CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work
This qualification reflects the role of 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.
This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and youth sector 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.
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***Please note that the assessment methods for this course includes Theory component and mandatory practical placement component of 120 hours. You must complete placement hours to be able to achieve the competency in the units and successfully complete the course.
|Duration||Domestic: 33 weeks
International: 52 weeks
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 and Working with Children Check are required before the commencement of practical placement.
The average course duration for Domestic students is 33 weeks; for International students is 52 weeks. The duration may vary due to the amount of hours required for practical placement, mode of study and public holidays which may fall on usual days of delivery.
Face to face delivery of 2 full days per week and 80 hours of practical placement at the end of your study. Throughout the duration of your course you will be expected to complete assessment tasks and undertake some research on or offsite which is considered to be self paced learning averaging out to be approximately 16 hours per week.
N.B: ETEA will provide assistance in searching industry placement.
Employment or occupational pathway
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. 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
ETEA uses a range of assessment methods which may include:
- Written assessment (open book)
- Case study
You can apply for recognition of prior learning, academic credit and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification.
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Please note: dates are subject to change due to holidays and availability.
If dates provided do not suit, please contact us at 13 13 89 or +61 3 9450 0500 via phone, or through our contact page, as we will accommodate dates to suit students needs.
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Students will need to complete 18 Units of Competency, consisting of 14 Core and 4 Elective units.
(NB: Elective units will be selected for delivery by ETEA and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirement).
|CHCCDE003||Work within a community development framework|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCGRP002||Plan and conduct group activities|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|CHCYTH001||Engage respectfully with young people|
|CHCYTH002||Work effectively with young people in youth work context|
|CHCYTH003||Support young people to create opportunities in their lives|
|CHCYTH004||Respond to critical situations|
|CHCYTH010||Provide services for young people appropriate to the needs and circumstances|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships|
|CHCDFV001||Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence|
|CHCAOD001||Work in an alcohol and other drugs context|
|CHCCCS019||Recognise and respond to crisis situations|
|HLTAID003||Provide First Aid|
** Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.