This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET).
Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.
The online Certificate IV in Youth Work (CHC40413) course offered through Open Colleges provides a framework for working with, supporting and empowering children and young people.
This comprehensive certificate program will guide you through the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people, as well as how to work effectively with community services, and anticipate and respond to potentially critical situations.
You will gain an understanding of duty-of-care responsibilities, as well as the skills to help young people identify and self-manage some of the challenging issues they face.
Students are required to undertake a work placement of 120 hours in order to demonstrate their competencies in the practical components of the course work. Students must source their own placements.
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
Have completed year 12 or equivalent; OR
Hold a certificate III level qualification or higher; OR
Have at least two years of relevant industry experience in a role that requires written documentation and communication
Students are also required to obtain a current criminal record check and working with children check in order to carry out their work placement.
Areas of study
In this community services course, the units of competency you may study include:
CHCYTH002 -- Work effectively with young people in the youth work context
CHCYTH001 -- Engage respectfully with young people
CHCDIV001 -- Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 -- Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
HLTWHS001 -- Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTAID003 -- Provide first aid
CHCYTH011 -- Work effectively with young people and their families
CHCLEG001 -- Work legally and ethically
CHCCOM002 -- Use communication to build relationships Your Structured Workplace -
CHCMHS001 -- Work with people with mental health issues
CHCYTH010 -- Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
CHCCCS004 -- Assess co-existing needs
CHCYTH004 -- Respond to critical situations
CHCSOH001 -- Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
CHCPRT001 -- Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCYTH003 -- Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
CHCCDE003 -- Work within a community development framework
RTO 90796 Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.
The Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Community Services) course from JNI has been approved by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) and will teach you skills in advocacy, counselling and case management.