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CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work

National ID: CHC40413 | State ID: J592

Do you enjoy working with and assisting young people?

Working with youth is a rewarding and challenging career, where you can make a big difference in the lives of children and young people. Learn how to create a range of community-based programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people while working to legal and ethical requirements. You will undertake a supervised or simulated work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

    You will develop skills in:

    • developing and facilitating community education and development
    • communication and networking
    • advocating effectively
    • case work and report writing
    • understanding legal and ethical requirements
    • planning, developing and implementing youth programs and
    • implementing policies and guidelines.

    This qualification provides employment oppotunities in  community, government and youth sector agencies where you'll be responsible for implementing policies and guidelines of the employing organisation. Work is largely self-directed with fairly autonomous decision-making capacity under the indirect supervision of a manager.

    Enchance your employment options by doing a dual qualification

    If you choose to enrol in extra units you can gain a dual qualification with the:

    CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

    This qualification reflects the role of community service workers who design and deliver person-centred services to individuals and/or groups. Workers may provide support, advocacy or interventions to individual clients, groups or communities across a range of services.

    At this level, workers may be autonomous with limited responsibility within established parameters and may be required to supervise and lead other workers in projects or teams. Work may take place in a range of community service, case work or case management contexts.


    Our Focus on Flexible Options

    Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

    We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and complete within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

    Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location! 

    Half price*

    This course is half price for everyone as part of the Lower Fees, Local Skills initiative. Fees are also capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more about half price fees here.

    Please note: Only course tuition fees are half price. You may be required to pay other fees for resources that are specifically needed for your course.

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    This course is available online.

    Please note: Online availability varies at each campus, refer to the information below for study options at your local campus. Some courses may require practical training and assessment for hands-on skills. We'll let you know if that applies for your course, and explain how it will work. 

    Entrance Requirements

    Work placement

    Important information

    Job opportunities

    Study pathway

    How to apply

    Entrance Requirements
    School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
    C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III
    Work placement

    A Work Placement must be undertaken as part of this course.

    Important information

    Additional Requirements

    Ability to obtain a Working With Children Card (WWCC) and Police Check. Please note that some offences may preclude you from enrolling. Please discuss further with a Lecturer if required.  Check out our Pre Enrolment Guide for more information.

    First Aid - HLTAID003

    Central Regional TAFE has a partnership arrangement with The Royal Life Saving Society Western Australia Inc (RLSSWA) RTO # 0854 to deliver and assess this unit on their behalf. RLSSWA are the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) therefore Central Regional TAFE follows all of RLSSWA’s organisational policies and procedures when delivering and assessing all units of competence. All correspondence related to the policies and procedures should be directed to the office (08) 9383 8200. RLSSWA’s policies and procedures can be found here

    A fee of $19.80 will be paid to RLSSWA for issuance of Certificates/statements of attainments.


    Courses at Central Regional TAFE are delivered subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability may be subject to review and change.

    Job opportunities

    Graduates from this course may work as an Accommodation Worker, Youth alcohol and other drugs worker, Family Support Worker, Community development worker (youth), Youth and family resource officer, Indigenous youth worker, Recreational youth activities worker, Youth case worker, Youth housing support worker and a Youth worker. Youth workers work in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, corrective institutions, youth refuges, community centres and organisations such as Scouts, Guides, YWCA and YMCA.

    Study pathway

    Further study opportunities

    Central Regional TAFE has many further study opportunities available. Check out our Course Guide for all your future study options. 


    How to apply
    On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
     Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.  
    Flexible and Other Study Types 
    We take applications for many of our flexible courses all year round.  Visit the Apply and Enrol page and use our Applicant Portal to lodge your application anytime. 
    Apprenticeships and Traineeships 
    For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Find out more here.
    International Students 
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    Short Courses and Skill Sets

    Enrol in a short course or skill set by completing the form below, calling our student services team on 1800 672 700 or visiting your local campus.


    Delivery location, important dates and study options

    Training at CRTAFE will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a combination of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. While the mode of delivery may vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken and the support available to them.

    Available all year round, 2021

    Geraldton Campus - Self Paced External


    Fees and charges


    Duration 6 month/s
    When Available all year round
    Where Geraldton Campus
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    Semester 1, 2021

    Geraldton Campus - Dual Qualification with CHC42015 Cert IV in Community Services


    Fees and charges


    Duration 2 semester/s
    When Semester 1, 2021
    Where Geraldton Campus
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    Course enquiry

    Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

    Page last updated January 22, 2021