Diploma of Youth Justice – CHC50513

Australian Workplace Training offers the Diploma of Youth Justice via two delivery modes.
Online (E-Learning) and Externally.

This qualification reflects the role of youth justice workers who supervise young people who have been directed by the justice system to be in the care and direction of authorised community and/or government agencies.

The supervision may be managed through a range of community and institution-based programs designed to meet the social and behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Case Worker
  • Senior Youth Justice Officer
  • Juvenile Justice Coordinator
  • Shift Supervisor
  • Court Coordinator
  • Unit Coordinator/Manager/Leader
  • Juvenile Justice Officer
  • Youth Justice Area Manager

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 240 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 14 units; 10 core and 4 elective.
Each unit includes the relevant training and assessment materials required to achieve competency

Core Units:
CHCCOM003 Develop workplace communication strategies
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCPRT015 Respond to needs of youth justice clients
CHCPRT016 Work in the youth justice environment
CHCPRT017 Support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young people in youth justice system
CHCPRT019 Develop and support a youth justice team
CHCYTH012 Manage service response to young people in crisis
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units:
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
CHCINM001 Meet statutory and organization information requirements

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: $3500

Available Payment Plans:
Payment plan (per unit): $250 (payment to be made each time a unit is commenced)

Recognition Prior Learning: $250 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.