CHC40413 / 0101712

Certificate IV in Youth Work

Course Focus:

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.

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Practical Experience:

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.

Career Outcomes:

  • 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


Core Units
  • CHCCDE003
    Work within a community development framework
  • CHCCOM002
    Use communication to build relationships
  • CHCLEG001
    Work legally and ethically
  • CHCGRP002
    Plan and conduct group activities
  • CHCMHS001
    Work with people with mental health issues
  • CHCPRT001
    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • CHCYTH001
    Engage respectfully with young people
  • CHCYTH002
    Work effectively with young people in youth work context
  • CHCYTH003
    Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
  • CHCYTH004
    Respond to critical situations
  • CHCYTH010
    Provide services for young people appropriate to the needs and circumstances
  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
  • CHCDIV002
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • HLTWHS001
    Participate in work health and safety
Elective Units
  • CHCAOD004
    Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
    Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
    Confirm client developmental status
    Develop and maintain collaborative networks and partnerships

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Course Details

Course Code

CHC40413 / 0101712


39 weeks


Domestic & International

Delivery Mode

  • On Campus
  • Distance* *Domestic students only

Requirements of Enrolment

  • Completion of at least Year 11 from an Australian secondary school or overseas equivalent, or
  • Proof of equivalent competency in core skills to a level appropriate for the course being applied for* and
  • Completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment
  • Successful Police Clearance and Working with Children Check or Blue Card
  • Medical Certificate attesting to the student’s good health
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent (international students)
  • Minimum 18 years of age (international students)

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