Diploma of Youth Work

CHC50413

Diploma of Youth Work

As a Youth Worker, providing assistance with housing, networking or relevant health services and education can make an enormous difference to the future of a youth at risk. The course is developed with practical components that are industry relevant to give you confidence in applying your knowledge and skills in the real world.

By offering advice and support to those who may be, or already are, at risk means that the youth of tomorrow will have a better chance of gaining an education, increasing their social and work skills, or providing their families with suitable accommodation.

Duration

18 months (full time)

Next Intake

Enrol anytime

Structure

14 Units

Course Delivery

Online, On-Campus, Full-time, Part-time, Self-paced

Entry Requirements

You must be over the age of 21 to enrol in the Diploma of Youth Work, and have completed Year 12, completed a Certificate III qualification, or have at least 3 years of sufficient life experience (work or study).

Course Recognition

The Diploma of Youth Work is a nationally recognised training program in Australia, so you can be assured of its quality, status and integrity.

Payment Options

Reduced Upfront or Monthly Payment Plan via Credit Card or Direct Debit. Austudy and Abstudy approved

  • Course Structure
  • Investment
  • Student Support
  • Benefits

Unit Number

Title

Unit 1

Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients
in community work and services

This unit focuses on developing students understanding of how the delivery of services impacts clients from a range of backgrounds, and how to plan appropriately within the service.

  • CHCDEV002 *
  • Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services

Unit 2

Engage respectfully with young people

In this unit learn how to engage and communicate with young people within roles specifically focused on youth-centered practices.

  • CHCYTH001 # *
  • Engage respectfully with young people

Unit 3

Work with diverse people /
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Students will gain the relevant skills and knowledge to work respectfully within diverse cultures and social situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Students will learn how to identify, develop strategies and model cultural safety issues within the workplace and with clients.

  • CHCDIV001 *
  • Work with diverse people
  • CHCDIV002 *
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Unit 4

Manage legal and ethical compliance /
Participate in workplace health and safety

This unit focuses on understanding, developing and monitoring legal, ethical and compliance issues within a service. Students will learn how to identify and participate in safe work practices both for self and others, within the work environment.

  • CHCLEG003 *
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • HLTWHS001 *
  • Participate in workplace health and safety

Unit 5

Work with young people to establish support networks /
Work effectively with young people in a work context

This unit provides students with the required skills and knowledge to empower young people, through developing action plans and evaluating their progress. Students will learn both contemporary and historical practices to assist in understanding the current contexts of youth work practices.

  • CHCYTH006 *
  • Work with young people to establish support networks
  • CHCYTH002 *
  • Work effectively with young people in a work context

Unit 6

Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships /
Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

This unit focuses on developing networks, service delivery and improving your professional practice. Students will obtain the ability to develop and implement case management processes to allow for planning, monitoring and reviewing for effective service provision.

  • CHCPRP001 #
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • CHCCSM005 #
  • Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

Unit 7

Develop workplace communication strategies

Students learn how to identify and develop communication practices within a service, to clients and with external support networks.

  • CHCCOM003 #
  • Develop workplace communication strategies

Unit 8

Plan and conduct group activities

In this unit, students will learn how to work in both formal and informal group-settings, encouraging and promoting communication channels with participants.

  • CHCGRP002 #
  • Plan and conduct group activities

Unit 9

Provide advocacy and representation services /
Support young people to take collective action

This unit provides students with the knowledge and skills required to formally advocate for clients within the service. Students will learn how to engage with young people to assist them in participating in the decisions that affect their future directions.

  • CHCADV002 #
  • Provide advocacy and representation services
  • CHCYTH008 *
  • Support young people to take collective action

Unit 10

Confirm client developmental status

Students learn how to review the developmental status of their clients using appropriate language, questions and documentation.

  • CHCDEV001 *
  • Confirm client developmental status

Unit 11

Support youth programs /
Develop and implement service programs

This unit outlines the requirements for creating, delivering and evaluating programs and services for groups and individuals within a service.

  • CHCYTH009 *
  • Support youth programs
  • CHCCCS007 #
  • Develop and implement service programs

Unit 12

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk /
Manage service response to young people in crisis

Working within relevant legislation and policies, students will learn how to work within their duty of care towards children and young people who are at risk of harm. In this unit, students are provided with the appropriate skills and knowledge to develop relevant frameworks to respond to crisis situations with young people.

  • CHCPRT001 # *
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • CHCYTH012 *
  • Manage service response to young people in crisis

Unit 13

Work with people with mental health issues

This unit outlines the requirements to communicate and work with people who are living with mental health issues.

  • CHCMHS001 #
  • Work with people with mental health issues

Unit 14

Develop and implement procedures to enable
young people to address their needs

Students will obtain the relevant skills and knowledge to evaluate and engage continuous improvement practices to monitor appropriate and contemporary organisational approaches to young people with complex needs.

  • CHCYTH005 *
  • Develop and implement procedures to enable young people to address their needs

 

Some units require completion of a practical demonstration of skills in a simulated work environment. This course also requires the completion of a work placement of a minimum of 240 hours.

 

At AIPC we have a payment method to suite every student. If you decide to pay for your course upfront you will enjoy a substantial discount, and you can concentrate on your studies without thinking about further payments.

If you would prefer to spread your payments, you can take advantage of our monthly payment plans over 24 months.

We always strive to keep tuition as affordable as possible, opening up quality education for everyone.

Course
Reduced Upfront Payment
Monthly Payments
Diploma of Youth Work
$3,950.00
$199 x 24 mths

For over 26-years AIPC has set the benchmark for service and support in external studies. We provide a complete external study support system that has been developed and refined over decades of research and continual student feedback.

Study Assistance with Degree-qualified Education Advisers

  • Unlimited access to the Institutes Toll Free 1300 Study Assistance Line, 9am to 5pm EST Monday to Friday.

Practical Experience

  • The structure of the Diploma of Youth Work ensures you graduate with sufficient practical skill so you can apply your knowledge with confidence.
  • Regular seminars give you the opportunity to apply the theory you have learned in contemporary scenarios. They are also a great opportunity to get together with fellow students and participate in casework sessions under the guidance of a qualified Lecturer. Seminars are held regularly in most capital cities throughout Australia.
  • Students who may not be able to attend seminars for whatever reason, can elect to complete the practical components through alternate means, such as a one-on-one or small group session with a private assessor. We have private assessors in numerous regional areas across Australia.
  • Students can also complete their practical components by recording their demonstration of skills on DVD or video tape and sending in to us. We have guidelines available to assist students compile their recordings and develop effective role plays to demonstrate their skills.

Tutorials

Optional tutorials are available at most Student Support Centres. Tutorials provide you with support on each written subject.

 

Two-hour mini-lecture style:

  • Will assist you in understanding theory,
  • provide you with tips on how to structure your study timetable,
  • help you successfully compile your assignments, and
  • give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Institute Website

The Institute website is an extremely helpful study resource. Via the website you can access My.AIPC which is your link to numerous study support and e-learning functions. You can:

  • Download electronic versions of your workbooks,
  • Complete your activities and upload for marking,
  • Contact an Online Education Adviser for study assistance,
  • Access the Knowledge Base, a massive database of the most commonly asked academic questions, categorised for particular subjects, activities and concepts,
  • See when seminars are available in your area,
  • Plus much more.
  • Study from home and at your own pace, so you can fit learning around your lifestyle
  • Maximise your investment and save thousands of dollars off traditional classroom programs
  • Nationally Recognised training program
  • Complete access to My.AIPC which contains all your course material, bonus resources, tutor contacts and video lectures and online assignment submission
  • Flexible payment options and Austudy/Abstudy approved
  • Dedicated study support system.
  • Study through an Institute that has been operating for over 26 years.

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