Diploma of Youth Work CHC50413

Diploma of Youth Work CHC50413

Quick course guide

Course Code:

CHC50413

Course length:

1 year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Study modes:

On-campus in Sydney and via online delivery in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, which combines online study with compulsory on-campus workshops*.

Subjects:

9

This course is designed for students who are keen to undertake work in agencies and/or work on programs for young people. Students learn about young people in society, their development and the issues confronting  many young people including family breakdown, homelessness, mental health and juvenile justice. This study includes different types of youth work including case work, community development and program development.

The course includes 210 hours of fully supervised work placement. On successful completion of this course, students are eligible for direct entry into the second year of ACAP’s Bachelor of Social Work with credit for 8 specified units.

This course contains nine subjects with 21 units of competency, all needing successful completion, in order, to gain the qualification. The 21 units of competency have been clustered into nine subjects.

*Workshop locations subject to class numbers

ACAP’s student entry procedure can be found here.

Entry Criteria/Prerequisites

Meet one of the following requirements:

Meet one of the following requirements:

  • Completion of a Certificate IV or above in a non-trade area; or
  • Completion of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education; or 
  • Completion of the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) at exit level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both literacy and numeracy.

All students will also need to apply for National Criminal Record Check and Working with Children Check prior to taking on placement.

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Campuses

ACAP's Diploma of Youth Work CHC50413 is available on campus in Sydney and via online delivery in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, which combines online study with compulsory on-campus workshops*.

Course Duration and Start Dates

1 year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

1 year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Students are required to attend classes two days per week (full time) or on a part time basis

2016
Trimester 3: Monday 19 September, 2016

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What will I learn?

Areas of study include:

Areas of study include:

  • communicating with young people and in the workplace
  • ethical behaviour and legal issues when working with young people
  • young people and their development and their place in society
  • working with young people in crisis
  • case management work, community development and advocacy work
  • developing and delivering programs to young people
  • work experience in a youth based agency
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Study Modes

On-campus study in Sydney
On campus study requires you to attend classes during the week on consecutive days (full-time) to complete the first three subjects. Placement will commence in Week 6 of Trimester 1. Classes will provide you the opportunity to discuss class content, practice your skills and learn from your peers.

On-campus study in Sydney
On campus study requires you to attend classes during the week on consecutive days (full-time) to complete the first three subjects. Placement will commence in Week 6 of Trimester 1. Classes will provide you the opportunity to discuss class content, practice your skills and learn from your peers.

Online delivery
With online delivery you can study in Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne*. All classes have an online class space containing course materials, discussion forums and announcements, student profiles and assessment drop boxes and are accessible to the class group and the teacher.

You can choose to study each of your modules in different modes, subject to availability, to create a study mode that fits your lifestyle. You can select different modes of study for different modules in a given trimester and you can change the mode of study you select when you enrol each trimester.

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Fees

Maximum tuition fee $14,355. This is based on the 2016 course fee for a standard full-time enrolment of 12 months. Course fees subject to annual review.

Maximum tuition fee $14,355. This is based on the 2016 course fee for a standard full-time enrolment of 12 months. Course fees subject to annual review.

VET FEE-HELP may be available to eligible students. To receive VET FEE-HELP you will also need to meet the following requirements:

• Provide a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education that has been awarded by an agency or authority of a State or Territory for the student's completion of year 12; or

both:

• Completion of a skills assessment, where you will need to display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both reading and numeracy;

and

• ACAP reasonably believes that you display that competence.

For more information on course fees and VET FEE-HELP including eligibility criteria, visit our fees page.

For assistance from our course advisors, call 1800 061 199 or email info.acap@navitas.com.

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Placements

This course includes 210 hours of fully supervised work placement. All students will be provided with a Placement Mentor to assist them in their course and placement. All assessments and learning material are based on the workplace and workplace practices.

Course Structure

For more information, see our Diploma of Youth Work CHC50413 course guide.

A Career in Youth Work

As a graduate of the Diploma of Youth Work, career opportunities will include broad generalist youth worker roles or related positions such as support workers, welfare workers and community and residential care workers. Positions may be found in the following jobs:

  • Youth Worker/Case Worker
  • Refuge Youth Worker
  • Juvenile Justice Officer
  • Vacation Care Worker
  • Mental Health Youth Worker
  • School Based Youth Worker
  • Disability Care Worker
  • Youth Leader

Did you know?

  • there is a high demand for child protection workers
  • there is a growing demand for workers in juvenile justice
  • there is a skills shortage in youth workers who work in mental health, disability and homelessness

(Source: Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council, (2014))