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.
Enhance your employment options by doing a dual qualification
If you choose to enrol in extra units you can gain a dual qualification with the:
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.
Half price fees apply!
|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|
A Work Placement must be undertaken as part of this course.
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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 her(opens in a new tab) .
A fee of $19.80 will be paid to RLSSWA for issuance of Certificates/statements of attainments.
Job opportunities include:
- Youth Worker
- Family Support Worker
- Community Development Worker (youth)
- Youth and Family Resource Officer
- Housing Support Worker (youth)
- Recreational Activities Worker (youth)
Please note: This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
Locations and study options
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