Diploma of Youth Work

The CHC50421 Diploma of Youth Work from Open Colleges will equip you with the tools to empower disadvantaged and at risk youths, giving you the opportunity to make a genuine difference to young people in need. 

Designed for people starting out in youth work or for those already in the industry seeking to formalise their skills with a qualification, this in-depth community services course teaches you how  to work with diverse groups of young people, identify young people at risk, and how to address legal and ethical issues. It will also offer basic training in counselling, and help you understand how to work with individuals struggling with mental health issues. The main focus of this course is to build your skills in case management and program and activity planning. 

Practical component

Students are required to undertake a work placement of 160 hours in order to demonstrate their competencies in the practical components of the course work.

PLEASE NOTE - Open Colleges is a privately-run RTO, not government-run like a TAFE, so they cannot offer government funding. Please check eligibility requirements before beginning an enrolment with Open Colleges.

CHC50421 Open Colleges
Career FAQs
  • Awarded by

    Open Colleges (RTO: 90796)

  • Qualification

    Diploma, VET

  • Study mode


  • Payment options

    Payment PlanUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Up to 24 months

  • Start date

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Course fee

    Price may vary

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government’s National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that’s recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.