Community Services

CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work

CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work teaches students 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.

Graduates will have broad factual, technical and theoretical knowledge of relevant areas related to the youth sector and will have the ability to demonstrate an understanding of a broad knowledge base incorporating some relevant theoretical concepts.

Study focuses include:

  • An understanding social, organisational and community services systems
  • An understanding of policies and guidelines of the employing youth and community organisations and the implementation of their programs.
  • Discussions of major social issues that impact on the lives of young people and their families
  • Developing worker capacities in self-direction, working autonomously and decision making under the limited supervision.

This qualification is delivered by both on campus attendance and study and also by assessment in the workplace (as a worker or on practical placement).

Dates and Times

Clarence Campus

In Service:   People working in the sector as a youth or generalist community services worker can enrol at any appropriate time during the year subject to timetabling.

Pre Service:  
Process involving suitability and selection processes to determine applicant’s ability to study at this level will be explained at the Information Session.

  • Next Intake:   2018
  • Information Session: Wednesday, 22 November 2017 – 11am to 12pm
    • Suitability Session: Friday, 24 November 2017 at 10am
  • Venue:  Theatrette, Room D1-04, Clarence Campus, 4a Bounty Street, Warrane
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest


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Qualification Requirements

This qualification consists of 18 units, 14 core units and 4 elective units.

Elective Units

We can tailor elective unit choices to meet the needs of students specifically in the areas of:

  • Community Services
  • Mental Health
  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Individuals at risk


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