CHC40421 Certificate IV in Youth Work
Australian Workplace Training offers CHC40421 Certificate IV in Youth Work via our External (E-learning) study mode.
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, wellbeing, developmental and protection needs of young people.
This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and youth sector agencies and workers are responsible for implementing policies and guidelines of the employing organisation. They are largely self-directed with autonomous decision making capacity under the indirect supervision of a manager.
The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.
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 (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.
This qualification consists of 17 units; 15 core and 2 elective.
Each unit includes the relevant training and assessment materials required to achieve competency
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
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.
Fee for Service Students: $4,675
This qualification has subsidies available Supported by Government of South Australia for eligible participants.
Participant Eligibility Criteria apply – visit www.skills.sa.gov.au 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