Youth workers provide vital support for young people and their communities!
CHC50421 Diploma of Youth Work is the qualification that builds on the skills and knowledge of those who already hold the entry level qualification CHC40421 Certificate IV in Youth Work.
The Diploma qualification reflects the role of people who work in youth work and operate under a broad supervision framework. They work within clearly defined organisational guidelines, with responsibility for the development and the outcomes of programs and services for young people that are managed and designed to meet the social, behavioural, health, wellbeing, developmental and protection needs of young people. Work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and other agencies
This course is particularly suited to those who want to develop their knowledge and skills to pursue supervisory and management level positions in youth work.
Youth Work is focused on providing community-based support for young people aged 12 – 24. Key tasks include:
This work is often undertaken through employment in community, government and youth sector agencies and workers will be:
21 units of study – 16 core and five elective units of competency. No pre-requisites.
The Australian Qualifications Framework determines that the duration of this qualification is 1 – 2 years, however with both face-to-face training, and flexible online learning, learners are typically completing within the first 6 – 12 months. How quickly an individual is able to complete the course will depend on how fast they work through the content, their commitment to learning and their level of competence.
A minimum of 200 hours mandatory work experience is required for this qualification. Work experience must be undertaken within a community services workspace.
Learners who are in full-time employment in community services may be able to meet the work experience requirements through their current role. Talk to our trainer to review your work history prior to commencing the course to see if your experience can be used to demonstrate the required competencies and satisfy work placement hours.
Learners who are not currently employed in a relevant community services organisation will need to find their own work experience placement with an organisation approved by Skills Generation. It is important to commence this process at the beginning of the course. Skills Generation staff and your trainer will be available to assist you to identify relevant organisations. You will be responsible for the cost of any travel and accommodation associated with work placement.
Please refer to the relevant Government website/s for the most up to date information regarding any restrictions and vaccination requirements that may be in place, please also be aware that work placement employers may have certain requirements in relation to vaccinations or other restrictions in addition to those mandated by government. If you have any questions regarding requirements for work placement, please contact Student Services [email protected]
On successful completion of this course you will receive the nationally recognised qualification:
CHC50421 Diploma of Youth Work
The qualification is awarded by Skills Generation RTO 41008, with training and assessment delivered by Skills Generation or an approved Third Party training provider on behalf of Skills Generation.
Learners undertaking this qualification must demonstrate academic suitability by providing evidence of:
Skills Generation Student Services can assist you as needed. Please talk to our friendly staff.
The Commonwealth Government requires all learners undertaking nationally recognised, accredited training courses to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Learners are unable to enrol without their USI.
If you are currently working, or have previously worked in a relevant industry, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). RPL applies where you have workplace experience/competency that can be formally assessed against the units of competency in this course. If you wish to undertake an RPL process, please discuss with our Student Services enrolments team [email protected].
On completion of this course you may want to further enhance your skills and knowledge and your job promotion prospects by going on to study:
Skills Generation proudly partners with select Australian Universities to provide pathway options for university study. University pathways include guaranteed entry and credit for Skills Generation graduates of Certificate IV and Diploma qualifications.
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