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.
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
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
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
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
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.
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.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Statement of Attainment in Youth Work does not have any pre-requisite courses.
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.
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
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.