CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work

Is This Course Right For You?

As a youth worker, your role will be to help young people make the most of their opportunities.

You will study specialised areas such as working with diversity, dealing with mental health issues and working with the family.

You will gain the knowledge to plan and lead group activities, and handle crisis situations.

Upon completion, you will be qualified for employment in community centers, residential facilities, and programs for at-risk youth.

You will also have the core skills needed to pursue further studies.

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Course Length
6-12 months

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Course Delivery

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Course Funding Options

In Queensland, subject to eligibility criteria, funding is available through the Queensland Government to support completing this qualification:

> Queensland User Choice Program

Student co-contribution fees apply.

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Get qualified to work in your community.

Possible job titles include:

  • Youth Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Indigenous Support Worker
  • School Youth Support officer
  • Child and Youth Residential Care Worker
  • Youth Mental Health and Disability Youth Worker


There are no entry requirements to this qualification.

Before enrolling, your proficiency in language, literacy and numeracy will be assessed to determine what level of support you may need to assist you through your study program.

Students require access to a computer with an internet connection.

Please note: Students must complete at least 120 hours of work or vocational placement to be assessed within this qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Both formal and informal skills, knowledge and experience may be recognised as prior learning and could help you avoid training in areas you are already competent.

The RPL pathway is available to any learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within the qualification. See the RPL Guide (FAQs) for more information on this process and how to apply.

Course Units

18 units must be completed:

14 core units
4 elective units * Electives subject to change.

Core Units

  • CHCCDE003Work within a community development framework
  • CHCCOM002Use communication to build relationships
  • CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
  • CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCGRP002Plan and conduct group activities
  • CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
  • CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health issues
  • CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • CHCYTH001Engage respectfully with young people
  • CHCYTH002Work effectively with young people in youth work context
  • CHCYTH003Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
  • CHCYTH004Respond to critical situations
  • CHCYTH010Provide services for young people appropriate to the needs and circumstances
  • HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units

  • CHCCCS009Facilitate responsible behaviour
  • CHCCCS015Provide individualised support
  • CHCCCS016Respond to client needs
  • CHCCSM004Coordinate complex case requirements

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