A career in Youth Work could be in your future and our CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work is specifically designed to give you the right skills and knowledge to work with and empower young people.

You’ll develop real-world skills and put them into practise whilst completing 200 hours of vocational placement within a youth service.

You’ll learn to:

Develop programs and services for young people Support young people in crisis Advocate for young people Network with other agencies Work in a culturally diverse environment Work within an ethical framework

Career opportunities:

Youth Worker

Youth workers provide support, information and advice to young clients on emotional, financial, recreational, health, housing and other social welfare matters. They may also evaluate and coordinate the services of welfare and community service agencies.

CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work

Our CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work has 21 units structured into 3 major clusters of learning. Each cluster contains units grouped into core study areas that are covered during the 12-month qualification. Students will also complete 200 hours of vocational placement during their studies which will form part of their assessment*. The tuition fee for this course is $10,000

The units within each cluster are outlined in the table below.

*200 hours of vocational placement will be arranged through your Vocational Placement Officer.

Cluster 1
Unit Code Unit Name
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Cluster 2
Unit Code Unit Name
CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
CHCCOM003 Develop workplace communication strategies
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCDEV002 Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
CHCDEV001 Confirm client developmental status
Cluster 3
Unit Code Unit Name
CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people
CHCYTH002 Work effectively with young people in a youth work context
CHCYTH012 Manage service response to young people in crisis
CHCYTH010 Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCYTH009 Support youth programs
CHCYTH008 Support young people to take collective action

The Change Academy holds regular induction and orientation sessions, plus rolling starts for workshops and tutorials, so you can start learning when it suits you.

To apply, simply  fill in the application form here.

Eligibility Requirements apply.

To gain entry into the CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work course, candidates must successfully complete a National Criminal Record Check and/or Working with Children Check.

What happens next?

Here’s what you can expect after you’ve applied.

  1. A course advisor will call to chat about your course and set up a time for you to get started.
  2. You will attend an information session and complete a Student Enrolment Agreement and Pre-Enrolment Profile.
  3. You will complete a Kick Start Workshop to get started in the course. If all your documentation is in order you will then be enrolled and ready to start studying!

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