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Certificate IV in Youth Work


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Certificate IV in Youth Work – CHC40413

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Course Overview

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

  • Community Worker
  • Social Welfare Worker
  • Youth Worker
  • Early Intervention Worker
  • Welfare Worker

You'll learn to develop and facilitate programs that address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental, and protection needs of young people.

You'll gain important transferable skills in case management and program coordination, which will make you a valuable employee in a range of Community Services organisations.

This course is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme for eligible students.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Community Services industry specialising in Youth Work.

You may find employment in community, government, or youth sector agencies.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

2 days per week plus 1 unstructured day of learning per week - SEMESTER 2

Public - 2 days TAFE & 1 day unstructured learning P/Week - Semester 1/2020

Public - 2 days TAFE & 1 day unstructured learning P/Week - Semester 2/2020

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Public - 2 days TAFE & 1 day unstructured learning P/Week - Semester 1/2020

Public - 2 days TAFE & 1 day unstructured learning P/Week - Semester 2/2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
3. Full Fee
Course Materials

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package entry requirements 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
Core Units
Work within a community development framework
Use communication to build relationships
Work with diverse people
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Plan and conduct group activities
Work legally and ethically
Work with people with mental health issues
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 create opportunities in their lives
Respond to critical situations
Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective Units
Facilitate responsible behaviour
Respond to client needs
Support participative planning processes
Coordinate complex case requirements
Confirm client developmental status
Work effectively in trauma informed care
Provide primary residential care

Assessment methods may include:

  • Oral Presentations
  • Workplace observation/demonstration
  • Written tasks

Mary Katsoutas
Campus: Shepparton

Anne Cowton
Campus: Wangaratta

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.

Students will be required to undertake 120 hours of work placement which will be organised by GOTAFE.

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.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

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

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.

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