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CHC40421 Certificate IV in Youth Work

National ID CHC40421 State ID BII4
Ready for a career as a youth worker? 

This course is the first step to becoming a youth worker and making a lasting impact by helping our young people in need.

The lecturer team at SM TAFE are professionals in the field, teaching students job-ready skills to work with youth at risk and people with mental health issues. 

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This course remains FEE FREE in 2024! The tuition fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA Government for WA residents.

Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on our Skills Ready page for further information.

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training. Tuition fees are free, but resource fees may be payable for some courses

Online study is available for this course. Be sure to check the study requirements tab for information about studying this course using eCampus including study assistance and our helpful online study guide, then use the apply now link where you see the online study option. 

CampusesArmadale. Murdoch.

When Continuous enrolment. Semester 1, 2024.

Study Mode On Campus.

Do you have the drive to make a difference in the lives of young people and a passion for helping others? This course will give you job ready skills to become a youth worker and play a key role in developing and supporting children and teens in our community, leading to better and brighter futures.

Be guided by our team of expert lecturers who are professionals in the field with extensive industry experience. Learn how to connect with a young person in need and gain insight into the problems they are facing by facilitating programs that assess behavioural, developmental, welfare and protection issues.

In this course you will gain extensive knowledge that will help you to recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence, as well as identifying and reporting children and young people at risk. You will build the skills to work with youth at risk and people with mental health issues. Helping them with potential solutions by offering emotional support or practical support such as arranging food and shelter. You’ll also grow your communication skills to liaise with teachers, social workers and parents and refer clients to specialists that can help further with specific issues.

Youth Work can be a rewarding career where you will need patience, sensitivity and a resilient and strong character, due to the nature of the work. Your role will focus on keeping young people safe and assisting them to develop social and emotional skills to encourage positive change.

Youth workers are in high demand and can be employed by community, government and welfare agencies in settings where children may need help such as hospitals, schools, corrective institutions, youth refuges, community centres, or drug and alcohol centres.

Study in specialised facilities 

SM TAFE campuses have training settings which represent real-life workplace situations and environments, allowing students to develop practical skills for workforce readiness. This course requires you to undertake a work placement of approximately 120 hours where you’ll be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

  • Develop and facilitate a range of community based programs
  • Promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  • Respond to critical situations
  • Work with youth at risk
  • Assist with collective action
  • Work with cultural diversity
  • Follow legislative and ethical requirements 
  • Implement orgnisational policies and guidelines
  • Can communicate well in person, written and verbally with young people
  • Is able to work independently
  • Shows empathy
  • Is organised and able to plan
  • Uses initiative and leadership skills

This course requires COVID-19 vaccination, police clearance and working with children check prior to work placement. See the important information tab for instructions. 

Important information

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All year round

Details

When All year round
Where Armadale
How

Units and fees

Core

National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships $0.00 $22.75
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence $0.00 $28.50
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people $0.00 $10.00
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety $0.00 $24.00
CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities $0.00 $15.50
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically $0.00 $25.75
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues $0.00 $13.00
CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care $0.00 $10.50
CHCPRT025 Identify and report children and young people at risk $0.00 $30.00
CHCYTH013 Engage respectfully with young people $0.00 $35.00
CHCYTH014 Work effectively with young people in the youth work context $0.00 $35.00
CHCYTH015 Support young people to create opportunities in their lives $0.00 $31.00
CHCYTH016 Respond to critical situations $0.00 $38.00
CHCYTH022 Provide services for the needs and circumstances of young people $0.00 $40.00
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety $0.00 $67.75

Elective

National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
$0.00 $14.25
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
$0.00 $28.75

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

Semester 1, 2024

Details

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Armadale
How On Campus

Units and fees

Core

National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships $0.00 $0.00
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence $0.00 $28.50
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people $0.00 $0.00
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety $0.00 $24.00
CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities $0.00 $15.50
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically $0.00 $0.00
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues $0.00 $13.00
CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care $0.00 $10.50
CHCPRT025 Identify and report children and young people at risk $0.00 $30.00
CHCYTH013 Engage respectfully with young people $0.00 $35.00
CHCYTH014 Work effectively with young people in the youth work context $0.00 $35.00
CHCYTH015 Support young people to create opportunities in their lives $0.00 $31.00
CHCYTH016 Respond to critical situations $0.00 $38.00
CHCYTH022 Provide services for the needs and circumstances of young people $0.00 $40.00
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety $0.00 $67.75

Elective

National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
$0.00 $14.25
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
$0.00 $0.00

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

Details

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Murdoch
How On Campus

Units and fees

Core

National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships $0.00 $0.00
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence $0.00 $28.50
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people $0.00 $0.00
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety $0.00 $24.00
CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities $0.00 $15.50
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically $0.00 $0.00
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues $0.00 $13.00
CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care $0.00 $10.50
CHCPRT025 Identify and report children and young people at risk $0.00 $30.00
CHCYTH013 Engage respectfully with young people $0.00 $35.00
CHCYTH014 Work effectively with young people in the youth work context $0.00 $35.00
CHCYTH015 Support young people to create opportunities in their lives $0.00 $31.00
CHCYTH016 Respond to critical situations $0.00 $38.00
CHCYTH022 Provide services for the needs and circumstances of young people $0.00 $40.00
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety $0.00 $67.75

Elective

National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
$0.00 $14.25
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
$0.00 $0.00

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

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