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This dual Certificate IV in Youth Work and Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs will give you practical and real-world experience working with young people.
After building foundation skills in semester one, semester two will see you complete a project that will take you out of the classroom and provide you with an opportunity to work directly with young people.
Supported by our sector-experienced and qualified teachers, you will participate in running group sessions to help engage and build rapport with young people - crucial skills for youth workers.
The course runs for one year and will give you the opportunity to pathway into the Diploma of Youth Work for one semester.
This is a Free TAFE course
Students who are eligible for Victorian Government subsidised training may not have to pay course tuition fees when they enrol in a Free TAFE course.
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Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
Work within a community development framework
Use communication to build relationships
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Plan and conduct group activities
Work legally and ethically
Work with people with mental health issues
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
Engage respectfully with young people
Work effectively with young people in the youth work context
Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
Respond to critical situations
Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
Participate in workplace health and safety
Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
Provide brief interventions
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Work effectively with young people and their families
| Code || Name |
|CHCCDE003||Work within a community development framework|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships|
|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|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|CHCYTH001||Engage respectfully with young people|
|CHCYTH002||Work effectively with young people in the youth work context|
|CHCYTH003||Support young people to create opportunities in their lives|
|CHCYTH004||Respond to critical situations|
|CHCYTH010||Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCAOD001||Work in an alcohol and other drugs context|
|CHCCCS014||Provide brief interventions|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCYTH011||Work effectively with young people and their families|
All applicants are required to attend an interview to assess their suitability to undertake this program, the career outcomes they are seeking and their ability to complete the program with consideration to their general well being and support they may need during the course to assist the successful completion of the qualification.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview.
These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Please note that in order to complete the practical project and your field placement you will need to obtain:
- A Victorian Police Check
- Working with Children Check.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION
On completion you will receive the CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work and the CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs.
Students who complete the Certificate IV in Youth Work can go on and complete the CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work.
How to apply
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Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
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