CHC40421 Certificate IV in Youth Work

CHC40421 Certificate IV in Youth Work

Are you interested in a career working with young people? This qualification will help you achieve your goals.

Occupational Outcomes

Possible positions include:

  • Youth Worker
  • Community Services Worker
  • Human Services Worker
  • Child/Youth Residential Care Assistant

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to undertake this qualification as per the training package. Students will however be required to obtain a National Police Check that has no offences listed that would exclude them from working in the community services sector with vulnerable persons.

You may also be required to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) should the work require you to be in the vicinity of children and/or an NDIS Worker Check (NDISWC) if it is a requirement of the work placement site.

Course Delivery

Our training options are flexible to meet the needs of every student. Training options include face to face, a combination of face to face and online, work based training or traineeships. Average course duration is between 12-24 months.

Once theoretical assessments are completed, students will undertake work placement to the minimum amount of hours required. Work placement will provide the hands-on experience you need to succeed.

Course Structure

Select for a detailed list of core and elective units

Total number of units = 17 

  • Core units - 15
  • Elective units - 2

Core Units

Unit CodeUnit Title
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
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
CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCPRT025 Identify and report children and young people at risk
CHCYTH013 Engage respectfully with young people
CHCYTH014 Work effectively with young people in youth work context
CHCYTH015 Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
CHCYTH016 Respond to critical situations
CHCYTH022 Provide services for the needs and circumstances of young people
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit Title
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

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Smart and Skilled funding

This training is subsidised by the New South Wales Government. Eligibility criteria applies and concession fees are available for some students. Find out more at Smart and Skilled - Are You Eligible? Fee-for-service and personalised payment plan options are also available.

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