This qualification reflects the role of workers who develop and facilitate programs for young people through a range of community-based programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people.
This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and youth sector agencies and workers will be:
- responsible for implementing policies and guidelines of the employing organisation
- largely self-directed with fairly autonomous decision-making capacity under the indirect supervision of a manager.
This course has a minimum of 15 supervised scheduled face to face course contact hours on campus per week as well as 5 distance / online education hours per week. This comes to a total of 20 hours per week. Students are also required to undertake reading, activities, research, assessments and homework.
The 15 face to face hours includes the minimum of 120 hours practical placement to be completed over the period of the qualification. Placement must occur for the full duration of the study in the qualification. Support can be given upon request.
- Community Development Worker
- Residential Care Worker
- Recreational Youth Activities Worker
- Youth Case Worker
- Youth Worker
- Youth and Family Service Worker.
Higher Level Skills Funding:
The Higher Level Skills Program provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to access training in selected Certificate IV level and above qualifications. Among other eligibility criteria, students must not hold a Certificate IV or higher level qualification. Contact our Enrolments Team to find out if you are eligible.
- 16 years old or above
- Completion of Year 12 / High School overseas or Australian
- Year 11 or equivalent
- IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent
- Pass CB LLN test
- Successful Blue Card Application
- Medical Certificate attesting to the student’s good health