Certificate IV in Youth Work


  • 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

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

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards





Work placement

160 hours in total

Course length
Self-paced (e.g. 22 hrs a week = finish in 1 year, 16.5 hrs a week = finish in 18 months). Complete within 18 months.
Study mode


Assignments, online quizzes & work placement
Start date

Enrol anytime.

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OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
Why SEEK Learning?

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Our expertise and understanding of the job market means SEEK Learning is your go-to for advice on the right course for your career.

Payment options

12-month interest free payment plan

Terms & conditions apply

No deposit, and pay no interest for the first 12 months.
Pay over time by making weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.

or Upfront payment

Course price $5,195 AUD


There are no entry requirements for this course. You can enrol no matter what level of education or work experience you have.

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


  1. CHCYTH001 - Engage respectfully with young people

  2. CHCNET404B - Facilitate links with other services

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

  4. HLTWHS001 - Participate in work health & safety

  5. CHCGROUP403D - Plan & conduct group activities

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

  7. CHCCS422B - Respond holistically to client issues & refer appropriately

  8. CHCYTH004 - Respond to critical situations

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

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

  11. CHCCM404A - Undertake case management for clients with complex needs

  12. CHCCOM403A - Use targeted communication skills to build relationships

  13. HLTHIR404D - Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

  14. HLTHIR403C - Work effectively with culturally diverse clients & co-workers

  15. CHCYTH002 - Work effectively with young people in the youth work context

  16. CHCMH411A - Work with people with mental health issues

  17. CHCCD412B - Work within a community development framework

  18. CHCCS400C - Work within a relevant legal & ethical framework

Support and delivery

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.

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. 12-month interest free payment plan

Pay for your course over time by making weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.

This flexible payment plan requires no deposit, and you pay no interest for the first 12 months.

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

To understand more about payment options or find out if you’re eligible for a funding entitlement, contact a SEEK Learning Consultant.

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