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Certificate IV in Youth Work CHC40413

Overview

This program 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.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Youth Work CHC40413
Program No: C4-HC58
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 1 semester full-time after you have completed a Certificate III in Community Services (approx. 15 hours per week) OR part-time equivalent.

Alternatively, you can complete the Certificate IV in Youth Work in 2 semesters (full-time approx. 15 hours per week OR part-time equivalent.

This qualification is part of a suite of programs including a Certificate III and 2 Certificate IVs.  Most CIT students will complete all 3 qualifications in 1 Year (CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services and CHC40513 Certificate IV in Youth Work and CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services).
Likely Job Outcome: This program provides you with the skills, techniques and theories in the area of youth work. You will have the opportunity for practical experience. Graduates completing the program are working as youth workers in the community services field including residential and non-residential programs.
Application Type: Public
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Skilled Capital Information

Skilled Capital

This course is offered under Skilled Capital. The initiative will give eligible participants the opportunity to complete a nationally recognised qualification and receive a completion payment from the Education Directorate. The completion payment is made upon successful completion of their skilled capital qualification which must be completed within two years of the commencement date.

To find out if you are eligible please visit the ACT Government Skilled Capital training website.

Additional Information

This program has a CIT work place (80 hours in total). CIT teachers co-ordinate placements. If you are currently working and you have extensive relevant experience, you may meet the placement requirement.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

The preferred pathway is for all learners to complete a Certificate III in Community Services at CIT (CHC32015).

On entry, you will need to demonstrate appropriate literacy skills by undertaking a literacy assessment. We have embedded literacy into our program to support your learning and success.

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Before you apply/enrol

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This includes new students and re-enrolling students.

If you don't have a USI that's ok, you can apply right now. It only takes two minutes, just go to usi.gov.au

Already have one? Great! Verify it in our student administration system now so your enrolment or graduation isn't delayed. (New CIT students will not be able to do this until they have been given their CIT number which will be given to you when you apply to study most CIT courses).

  1. Login to CIT Self Service
  2. Click on the link for USI
  3. Verify your USI

It's important that your first name, surname and date of birth in our student system match the ID you use to create your USI (eg if you are Christopher in USI database and Chris at CIT your USI will not verify).

If you need assistance you can go to Unique Student Identifier (USI), drop in to any CIT Library or CITSA office or contact CIT Student Services on 6207 3188.

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete all 18 subjects

  • CHCCDE003  Work within a community development framework
    • CIT Code: HUSE480
      Cost: $130.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work within a community development framework. A community development framework, may include a range of methods designed to strengthen and develop communities by enhancing individual and group capacity to confidently engage with community structures and to address problems and issues.
      This unit applies to workers in both health and community sectors and/or a community development work context. Workers at this level will be part of a professional team and under the guidance of a supervisor.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCOM002  Use communication to build relationships
    • CIT Code: COMM498
      Cost: $110.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge to apply specific communication techniques to establish, build and maintain relationships with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders based on respect and trust. This unit applies to work across a range of workplace contexts where workers at all levels may communicate with individuals and/or groups both in person and in writing.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIV001  Work with diverse people
    • CIT Code: CLTS145
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. This unit applies to all workers.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCLEG001  Work legally and ethically
    • CIT Code: LEGL219
      Cost: $110.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role. This unit applies to community services and health workers who play a proactive role in identifying and meeting their legal and ethical responsibilities.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCMHS001  Work with people with mental health issues
    • CIT Code: HUSE500
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues. This unit applies to support workers in contexts outside the mental health sector, but who come into contact with people with mental health issues. The services and support provided are not mental health specific.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCPRT001  Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    • CIT Code: CHIL300
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm. This work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility. This unit applies to workers in a range of job roles providing services to children and young people including in community services and health contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCYTH001  Engage respectfully with young people
    • CIT Code: HUSE458
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with young people (aged 12 to 25 years) in work roles with a specific focus on young people. This unit applies to work undertaken in work roles where the young person is the primary client.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCYTH002  Work effectively with young people in the youth work context
    • CIT Code: HUSE459
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in the youth work context. The unit focuses on historical and contemporary youth sector practice and understanding of the current status of young people.
      This unit applies to work undertaken in all youth work roles where the young person is the primary client.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCYTH003  Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
    • CIT Code: HUSE460
      Cost: $90.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist young people to identify the challenges and opportunities in their lives and to work towards their goals on an individual or group level. This unit applies to work undertaken in all youth work roles where the young person is the primary client.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCYTH004  Respond to critical situations
    • CIT Code: HUSE461
      Cost: $200.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain safety through effective response to potential or actual critical situations. This unit applies to staff working in specialist services and in residential work sites or in the community.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCYTH010  Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
    • CIT Code: HUSE467
      Cost: $180.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide guidance and role models to young people and their families to maintain positive and supportive relationships, while identifying problems and establishing goals for change based on maintaining support from family and the general community. This unit applies to community services work in a range of contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIV002  Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    • CIT Code: YURA101
      Cost: $50.00
      Description: The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety. This unit applies to people working in a broad range of roles including those involved in direct client service, program planning, development and evaluation contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTWHS001  Participate in workplace health and safety
    • CIT Code: WPHS101
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCGRP002  Plan and conduct group activities
    • CIT Code: HUSE512
      Cost: $140.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to establish, lead and participate in a groups using a collaborative, strengths-based approach.

      This unit applies to any individual involved in planning and leading group activities. Groups may be formal or informal.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCAOD001  Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
    • CIT Code: HUSE493
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and work within the current context, philosophy and values of the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector. This unit applies to workers who come into contact with clients affected by alcohol and other drugs.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCPRP001  Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
    • CIT Code: COMM499
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify networking and collaboration needs and develop formal and informal partnerships to enhance service delivery and improve professional practice. This unit applies to work in all industry sectors, and to individuals who take pro-active responsibility for improving collaboration between workers and organisations.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCOM001  Provide first point of contact
    • CIT Code: WELF488
      Cost: $70.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to greet clients and exchange routine information, to prioritise the individual’s needs, and to respond to immediate needs. This unit applies to service delivery in all community services and health contexts. Workers at this level work under supervision with limited responsibility.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCCS004  Assess co-existing needs
    • CIT Code: WELF456
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess the diverse and multi-faceted needs of people and determine both internal and external services required to meet those needs. This unit applies in a range of community service contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Youth Work CHC50413

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au