Certificate IV in Youth Work – CHC40413

Australian Workplace Training offers Certificate IV in Youth Work via two delivery modes.
Online (E-Learning) and Externally.

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

Occupational titles may include:

  • Youth worker
  • Youth case worker
  • Youth and family service worker
  • Community development worker (youth)
  • Residential care worker
  • Youth and family resource officer
  • Recreational youth activities worker
  • Indigenous youth worker
  • Youth housing support worker
  • Youth alcohol and other drugs worker

An interview with a trainer will be arranged prior to your enrolment.
In this interview any difficulty you might experience with your training will be discussed, these may be language, literacy or physical disabilities. If you have any concerns or special needs please discuss them with the trainer during the interview as support could be available for you.

External and Online students study this course at their own pace, however it is anticipated the course will be completed in approximately twelve months, it can be completed earlier depending on the individual.
Students work at home with self-paced units and have access to a trainer either face to face or by phone, fax, correspondence and email for assistance. Students are required to maintain monthly contact with their trainer via phone, email or face to face (please contact reception to arrange an appointment with your trainer).

A current Child-related employment screening from DCSI (within the last 24 months) will be required before work placement is commenced.
It is your responsibility to apply and pay any costs associated with the DCSI Screening Check . A current DCSI Screening Check is a requirement by industry.

During the course we will work with you to arrange a suitable venue(s) for work placement. At the end of the course you will be expected to have completed a minimum of 140 hours of work placement to enable the assessment of your ability to implement your training under working conditions. Please discuss this with your trainer at your interview.

Please note that students completing the course through a funded initiative will be required to complete the number of work placement hours nominated in the funding agreement.

This qualification consists of 18 units; 14 core and 4 elective.
Each unit includes the relevant training and assessment materials required to achieve competency

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

Elective Units:
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCYTH011 Work effectively with young people and their families

The qualification is achieved by successfully completing all the suggested units.
This can be achieved by participating in training sessions, completing assignments and by demonstrating your ability by putting the learning into practice under working conditions during the work placement.
Skills Recognition is available.

Course Fees:

Fee for Service Students:

Cost of course: $3600

Available Payment Plans:
Payment plan (per unit): $200(payment to be made each time a unit is commenced)

Recognition Prior Learning: $200 per unit
Credit Transfer:                   $25 per unit

Incidental Fees:
Work Placement T-shirt:       $25
Work Placement Badge:        $4
Replacement unit fee:          $20 per unit

More information on our Fees can be found by visiting or Course Fee Information page. Payment plans are available.

For more information or to enroll, please contact us.