Certificate IV in Youth Work

Course Code CHC40413
Campus Shepparton - Fryers Street, Wangaratta - Docker Street
Duration 1005 hours

Course Overview

The CHC40413 – Certificate IV in Youth Work is the recognised qualification to become a qualified:

  • Community worker
  • Social welfare workerYouth Worker
  • Early intervention worker
  • Welfare worker

This qualification reflects the role of workers who develop and facilitate programs for young people through a range of community-based programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people.

This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and youth sector agencies and workers will be:

  • responsible for implementing policies and guidelines of the employing organisation
  • largely self-directed with fairly autonomous decision-making capacity under the indirect supervision of a manager

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Please note: this course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible on-campus students.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The CHC40413 – Certificate IV in Youth Work is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Community Services industry.
Working in this industry may involve supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management; program coordination or the development of new business opportunities contexts and may involve shift and weekend work.

Further studies
After gaining the CHC40413 – Certificate IV in Youth Work, you might wish to undertake further study in the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Shepparton – Fryers Street 2 days per week plus 1 unstructured day of learning per week – SEMESTER 2
Wangaratta – Docker Street 2 days per week plus 1 unstructured day of learning per week – SEMESTER 2

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions..

Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions, webinars and complete self-paced online learning on Moodle.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Mary Katsoutas
Location: Shepparton

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 1,005 $5.33 $5,356.65 $8.50 $8,542.50
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 1,005 $1.07 $1,075.35 $8.50 $8,542.50
Full Fee 1,005 $13.83 $13,899.15 N/A N/A
Course Materials 1,005 $0.35 $351.75 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no Training Package entry requirements or pre-requisites for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course. Students are required to meet exit level 3 in reading, writing and numeracy.
  • Attend a formal interview
  • Hold a current and successful Working with Children check
  • Hold a current and successful Police Check
Units of Competency

CHC40413 – Core Units

CHCYTH001 – Engage respectfully with young people
CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCGRP002 – Plan and conduct group activities
CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCYTH010 – Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
CHCYTH004 – Respond to critical situations
CHCYTH003 – Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
CHCCOM002 – Use communication to build relationships
CHCYTH002 – Work effectively with young people in the youth work context
CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issues
CHCCDE003 – Work within a community development framework

CHC40413 – Elective Units

CHCDEV001 – Confirm client developmental status
CHCCSM004 – Coordinate complex case requirements
CHCCCS009 – Facilitate responsible behaviour
CHCPRT009 – Provide primary residential care
CHCCCS016 – Respond to client needs
CHCCDE001 – Support participative planning processes
CHCMHS007 – Work effectively in trauma informed care

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Oral Presentations
  • Workplace observation/demonstration
  • Written tasks
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.