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Certificate IV in Youth Work (CHC40413)

Course summary

This course will enable you to work in the community services sector.

This qualification covers workers who develop and facilitate programs for young people through a range of community based programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people.


This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and welfare agencies and workers will be:

  • responsible for implementing policies and guidelines of the employing organisation
  • largely self directed with autonomous decision-making capacity under the indirect supervision of a manager.

Course details

Course type

  • Domestic

Delivery location

  • Southport Campus

Fee type

  • Fee for Service
  • Government subsidised

OutcomeCertificate IV

Career

Career prospects - more information

Occupational titles may include:

  • Community development worker (youth)
  • Indigenous youth worker
  • Recreational youth activities worker
  • Residential care worker
  • Support worker residential
  • Youth alcohol and other drugs worker
  • Youth and family resource officer
  • Youth and family service worker
  • Youth case worker
  • Youth housing support worker
  • Youth worker

On successful completion of this course, graduates may consider further study at a higher tertiary level within the vocational education and training sector.

Topics

  • Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector
  • Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • Work effectively in child protection and out of home care for children and young people
  • Work effectively in mental health
  • Support young people to create opportunities in their lives

Hours of Study

Classes are held from 10:15am-5:15pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The vocational placement requirement for this program is 80 hours, completed in a consecutive two week period. Participation in this workplace experience will occur in the second half of the course.

In accordance with industry expectation and availability of places, students must be available to:

  • attend full-time placement (5 days per week);
  • undertake placement in the Gold Coast, Tweed and Brisbane Metropolitan areas; and
  • participate in a variety of shifts including morning, afternoon, evening, night and weekends (*morning shifts may start as early as 6.00am and evening shifts may finish as late as 11.00pm).

Students are responsible for:

  • organizing their own transport to and from the facilities
  • organizing leave with their employer (if applicable)
  • planning financially for their unpaid vocational placement period

The Institute sources and coordinates vocational placement on the students’ behalf. The Institute’s Vocational Placement Team will work in collaboration with students and facilities to coordinate vocational placement activity, and students will be provided with due notice for shiftwork.

With prior Institute approval, vocational placement may be arranged in a student’s current workplace. Students will need to speak with the Institute immediately after enrolment to confirm these details.

Mandatory Documentation
Please note: The Community Service industry dictates that GCIT must ensure that all students going on placement in facilities hold the following documentation.  Students will NOT be released for placement without these documents.

Students must provide GCIT a certified copy* of each of these documents as soon as possible.  *Certified copy - photocopy certified by a Justice of the Peace or Commissioner of Declarations.

  1. Blue Card (Working with Children Check Queensland) - phone 1800 113 611 or http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au
  2. Australian Federal Police Check - please contact the Australian Federal Police on (02) 6202 3333 or http://www.afp.gov.au. Approximate cost $45.00 (N.B. The certificate MUST be issued by the Australian Federal Police.  All other types of police checks will not be accepted.)

IMPORTANT: Any costs associated with these documents are in addition to course costs and will be borne by the student.

Gold Coast Institute of TAFE (GCIT) also offers Senior First Aid training for an additional fee. Whilst not compulsory for vocational placement, possession of a current Senior First Aid qualification is recommended.

The Institute strongly recommends that students enrolling in any Health or Community Services program consider their eligibility to obtain the above documentation prior to enrolment.

Delivery Method

This blended program is delivered full-time for 12 months (2 semesters) at Southport Campus.

Costs are given within 'delivery packages'. Please quote the delivery package number during enrolment. Delivery packages
Delivery package name : Higher Level Subsidy
Delivery package number : To register your interest for the next intake please phone Customer Service on (07) 5581 8300 Delivery package status : Closed
Delivery mode :
  • Blended Learning
Teacher :  
Duration : 12 months
Times : See Hours of Study
Location :
  • Southport Campus
Note : Note: IT Charge $90.00 and Student ID Card $15.00 included in fees.
Delivery Package Costs
   Government Subsidised - Concession : $1174.50
Government Subsidised - Non-Concession fee : $1879.20   
Show eligibility descriptions

Government Subsidised Course Fee – Non Concession
The Certificate 3 Guarantee is for any eligible Queensland resident who does not already hold, and is not currently enrolled in, a post-school certificate III or higher level qualification from 1 July 2013 (this means any equivalent certificate III or higher level qualification, irrespective of whether the qualification is through a university degree, apprenticeship or traineeship pathway).

Government Subsidised Course Fee – Concession
Concession under the Certificate 3 Guarantee is available to holders of a Health Care concession card or Pensioner concession card or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds such a card or is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person.

Delivery package name : Fee For Service
Delivery package number : To register your interest for the next intake please phone Customer Service on (07) 5581 8300 Delivery package status : Closed
Delivery mode :
  • Blended Learning
Teacher :  
Duration : 12 months
Times : See Hours of Study
Location :
  • Southport Campus
Note : Note: IT Charge $90.00 and Student ID Card $15.00 included in fees.
Delivery Package Costs
Full cost : $6874.00   
Show eligibility descriptions

Full fee
The fee charged for programs where there is no Government subsidy or the participant is not eligible under the Certificate 3 Guarantee and are regarded as Fee for Service. For approved Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs payment of fees may use the VET FEE-HELP payment option.

Units
Unit code Unit name Unit type
VPC150 Vocational Placement Vocational Placement Scheme
CHCCD412B Work within a community development framework Core
CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships Core
CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework Elective
CHCCS422B Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately Elective
CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people Core
CHCYTH002 Work effectively with young people in the youth work context Core
CHCYTH003 Support young people to create opportunities in their lives Core
CHCYTH004 Respond to critical situations Core
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers Core
CHCYTH010 Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances Core
CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector Elective
CHCCH427B Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness Elective
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety Core
CHCGROUP403D Plan and conduct group activities Core
CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues Core
CHCPRT004 Work effectively in child protection to support children, young people and families Elective
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people Core

There may be one or more elective competencies, these may differ between institutes. Please contact the institute for more information.

Enrolment instruction

Information is correct at the time of publication; however, Institute policies, fees and details are subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments, accreditation and registration requirements.

Gold Coast
http://www.gcit.edu.au

Email: enrolments@gcit.edu.au
Phone: 07 5581 8300
Phone (international): +61 (7) 5581 8398