Why choose this course?
Help create brighter futures for youth with this qualification. Working with youth is a rewarding and challenging career, where you can make a big difference in the lives of children and young people. Study how to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people while working to legal and ethical requirements. You will learn to look after the holistic welfare of children and teenagers including their safety, emotional health and social connectivity by implementing intervention strategies and facilitating a range of community-based programs.
During the course you will develop skills in developing and facilitating community education and development, and advocating effectively, case work and report writing. In addition you will gain skills in understanding legal and ethical requirements, planning and implementation of youth programs, and implementing policies and guidelines. As part of this course you will undertake a supervised or simulated work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.
If you wish to further your studies, you can enrol into the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services.
- Community Worker
- Youth Worker
An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.
Completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 10.
This course requires immunisations and/or proof of vaccination status before attending mandatory work placement. Costs and vaccine requirements may vary depending on your placement centre and/or doctor’s fee schedule. Please follow instructions/advice provided to you during enrolment/orientation. You will not be able to complete your course if these requirements are not met.
Students are required to provide an overseas police clearance from their home country prior to arrival in Australia. This must be provided to College staff at Orientation before the course commences.
A Working with Children (WWC) and Senior First Aid certificate is also required before the first work placement starts.
Please refer to the Non-Tuition Fees section of your Letter of Offer for any additional requirements where a cost may be incurred.
There may be further semester intakes available for enrolment. You can view any further intakes when you submit your online application(opens in a new tab).
For information about pathways from TAFE to university, view our Pathways to university page.
How to apply
Apply to study at TAFE in six steps:
- find a course;
- check entry requirements;
- submit an application;
- accept your offer and pay;
- apply for your student visa; and
- receive your visa and come to Australia for your studies.
TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.