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. This may range from supporting people through out of home care or facilitating programs in community settings.
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
Studying the Certificate IV in Youth Work at Holmesglen
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.
Classes Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 9.30am - 3.30pm
The course consists of 14 core and 4 elective units which have been chosen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. 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 2.5 days per week with some requirement for online learning using our eLearning platform.
||Communicate and work in health or community services
||Use communication to build relationships
||Work effectively with young people in the youth work context
||Work with diverse people
||Work legally and ethically
||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
||Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
||Plan and conduct group activities
||Engage respectfully with young people
||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
||Participate in workplace health and safety
||Work effectively with young people and their families
||Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
||Respond to critical situations
||Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
||Assess co-existing needs
||Work with people with mental health issues
||Work within a community development framework
| Code || Name |
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships|
|CHCYTH002||Work effectively with young people in the youth work context|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCYTH003||Support young people to create opportunities in their lives|
|CHCGRP002||Plan and conduct group activities|
|CHCYTH001||Engage respectfully with young people|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCYTH011||Work effectively with young people and their families|
|CHCDFV001||Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence|
|CHCYTH004||Respond to critical situations|
|CHCYTH010||Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances|
|CHCCCS004||Assess co-existing needs|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues|
|CHCCDE003||Work within a community development framework|
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 a least 18 when course starts.
Students are required to produce a valid Working with Children Check and a satisfactory police check prior to starting 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.
Students are required to produce a valid Working with Children Check and a satisfactory national police check prior to commencement of the course.
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, graduates will receive the CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work.
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|
|JobTrainer eligible student||FREE|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
Additional costs may also apply for course consumables 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 may apply to your 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