The Certificate IV in Youth Work is ideal for those who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people.
You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to develop and implement programs that address their social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs, whilst fostering community engagement and participation.
Study areas include community development frameworks; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety; supporting young people; responding to family violence and homelessness; and legal and ethical compliance.
Who's It For?
Our comprehensive CHC40421 Certificate in Youth Work is tailored to individuals taking on the crucial role of developing and leading programs for young people within community-based initiatives. These programs are thoughtfully designed to cater to a wide spectrum of needs, including social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental, and protection aspects.
Graduates of this CHC40421 Certificate in Youth Work will be equipped to take on roles in community, government, and youth sector agencies. As professionals, they will shoulder the responsibility of implementing the policies and guidelines set by their employing organisation. Enjoying a significant degree of autonomy, workers will have the freedom to make informed decisions while operating under the indirect supervision of a manager.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
- Community Support Worker
- Mental Health Intake Officer
- Mental Health Outreach Worker
- Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Worker
- Case Manager
What You'll Learn
You’ll learn the skills to interact and work with the families and guardians of children and teens, to arrive at the best possible outcomes for your young client’s welfare.
The course will teach you:
- To understand and work with a variety of cultural perspectives, and promote the health and safety of young people living in these communities
- Key relationship and trust building skills
- How to assess young people, respond to their needs and link them in with services that will assist them and meet their needs
- Encourage youth participation, and help young people to connect with people and communities that will have a positive and healthy impact on their lives
- How to respond to critical situations, and work with youth who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness
- Understand, work with and support young people struggling with mental health issues
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
Duration Study Load
- 12 months
- 15 hours per week
- This is a blended delivery model which incorporates Trainer-led synchronous online zoom classroom sessions for 3 hours per week in the evening, a monthly one-hour one-on-one mentoring session with your trainer (zoom,= phone) plus you will need to complete 15 hours per week undertaking structured self-paced study
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Have completed their education to a level which is equivalent to an Australian Senior High School Year 12 or has completed an AQF Certificate IV level qualification.
- Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and comprehend learning materials and perform tasks related to recording workplace documents including reading and writing detailed reports, case notes, reports and other documents, interpreting workplace policy and procedure and reporting hazards.
- Learners are required to pass an online LLN assessment test
- Be capable of completing 80 hours of work placement in a suitable health facility.
- Have sound computer skills to navigate simple software to complete the online component of this course and must be able to use intermediate level Word features in order to produce and present word-processed documents/ reports.
- Have access to a laptop and internet to complete this online course.
- Have a valid Working with Children Check (or be prepared to obtain this prior to work placement).
- Have a valid Police Check (or be prepared to obtain this prior to work placement).
- Have the required immunisations, including COVID-19 vaccination, as required to attend the placement facility. Please note, additional immunisations may be required given the Government or placement facility’s health policy changes.
- These entry requirements will be confirmed through information collected on the enrolment form and during the enrolment interview.
- Guaranteed work placement & post-graduation employment opportunities to work in our national clinics
Recognition Of Prior Learning
- Applicants can apply for recognition of their existing skills and knowledge that are relevant to the units of competency within the program
The assessment is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace tasks, projects, knowledge tests, response to case studies and completing practical demonstrations. The following provides a brief explanation of the assessment methods that are to be applied: Written tasks; Case Study; Practical Activities and Demonstrations.
Flexible and Supporting Learning
Our CHC40421 Certificate in Youth Work offers a flexible blended online delivery model to accommodate your schedule and learning preferences. It includes various interactive components to enhance your learning experience.
You’ll participate in Trainer-led synchronous online Zoom classroom sessions, totalling 3 hours per week during evening hours. Additionally, you’ll have the valuable opportunity for monthly one-on-one mentoring sessions with your trainer via Zoom or phone. In addition to the interactive sessions, you’ll be required to dedicate 15 hours per week to structured self-paced study. This will allow you to progress at your own pace and gain a comprehensive understanding of the CHC40421 Certificate in Youth Work material.
With our blended online delivery model, you can confidently pursue your educational goals while maintaining flexibility and convenience in your learning journey.
Hader Institute of Education has meticulously crafted the CHC40421 Certificate in Youth Work structure and handpicked the units of competency through extensive industry engagement and research.
About Hader Institute of Education Pty Ltd
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