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CHC50413 - Diploma of Youth Work

Diploma of Youth Work

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Flexible payment options are available for this course.

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Work Placement

This course has work placement. Check the requirements and FAQs for more information.

Course description

Our youth work courses will allow you to successfully work within the youth work sector of the community services industry. The courses will give you skills and knowledge to support vulnerable young people’s health and emotional wellbeing and support empowerment and personal development.

This qualification covers people with responsibility for the development and the outcomes of programs and services for young people managed through a range of agencies and designed to meet the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people. This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and welfare agencies.

The qualification is designed to ensure that policies and guidelines of the employing organisation are implemented and includes responsibility for direction and supervision of staff, contracting external agencies and/or management of specialist services.

You may find work as a Youth Worker, Case Manager, Group Facilitator, Support Worker, Residential Care Worker, Coordinator, House Manager, or Team Leader.

Units of study

Core Units

Seventeen (17) units must be completed

Unit Code Unit Name
CHCCCSOO7 Develop and implement service programs
CHCCOM003 Develop workplace communication strategies
CHCCSMOO5 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
CHCDEVOO2 Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
CHCDIVOO1 Work with diverse people
CHCDIVOO2 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities
CHCLEGOO3 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCMHSOO1 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPRPOO1 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCPRTOO1 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTWHSOO1 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCYTHOO1 Engage respectfully with young people
CHCYTHOO2 Work effectively with young people in youth work context
CHCYTHOO8 Support young people to take collective action
CHCYTHOO9 Support youth programs
CHCYTHO12 Manage service response to young people in crisis

Elective Units

Four (4) units must be completed

Unit Code Unit Name
CHCCCSOO4 Assess co-existing needs
CHCCOMOO2 Use communication to build relationships
CHCDEVOO1 Confirm client developmental status
CHCPOLOO2 Develop and implement policy
CHCYTH005 Develop and implement procedures to enable young people to address their needs
CHCCOM001 Provide first point of contact
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Requirements

You are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of paid employment or volunteer work in a workplace to complete the practical aspects of the course. You will need to be reasonably physically fit to undertake work placement as some tasks and activities may involve manual lifting, if your circumstances are such that this is a concern please contact the Course Coordinator to discuss reasonable adjustment.

You may commence your work placement after you have completed any theory-based assessments for all of the following units:

  • CHCDEV002 Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
  • CHCYTH001 CHCYTH002 Work and engage respectfully with young people
  • CHCYTH008 Support young people to take collective action
  • CHCYTH012 Manage service response to young people in crisis
  • CHCYTH005 Develop and implement procedures to enable young people to address their needs
  • CHCYTH009 Support youth programs
Frequently Asked Questions
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Generic FAQs
CHC50413 specific FAQs
Before gaining entry to a course, why do I need a Unique Student Identifier (USI)? How do I obtain one?
All students are required to have a USI, before their enrolment is confirmed. If you have not created your USI and are intending to study, you should create your free USI now. Get more information by visiting usi.gov.au. You will need to have proof of your identity to complete the process. Once you have a USI you will have a secure online record of your nationally recognised training which you can access anytime and anywhere. If you have any questions, or need assistance creating your USI, please contact TAFEnow by phone or chat.
I’m currently living overseas, is it okay for me to do this course?
Yes.
At a minimum, what computer skills and software do I require for my course?

You don't have to be a computer whiz to succeed in online learning, but you should be comfortable typing, using the internet and email, chatting to your teachers or others online, reading course content online, using common software and performing other basic tasks.

Minimum specifications for your computer are:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later, or Mac OS X or above
  • Microsoft Office or equivalent
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Up-to-date internet browser

You may also need access to:

  • A printer/scanner to print and scan documents for uploading.
  • A smart phone/digital video to video practical tasks for some courses
Is the TAFEnow Diploma recognised by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA)?
The Diploma of Youth Work is a Nationally Recognised course, but courses in NSW below degree level, are not generally recognised by ACWA.
How will I contact TAFEnow if I’m having a problem? How long will it take to get a response?
If you are having trouble accessing your course resources or navigating the TAFEnow website after enrolling, you should contact one of our Customer Help Officers on 1300 823 366. They are available Monday to Thursday 8am to 8pm and 8am to 5pm on Fridays.
If your query is specific to a unit you are studying and requires a subject matter expert, you should contact your unit facilitator. Their contact details are located on every unit. You should make contact via email. If you require over the phone support and appointment can be requested.
Does the Diploma of Youth Work have a credit pathway into social welfare degree courses?
Credit decisions for university entry are made by individual universities, but many universities offer a credit arrangement. North Coast TAFE (TAFEnow) has credit arrangements with the following universities:
  • Charles Sturt
  • Griffith
  • Southern Cross
  • University of Newcastle
Is there tutor support available after hours?
TAFEnow has teamed up with the national service YourTutor to offer students live online help with things like essay and report writing, study skills and referencing. You can make contact with a tutor from 3pm to 11pm Sunday to Friday, via your Moodle course page or drop off a writing file and receive feedback in less than 24 hours. Watch this short, informative video for more information.
This service is additional to the specific subject help that your unit facilitator can provide.
Is work placement a requirement of this course?
Work placement is not a requirement of this qualification, however some units require that you have demonstrated skills in the workplace. As a result we have incorporated a work placement in this course to help you meet the assessment requirements.
How will I access extra course resources or talk to a librarian?
If you want make contact with a TAFEnow librarian to access further course resources, go to tafenow.com.au/library-ask-us. Then type in your reference query. A librarian on chat will show you how to search the library catalogue and how to use our specialised subject guides to find extra information for assessments.
What will this course qualify me to do and what type of jobs will I be able to get? What is the future outlook like for jobs in this field?
You will be able to help clients, families or communities create a better future. Typical jobs from this qualification include; assessor, Youth Worker, Case Manager, Group Facilitator, , Residential Care Worker, Case Coordinator, Manager Case Work, House Manager, or Team Leader. Future job prospects for these roles are outlined here in the Australian Government’s Job Outlook.
How will I send in my assessment tasks?
Once you enrol you will work from the learning platform of our website. Your course information will tell you what assessment events you are required to and provide instructions on how to upload them so your assessor gets them. If you are asked to send video or audio evidence for an assessment you can upload it to YouTube, Vimeo or DropBox and just upload the URL to the course website so we know where to look.
What if I need a full-time course?
Completion of this course in 24 months is considered full-time participation. On enrolment, please let our Customer Help team know that you need to study full-time. They will adjust the time frame of your enrolment to reflect a full-time study load and can then provide you with a Confirmation of Enrolment form for Centrelink.
What happens if I fail a unit or an assessment event? What is TAFEnow’s re-submission policy?
Your teacher/assessor will provide feedback on your assessment event and will let you know if you have met the requirements. If you have not met the requirements, you will have one extra attempt to resubmit your assessment and get it to the required standard to become competent in this unit. If you do not succeed in your second attempt a fee may be charged for an assessor to mark your third submission.
How much time should I study this course for each week (on average) to complete in the required time?
This course will take the average learner 12 hours a week to complete over 36 months, based on 144 weeks of participation. If you have industry experience and knowledge you may find you complete more rapidly.
Can I transfer to a campus class if I struggle online?
Before considering a change it is best to discuss your options with TAFEnow’s Educational Support Officers who may be able to arrange additional support for your studies. If your course is available at an NC TAFE campus you may be able to transfer. Please contact the customer contact centre.
What qualifications or experience are recommended to meet the course’s entry requirements?
There are no formal entry requirements, although having studied before up to Certificate III level or would be advantageous. There is also no requirement to be working in the community sector, however if you do, this would also be an advantage to your studies. A good level of general literacy and numeracy is required to read and understand the course content and resources. You will need to be motivated, organised and committed to learning independently to improve your success as a student.
If I do a course with TAFEnow, can I get an extension on my visa?
You must apply for a visa extension directly with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. TAFEnow can provide you with a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) once you’ve enrolled in a course as proof of your student status, but is unable to assist with your visa application.
Will I need to buy any text books or other equipment for this course?
No – there are a huge range of resources available in the online course environment from the main resources, to additional resources for each unit. However, access to the internet is needed to get the most from your additional resources – there are a lot of websites, You Tube clips and short videos listed in the additional resources to watch.
What if English is not my first language?
If English is not your first language and you did not comp-lete the lasr two years of secondary education in English, you are required to provide evidence of English language competency before enrollinh into the course. Examples of appropriate evidence are listed below:
  • IELTS - Overall score of 5.5
  • TOEFL - One of the following:
    • 530 (paper)
    • 197 (computer)
    • 71 (internet)
  • Evidence of 12 months in English-speaking employment - Testimonial or statutory decleration
Course Fees

Subsidised Student Fee
$4420.00 - $4970.00

More Information

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government and eligibility criteria apply.
The fee you pay will vary depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a Fee-Free Scholarship, a concession or an exemption.
There may be limited government-subsidised places available.
If you do not gain a subsidised place, you may be able to enrol and pay the full fee.

Contact us:

  • to find out if you are eligible for a subsidised place.
  • for a personal fee assessment.
  • to discuss payment options and loans available to you.

Course prices, charges, and study modes are subject to change without notice and may vary annually.


Subsidised Student Fee VSL
$4970.00

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This training is subsidised by the NSW Government and eligibility criteria apply.

This fee is the price you pay if you are completing your second qualification and meet eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower or higher depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. There may be limited government-subsidised places available.

If you do not gain a subsidised place, you may be able to enrol and pay the non-subsidised fee.
You may also be eligible for a VET Student Loan to assist with the cost of the course fee.

Contact us:

  • to find out if you are eligible for a subsidised place.
  • for a personal fee assessment.
  • to discuss payment options and loans available to you.
Course prices, charges, and study modes are subject to change without notice and may vary annually.


Exemption
$0.00

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An exemption is where no course fee is charged to the student. For exemptions, the government-subsidises the total cost of the course fee for the qualification. There may be other additional costs, such as textbooks that you need to pay.

You may be eligible for an exemption from the course fee if you:

  • are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (through descent, self-identification or community identification).
  • meet the Smart and Skilled disability criteria, (proof of a disability support pension or documentary evidence from an appropriate medical professional is required).
  • are the recognised dependent of disability support pension recipient.
Contact us:
  • to find out if you are eligible for a course fee exemption.
  • for a personal fee assessment.
  • to discuss payment options and loans available to you for any additional costs.
Course prices, charges, and study modes are subject to change without notice and may vary annually.


Fee for Service
$7500.00

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There are no fee exemptions, concessions or subsidies available for this price. You are required to contribute to the full cost of your course. Your tuition fee includes all essential study materials.
Extra study resources may be available to enhance your learning and will attract an additional charge.
You may also be eligible for a VET Student Loan for some Diploma and Advanced Diploma level courses.
Contact us:

  • for a personal fee assessment.
  • to discuss payment options and loans available to you.
Course prices, charges, and study modes are subject to change without notice and may vary annually.

Contact us to enrol in this course
Industry Insights

Community services occupations such as welfare support workers have contributed to significant growth in the Health Care and Social Assistance industry over the last few years. The Industry is the largest in Australia employing over 1.4 million workers.

People who work in the Health Care and Social Assistance industry are highly skilled. More than 32% of workers have completed a Certificate III or higher VET qualification. This coincides with the industry employing 45% of people 45 years plus, indicating workers are taking the time to achieve qualifications and experience to work in the industry. This is not to say younger workers do not succeed in the industry, with the Health Care and Social Assistance industry being the fourth largest employer of young workers.

Recently the industry has grown by 16% over the last five years and looking to 2019, is expected to grow by another 18.7% or 258,000 workers. In 2010-11 women represented over 84% of workers in the community service industry, most commonly working full-time with the average industry wage per week being $904.

Trends

REVENUE
BUSINESSES
EMPLOYEES
WITH VET QUALIFICATION

Source: ‘Australian Jobs 2015 Report’ Australian Government – Department of Employment, ABS, IBISworld.

Course Reviews
“Studying online is very flexible. Because I tend to travel overseas a lot with my husband, I need a study option that blends with my lifestyle.”
Suman Singh
Suman SinghPast Student

At a glance

Course Code: CHC50413
Course Duration: 36 months
Units: 21
Recognition: Nationally
Cost: $7,500
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