Youth Work

Qualification Certificate IV (NRT)
Course number 18224
National Code CHC41808
Training Package CHC08 - Community Services
Program area Community Services and Health  
Duration (nominal hours) 800
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Course overview

Course Description

This qualification is for workers who 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.
 
You will develop skills in community development, communication,
empowerment of young people, cultural diversity and crisis management.
 
ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
 
If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency such as
HLTFA301B Apply first aid, you are advised that to complete the unit you
must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control
bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a
disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life
support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the
unit of competency.  

REQUIREMENTS AND ADVICE FOR STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN WORK PLACEMENT
 
Some or all of the following advice will apply to you, depending on your
course and the type of organisation where you will be undertaking work
placement.  

-    NSW HEALTH WORK PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS AND ADVICE
 
National Criminal Record Check
Before you undertake clinical work placement in a NSW Health facility you
will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check (CRC) to obtain a
National Police Certificate, either through a state or territory police
service or through the Australian Federal Police. If you have any criminal
records, you will be subject to a risk assessment and must obtain an
authority to undertake clinical placements from the Department of Health,
Corporate Governance and Risk Management Branch.
 
You will only be exempt from undertaking a CRC if you are under 18 years
of age at the commencement of your course.
 
NSW Health Student Undertaking
In addition, you will be required to sign the NSW Health Student
Undertaking, agreeing to notify NSW Health if you are charged or convicted
of any criminal offence after the date of issue of your National Police
Certificate or during the completion of your course.
 
Volunteer/Student Declaration
Before commencing each clinical work placement in a NSW Health facility
you will be required to sign and provide a NSW Commission for Children and
Young People Volunteer/Student Declaration. This form declares that you
are not prohibited from working with children and young people.
 
Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious
Disease NSW Health also requires students to undertake Occupational
Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases. Before
commencing work placement you will have to provide NSW Health with your
Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.
 
Please note that these requirements may take several months to complete
and you will be required to pay for your Criminal Record Check screening
and any necessary immunisations.
 
NSW Health Code of Conduct
Finally, before you undertake clinical work placement in a NSW Health
facility, you will be given the NSW Health Code of Conduct and be required
to sign a form stating that you have read and understood it.
 
For more information visit the NSW Health website at:
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/  and type 'clinical placement' in search
area.  

-    AGED CARE WORK PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS AND ADVICE
 
National Criminal Record Check
Before you undertake a work placement in a federally funded Aged Care
Facility (or NSW Health facility) you will be required to undertake a
Criminal Record Check (CRC) to obtain a National Police Certificate,
either through a state or territory police service or through the
Australian Federal Police.  

Anyone whose Police Certificate shows that they have been convicted of
murder or sexual assault, or convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for
any other form of assault, is not permitted to work within an aged care
service if they are reasonably likely to have access to care recipients.
For all other types of convictions and work roles, it is up to approved
providers to determine whether the individual is suitable to be hired or
to continue in their current roles.  

Students will only be exempt from undertaking a CRC if they are under the
age of 16 or full-time students under the age of 18 years.
 
Please note that these requirements may take several months to complete
and you will be required to pay for your Criminal Record Check screening
and any necessary immunisations.
 
For more information visit the Department of Health and Ageing website at:
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/Home
 
3   COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES WORK PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS AND
ADVICE  

Volunteer/Student Declaration
Before commencing each work placement where you will come into contact with
children, you will be required to sign and provide a NSW Commission for
Children and Young People Volunteer/Student Declaration. This form
declares that you are not prohibited from working with children and young
people.  

NSW Working with Children Check
Depending on the organisation's work placement policy and procedures, you
may also be required to complete a NSW Working with Children Check.
 
For more information visit the NSW Commission for Children and Young People
website at:
http://www.kids.nsw.gov.au/
 
-    STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES IN WORK PLACEMENT
 
To help you understand your responsibilities in the workplace, you will be
given a Student Code of Conduct which indicates expected standards of
behaviour in the workplace. Students who have committed a breach of
discipline or who are assessed as presenting a significant risk to
themselves or others during work placement may be prevented from
undertaking or continuing work placement. This may mean they will not
complete the course. If you require any further information talk to your
teacher.  

-    STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT
 
Generally, work placements will only occur after there has been a
reasonable amount of student/teacher contact. Wherever possible, an
assessment event will be undertaken by students to determine work
placement readiness. Based on the evidence provided, the teacher will form
a judgement as to the student's readiness to benefit from workplace
learning and perform workplace duties with:  

-    the required level of expertise
-    due regard to ethical conduct
"   avoidance of behaviour posing an unacceptable level of risk to
themselves,     workplace employer/employees or clients/customers,
including those in     vulnerable circumstances.
 
If you require any further information about any work placement
requirements, talk to your teacher.
 
 
 

Student Responsibilities in Work Placement

In many TAFE NSW courses, some of the learning and assessment occurs in the
workplace or a simulated workplace. A simulated workplace is very similar to a
real workplace and may have clients, but is usually within a TAFE NSW campus.
 
TAFE NSW has a responsibility to protect members of the public (and the students
themselves) from being harmed by students taking part in workplace or simulated
workplace learning. If there is evidence that your skills or behaviour could
present a risk to yourself or other people in the workplace, you may not be
allowed to participate in a work placement, at least for a period of time.
 
To help you understand your responsibilities in the workplace, you will be given
a code of practice which indicates expected standards of behaviour. Your teacher
will explain to you and your workplace supervisor the range of duties for which
you have the skills and knowledge. You must not carry out duties other than
those indicated by your teacher.
 
You need to take particular care if workplace clients are people who may be in
vulnerable circumstances - for example, people who are frail, children, young
people, people with a disability or people who are receiving a type of service
which may put them in vulnerable circumstances (for example, massage therapy or
nursing care).
 
A NSW Commission for Children and Young People Volunteer/Student Declaration
must be signed by students in courses where contact will be made with children
and young people. This form declares that the student is not prohibited from
working with children and young people. In some circumstances students may be
required to undertake a criminal records check or a Working with Children Check.
Your teacher will give you more information about this.
 
Students who have committed a breach of discipline or who are assessed as
presenting a significant risk to themselves or others during work placement may
be prevented from undertaking or continuing further work placement. This may
mean they will not complete the course.
 
Your teacher or an enrolling officer can provide you with more information about
this policy. If you are unsure about whether it may prevent you from completing
a course you could discuss the matter with a staff member of TAFE NSW
Counselling and Career Services.

Career Opportunities

Occupational titles can include:
- community development worker
- Indigenous youth worker
- recreational youth activities officer
- residential care worker
- support worker residential
- youth case worker
- youth worker.

Articulation

Upon completion of this qualification you will gain advanced standing into a
number of units of competency in CHC08 Certificate III, Certificate IV and
Diploma qualifications.

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Course structure

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What you must do to complete the course

The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
 
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions.   If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do.  At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.
 
 
This course has been designed to reflect the packaging requirements for the
CERTIFICATE IV IN YOUTH WORK (CHC41808), under the Community Services
Training Package (CHC08 Version 3.0). The Community Services Training
Package Version 3.0 states the following rules for this qualification:
 
16 units must be selected for this qualification including:
- 10 core units
- 6 elective units
 
A wide range of elective units is available, including:
- Group A electives of which one unit must be selected for this
qualification - Group B elective which is recommended for culturally aware
practice
- Other relevant electives listed in CHC41808
- Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the
level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health
Training Packages
- Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 3 units of
competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other
relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those
courses are available on the NTIS or other public listing
 
The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice
All workers undertaking youth work need foundation knowledge to inform
their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and
co-workers and with clients and coworkers from culturally and
linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and
assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this
for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment
Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.
 
Group B elective - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait
Islander clients or communities, the following elective is recommended:
* HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
people
 
Other relevant electives
Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. The
following grouping of relevant electives is provided to facilitate
selection and does not necessarily reflect workplace requirements.
Electives may be selected from one or more groups. Employers may specify
that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs
 
To satisfy the Training Package requirements, this TAFE NSW course has been
structured as follows:
 
Group 1 - Core Units
--------------------
All units must be completed.
 
Group 2 - Group A Elective Units Listed in CHC41808
----------------------------------------------------
You must complete one unit from this group.
 
Group 3 - Elective Units
------------------------
At least five elective units must be completed from this group. This group
contains 5 subgroups.
 
Subgroup 1: Group B Elective Unit Recommended for Culturally Aware Practice
Subgroup 2: Other Relevant Elective Units Listed in CHC41808
Subgroup 3: Mental Health Elective Units
Only one unit may be completed from this subgroup.
Subgroup 4: Units at Cert IV Level or Higher from CHC08 and/or HLT07
Subgroup 5: Units at Cert IV Level or Higher from Any TP or Accredited
Course
 
 
1. LEARNER SUPPORT
Students who require support to meet their learning goals may co-enrol in
the Learner Support course (TAFE Course Number 9999). Talk to your teacher
think you may require learner support.
 
2. SELECTION OF ELECTIVES
Talk to your teacher and/or workplace trainer, to ensure that your
combination of electives provides you with a suitable vocational outcome.
 
3. RECOGNITION
If you have completed other relevant training, you may be eligible to have
units of competency from previous training counted towards completion for
this course. Talk to your teacher or workplace trainer if you think you
may be eligible for recognition of units previously completed.
 
4. PREREQUISITE UNITS
Some units in this course have prerequisites that must be completed in a
lower level qualification, or selected as part of this course. The table
below summarises this information:
 
COMPULSORY ELECTIVE PRE-REQUISITE UNIT
Unit                                          Prerequisite
CHCYTH404D Support young people in crisis   ! CHCYTH301E Work effectively
with !            young people (this
unit is an elective)
 
ELECTIVE PRE-REQUISITE UNITS
Unit                                          Pre-requisite
HLTFA302B  Provide first aid in remote      ! HLTFA301C Apply first aid
situation                        !
 
HLTFA402C Apply advanced first aid          ! HLTFA301C Apply first aid
 
HLTFA403B Manage first aid in the workplace ! HLTFA402C Apply advanced
first aid  

 

Course Elective Completion:

At least 6 elective modules/units must be completed. These may be chosen from groups 2, 3

 
Group 1 CORE UNITS
All module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CHCCD412B Work within a community development framework 80
CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships 60
CHCCS400B Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework 40
CHCCS422A Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately 75
CHCICS406A Support client self management 60
CHCYTH401B Engage respectfully with young people 50
CHCYTH402B Work effectively with young people in the youth work context 50
CHCYTH403B Support young people to create opportunities in their lives 60
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers 30
HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes 20
 
Group 2 GROUP A ELECTIVE UNITS LISTED IN CHC41808
Only 1 module/unit must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CHCYTH404D Support young people in crisis 60
CHCYTH407D Respond to critical situations 80
 
Group 3 ELECTIVE UNITS
Subgroups 3, 5 must be completed
At least 5 module/units must be completed
Subgroup 1 GROUP B ELECTIVE UNITS RECOM FOR CULTURALLY AWARE PRACTICE
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 20
 
Subgroup 2 OTHER RELEVANT ELECTIVE UNITS LISTED IN CHC41808
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBINM201A Process and maintain workplace information 30
CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector 50
CHCAOD408A Assess needs of clients with alcohol and/or other drugs issues 100
CHCCD401D Support community participation 50
CHCCH301B Work effectively in social housing 40
CHCCH427A Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness 60
CHCCH522A Undertake outreach work 60
CHCCHILD404A Support the rights and safety of children and young people 36
CHCCHILD505B Work effectively in child protection and out of home care for children and young people 60
CHCCM401D Undertake case management 40
CHCCM404A Undertake case management for clients with complex needs 75
CHCCS401B Facilitate responsible behaviour 50
CHCCS411B Work effectively in the community sector 50
CHCCS419B Provide support services to clients 50
CHCCS521A Assess and respond to individuals at risk of suicide 80
CHCDFV301A Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence 40
CHCFLE301A Work with clients needing financial literacy education 40
CHCFLE302A Educate clients in fundamental financial literacy skills 60
CHCFLE303A Educate clients to understand debt and consumer credit 50
CHCGMB501A Work effectively in the problem gambling sector 60
CHCGMB502A Assess the needs of clients with problem gambling issues 75
CHCGMB503A Provide counselling for clients with problem gambling issues 80
CHCGROUP302D Support group activities 30
CHCGROUP403D Plan and conduct group activities 50
CHCGROUP410B Deliver a structured program 50
CHCLD315A Recognise stages of lifespan development 50
CHCLLN403A Identify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively 40
CHCMH401A Work effectively in mental health settings 50
CHCMH402A Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes 60
CHCNET404A Facilitate links with other services 40
CHCOHC303A Use basic oral health screening tools 30
CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health 40
CHCOHC402A Support clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care 40
CHCOHC404A Recognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issues 40
CHCORG405D Maintain an effective work environment 48
CHCPROT409D Provide primary residential care 27
CHCSW401A Work effectively with forced migrants 50
CHCSW402A Undertake bicultural work with forced migrants in Australia 60
CHCYTH301E Work effectively with young people 40
CHCYTH511B Work effectively with young people and their families 60
HLTFA301C Apply first aid 15
HLTFA302B Provide first aid in remote situation 40
HLTFA402C Apply advanced first aid 24
HLTFA403B Manage first aid in the workplace 8
 
Subgroup 3 MENTAL HEALTH ELECTIVE UNITS
No more than 1 module/unit may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CHCMH301B Work effectively in mental health 40
CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues 40
 
Subgroup 4 UNITS AT CERT IV OR HIGHER FROM CHC08 &/OR HLT07
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CHCCHILD401B Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 22
HLTOHS401A Maintain workplace OHS processes 20
 
Subgroup 5 UNITS AT CERT IV OR HIGHER FROM ANY TP OR ACCREDITED COURSE
No more than 3 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
CHCAD401D Advocate for clients 40
PSPMNGT605B Manage diversity 12
 

Requirements to receive the qualification

To receive the qualification CHC41808 Certificate IV in Youth Work (TAFE course
number 18224) you must complete 16 units:
- 10 compulsory units in Group 1
- 6 elective units from Group 2 and 3.

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