Diploma of Youth Work - CHC50413

TrainSmart Australia

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification reflects the role of people with responsibility for the development and the outcomes of programs and services for young people managed through a range of agencies and designed to meet the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people. This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and welfare agencies.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 21 units: 17 core
  • 4 elective


  • Work with young people to establish support networks
  • Undertake youth work in specific communities
  • Undertake research activities
  • Support community leadership
  • Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • Engage respectfully with young people
  • Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • Work effectively with young people in the youth work context
  • Develop, implement and review services and programs to meet client needs
  • Facilitate links with other services
  • Develop and implement policy
  • Provide mentoring support to colleagues
  • Work with people with mental health issues
  • Develop, implement and review sexual and reproductive health education programs
  • Support young people to take collective action
  • Develop, implement and promote effective workplace communication
  • Support community action
  • Work with clients with unique needs
  • Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
  • Carry out complex project activities
  • Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • Plan and conduct group activities
  • Develop and implement procedures to enable young people to address their needs
  • Work within organisation and government structures to enable community development outcomes
  • Support youth programs
  • Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately
  • Undertake outreach work
  • Develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management
  • Recruit and coordinate volunteers
  • Manage service response to young people in crisis
  • Maintain legal and ethical work practices

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