Not available for international students.
The Diploma of Youth Work and Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other drugs will provides students theories, models, interventions and practical skills within the area of youth work and alcohol and other drugs.
In this course, you will develop an understanding of issues affecting disadvantaged and diverse young people, and gain the skills you'll need to work with young people and their families.
You'll also learn case management models that will assist in working collaboratively with other community and health agencies to meet client needs.
This course aims to give you practical and real world experience working with young people. In second semester, you will complete a project that will take you out of the classroom and provide you with an opportunity to work with young people, enabling you to develop and participate in running group sessions to help engage and build rapport with them. These are crucial skills for youth workers.
In your final semester, you will complete a 160 hour placement. We have a dedicated placement team who will find a placement for you.
The team will have a one on one interview with you to discover your key areas of interest and to make sure that the placement selected helps you get the most out of the experience.
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.
If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this course.
This course incorporates a minimum of 160 hours on the job field placement.
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
Develop and implement service programs
Develop workplace communication strategies
Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Plan and conduct group activities
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Work with people with mental health issues
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
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 take collective action
Manage service response to young people in crisis
Participate in workplace health and safety
Work within a community development framework
Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
VCE or equivalent, or at least 18 years of age and away from formal study for at least one year.
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
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.
- Online course questionnaire
- Interview process
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
After completing this course, you will receive the nationally accredited CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work and CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs.
You can further your studies at university with a degree in youth work or community services.
- Case manager
- Coordinator youth and family services
- Coordinator youth services
- Program manager
- Senior case worker
- Senior youth worker
- Youth work team leader
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.
VET Student Loans are available to eligible students to pay for tuition fees for this course. Read more about VET Student Loans.
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