In a nutshell
The online CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work course offered through Open Colleges provides a framework for working with, supporting and empowering children and young people.
This comprehensive certificate program will guide you through the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people, as well as how to work effectively with community services, and anticipate and respond to potentially critical situations.
You will gain an understanding of duty-of-care responsibilities, as well as the skills to help young people identify and self-manage some of the challenging issues they face.
Students are required to undertake a work placement of 120 hours in order to demonstrate their competencies in the practical components of the course work.
What you’ll need
To be eligible for this course, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Have completed year 12 or equivalent; OR
- Hold a certificate III level qualification or higher; OR
- Have at least two years of relevant industry experience in a role that requires written documentation and communication.
Students are required to be at least 18 years of age.
- Entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 12 level; or
- Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; or
- 2 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.
- You will need access to a reliable computer and an internet connections, as well as basic computer skills.
- A basic level of fitness is required as you may be required to support clients with daily living skills such as personal care, shopping, cleaning and recreational activities.
- HLTAID003/HLTAID011 Provide first aid requires you to undertake Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) continuously for a minimum of 2 minutes while kneeling on the floor.
The unit HLTAID003/HLTAID011 Apply first aid (or its equivalent) is not delivered by Open Colleges. This unit can be satisfied via the completion of the nationally recognised unit of competency or its equivalent offered by an approved provider. You will need to provide a certified copy of a current certificate or Statement of Attainment to be provided credit for this unit.
In this youth work course, the units of competency you may study include:
- CHCYTH002 - Work effectively with young people in the youth work context
- CHCYTH001 - Engage respectfully with young people
- CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
- CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
- HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
- HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
- CHCYTH011 - Work effectively with young people and their families
- CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
- CHCCOM002 - Use communication to build relationships Your Structured Workplace -
- CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
- CHCYTH010 - Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
- CHCCCS004 - Assess co-existing needs
- CHCYTH004 - Respond to critical situations
- CHCSOH001 - Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
- CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
- CHCYTH003 - Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
- CHCCDE003 - Work within a community development framework
- CHCGRP002 - Plan and conduct group activities
Why Open Colleges?
Open Colleges has been helping Australians realise their potential for over 125 years, and they're now one of Australia's leaders in online education. In the last decade alone, they've helped over 450,000 students gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers.
The common misconception is that studying online means that you’re studying alone, but at Open Colleges, they take great pride in the superior support provided to their students. They make it easy for you to get support when you need it with their student support team available Monday to Friday via email, phone and Live Chat and on the weekends, via Live Chat (when available). They’re here, in tandem with trainers and assessors, to make sure you’re supported the whole way through your course, from the time you enrol right through to your graduation.