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.
About this course
If you want to help create brighter futures for young people and want to make a difference, then the Certificate IV in Youth Work is a great starting point. This course will teach you 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.
You will acquire a wide range of skills during your studies such as:
- how to listen and understand young people’s problems taking into account their background and circumstances
- how to interact and work with the families and guardians of children and teens
- how to understand and work with a variety of cultural perspectives, and promote the health and safety of young people living in communities
- how to build trust and establish relationships to encourage youth participation so that you can help young people to connect with people and communities that will have a positive and healthy impact on their lives
- how to respond to critical situations, and work with youth who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness
- how to understand, work with and support young people struggling with mental health issues.
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 Diploma of Youth Work or the Diploma of Community Services.
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Admission Requirements for your country of origin.
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.
- Community Worker
- Youth Worker