10 Core and 6 Elective units
(NB: Elective units will be selected for delivery by ETEA and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirement)
||Work within a community development framework
||Use targeted communication skills to build relationships
||Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
||Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately
||Support client self-management
||Engage respectfully with young people
||Work effectively with young people in the youth work context
||Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
||Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
||Contribute to WHS processes
||Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
||Work effectively with young people
||Work effectively in child protection & out of home care for children and young people
||Confirm client developmental status
||Identify & respond to children & young people at risk
||Support young people in crisis (Note pre requisite CHCYTH301E )
* This elective is a Group A elective which cannot be changed
Please refer to the industry pathways page.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
Recognition of prior learning is a process where a person with work experience, can have their skills and knowledge assessed, with the aim of getting a formal qualification. Click here for further details.
CREDIT TRANSFER AND NATIONAL RECOGNITION
Credit transfer assesses the initial course or subject that an individual’s using to claim access to, or the award of credit in, a destination course. The assessment determines the extent to which the client’s initial course or subject is equivalent to the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards in a qualification. This may include credit transfer based on formal learning that is outside the AQF. Click here for further details.