CHC40413

Certificate IV in Youth Work Online

If you want to help others in your community improve their lives and enjoy a rewarding career, consider studying online the CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work Online. The Australian Government is putting more resources into this area and the number of professionals required to work in this field is expected to increase three-fold over the next decade.

Study from as little as $72, interest free, per week. For more information on the different payment options that suit your budget please call 03 8362 3113.

Study from as little as $48, interest free, per week. For more information on the different payment options that suit your budget please call 03 8362 3113.

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Duration: 
12 Months online
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Delivery:
Blended Online
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About the online course

Who is this course for?

Ready to make a difference to a young person’s life? The Certificate IV in Youth Work online gives you the skills and knowledge to support young people. You’ll graduate from our online course ready to develop and implement programs that address their social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs.

What you will learn

You will learn online how to provide services for young people managed through a range of agencies and designed to meet the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people.

Possible career opportunities

Careers include roles as a Youth Worker

Details of the online course

This online qualification reflects the role of workers who develop and facilitate programs for young people through a range of community-based programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people.

This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and youth sector agencies and workers will be:

  • responsible for implementing policies and guidelines of the employing organisation
  • largely self-directed with fairly autonomous decision-making capacity under the indirect supervision of a manager.

Student entry requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have completed their education to a level which is equivalent to an Australian Senior High School Year 12 or has completed an AQF Certificate IV level qualification.
  • Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and comprehend learning materials and perform tasks related to recording workplace documents including reading and writing detailed reports, case notes, reports  and other documents, interpreting workplace policy and procedure and reporting hazards. Learners are  required to pass an online LLN assessment test  
  • Be capable of completing 80 hours of work placement in a suitable health facility.
  • Have sound computer skills to navigate simple software to complete the online component of this course and  must be able to use intermediate level Word features in order to produce and present word-processed  documents/ reports.
  • Have access to a laptop and internet to complete this online course.
  • Have a valid Working with Children Check (or be prepared to  obtain this prior to work placement) 
  • Have a valid Police Check (or be prepared to obtain this prior to  work placement) 
  • Have the required immunisations, including COVID-19  vaccination, as required to attend the placement facility. Please  note, additional immunisations may be required given Government or placement facility’s health policy changes. 
  • These entry requirements will be confirmed through information collected on the enrolment form and during the enrolment interview.

How will you learn?

This is a blended delivery model which incorporates Trainer led synchronous online zoom classroom sessions for 3 hours per week in the evening, a monthly one-hour one-on-one mentoring session with your trainer (zoom, phone), 7 skills development and practice sessions – (4 hours online face to face each 6 weeks) plus you will need to complete 15 hours per week undertaking structured self-paced study.

All learning and  assessment materials are accessed via the student online portal. You will have the support of a trainer/assessor throughout your studies.

Student support

Hader Institute provides support to all learners through the trainer and the Hader Institute Learner Support Officer.

Assessment requirements

The assessment is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace tasks, projects, knowledge tests, response to case studies and completing practical demonstrations. The following provides a brief explanation of the assessment methods that are to be applied: Written tasks; Case Study; Practical Activities and Demonstrations

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applicants can apply for recognition of their existing skills and knowledge that are relevant to the units of competency within the program. See the Hader Institute Learner Handbook and policies and procedures .

Available Online Units

The selection of these units of competency and the course structure has been confirmed through industry engagement undertaken by Hader Institute of Education.

CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk (WP)
CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people (WP)
CHCYTH002 Work effectively with young people in youth work context (WP)
CHCYTH003 Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
CHCYTH004 Respond to critical situations (WP)
CHCYTH010 Provide services for young people appropriate to the needs and circumstances (WP)
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Electives
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

Course Unit Descriptions

CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework

Course Details

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a community development context using an anti-oppressive, strengths-based and participatory approach.

Community development is a process whereby people work together to identify and take action on the issues that are important to them. It is about enabling people to have a say in the decisions that affect their lives and to work together to create lasting change.

Community development workers play an important role in supporting and facilitating community development. They work with individuals, families, groups and communities to build relationships, identify needs and strengths, develop action plans and advocate for change.

At the end of this unit,  you will be able to:

- work with individuals and groups to identify strengths, needs and priorities for action

- develop community development plans in consultation with the community

- advocate for the community

- work within an anti-oppressive framework

- work within a strengths-based approach.

CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships

Course Details

This unit covers the use of communication to build relationships with young people. It will explore different methods of communication and how to use these methods to engage and connect with young people.

Communication is important in youth work because it allows workers to connect with young people on a personal level, which can help to build trust and rapport. Effective communication also allows workers to provide feedback and guidance to young people in a clear and concise way, which can be helpful for their development.

In this unit, you will learn how to use communication to build relationships with young people. They will explore different methods of communication and learn how to use these methods to engage and connect with young people.

At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

- Understand the principles of effective communication

- Use different methods of communication to engage with young people

- Apply communication skills to build relationships with young people

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

Course Details

This unit covers working with diverse people in youth work contexts. It will provide you with the knowledge and skills to identify and work with the diverse needs of young people. You will also learn about respectful communication and relationships with young people.

Working with diverse people is important in youth work because it helps to create a safe and inclusive environment for all young people. It allows us to better understand and meet the needs of all young people, which is essential in any effective youth work practice. By recognising and valuing the diversity of young people, we can help to break down any barriers that may exist between them and their peers.

In this unit, you will learn about respectful communication and relationships with young people. This includes understanding different cultural values and how to communicate effectively with young people from diverse backgrounds. You will also learn about the importance of creating a safe and inclusive environment for all young people.

At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

- Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of working with diverse young people

- Identify the diverse needs of young people

- Use respectful communication and relationships with young people

- Create a safe and inclusive environment for all young people.

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Course Details

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety when working with young people. It includes understanding the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and recognising the impact of colonisation and the ongoing effects on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

It also includes identifying respectful ways to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and understanding how to access support and resources when working with these communities.

In this unit, you will learn about the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the impact of colonisation on their communities. You will also learn how to work respectfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and how to access support when working with these communities.

At the end of this unit,  you will be able to:

- Understand the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the impact of colonisation on their communities

- Work respectfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people

- Access support when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities

Course Details

This unit of the Certificate IV in Youth Work covers the planning and conducting of group activities. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work with groups of young people and to ensure their safety and wellbeing. You will learn how to create a positive group environment, manage challenging behaviour, and facilitate meaningful group activities.

Group activities are an important part of youth work for a number of reasons. They can provide young people with opportunities to socialise and make new friends, feel supported and connected, and participate in positive activities that help them grow and learn. Group activities can also be a powerful tool for promoting social and emotional learning and for helping young people develop their identity and sense of self.

In this unit, you will learn how to:

- Plan and prepare for group activities

- Facilitate group activities that are safe and enjoyable for all participants

- Manage challenging behaviour in a group setting

- Ensure the well-being of young people in your care.

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

Course Details

This unit of the Certificate IV in Youth Work covers the legal and ethical responsibilities of working with young people. It will provide you with an understanding of relevant laws, codes of conduct, and ethical principles and will teach you how to apply them in your work with young people.

It is essential that youth workers have a good understanding of the legal and ethical framework within which they operate. This helps to ensure that they are providing safe and appropriate services to young people and that they are treating them fairly and with respect.

In this unit, you will learn how to:

- Understand and comply with relevant laws, codes of conduct, and ethical principles

- Apply legal and ethical principles in day-to-day work with young people

- Identify and respond to legal and ethical issues in youth work

CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

Course Details

This unit of the course covers working with young people who have mental health issues. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work safely and effectively with these young people and to support their mental wellbeing. You will learn how to recognise signs of mental ill-health, how to provide initial support, and how to make referrals to appropriate services.

Mental health issues are common among young people, and youth workers often have a unique role to play in supporting these young people. Youth workers can provide a safe and supportive environment, build trusting relationships, and promote positive mental health and wellbeing.

In this unit, you will learn how to:

- Recognise signs of mental ill-health in young people

- Provide initial support to young people with mental health issues

- Make referrals to appropriate services

- Promote positive mental health and wellbeing

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk (WP)

Course Details

This unit covers identifying and responding to children and young people at risk. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work safely and effectively with these young people and support their well-being. You will learn how to recognise signs of risk, how to provide initial support, and how to make referrals to appropriate services.

Working with children and young people who are at risk can be challenging, but it is also incredibly rewarding. Youth workers can provide a safe and supportive environment, build trusting relationships, and promote positive outcomes for these young people.

In this unit, you will learn how to:

- Recognise signs of risk in children and young people

- Provide initial support to children and young people at risk

- Make referrals to appropriate services

- Promote positive outcomes for children and young people at risk.

CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people (WP)

Course Details

This unit covers engaging respectfully with young people. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work effectively with young people and support their development. You will learn how to build positive relationships, how to communicate effectively, and how to provide support for young people’s physical, social, and emotional needs.

Engaging respectfully with young people is essential for all youth workers. Youth workers need to be able to build positive relationships, communicate effectively, and provide support for young people’s all-round needs.

In this unit, you will learn how to:

- Build positive relationships with young people

- Communicate effectively with young people

- Support young people’s physical, social, and emotional needs.

CHCYTH002 Work effectively with young people in a youth work context (WP)

Course Details

This unit covers working effectively with young people in youth work contexts. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work safely and effectively with young people and to support their development. You will learn how to establish and maintain a safe and supportive environment, how to engage with young people, and how to provide support for their physical, social, and emotional needs.

Working effectively with young people in youth work contexts requires a range of skills and knowledge. Youth workers need to be able to establish and maintain a safe and supportive environment, engage with young people, and provide support for their physical, social, and emotional needs.

This unit will cover the following topics:

- Establishing and maintaining a safe and supportive environment

- Engaging with young people

- Providing support for young people’s physical, social, and emotional needs.

CHCYTH003 Support young people to create opportunities in their lives (WP)

Course Details

This unit covers supporting young people to create opportunities in their lives. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work with young people to identify and explore opportunities and develop action plans to achieve their goals. You will learn how to support young people in setting goals, how to identify and access resources, and how to overcome barriers to achieving their goals.

Supporting young people to create opportunities in their lives is a key role of youth workers. Youth workers can support young people to identify and explore opportunities and to develop and action plans to achieve their goals.

In this unit, you will learn how to:

- Support young people to set goals

- Identify and access resources to support young people’s goal achievement

- Overcome barriers to achieving young people’s goals.

CHCYTH004 Respond to critical situations (WP)

Course Details

This unit covers responding to critical situations. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to respond effectively to young people in crisis or who are at risk of harm. You will learn how to assess risk, how to provide support, and how to make referrals to appropriate services.

Responding to critical situations is an important part of youth work. Youth workers need to be able to assess risk, provide support, and make

CHCYTH010 Provide services for young people appropriate to the needs and circumstances (WP)

Course Details

This unit covers providing services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to identify and assess young people’s needs and develop and deliver services that meet those needs. You will learn how to identify the needs of young people, how to develop services that meet those needs, and how to deliver those services effectively.

Providing services for young people appropriate to the needs and circumstances is a key role of youth workers. Youth workers need to be able to identify and assess young people’s needs and to develop and deliver services that meet those needs.

In this unit, you will learn how to:

- Identify the needs of young people

- Develop services that meet the needs of young people

- Deliver services effectively to young people.

CHLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

Course Details

This unit covers participating in workplace health and safety. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to participate in workplace health and safety activities. You will learn how to identify hazards, how to control risks, and how to report incidents.

Participating in workplace health and safety is an important part of youth work. Youth workers need to be able to identify hazards, control risks, and report incidents.

In this unit, you will learn how to:

- Identify hazards in the workplace

- Control risks in the workplace

- Report incidents in the workplace.

Electives

CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide (WP)

Course Details

This unit covers increasing the safety of individuals at risk of suicide. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work with individuals at risk of suicide to assess their level of risk, develop and implement a safety plan, and to provide support and referrals.

Working with individuals at risk of suicide is an important part of youth work. Youth workers need to be able to assess the level of risk, develop and implement a safety plan, and provide support and referrals.

In this unit, you will learn how to:

- Assess the level of risk for individuals at risk of suicide

- Develop and implement a safety plan for individuals at risk of suicide

- Provide support and referrals for individuals at risk of suicide.

CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma-informed care

Course Details

This unit covers working effectively in trauma-informed care. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work effectively with individuals who have experienced trauma. You will learn about the impact of trauma, how to provide support, and how to make referrals to appropriate services.

Working effectively in trauma informed care is an important part of youth work. Youth workers need to be able to understand the impact of trauma, provide support, and make referrals to appropriate services.

In this unit, you will learn how to:

- Understand the impact of trauma

- Provide support to individuals who have experienced trauma

- Make referrals to appropriate services for individuals who have experienced trauma.

CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

Course Details

This unit covers how to assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge to identify and respond to the needs of young people.

In this unit, you will learn how to assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing in young people. You will learn how to identify and respond to the needs of young people. This unit will help you to support the development of young people in your care.

At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

- Assess social, emotional and physical well-being in young people

- Promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing in young people

- Identify and respond to the needs of young people

- Support the development of young people in your care.

CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

Course Details

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships. It covers how to develop positive relationships, communicate effectively and plan and implement collaborative partnerships.

In this unit, you will learn how to develop positive relationships, communicate effectively and plan and implement collaborative partnerships. This unit will help you to develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships.

At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

- Develop positive relationships

- Communicate effectively

- Plan and implement collaborative partnerships

- Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships.

What career could I have?

There are several careers that the Certificate IV in Youth Work Online could lead to, including:

  • Youth worker: Assisting young people who are going through tough times.
  • Community development worker: Helping to build and improve upon local communities.
  • Youth outreach worker: Going out into the community to engage with at-risk youth.
  • Addiction counsellor: Helping those struggling with addiction to overcome their demons.
  • Mental health worker: Assisting those with mental health issues.
  • Caseworker: Assisting families and individuals in need.
  • Support worker: Helping those who need support to get back on their feet.
  • Drug and alcohol counsellor: Helping those struggling with addiction to overcome their demons.
  • Mental health support worker: Assisting those with mental health issues.
  • Child protection worker: Helping to keep children and families safe.
  • Youth justice officer: Helping to divert young people away from a life of crime.
  • Youth mentor: Helping young people reach their potential.
  • Disability support worker: Helping those with disabilities to lead fulfilling lives.

Testimonials

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“Very helpful and professional. I was made to feel extremely welcome and comfortable to ask any questions. I have found the online learning program to work very well so far. Weekly classes are helpful so that we have contact with our class and also Claire can provide not only the information but examples as well. A great arrangement that works well for all lifestyles. Having 3 young children this program is perfect for me. Really enjoying my course so far and very happy I made the decision to study with Hader.”

Lauren Skuse
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“My initial phone consultation was very detailed and affirming, and gave good advice as to which course would be suitable for me. Hader seems to be an institute that has a good reputation and good networks. The main attraction for me was that it has its own clinics, thereby allowing me to gain a placement more easily.”

Nils von Kalm
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“My experience with the Hader on-line learning program has been my best on-line learning experience to date. The weekly virtual classes is an invaluable part of my engagement with the learning. This is a people industry we are learning to work in and have that weekly engagement with my fellow students and the facilitator has made it a much more human experience.”

Jo-Anne Partridge
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“The way the course is has made the study very easy. The flexibility has made it possible to do the course and work I found it refreshing to find all the staff on the same page and passionate about helping where needed. Also the accuracy of the delivery has been strong. During the assessments even when things where different to what they should have been it wasnʼt a problem. The issue was sorted quickly and thoroughly.”

Jerald Schefe

Study online from as little as $48, interest free, per week. For more information on the different payment options that suit your budget please call 03 8362 3113.

Study online from as little as $72, interest free, per week. For more information on the different payment options that suit your budget please call 03 8362 3113.

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Duration: 
12 Months online
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Delivery:
Blended Online
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Access From a Computer or Tablet

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