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CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work

National ID: CHC50413 | State ID: J597

Make a positive impact in young people's lives

Youth Workers coordinate and manage the development and delivery of services and programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people.

During this course you will learn skills that enable you to respond to young people in crisis and the ability to respond to critical situations as well as the management of finances, work safety and the work environment.

As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

Gain these skills
  • Consultation
  • Training techniques
  • Program planning
  •  Legal and cultural issues
  • Community action
  • Research and policy development
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • 18+ years of age
  • Ability to undertake research and apply myself to self directed activities
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Non-judgemental attitude
  • Ability to relate to young people
Delivery mode information
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability. 
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months 
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months 

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
 
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
 

Entrance Requirements

Work placement

Important information

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

Please note entry into this course is competitive. All applicants are required to attend a mandatory interview with the Course Coordinator and complete a short Literacy assessment.  The interview and assessment will take approximately 1 hour. The interview is an opportunity to discuss what you can expect from the course and what will be expected of you should you be offered a position. Interviews will be conducted at Joondalup, Leederville and Midland campuses during the week commencing 9 December. Students will receive further information when they apply, including how to book your interview.

We recommend that you are over the age of 18 before enrolling in this course as the fieldwork placement and employment outcomes are very limited for students under the age of 18.

Work placement

There will be two work placements each lasting approximately 170 hours reaching a total of 340 hours Supervised Field Work Placement over the qualification. You will need to be enrolled in the appropriate units to be offered a work placement - it is not a standard for all enrolments.

Eligibility for supervised work placement is subject to obtaining a satisfactory Police Clearance.
You will also need a Working with Children Check if your placement involves contact with children.
Additonal costs will include $65 National Police Clearance, through Australia Post (it is best to apply for this first) and $11 Working With Children Check (WWCC).

Important information

Typical timetrable:

  • 3 full days of class contact per week on campus between the hours of 9:00am - 3:30pm. Classes run for the first 13 weeks of semester and then 6 weeks of Supervised Field Work commence before returning to class for a final debrief in week 20.
Job opportunities

Other job titles may include:

  • Case Manager
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Community Education Worker

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

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Further study

Bachelor of Youth Work (ECU) or other Bachelor courses in Social Science and Social Work

How to apply
On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au 

Other study types

For all other study types eg part-time or online visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

To commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study, head to our Apprenticeships and traineeships page for more details.

International students

International students should contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Continuous enrolment, 2019

Leederville - Employer based

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 year/s
When Continuous enrolment
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
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Continuous enrolment, 2020

Leederville - Employer based

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 year/s
When Continuous enrolment
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
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Semester 1, 2020

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
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Semester 2, 2019

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
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Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Page last updated October 17, 2019