Certificate IV in Youth Work
Course Code CHC40413
Youth workers aim to promote the personal and social development of young people, so as to give them a voice in their communities.Youth work is the practice of providing formal and informal support, education and assistance to young people from adolescences to young adulthood. Youth workers work with and support young people, either individually or in groups, to deal with social, emotional or financial problems.
There are approximately 1.5 million young people aged between 15 and 24, representing 14% of the Australian population. Youth workers, depending on their level of training and experience, can undertake a variety of roles including advising young clients on emotional, financial, recreational, health, housing and other social welfare matters. They also evaluate and coordinate the services of welfare and community service agencies.
They are usually responsible for advocacy, needs assessment and planning, community capacity building, facilitating effective youth services delivery and working in partnership with agencies, service providers, communities and young people to develop effective strategies and programs for youth.
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The Certificate IV in Youth Work is delivered through a blended delivery method.
Students are provided with learner resources and assessment handbooks for each unit of competency. The assessment handbooks provide students with instructions on submitting assessments.
Health Industry Training recognises that an important part of undertaking a qualification in health or community services is the practical component of the course. Work placement provides students with an avenue to apply practical skills in a ‘real life’ environment, where you are able to practice the skills and knowledge you have learnt during the course.
It is compulsory for students to undertake practical placement for the Certificate IV in Youth Work.
Duration: Approximately 200 hours, based on skills to be demonstrated in the workplace.
Securing Practical Placement
As a student, it is important for you to discuss work placement opportunities with local organisations. Once you have sourced a relevant host employer, Health Industry Training will contact them on your behalf to discuss work placement requirements.
Health Industry Training provides insurance to all students undertaking work placement as part of their qualification.
As a student, you must ensure you have completed the necessary ‘Prior to practical work placement’ activities listed below before practical work placement can commence.
- National Criminal History Clearance
Health Industry Training uses a range of assessment methods to ensure sufficient evidence can be gathered to demonstrate students can perform the tasks against the specified criteria. Assessment methods can include:
- Short answer questions
- Projects/ Reports
- Case studies
- Workplace portfolios
- Work placement logbook
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL considers previous formal study and work experiences and then assesses this against the elements of competency to determine competency. Students seeking recognition can apply for RPL on enrolment or throughout the duration of their study.
If you have completed a unit of competency within your intended qualification with another Registered Training Organisation (RTO), you may be able to apply for a credit transfer or exemption. A copy of the original transcript must be provided when applying for a credit transfer.
To enrol in the Certificate IV in Youth Work, it is anticipated that you will have completed year 10 or equivalent.
In addition, students are required to provide Health Industry Training with their Unique Student Identifier number.
Minimum Age Requirements
The minimum age for this course is 16 years old. If you are under 18 years of age your enrolment form must be signed by a parent or guardian.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Requirements
Students must have an adequate level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills (LLN). Entry into the course requires English proficiency to Year 10 level or equivalent. Students are able to test their LLN skills by emailing email@example.com and completing an LLN test.
Funding for Queensland Residents
Higher Level Skills: Health Industry Training is proud to be a pre-qualified supplier for the Queensland Government, under the Higher Level Skills program. To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills funding, participants must not hold or be undertaking a Certificate IV or higher qualification.
It is a requirement under the Queensland Government funding that all students contribute to the cost of training and assessment services. The fee may be paid on behalf of the student by a third party, including an employer, but cannot be paid or waived by Health Industry Training. The contribution fee is different for students classed as concession and students classed as non-concession.
The contribution fee for concessional students is $360 per qualification.
For non-concessional students or payments made by a third party, the cost is $900 per qualification.
To assist students who are not eligible for funding, Health Industry Training offers financial assistance to by allowing students to either:
- pay the cost of the course in full; or
- take advantage of our affordable payment plan options to pay in weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments (see enrolment form for additional information).
Throughout your course with Health Industry Training, you will be provided with a range of support services depending on your individual needs.
One-on-one Trainer Support
You will be provided with a trainer with extensive experience and expertise in the course content and the industry sector. Our professional trainers are there to ensure you have a successful learning journey where you can contact them via phone or email.
In addition to your trainer, the administration team can provide you with support regarding your enrolment and study plan, changes to contact details, progress report and any issues you may encounter throughout your course.
Health Industry Training appreciates that distance/online learning can be an isolated experience for some students. To assist with isolation, all students have the option to be part of a Facebook peer support group. Peer support groups can be a positive experience where you can study with like-minded people, ask questions relating to your course and build friendships.
18 units are required for award of this qualification including:
- 14 core units
- 4 elective units
The course combines theoretical and practical work placement experience. The theoretical component of the course provides students with the relevant knowledge required to work in the primary health care sector.
The practical placement experience provides students with the clinical knowledge and skills to work in a practical setting on completion of the qualification.
To view the course outline, including the recommended order in which to complete your units, click on the ‘Download Course Outline’ button on the left hand side of this page.
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Certificate 3 Guarantee
Health Industry Training is proud to be a pre- qualified supplier for the Queensland Government, under the Certificate 3 Guarantee. The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III level qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career. To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee, participants must not hold or be undertaking a Certificate III or higher qualification. Qualifications undertaken at school do not affect eligibility.
Qualifications offered by Health Industry Training under the Certificate 3 Guarantee funding
|HLT30113 Certificate III in A&TSI Primary Health Care||$340.00||$850.00|
|HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance||$220.00||$660.00|
|CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Service||$360.00||$720.00|
|HLT37315 Certificate III in Health Administration||$260.00||$780.00|
|HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Service Assistance||$300.00||$900.00|
|CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support||$130.00||$260.00|
|HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection||$280.00||$840.00|
Concessional participants are defined as follows:
- the participant holds a Health Care concession card or Pensioner concession card issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or a dependent of a person who holds a Health Care concession card or Pensioner concession card, and is named on the card; or
- the participant can provide an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the participant, his or her partner or the person of whom the participant is a dependent, is entitled to concessions under a Health Care or Pensioner concession card; or
- the participant is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.
Higher Level Skills Funding
Health Industry Training is proud to be a pre- qualified supplier for the Queensland Government, under the Higher Level Skills Funding. To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills Funding, participants must not hold or be undertaking a Certificate IV or higher qualification. Qualifications undertaken at school do not effect eligibility.
Qualifications offered by Health Industry Training under the Higher Level Skills funding:
|Qualification||Concession Price||Non-Concession Price|
|HLT47715 Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting||$345.00||$690.00|
|HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance||$160.00||$320.00|
|CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work||$360.00||$900.00|
|CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support||$90.00||$180.00|
|CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability||$90.00||$180.00|
|CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Service||$450.00||$1,050.00|
|HLT40113 Certificate IV in A&TSI Primary Health Care||$315.00||$630.00|
|HLT47315 Certificate IV Health Administration||$280.00||$700.00|
|HLT50113 Diploma of A&TSI Primary Health Care||$300.00||$1,500.00|
|HLT50213 Diploma of A&TSI Primary Health Care Practice||$310.00||$1,550.00|
|CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health||$150.00||$825.00|
|CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services||$800.00||$1,600.00|
|HLT57715 Diploma of Practice Management||$1,500.00||$2,250.00|
Funding for South Australia
Health Industry Training is proud to be a preferred supplier for the South Australia government’s WorkReady initiative. You may be eligible for government subsidised training if you live or work in South Australia and you are:
- an Australian or New Zealand citizen
- a permanent Australian resident, or
- an eligible visa holder
and you are:
- 16 years or over and not enrolled at school, or
- 16 years or over, enrolled in school and undertaking training through the Training Guarantee for SACE Students (TGSS), or
- undertaking training through a training contract as an apprentice or trainee in an identified course
Eligible people may access:
- one foundation skills course (if assessed to need it)
- up to five bridging units at every qualification level (if assessed to need them)
- unlimited priority courses.
Based on your training and employment level, you may also access the following:
|Highest accredited non-school qualification at first enrolment||Accessible courses|
|No qualification or an unemployed job seeker who is registered with an Employment Service Provider||
|Qualification up to certificate II level||
|Completed a certificate III or above (including university qualifications)||
You can enrol in a maximum of two subsidised courses at a time.
FEES: The fees under the WorkReady Funding are listed in the table below.
The JobTrainer Funding is an initiative of the South Australian Government to provide additional support for young people to help them to successfully transition from JobTrainer into work, further training or education. Low fee training will be available for eligible students in courses.
To be eligible for JobTrainer funding you need to be:
- an Australian or New Zealand citizen
- a permanent Australian resident, or
- an eligible visa holder
In addition, you must be:
- unemployed; or
- aged between 17 and 24 years and not enrolled in secondary school or
- hold a Health Care, Pensioner or Veteran Affairs concession card
For more information on the JobTrainer Funding and to check your eligibility please visit: https://providers.skills.sa.gov.au/deliver/jobtrainer
If eligible and would like to find out more about courses available through JobTrainer Funding with Health Industry Training please contact Student Administration on 07 3082 3960.
Skilling South Australia provides subsidies towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Trainees and Apprentices. The program aims to assist people to get skills and qualifications to build careers and meet the workforce needs of industry through growth in Traineeships and Apprenticeships.
For more information on Skilling South Australia funding, please visit https://www.skilling.sa.gov.au/
* The fees listed above are for non-concession students. Students with a concession card will be charged a lower fee for units of competency commenced before the expiry date of the concession card.
Maximum 24 months
Individual needs approach to learning
Community development worker (youth)
Youth case worker
Residential care worker
Indigenous youth worker
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