Course Description

Learn to look after the holistic welfare of children and teenagers, including their safety, emotional health and social connectivity, with Open Colleges’ CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work .

During your course you will learn:

  • How to listen to and understand young people’s problems, taking into account their background and circumstances, and counsel them around the areas they are struggling with.
  • The skills to interact and work with the families and guardians of children and teens, to arrive at the best possible outcomes for your young client’s welfare.
  • How to understand and work with a variety of cultural perspectives, and promote the health and safety of young people living in these communities.
  • Key relationship and trust building skills.
  • How to assess young people, respond to their needs and link them in with services that will assist them and meet their needs.
  • Encourage youth participation, and help young people to connect with people and communities that will have a positive and healthy impact on their lives.
  • How to respond to critical situations, and work with youth who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness.
  • Understand, work with and support young people struggling with mental health issues. 

The Open Colleges CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work  has been designed in consultation with experts in the industry, to make sure your learning is comprehensive and applicable to the current youth work sector.

This course is offered by Open Colleges on behalf of Integrated Care and Management Training.

Complete your work placement in Fiji

Open Colleges have partnered with Action for Children and the Aged (ACATA) Trust Fiji to offer students of the Diploma of Community Services the opportunity to complete their required work placement hours over the course 2 weeks in Fiji.

You’ll volunteer in Fijian communities by participating in lime farm planting for income generation and sustainability, development of an outdoor fitness program and centre and school health workshops.

Next project dates will be from the 2nd October to 13th October 2017.

Find out more here.

 

This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

Potential career outcomes

  • Community Development Youth Worker
  • Indigenous Youth Worker
  • Recreational Youth Activities Worker
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Youth and Family Services Officer
  • Youth Case Worker
  • Youth Housing Support Worker
  • Youth Worker