The Certificate IV in Youth Work will provide you with the skills and knowledge to enable you to support and engage with young people at risk, as a youth worker.
Career opportunities, include:
- youth worker
- recreational youth activities worker (youth)
- community development worker (youth)
- crisis accommodation support worker (youth)
- residential youth worker
- youth outreach
- youth support worker
- youth welfare worker (Schools)
Pathways to further study:
- CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work
- CHC52015 Diploma in Community Services.
Studying the Certificate IV in Youth Work at Holmesglen
The course will provide skills and training in listening and understanding young people's problems and counselling them around the areas they are struggling with.
You'll learn the skills to interact and work with the families and guardians of children and teens, to arrive at the best possible outcomes for your young client’s welfare.
The course will teach you:
- to understand and work with a variety of cultural perspectives, and promote the health and safety of young people living in these communities.
- key relationship and trust building skills.
- how to assess young people, respond to their needs and link them in with services that will assist them and meet their needs.
- encourage youth participation, and help young people to connect with people and communities that will have a positive and healthy impact on their lives.
- how to respond to critical situations, and work with youth who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness.
- understand, work with and support young people struggling with mental health issues.
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 qualified teachers with youth work experience, you will participate in running group sessions to help engage and build rapport with young people.
Timetable: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 9.30am - 3.30pm
It runs for one year and will give you the opportunity to pathway into the Diploma of Youth Work for one semester.
Classes are delivered face to face over 3 days per week with some requirement for online learning using our eLearning platform.
The course consists of 14 core and four elective units which have been chosen based on feedback from industry. It runs for one year and will give you the opportunity to pathway into the Diploma of Youth Work for one semester.
||Use communication to build relationships
||Communicate and work in health or community services
||Work legally and ethically
||Work with diverse people
||Plan and conduct group activities
||Work within a community development framework
||Assess co-existing needs
||Work with people with mental health issues
||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
||Participate in workplace health and safety
||Respond to critical situations
||Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
||Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
||Engage respectfully with young people
||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
||Work effectively with young people in the youth work context
||Work effectively with young people and their families
||Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
| Code || Name |
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCGRP002||Plan and conduct group activities|
|CHCCDE003||Work within a community development framework|
|CHCCCS004||Assess co-existing needs|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCYTH004||Respond to critical situations|
|CHCYTH010||Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances|
|CHCDFV001||Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence|
|CHCYTH001||Engage respectfully with young people|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|CHCYTH002||Work effectively with young people in the youth work context|
|CHCYTH011||Work effectively with young people and their families|
|CHCYTH003||Support young people to create opportunities in their lives|
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.
Students must be 18 years of age at course commencement and are required to produce a valid Working with Children Check and a satisfactory National Police Check prior to commencement of the course.
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.
Applicants will need to be able to obtain a valid Working with Children Check, a National Police Check, and you may be required to apply for an NDIS Worker Screening Check prior to course commencement.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
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Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in 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.
Connections with industry
Youth Workers provide support, information and advice to young clients on emotional, financial, recreational, health, housing and other social welfare matters. Youth Workers might also evaluate and coordinate the services of welfare and community service agencies to assist their clients. This profession employs nearly 60,000 employees Australia wide, and continues to grow solidly. Roles may range from supporting people through out -of-home care or facilitating programs in community settings.
Holmesglen has strong industry connections which allow us to organise placements with:
- Salvation Army
- Therapeutic Engagement Support Services Association (TESSA)
- Neami National
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Free TAFE eligible student||FREE|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession
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