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
Albury Campus No
  • Full-time : 1 year
Bega Campus No
  • Full-time : 1 year
Campbelltown College No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Cooma Campus No
  • Full-time : 1 year
Cootamundra Campus No
  • Full-time : 1 year
Corowa Campus No
  • Full-time : 1 year
Deniliquin Campus No
  • Full-time : 1 year
Finley Campus No
  • Full-time : 1 year
Goulburn Campus No
  • Full-time : 1 year
Griffith Campus No
  • Full-time : 1 year
Hamilton Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Leeton Campus No
  • Full-time : 1 year
Macquarie Fields College No
  • Full-time : 38 weeks
Meadowbank Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Moruya Campus No
  • Full-time : 1 year
Moss Vale Campus No
  • Full-time : 1 year
Mount Druitt College No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
  • Part-time : 2 years
Murwillumbah Campus No
  • Full-time : 28 weeks
Narrandera Campus No
  • Full-time : 1 year
Nowra Campus No
  • Full-time : 1 year
OTEN (Open Training Education Network) No
Ourimbah Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Queanbeyan Campus No
  • Full-time : 1 year
Shellharbour Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 years
Sutherland College, Gymea Campus Domestic: $8,430
  • Part-time : 2 years
Temora Campus No
  • Full-time : 1 year
Tumut Campus No
  • Full-time : 1 year
Ulladulla Campus No
  • Full-time : 1 year
Ultimo College, Main Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Wagga Wagga Campus No
  • Full-time : 1 year
West Wyalong Campus No
  • Full-time : 1 year
Western Connect No
  • Full-time : 1 year
Wollongong Campus No
  • Full-time : 1 year
Yass Campus No
  • Full-time : 1 year
Young Campus No
  • Full-time : 1 year

Fee comments

Campuses: Campbelltown College.

A fee applies for most TAFE NSW courses and must be paid when you enrol. The amount you pay depends on the type of course you study, and on your personal circumstances. An initial payment of $80 is required to confirm your enrolment into this course. If you do not wish to continue with your enrolment, you must formally advise Customer Service of your withdrawal. If you do not withdraw prior to the commencement date of the course, this initial payment is non-refundable. Please contact us on 13 79 74 for further information.Please click on the Smart and Skilled link http://www.training.nsw.gov.au/smartandskilled/prices_fees.html to work out what you will pay for this course based on your personal circumstances. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may be eligible for a fee discount or fee exemption.

Campuses: Ourimbah Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:Students will be required to have a Working with children check, National police check and if required NDIS screening and immunisations

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