Turn your enthusiasm for empowering young people into a rewarding career as a community services youth worker. Make a real difference in your local community by supporting young people so they can build a strong future.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Engage with youth
Facilitate group work in the youth sector, including set up, group discussions, and evaluation
Communicate with professionals
Work legally and ethically
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited qualification at certificate IV level
Experience engaging with youth in your local community
Skills to develop programs and connect with other professionals
Solid pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A Working with Children Check (WWCC)
A National Police Check (NPC)
An NDIS Worker Check (NDISWC)
Vaccination and health screenings
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A passion for working with young people
The ability to use a computer and Microsoft Word
The capacity to work independently and as a team
The ability to work with people in difficult situations and circumstances
This qualification contains content, concepts and scenarios that may be distressing. Please consider your personal resilience and any potential emotional triggers when participating in this qualification and in any future employment in this field.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: youth worker.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Youth Work qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 17 units of competency, including 15 core and 2 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential
Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
Student associations – get social with our student community
There are a total of 4 information sessions planned for this course. They'll take place at different locations across the state.
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