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Diploma of Youth Work

CHC50413

  • Become qualified to work as a Youth Worker or Case Manager with this nationally recognised Diploma of Youth Work (CHC50413)
  • No previous 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
Recognition

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites for this course.

Location

Online

Work placement

240 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 2 years.
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 & 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:

  • Identifying, responding and supporting children's and young people's rights and safety
  • Participating in, establishing and leading a range of informal and formal groups in a variety of settings
  • Identifying, developing, implementing, monitoring and reviewing programs to meet the needs of clients
  • Enabling youths to participate in the decision-making that affects their lives
  • Monitoring, coordinating and promoting ethical, safe and effective work practices

Work placement

This course includes a total of 240 hours of professional work placement at an approved youth work agency (or similar). You will need to arrange your own work placement.

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

Course structure

21 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. CHCLEG003 - Manage legal & ethical compliance


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities, and then develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities.

  5. CHCPRT001 - Identify & respond to children or 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 establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues.

  8. CHCYTH001 - Engage respectfully with young people


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to communicate effectively with young people (aged 12 - 25) in work roles with a specific focus on young people.

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


    This unit describes 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.

  10. CHCCOM003 - Develop workplace communication strategies


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to develop communication protocols for a team or business unit.

  11. CHCYTH008 - Support young people to take collective action


    This unit identifies the knowledge and skills needed to enable young people to participate in the decision- making that affect their lives. It describes power withcommunity development processes with young people.

  12. CHCYTH009 - Support youth programs


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to devise, set up, coordinate, deliver and evaluate activities and programs for individuals and groups.

  13. CHCYTH012 - Manage service response to young people in crisis


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to cooperate in mutual agreement on the activities, outcomes and processes of family members for the purpose of achieving goals identified in consultation with the young person to address the young person?s concerns and/or risks.

  14. CHCCCS007 - Develop & implement service programs


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to engage consumers, analyse service needs of particular groups and develop programs and services to meet those needs.

  15. CHCPRP001 - Develop & maintain networks & collaborative partnerships


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

  16. CHCDEV002 - Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work & services


    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to function independently and to plan and undertake community work and associated services. The unit describes the application of knowledge of the broad social and cultural context in which work is planned and implemented in the community services industry. This unit applies to workers who seek to better understand their client groups and issues that impact on the lives of their clients and hence on their delivery of services.

  17. CHCCSM005 - Develop, facilitate & review all aspects of case management


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake case management meetings to plan, monitor and review service provision.

  18. 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.

  19. CHCCCS004 - Assess co-existing needs


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess the diverse and multi-faceted needs of people and determine both internal and external services required to meet those needs.

  20. CHCCCS016 - Respond to client needs


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond holistically to client needs. Clients may have a range of issues outside and in addition to the area of immediate focus or expertise of the worker and their organisation.

  21. CHCPRP003 - Reflect on & improve own professional practice


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development.

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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