CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work

National ID
CHC40413
WA Course Code
J592
CRICOS code
085168F

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.

Career opportunities

  • 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.

Your study options

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $400
  • Materials fee: $300

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 120 hours of supervised work placement in a relevant agency or facility. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be supervised during your work placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. An CRT Lecturer will conduct workplace visits to provide ongoing support, modelling and coaching.

Year 10/11/12
CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work - J592
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 18 units. These 18 are comprised of 14 core units and 4 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit 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 Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
  • CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviour
  • CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written tests, oral questions, direct observations such as role-plays and practical activities, assignments including projects and evidence portfolios, third party assessment and work placement. These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course. Learning resources may include access to handouts, industry web links, You tube clips, PowerPoints, videos and online resources such as Blendspace. Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, computer labs, equipment and facilities relevant to the community services industry.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $400
  • Materials fee: $300

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 120 hours of supervised work placement in a relevant agency or facility. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be supervised during your work placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. An CRT Lecturer will conduct workplace visits to provide ongoing support, modelling and coaching.

Year 10/11/12
CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work - J592
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 18 units. These 18 are comprised of 14 core units and 4 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit 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 Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
  • CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviour
  • CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written tests, oral questions, direct observations such as role-plays and practical activities, assignments including projects and evidence portfolios, third party assessment and work placement. These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course. Learning resources may include access to handouts, industry web links, You tube clips, PowerPoints, videos and online resources such as Blendspace. Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, computer labs, equipment and facilities relevant to the community services industry.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

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).

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Last updated on December 1, 2022