Community Services

CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work

CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work is part of the Community Services Training Package.  Students learn to design, develop, deliver, facilitate and reflect on programs for young people through a range of community based programs. These programs are designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people.

Entry Requirements:

  • Currently employed in a Community Services organisation as a Youth Worker
  • To be able to satisfy a Department of Justice, Work With Vulnerable People Check

Information for potential students currently working in the Youth sector

Career Opportunities

Students who complete the CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work will gain employment as a Youth Worker in a variety of Community Organisations.

Study Pathways

Completing CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work qualification is a pathway to further study in the following:

Location, dates and times


  • Rolling intake (You need to be working as a Youth Worker in a Community Service Organisation)
  • Duration:   2 years part-time from the enrolment start date
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Learning Options

As an employed Youth Worker you will be working on the job and your learning and assessment will be in your workplace

  • Workplace (On the job training and assessment)

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge.  They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Examples of assessments for this course may include;

  • Written Questions
  • Scenarios
  • Performance Tasks
  • Observations Checklist
  • Third Party Reports

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do.   TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience.   This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

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Fees and Payments

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Are there ‘other’ costs?

Working Vulnerable People registration ($120.00)

Essential Requirements

It is mandatory all students aged over 18 years are to obtain a Working with Vulnerable People Check to be cleared to work as a Youth Worker.

Work Placements, Licensing and Other Requirements

All Community Services Workers must meet the qualification requirements set by industry standards.

  • A National Police Check may be required
  • A Working with Vulnerable People Card is required

Students enrolled in CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth work are working Youth workers in a community organisation.   The students employed working hours contribute to their volumes of learning and contributes to their on the job learning.

Desirable Skills and Attributes

The following skills and attributes will be useful to students studying this course:

  • Ability to read, write and understand documents for example; reports, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to listen to others and give full attention, taking time to understand and asking questions as appropriate (active listening)
  • Ability to model appropriate social and non-verbal behaviour
  • Ability to be responsible for others’ health and safety
  • Ability to demonstrate good interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available here


CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work

Students who wish to exit prior to completing their full qualification will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for partial completion of their qualification for the units they have achieved a (CP) competency or (RCP) Recognition of Current Competency result.

Qualification Requirements

To achieve a CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth work 18 units must be successfully completed. These include 14 core units and 4 electives. Electives are selected based on industry and/or employer consultation.


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