Diploma of Youth Work (CHC50413)

Qualification: Diploma
Course Code: CHC50413
Study mode: Online
Payment options: VET FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: Self-paced; complete within 2 years
Start date: Anytime – start today!
Awarded by: OTEN - Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
Course fees: Price may vary
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.

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About this course

The Diploma of Youth Work (CHC50413) offered by OTEN through SEEK Learning helps you develop valuable community service skills so you can secure worthwhile employment in youth work.

Designed for people starting out in youth work or for those already in the industry seeking to formalise their skills with a qualification, this in-depth community services course teaches you how to support and empower young people, manage service delivery and develop programs for at-risk youth, and maintain safe, legal and ethical work practices.

Students also have the opportunity to tailor their studies to their interests through elective subjects covering fields such as homelessness, substance abuse, case management strategies and more.


Anyone can apply, however applicants may be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check.

Practical work placement

As part of the Diploma of Youth Work (CHC50413), you will be required to complete supervised work placement of a minimum of 240 hours in a youth work organisation, to ensure that you graduate with a strong mix of practical work experience and academic foundation.

Areas of study

In this youth work course, the subjects you will study include:

Core units:

  • CHCDEV002 - Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
  • CHCCM503C - Develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management
  • CHCCOM504B - Develop, implement and promote effective workplace communication
  • CHCCS503B - Develop, implement, review services and programs to meet client needs
  • CHCYTH001 - Engage respectfully with young people
  • CHCNET404B - Facilitate links with other services
  • CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children or young people at risk
  • CHCCS502C - Maintain legal and ethical work practices
  • CHCYTH012 - Manage service response to young people in crisis
  • HLTWHS001 - Participate in work health and safety
  • CHCGROUP403D - Plan and conduct group activities
  • CHCYTH008 - Support young people to take collective action
  • CHCYTH009 - Support youth programs
  • HLTHIR404D - Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • HLTHIR403C - Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • CHCYTH002 - Work effectively with young people in the youth work context
  • CHCMH411A - Work with people with mental health issues 

Elective units:

  • CHCYTH005 - Develop and implement procedures to enable young people to address their needs
  • CHCYTH010 - Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
  • CHCCS422B - Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately
  • CHCCH522B - Undertake outreach work

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How will this course advance my career?

Whether you’re starting out in youth work or are already in community services, the Diploma of Youth Work (CHC50413) online course offers a flexible and comprehensive means to developing the skills to support the social, behavioural, health, developmental and protection needs of young people.

Upon graduation, students will be eligible for a wide range of roles in community services both public and private, including case manager, youth services coordinator, program manager and youth and family services advisor.

Graduates of this distance education program will also have a nationally recognised qualification which can serve as a firm foundation for further undergraduate study and professional development.

How else will I benefit from this diploma?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Youth Work (CHC50413) from OTEN.
  • Studying online/by correspondence means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and a qualification that’s highly valued.
  • Course materials provided.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.
  • Your qualification articulates into university programs to help you advance in your education levels.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this OTEN program, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, Australian residents may also be eligible to receive Austudy/Abstudy or Youth Allowance.

You may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the VET FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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As a student of OTEN through SEEK Learning, you will be periodically contacted by your teachers to discuss your education progress. Your enquiries will also receive priority attention and your assignments will be marked and returned within seven working days.

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