The course consist of fourteen core units of competency and a minimum of four elective units. The selection of particular electives allows the learner to add a degree of specialisation to their award. The completion of all units allows the learner to develop the self-awareness and identity that underpins effective youth work. This development occurs for the learner over time through the consideration of theory while simultaneously being involved in professionally supervised practice. This supervised placement may take place in a range of contexts, including schools, community outreach, youth agencies and local churches in a paid or volunteer capacity.
This qualification reflects the role of workers who develop and facilitate programs for young people through a range of community-based programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people.
Workers operate within the guidelines and practices of their organisation and within the professional and ethical standards of their relevant association. The development of self-awareness and identity underpin effective youth work and are developed over time, through professionally supervised practice and mentoring.
This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government, youth and church sector agencies in a paid or volunteer capacity. Work in these roles may also require commissioning from a recognised religious institution.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
- Online (Partial)
- General Entry Requirements for all courses at Eastern College Australia.
- There are no academic entry requirements for this course.
English Language Requirement
• There are no formal entry requirements. However, it is recommended prospective students demonstrate ACSF level 3 in learning, reading, writing and oral communication as a minimum. Initial pre-training assessment will be conducted by reviewing the prospective student’s on-line application and/or written application form. Further pre-training assessment shall be conducted during the mandatory face-to-face interview.
• Where pre-training assessment suggests ACSF levels are below the recommended level the prospective student may be directed to complete a foundation skills course (at their expense) prior to acceptance into the course.
- Students must successfully complete 18 units of competency to complete the award - 14 core and 4 electives.
Electives are offered as needed and not all listed electives will be offered every year. Other electives will be added based on course specification and industry need.
Further study pathways for those who undertake this qualification include: the Diploma in Arts, the Associate Degree in Arts with a Youth Studies Minor, the Associate Degree in Arts with a Youth Studies Practicum Minor, and the Bachelor of Arts with a Youth Studies Major.
Further employment pathways for those who undertake this qualification include: youth workers, youth residential care workers, chaplains, and ministerial assistants depending on the requirements of the organisation.
Competencies attached to this course
|CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework||65||Core|
|CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships||55||Core|
|CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people||40||Core|
|CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||25||Core|
|CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities||70||Core|
|CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically||55||Core|
|CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues||80||Core|
|CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk||40||Core|
|CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people||60||Core|
|CHCYTH002 Work effectively with young people in the youth work context||60||Core|
|CHCYTH003 Support young people to create opportunities in their lives||45||Core|
|CHCYTH004 Respond to critical situations||100||Core|
|CHCYTH010 Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances||90||Core|
|HLTWHS001 Participate in Workplace Health & Safety||20||Core|
|CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context||80||Elective|
|CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide||110||Elective|
|CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviour||0||Elective|
|CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs||60||Elective|
|CHCCCS018 Provide suicide bereavement support||50||Elective|
|CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care||0||Elective|
|CHCPAS001 Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care||45||Elective|
|CHCPAS002 Provide pastoral and spiritual care||60||Elective|
|CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice||120||Elective|
|CHCPRT009 Provide primary residential care||0||Elective|
|CHCPRT010 Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs||0||Elective|
|CHCVOL001 Be an effective volunteer||25||Elective|