CHC40413Certificate IV in Youth Work

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  • Awarded by

    Integrated Care & Management Training (ICMT) (RTO 90197)

  • Qualification

    Certificate IV

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Max 18 months

  • Start Date

    Anytime – start today!

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Community Worker | Youth Worker | Community Development Youth Worker | Indigenous Youth Worker | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Last modified: 04 Dec 2018

In a Nutshell

The online Certificate IV in Youth Work (CHC40413) course offered through Open Colleges provides a framework for working with, supporting and empowering children and young people.

This comprehensive certificate program will guide you through the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people, as well as how to work effectively with community services, and anticipate and respond to potentially critical situations.

You will gain an understanding of duty-of-care responsibilities, as well as the skills to help young people identify and self-manage some of the challenging issues they face.

Practical component

Students are required to undertake a work placement of 120 hours in order to demonstrate their competencies in the practical components of the course work. Students must source their own placements.

Complete your work placement in Fiji

Open Colleges have partnered with Action for Children and the Aged (ACATA) Trust Fiji to offer students of the Diploma of Community Services the opportunity to complete their required work placement hours over the course 2 weeks in Fiji.

You'll have the chance to volunteer in Fijian communities by participating in lime farm planting for income generation and sustainability, development of an outdoor fitness program and centre and school health workshops, if you choose to.

MYST work placement agreement

Open Colleges has a work placement partnership with Myst, a team dedicated to providing care and support to young people in the Blue Mountains affected by homelessness, poverty, distress, helplessness and misfortune.

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

    • Have completed year 12 or equivalent; OR
    • Hold a certificate III level qualification or higher; OR
    • Have at least two years of relevant industry experience in a role that requires written documentation and communication

    Students are also required to obtain a current criminal record check and working with children check in order to carry out their work placement.

  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this youth work course, the units of competency you may study include:

    • CHCYTH002 - Work effectively with young people in the youth work context
    • CHCYTH001 - Engage respectfully with young people
    • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
    • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
    • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
    • CHCYTH011 - Work effectively with young people and their families
    • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
    • CHCCOM002 - Use communication to build relationships Your Structured Workplace -
    • CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
    • CHCYTH010 - Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
    • CHCCCS004 - Assess co-existing needs
    • CHCYTH004 - Respond to critical situations
    • CHCSOH001 - Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
    • CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    • CHCYTH003 - Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
    • CHCCDE003 - Work within a community development framework
    • CHCGRP002 - Plan and conduct group activities
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  • Why Open Colleges?

    RTO 90796
    Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.

    As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.


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    "My job is probably best described as a medical equipment specialist. I educate and train people in the use of CT scanners onsite. Getting the skills to use in trainings, to substantiate the work I do is very valuable. The course has changed my work and the way I approach training courses. It’s made me more confident and I’ll be better at my job."

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Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Youth Work (CHC40413 ) from Open Colleges awarded by Integrated Care and Management Training. 

Wondering where a career in youth work could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Community Worker, Youth Worker, Community Development Youth Worker, Indigenous Youth Worker, Recreational Youth Activities Worker, Residential Support Worker, Youth and Family Services Officer.

Let's Talk Price

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $70.36 per week
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 20% on your course fees

  • $3,232 upfront payment
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