Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.
No prerequisites for this course.
If you pay using VET FEE-HELP you need to provide a Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy test.
240 hours in total
Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.
Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.
Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.
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
Study now pay later – VET FEE-HELP
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Become trained in:
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.
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.
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to facilitate all aspects of case planning. This unit may apply to work in a range of community service contexts.
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to apply higher level communication skills that underpin effective workplace operations. The high level communication skills described in this unit may be applied across a range of workplace contexts involving development, application and evaluation of communication strategies to effectively address identified client needs and promote the organisation.
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to identify, develop, implement, monitor and review programs to meet the needs of clients.
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.
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.
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.
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to maintain the application of legal and ethical work practices by monitoring, coordinating and promoting their importance in providing community services and supporting duty of care requirements. This unit is to be assessed in relation to the specific legal and ethical context of the work role/s and requirements to which it applies.
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.
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.
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to participate in, establish and lead a range of informal and formal groups in a variety of settings. This unit may be applied to group work in a range of community service settings.
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.
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to devise, set up, coordinate, deliver and evaluate activities and programs for individuals and groups.
This unit describes the communication and 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.
This unit deals with the cultural awareness required for effective communication and cooperation with persons of diverse cultures.
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.
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.
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to monitor and upgrade organisation approaches to young people with highly complex problems.
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.
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.
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to work in an outreach capacity with vulnerable or at risk groups such as those experiencing homelessness, mental health, alcohol or other drugs (AOD) issues.
When you study online with OTEN, you can:
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.
There are 3 ways you can pay for this course:
If you are eligible, you can pay for this course through the Australian Government’s VET FEE-HELP loan scheme, meaning you don’t need to pay upfront for the course. Through VET FEE-HELP, the Australian Government pays the amount of your course to the education provider on your behalf. You’ll start paying back this loan (including a 20% loan fee) through the tax system once your taxable income is more than the minimum repayment threshold (which is $54,869 for the 2016-2017 financial year).
On the 5th October 2016 the Australian Government announced plans to replace the VET FEE-HELP scheme with the VET Student Loans scheme, which are scheduled to apply from the 1st January 2017.
The Government has advised that students who access VET-FEE HELP prior to the 31st December 2016 may continue to access the VET FEE-HELP scheme until the 31st December 2017, provided the student notifies the Australian Government Department of Education and Training of this intention by the 31st March 2017.
To do this, the student needs to complete an online form that will be made available on the Department’s website. If the student does not inform the Department, access to VET-FEE HELP will cease on the 31st March 2017.
If your study continues into 2018, the proposed changes state you may not be able to access VET FEE-HELP after 31st December 2017. However, you may be able to access the new proposed VET Student Loans scheme, depending on the course and provider. For further information and updates, you should regularly check the Australian Government’s proposed changes to student loan schemes.
Find out more about the proposed changes.
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.
After 12 months, you will be charged an interest rate of 19.95% per annum on the amount that remains to be repaid.
Most working Australian adults are eligible. See Am I Eligible? for details.
A SEEK Learning consultant can help you set up this payment plan. There is a $99 annual fee. Terms and conditions apply.
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.