National code: RTOSS

Statement of Attainment in Youth Work

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Overview About this course

Fulfil your vocation to nurture and facilitate positive habits through youth support. Hone your soft skills. Communication, ethics, decision-making and empathy are all relevant themes in this course applicable to any career, and life more generally.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Apply a range of communication strategies to engage young people effectively

  • Use information about an individual's culture and values to inform activities and resources

  • Support a young person's rights and safety with good industry knowledge

  • Apply practice frameworks to support individuality and independence in young people

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies in youth or community work and enhance your career opportunities

  • Credit toward a full qualification

  • Techniques to respectfully engage with young people

  • A sound understanding of practice and legal frameworks within the industry

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

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.

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • To be able to undertake work placement you need to meet other requirements. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • A Working with Children Check (WWCC)

  • A National Police Check

  • Vaccination and health screenings

  • Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • A keen interest in working with young people

  • A respect for cultural diversity

  • A friendly, patient and empathetic nature

  • Emotional intelligence and resilience

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: out-of-home care support worker with a Certificate IV in Youth Work, youth housing support worker with a Certificate IV in Youth Work, alcohol and other drugs worker with a Certificate IV in Youth Work, recreational youth worker with a Certificate IV in Youth Work, caseworker with the Diploma of Youth Work, community services worker with the Diploma of Youth Work, youth case manager with the Diploma of Youth Work, support worker in education environments with the Diploma of Youth Work


To work in the community services industry, you will often be required to complete a National Police Check, Working with Children Check (WWCC) and National Disability Insurance Scheme Worker Check (NDISWC), as well as the required vaccinations and health screenings.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Statement of Attainment in Youth Work does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 3 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 3 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

  • Work effectively with young people in the youth work context CHCYTH002

  • Engage respectfully with young people CHCYTH001

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

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

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • 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

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