Diploma of Youth Work


  • 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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OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
Career Opportunities

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.



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.
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OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
Payment options

Study now pay later – VET FEE-HELP

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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:

  • 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

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

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

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

  5. CHCYTH001 - Engage respectfully with young people

  6. CHCNET404B - Facilitate links with other services

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

  8. CHCCS502C - Maintain legal & ethical work practices

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

  10. HLTWHS001 - Participate in work health & safety

  11. CHCGROUP403D - Plan & conduct group activities

  12. CHCYTH008 - Support young people to take collective action

  13. CHCYTH009 - Support youth programs

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

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

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

  17. CHCMH411A - Work with people with mental health issues

Elective units

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

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

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

  4. CHCCH522B - Undertake outreach work

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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