CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work
Young people are your passion and you’re ready to be the difference in your community.


National Training Package Code
Course length
1 year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Maximum tuition fee based on standard full-time enrolment for courses completed in 2018= $14,787

View detail on fees and funding options


Monday 4 February 2019
Monday 27 May 2019
Monday 16 September 2019

Study modes

On-campus in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, via online delivery, or via blended delivery which combines online study with compulsory on-campus workshops, or a combination of all. You will need to have access to a computer and the internet, study mode availability is subject to unit requirements and trimester enrolments.

About this course

Understand human connections. Lead a successful career in youth work.

You care about young people, and the struggle some go through. Their influences, the way they interact with society, their outlook on life. You want to make a difference. Our CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work gives you deep insight into why our youth think and act the way they do, and strategies to help them stay on a more positive path.

Learn about their development and issues todays’ youth face, including homelessness, mental health, family breakdown and juvenile justice. 

Plus the strategies used in case work, community development and program development. It’s a rewarding field and you’ll graduate with the tools and hands-on experience to make a difference where it really counts.

If you’re keen to work in agencies or on programs designed to help our younger generations, this course is perfect. It includes 210 hours of fully supervised work placement.




Before Applying

Chat to one of our ACAP course advisors to make sure you’re picking the right course for your goals. Think about funding options, and whether full-time or part-time study suits your commitments. We’ve also got some entry requirements and practical components to complete.


Feel free to get in touch with us

1800 061 199
Admission Criteria
Meet one of the following requirements:
  • Completion of a Certificate IV or above (or equivalent; or
  • Completion of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education(or equivalent); 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.

Find out more detail on VET course entry procedures 

What you'll learn

Expertise in human connection forms the foundation of all of courses including our CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work.

Explore with an applied focus:

  • 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

See the complete course guide here.

If you’re interested in the human condition, this is the place to be. My diploma activated parts of my brain I hadn’t used for 30 or 40 years. And that is incredibly satisfying.



Your Career Pathways


Your career opportunities include youth worker/case worker roles, as well as specialised roles such as a refuge youth worker, residential worker with youth, juvenile justice officer, mental health youth worker, school based youth worker, disability care worker with a youth focus and youth leader.

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