CHC40421 - Certificate IV in Youth Work

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Adelaide City, SA – View Intakes

Elizabeth City, SA – View Intakes

Concession: $512.50

Subsidised: $1,425

Full Fee: $4,675


Unlock your potential and make a positive impact with the CHC40421 Certificate IV in Youth Work at Australian Workplace Training (AWT).

Embark on a transformative journey into the world of youth work, gaining essential skills and knowledge. Our experienced instructors provide personalized guidance, fostering your ability to support and advocate for young people. This course equips you to make a real difference in their lives, covering areas such as youth development, mental health, and community engagement.

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According to Australian Labour Market Insights, Welfare Support Workers are expected to experience robust growth in the coming years, offering promising job prospects. With projections indicating a workforce of over 94,700 by 2026 which is up 19,100 or 25.2% from 2021.


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Course Structure:

This qualification consists of 17 units (15 core and 2 elective.)
Each unit includes the relevant training and assessment materials required to achieve competency

Core Units:
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
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
CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCPRT025 Identify and report children and young people at risk
CHCYTH013 Engage respectfully with young people
CHCYTH014 Work effectively with young people in youth work context
CHCYTH015 Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
CHCYTH016 Respond to critical situations
CHCYTH022 Provide services for the needs and circumstances of young people
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units:
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCCSM012 Coordinate complex case 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.

External (E-learning) Study
External (E-learning) students study this course at their own pace, however it is anticipated the course will be completed in approximately eighteen to twenty four months, it can be completed earlier depending on the individual.
Students work at home on their theory work 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 attend block training for practical tasks, role plays, group activities, and demonstrations; as well as maintain monthly contact with their trainer via phone, email or face to face (please contact reception to arrange an appointment with your trainer).

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 180 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.

A current DHS Working with Children Check will be required before work placement is commenced.
It is your responsibility to apply and pay any costs associated with the Working with Children Check. A current Working with Children Check is a requirement by industry.

Upon successfully completing the CHC40421 – Certificate IV in Youth Work, graduates can embark on diverse career pathways within youth services. Here are potential vocational outcomes and job roles:

  1. Youth worker
  2. Youth case worker
  3. Youth and family service worker
  4. Community development worker (youth)
  5. Residential care worker
  6. Youth and family resource officer
  7. Recreational youth activities worker
  8. Indigenous youth worker
  9. Youth housing support worker
  10. Youth alcohol and other drugs worker

Fee for Service Students:  $4,675

Subsidised Students:
This qualification has subsidies available Supported by Government of South Australia for eligible participants.
Participant Eligibility Criteria apply – visit for Participant Eligibility Criteria
Subsidised Course Cost: $1,425
Subsidised Course Concession Cost: $512.50

For more information on completing a qualification with fee subsidies at AWT please visit our Subsidised Training information page.

Other Fees that may be applicable:
DHS Screening check:  Approximately $65.45 for students
Work placement badge: $6
Replacement unit fee:  $25 per unit
Postage of certificate:  $10 (surface mail/untracked)
Postage of items:  Calculated on an individual basis on the weight/size of the item/s to be posted

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

Skills Recognition Costs:
Recognition Prior Learning: $250 per unit
Credit Transfer: $25 per unit

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