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Diploma of Youth Work CHC50413

Overview

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.

Qualification: Diploma of Youth Work CHC50413
Program No: DP-HC58
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 1 semester full-time after you have completed a Certificate IV in Youth Work CHC40513 (approx. 15 hours per week) OR part-time equivalent.

Learners without a relevant Certificate IV can complete the Diploma in 3 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).

Alternatively, you can complete the Certificate IV in Youth Work in 2 semesters (full-time approx. 15 hours per week OR part-time equivalent.
Likely Job Outcome: Manager - advanced skills youth worker in the community services field, including residential and non-residential programs.
Application Type: Public; Australian Apprentice-Trainee
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Additional Information

This program has a compulsory work placement (120 hours in total). CIT teachers will arrange all placements. If you are currently working and you have extensive relevant experience, you may meet the placement requirement.

Before undertaking any industry placement you must be eligible to apply for, and hold a 'Working with Vulnerable People Check'.

Information will be provided on enrolment.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

To ensure your success in this program, the preferred pathway is for all learners to complete a Certificate IV in Youth Work (CHC40513) at CIT.

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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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 21 subjects

  • CHCCCS007  Develop and implement service programs
    • CIT Code: HUSE495
      Cost: $200.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to engage consumers, analyse service needs of particular groups and develop programs and services to meet those needs.
      This unit applies to workers coordinating or managing teams and operations in varied service delivery contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCOM003  Develop workplace communication strategies
    • CIT Code: COMM495
      Cost: $200.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop communication protocols for a team or business unit.
      This unit applies to workers responsible for overseeing the communication of organisation-specific information to a range of internal and external stakeholders.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCSM005  Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
    • CIT Code: HUSE482
      Cost: $150.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake case management meetings to plan, monitor and review service provision.
      Workers at this level work autonomously and are responsible for own outputs within organisation guidelines.
      This unit applies to work in a range of health and community services contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDEV002  Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
    • CIT Code: WELF441
      Cost: $200.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to function independently and to plan and undertake community work and associated services.
      The unit describes the application of knowledge of the broad social and cultural context in which work is planned and implemented in the community services industry.
      This unit applies to workers who seek to better understand their client groups and issues that impact on the lives of their clients and hence on their delivery of services.
      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
  • 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
  • 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
  • CHCLEG003  Manage legal and ethical compliance
    • CIT Code: LEGL220
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities, and then develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities.
      This unit applies to people working in roles with managerial responsibility for legal and ethical compliance in small to medium sized organisations. There may or may not be a team of workers involved.

      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
  • 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
  • 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
  • CHCYTH008  Support young people to take collective action
    • CIT Code: HUSE465
      Cost: $110.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to enable young people to participate in the decision-making that affects their lives.
      This unit applies to youth work where the primary concern is to support groups of young people in taking action to meet their needs or responding to community issues.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCYTH009  Support youth programs
    • CIT Code: HUSE466
      Cost: $300.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to devise, set up, coordinate, deliver and evaluate activities and programs for individuals and groups.
      This unit applies to community services work in a range of contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCYTH012  Manage service response to young people in crisis
    • CIT Code: HUSE469
      Cost: $300.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop an agency approach to young people in crisis.
      This unit applies to community services work in a range of contexts.
      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
  • 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
  • CHCPRP003  Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    • CIT Code: WELF469
      Cost: $240.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development.
      This unit applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCSL001  Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
    • CIT Code: WELF489
      Cost: $200.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use a structured approach to counselling to determine, establish and confirm the nature of the counsellor client relationship according to the agency’s counselling model.
      This unit applies to individuals whose job role involves working with clients on personal and psychological issues within established policies, procedures and guidelines.

      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
  • 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

Related Courses

Certificate IV Youth Work CHC40413

More Information

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