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Certificate IV in Youth Work

  • National Course Code: CHC40413
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC40413-01V04-22WPK-062

Location – Wetherill Park

Attendance

Full Time

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

19 Jul 2022

Study Commitment

13 Hours per week

Duration

27 weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate IV in Youth Work allows you to pursue your passion for helping youth, and pair it with a life-long career as a youth worker. Make a difference in your community by empowering the young people who need it most to build a strong future.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Engage respectfully with young people
  • Build strong relationships
  • Communicate in positive ways
  • Provide services for youth
  • Respond to critical situations
  • Work legally and ethically

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Patience, integrity and resilience
  • Empathy and understanding
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Organisation and leadership
  • Acceptance of diversity
  • Motivation to change lives

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
  • Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Youth worker

GROW YOUR CAREER

Continue to empower youth with:

  • Diploma in Youth Work
  • Diploma in Community Services

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

Traineeship
TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate IV in Youth Work as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the community services industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

COURSE SUCCESS REQUIREMENTS

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements to complete your coursework.

You need to meet the following requirements to be able to undertake work placement. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination against infectious diseases
  • Health care worker/student vaccination record card
  • Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • Signed code of conduct form and any other forms
  • Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires

WORK EXPERIENCE

Work experience provides you with exposure to situations that cannot be replicated in a simulated environment.

We recommend you undertake work experience with a suitable industry employer. Your course work is structured to include 120 hours of work experience. Please check your preferred location for work experience information.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Communication skills to build rapport with young people
  • Adaptability in times of rapid change
  • The ability to work alone and with others
  • Passion for helping youth in your community

Important information

This qualification contains content that may be distressing. Please consider your personal resilience and any potential emotional triggers when participating in this qualification and in any employment in this field.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Work experience provides you with exposure to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning environment.

Work experience is not mandatory for this qualification; however, this is a highly practical course with your course work structured to include 120 hours of work experience.

TAFE Digital students: You are responsible for arranging your own work experience. Our SkillsTeam can offer support and guidance to assist you.

Campus-based students: TAFE NSW will arrange your work experience with a suitable industry employer.

Decisions on where you will be placed are guided through a nomination process of your preferred location and your personal circumstances.

If you have already secured paid or voluntary work with a community agency the SkillsTeam will assess its suitability for your work experience.

Work experience generally only begins once you have had significant contact with your teacher and they are satisfied that you are ready to benefit from on-the-job industry learning.

Important information

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.

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • To engage with connected learning which is where a teacher leads a virtual classroom where students and teachers in different locations are connected to each other via web conferencing technology. You will attend these virtual classrooms and participate in learning and activities as if you were at TAFE.
  • To be available to attend the connected classrooms on the dates and times as per the timetable.
  • To participate in the connected lessons you will need a computer or device, webcam and headset and access to the internet.
  • To complete a National Criminal record check and Working with Children Check (WWCC) to go on work placement.

WORK PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS

You will need to complete work placement for this course as a number of units are assessed in the workplace. A minimum of 50 hours is required. TAFE NSW can arrange work placement on behalf of the student. Check with your teachers on employer eligibility.

At times access to the workplace may be disrupted due to COVID-19. TAFE NSW has implemented additional protocols to protect workplace, student and Teachers and/or Assessor health and safety. You will need to complete a National Criminal record check and Working with Children Check (WWCC) to go on work placement.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time, combination course. You must attend approximately 13 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 12 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run 3 days a week for 27 weeks.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • have little or no experience working in the Youth Work sector. This qualification will enhance students employability and encourage further study.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday with evening classes and Friday with day classes. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

A fee applies for most TAFE NSW courses and must be paid when you enrol. The amount you pay depends on the type of course you study, and on your personal circumstances. An initial payment of $80 is required to confirm your enrolment into this course. If you do not wish to continue with your enrolment, you must formally advise Customer Service of your withdrawal. If you do not withdraw prior to the first date of the course, this initial payment is non-refundable. Please contact us on 13 7974 for further information.

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RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details. (only if available as a trainee)

Core Units
Number Title
CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people
CHCYTH002 Work effectively with young people in the youth work context
CHCYTH003 Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
CHCYTH004 Respond to critical situations
CHCYTH010-UNGRADED Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective Units
Number Title
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCSOH001 Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Course Location

Wetherill Park
Phone 131 601

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