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Certificate IV in Youth Work

CHC40413

  • Become a qualified Youth Case Worker with a Certificate IV in Youth Work (CHC40413)
  • Make a difference in the lives of young people & help prevent future issues
  • No educational entry requirements or experience needed to get started

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At a glance

Study mode

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Online

Provider

OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
Career Opportunities
  • Youth Worker
  • Residential Youth Worker
  • Community Development Worker (Youth)
  • Youth and Family Resource Officer
  • Youth Case Worker
  • Recreational Youth Activities Worker
Recognition

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards

Prerequisites

None

Location

Online

Work placement

160 hours in total

Course length
Self-paced (e.g. 22 hrs a week = finish in 1 year, 15 hrs a week = finish in 18 months). Complete within 18 months.
Study mode

Online


Online

Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.

Blended

Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.

In-class

Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

Assessment
Assignments, online quizzes & work placement
Start date

Enrol anytime.

Provider
OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)

TAFE NSW - OTEN - Open Training and Education Network (RTO 90004) is the largest online TAFE provider in Australia.

You can study OTEN’s accredited online TAFE courses at your own pace, and start anytime.

OTEN’s flexible courses are developed in consultation with relevant industry groups – to ensure you build the skills that are valued by employers.

TAFE NSW - Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004) trading as Open Training & Education Network

Price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including whether you are an Australian resident or your chosen payment option. To find out more, contact the course provider.

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Communicating effectively with young people (aged 12- 25)
  • Assisting young people to identify the challenges and opportunities in their lives and to work towards their goals on an individual or group level
  • Maintaining safety through effective response to potential or actual critical situations
  • Building and maintain relationships with clients and colleagues based on respect and trust
  • Providing clients with support and assistance to self manage aspects of their life that may include planning, access and involvement in community services and decision-making

Work placement

This course includes a total of 160 hours of professional work placement.

The industry experience gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

Course structure

18 units

Units

  1. CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

  2. CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills 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.

  3. CHCGRP002 - Plan & conduct group activities


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to establish, lead and participate in groups using a collaborative, strengths-based approach.

  4. CHCLEG001 - Work legally & ethically


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

  5. CHCPRT001 - Identify & respond to children & young people at risk


    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.

  6. HLTWHS001 - Participate in work health & safety


    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.

  7. CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establishing relationships, clarifying needs, and then working collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues.

  8. CHCYTH001 - Engage respectfully with young people


    On successful completion of this unit you will have the knowledge and skills required to communicate effectively with young people (aged 12-25) in work roles with a specific focus on young people. Specifically, you will:

    • Communicate effectively with a diversity of young people
    • Reflect understanding of youth cultures, sub cultures and development
    • Work with the young person as the focus
  9. CHCYTH002 - Work effectively with young people in the youth work context


    On successful completion of this unit you will have the knowledge and skills required to work in the youth work context. The unit focuses on the historical and contemporary youth sector practice and understanding of the current status of young people. Specifically, you will:

    • Apply understanding of the social, historical, economic, legal and political contexts of young people
    • Apply understanding of the context of youth work
    • Work within the core values and practice frameworks of youth work
    • Work with understanding of the impact of values in determining the approach to working with young people
  10. CHCCOM002 - Use communication to build relationships


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

  11. CHCYTH003 - Support young people to create opportunities in their lives


    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.

  12. CHCYTH004 - Respond to critical situations


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

  13. CHCYTH010 - Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs & circumstances


    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.

  14. CHCCDE003 - Work within a relevant community development framework


    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.

  15. CHCPRT002 - Support the rights & safety of children & young people


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to address duty of care requirements, working within an ethical framework and applying relevant legislation, codes of conduct, international agreements (such as Convention on the Rights of the Child), policies and procedures in identifying, responding and supporting children's and young people's rights and safety.

  16. CHCPRP001 - Develop & maintain networks & collaborative partnerships


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to identify networking and collaboration needs and develop formal and informal partnerships to enhance service delivery and improve professional practice.

  17. CHCAOD001 - Work in an alcohol & other drugs context


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to establishing and working within the current context, philosophy and values of the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector

  18. CHCCOM005 - Communicate & work in health or community services


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers.

Support and delivery

Studying online explained

When you study online with OTEN, you can:

  • Study from anywhere, when it suits you best.
  • Graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.
  • Get comprehensive support from teachers via phone and email.
  • Access course materials online.
  • Interact with teachers and fellow students via platforms like virtual classrooms, forums and video calls.

OTEN's online courses can also be referred to as distance education. Some hard-copy course materials and assessments may be accessed or submitted via post.

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