CHC40521 - Certificate IV in Youth Justice

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Adelaide City, SA – View Intakes

Elizabeth City, SA – View Intakes

Full Fee: $4,125


Unlock your potential in the field of justice and youth services with the CHC40521 Certificate IV in Youth Justice at Australian Workplace Training (AWT). This dynamic qualification empowers you with the knowledge and skills needed to make a positive impact on the lives of young individuals involved in the justice system.

Throughout this comprehensive program, you’ll gain insights into the Australian legal system, youth justice processes, and effective intervention strategies. AWT’s experienced instructors provide hands-on guidance, ensuring you develop a deep understanding of the challenges faced by young people and the justice system.

Upon successful completion, you’ll be equipped to work in various roles within the youth justice sector. Whether you’re pursuing a career as a Youth Justice Officer, Case Worker, or Court Support Worker, this course sets the foundation for a rewarding and impactful journey in youth justice. 

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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 15 units (9 core and 6 elective)
Each unit includes the relevant training and assessment materials required to achieve competency

Core Units:
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCPRT025 Identify and report children and young people at risk
CHCPRT037 Support the progress and positive development of young people demonstrating anti-social behaviours
CHCPRT040 Work in the youth justice environment
CHCPRT041 Support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young people in the youth justice system
CHCYTH016 Respond to critical situations
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units:
CHCPRT031 Provide supervision in the community
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCPRT026 Support the rights and safety of children and young people

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.

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 (E-learning) students study this course at their own pace, however it is anticipated the course will be completed in approximately eighteen 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 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.

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.
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.

Upon successfully completing the CHC40521 – Certificate IV in Youth Justice graduates can embark on diverse career pathways within youth work. Here are potential vocational outcomes and job roles:

  1. Youth Justice Officer
  2. Youth Worker (Juvenile Justice)
  3. Juvenile Justice Officer
  4. Visits Coordinator
  5. Secure Environment Worker
  6. Mentors
  7. Youth Residential Worker
  8. Unit Coordinator/Manager

Fee for Service Students: $4,125

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

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.

For more information or to enroll, please contact us.

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