CHC40413 - Certificate IV in Youth Work

Experience helping children and young adults? Get well-deserved recognition.

If you've been working with children and young people, helping them engage with peers and adults, responding to critical situations, and facilitating responsible behaviour, you may be eligible for formal recognition based on what you already know.

A straight path to get certified in, become more competitive in, or jump start a career in the field of Youth Work, bring your skills in providing services, working with social housing, assessing and responding to suicide risk, and protecting the rights and safety.

Improve your effectiveness in Youth Work to inspire positive change.

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  • Total number of units = 18

  • 14 core units

  • 4 elective units, of which:

  • at least 2 must be selected from the listed electives below

  • up to 2 units may be selected from any endorsed Training Packages or accredited courses relevant to the work outcome.

All electives chosen must support the overall integrity of the AQF level of this qualification and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units 

Unit Code Unit Title

Work within a community development framework


Use targeted communication skills to build relationships


Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework


Plan and conduct group activities


Work with people with mental health issues


Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


Engage respectfully with young people


Work effectively with young people in youth work context


Support young people to create opportunities in their lives


Respond to critical situations


Provide services for young people appropriate to the needs and circumstances


Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers


Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people


Participate in work health and safety

Elective units 

Unit Code Unit Title

Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector


Assess needs of clients with alcohol and/or other drugs issues


Support community participation


Develop, implement and review sexual and reproductive health education programs


Work effectively in social housing


Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness


Undertake outreach work


Undertake case management


Undertake case management for clients with complex needs


Facilitate responsible behaviour


Work effectively in the community sector


Provide support services to clients


Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately


Assess and respond to individuals at risk of suicide


Confirm client developmental status


Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence


Support group activities


Deliver a structured program


Identify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively


Work effectively in mental health settings


Facilitate links with other services


Maintain an effective work environment


Support the rights and safety of children and young people


Work effectively in child protection to support children, young people and families


Provide primary residential care


Work effectively in trauma informed care


Support self-directed physical health and wellbeing


Work effectively with forced migrants


Undertake bicultural work with forced migrants in Australia


Work effectively with young people and their families


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