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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 and Development Worker (Youth)
  • Youth and Family Resource Officer
  • Youth Case Worker
  • Recreational 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, 16.5 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.

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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.

Many OTEN courses are VET FEE-HELP approved so you can study now and pay later.

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

Payment options

12-month interest free payment planTerms & conditions apply

Upfront payment

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Price
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The cost of a course can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are an Australian resident
  • How you pay for the course (via a government loan, via a payment plan, or upfront)

To work out how much this course would cost you,
contact a SEEK Learning consultant.

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. 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
  2. CHCNET404B - Facilitate links with other services


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to liaise and facilitate linkages between all community services including specialist and generalist services in the community to ensure support of people in need.

    The skills described in this unit may be applied across a range of workplace contexts, especially involving related service delivery, sharing of information and client referral.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. CHCGROUP403D - Plan & conduct group activities


    On successful completion of this unit you will have the knowledge and skills required to participate in, establish and lead a range of informal and formal groups in a variety of settings. Specifically, you will:

    • Address resourcing issues for group activities
    • Coordinate a group planning process
    • Manage group processes including responding to conflict
    • Evaluate group activities
  6. 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.

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


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to assess a range of client issues and refer appropriately. On completion of this unit, the worker will be able to respond appropriately to clients that have a range of issues outside and in addition to the area of immediate focus, expertise or interests of the worker and their organisation.

    Completion of the unit will also provide the worker with competence to make decisions as to whether to refer or retain the client.

  8. CHCYTH004 - Respond to critical situations


    On successful completion of this unit you will have the knowledge and skills required to maintain safety through effective response to potential or actual critical situations. Specifically, you will:

    • Minimise the impact of critical incidents
    • Prevent escalation of violent behaviour
    • Secure the safety of clients
  9. 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.

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


    On successful completion of this unit you will have the knowledge and skills 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. Specifically, you will:

    • Build respectful and trusting working relationships with young people
    • Work with young people to identify their needs, rights, strengths, hopes and opportunities
    • Work with young people to identify their needs, rights, strengths, hopes and opportunities
    • Develop and implement action plans
  11. CHCCM404A - Undertake case management for clients with complex needs


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to provide case management to clients who have already been assessed and whose needs have been identified as extending across a number of areas, such as aged care, community care, disability, mental health, drugs, alcohol or homelessness. This unit may apply to work in a range of community service contexts, including aged care and home and community care.

  12. CHCCOM403A - Use targeted communication skills to build relationships


    On successful completion of this unit you will have the knowledge and skills required to apply specific workplace communication techniques to build and maintain relationships with clients and colleagues based on respect and trust. Specifically, you will:

    • Communicate effectively with clients and staff
    • Contribute to the implementation of effective communication strategies
    • Use specific communication techniques to maintain constructive interaction
    • Facilitate discussions
    • Identify communication strategies to build relationships with clients who are involuntary or present communication challenges
  13. HLTHIR404D - Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people


    On successful completion of this unit you will have communication, work practice skills and knowledge required to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the health industry context.

    It deals specifically with cross-cultural awareness and issues involving working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, organisations and communities. Specifically, you will:

    • Reflect an awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and cultures in work practices
    • Reflect an awareness of own and other cultural realities in work practices
    • Communicate effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
    • Reflect cultural safety in workplace and professional relationships
    • Work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities
  14. HLTHIR403C - Work effectively with culturally diverse clients & co-workers


    On successful completion of this unit you will have the cultural awareness required for effective communication and cooperation with persons of diverse cultures. Specifically, you will:

    • Reflect cultural awareness in work practice
    • Accept cultural diversity as a basis for effective work place and professional relationships
    • Communicate effectively with culturally diverse persons
    • Resolve cross-cultural misunderstandings
  15. 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
  16. CHCMH411A - Work with people with mental health issues


    This unit describes the knowledge, skills and attitudes required by workers in community services and health settings to work in a consumer directed and oriented way with consumers who are living with mental health issues.

  17. CHCCD412B - Work within a community development framework


    On successful completion of this unit you will have the knowledge and skills 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. Specifically, you will:

    • Operate within a community development framework
    • Distinguish between private and public issues arising in community development work
    • Work with groups to achieve community development outcomes
    • Work effectively with diversity in the community
  18. CHCCS400C - Work within a relevant legal & ethical framework


    On successful completion of this unit you will have the knowledge and skills required to work within a legal and ethical framework that supports duty of care requirements. Specifically, you will:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of legislation and common law relevant to work role
    • Follow identified policies and practices
    • Work ethically
    • Recognise and respond when client rights and interests are not being protected

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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