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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
  • Option to study now, pay later via Government loan – no upfront cost

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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.
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.

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.

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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

Study now pay later – VET FEE-HELP

12-month interest free payment planTerms & conditions apply

Upfront payment

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Price
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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

Core units

  1. 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.

  2. CHCCM503C - Develop, facilitate & monitor all aspects of case management


    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.

  3. CHCCOM504B - Develop, implement & promote effective workplace communication


    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.

  4. CHCCS503B - Develop, implement, review services & programs to meet client needs


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to identify, develop, implement, monitor and review programs to meet the needs of clients.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. CHCCS502C - Maintain legal & ethical work practices


    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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. CHCGROUP403D - Plan & conduct group activities


    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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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


    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.

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


    This unit deals with the cultural awareness required for effective communication and cooperation with persons of diverse cultures.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

Elective units

  1. CHCYTH005 - Develop & implement procedures to enable young people to address their needs


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to monitor and upgrade organisation approaches to young people with highly complex problems.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. CHCCH522B - Undertake outreach work


    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.

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 3 ways you can pay for this course:

1. Study now pay later – VET FEE-HELP

If you are eligible, you can pay for this course through the Australian Government’s VET FEE-HELP loan scheme.

This means you don’t need to pay upfront for the course if you:

2. 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.

3. 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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