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Diploma of Youth Work

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  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
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  • Duration:

    1 year part-time

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Harvest Education Technical College (RTO 31671)

  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Assistant Community Services Worker | Youth Worker | Community Development Officer | Youth Health Worker | View all

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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.

Course Rundown

About this course

Work hands-on helping young people improve their lives and build professional skills for a rewarding career by studying this online Diploma of Youth Work course from Harvest Education Technical College.

A broad, foundation course, this qualification covers key elements of youth work, including working with young people, designing and implementing youth programming, supporting Indigenous youth and implementing health and safety practises in the workplace. After completing this course, you'll be equipped to start a new career in the youth or community services sectors.

Part-time and online, this course delivers a nationally recognised qualification while remaining a flexible study option. If you're seeking a career change or are looking to start work, this course will equip you with the skills, experience and insights required to work in the challenging and rewarding community services sector, supporting young people to improve their lives and achieve their dreams.


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Be aged over 16 years; AND
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident

Areas of study

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

  • HLTWHS001 - Participate in work health and safety
  • CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCCOM003 - Develop workplace communication strategies
  • CHCDEV002 - Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCCDE012 - Work within organisation and government structures to enable community development outcomes
  • CHCYTH001 - Engage respectfully with young people
  • CHCYTH002 - Work effectively with young people in youth work context
  • CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • CHCCSM005 - Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
  • CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
  • CHCYTH005 - Develop and implement procedures to enable young people to address their needs
  • CHCYTH012 - Manage service response to young people in crisis
  • CHCCCS007 - Develop and implement services programs
  • CHCPRP001 - Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • CHCGRP002 - Plan and conduct group activities
  • CHCCDE008 - Support community action
  • CHCCDE009 - Develop and support community leadership
  • CHCYTH008 - Support young people to take collective action
  • CHCYTH009 - Support youth programs
Harvest Education Technical College Harvest Educational Technical College (HETC) has a mantra to “Empower people to become persons of influence”. By studying at HETC, you join the ranks of thousands before you who have embraced that vision and achieved the status of persons of influence.

HETC’s selection of online, on-campus and blended courses offer you the right learning resources and support to get you on your dream career path. From business and human resources to community services, youth work, hospitality and more, HETC has courses in it all!
HETC's innovative online courses will offer you the right learning resources and support to get you on your dream career path. HETC apply the 80/20 rule to the delivery of their courses which means 80% of your learning will be practical and hands-on, and 20% theory. Enjoy learning the HETC way!

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Diploma of Youth Work from Harvest Education Technical College.

This qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and abilities required to seek employment in a range of roles in youth-focused industries across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. You may choose to seek employment as a youth worker, youth support officer or youth counsellor, or continue your studies in order to seek employment in a more specialised youth policy or youth programming area.

During this course, you will also have the opportunity to build personal abilities in empathy, resilience and communication in order to succeed working in the challenging and rewarding youth sector.

Curious about where a career in community services could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Harvest Education Technical College offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $45.00 per week (100 weekly repayments)

Payment Option 2: Pay in quarterly instalments

  • $1,125.00 per quarter over 1 year

Payment Option 3: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 10% on your course fees

  • $4,049.10 upfront payment

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