Certificate IV in Youth Work - CHC40413


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

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 organisationlargely self-directed with fairly autonomous decision-making capacity under the indirect supervision of a manager.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 18 units: 14 core
  • 4 elective


  • Work effectively with young people and their families
  • Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • Maintain an effective work environment
  • Engage respectfully with young people
  • Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • Identify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively
  • Work effectively with young people in the youth work context
  • Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
  • Facilitate links with other services
  • Support group activities
  • Respond to critical situations
  • Work within a community development framework
  • Work effectively in social housing
  • Undertake case management
  • Work with people with mental health issues
  • Work effectively with forced migrants
  • Develop, implement and review sexual and reproductive health education programs
  • Use targeted communication skills to build relationships
  • Undertake bicultural work with forced migrants in Australia
  • Support the rights and safety of children and young people
  • Work effectively in mental health settings
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
  • Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
  • Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • Facilitate responsible behaviour
  • Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector
  • Confirm client developmental status
  • Plan and conduct group activities
  • Work effectively in trauma informed care
  • Support self-directed physical health and wellbeing
  • Work effectively in the community sector
  • Deliver a structured program
  • Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
  • Undertake case management for clients with complex needs
  • Assess and respond to individuals at risk of suicide
  • Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately
  • Undertake outreach work
  • Provide primary residential care
  • Assess needs of clients with alcohol and-or other drugs issues
  • Support community participation
  • Work effectively in child protection to support children, young people and families
  • Provide support services to clients

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Meadowbank Campus Domestic: $8,430
  • Full-time : 36 years

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