Course Description

Learn to look after the holistic welfare of teenagers and youth (in general those who are 12-24 years of age), including their safety, emotional health and social connectivity, with Open Colleges’ CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work.

During your course you will learn:

  • How to listen to and understand young people’s problems taking into account their background and circumstances, and support them in the areas they are struggling with.
  • The skills to interact and work with the families and guardians of young people, to arrive at the best possible outcomes for your young client’s welfare.
  • How to understand and work with a variety of cultural perspectives, and promote the health and safety of young people living in these communities.
  • Key relationship and trust building skills.
  • How to assess young people, respond to their concerns and link them in with services that will assist them in meeting their needs.
  • Encourage youth participation, and help young people to connect with people and communities that will have a positive and healthy impact on their lives.
  • How to respond to critical situations, and work with youth who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness.
  • How to understand, work with and support young people struggling with mental distress. 

The Open Colleges CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work has been designed in consultation with experts in the industry, to make sure your learning is comprehensive and applicable to the current youth work sector.

This course is offered by Open Colleges on behalf of Integrated Care and Management Training.

Complete your work placement in Fiji

Open Colleges have partnered with Action for Children and the Aged (ACATA) Trust Fiji to offer students of the Certificate IV in Youth Work the opportunity to complete their required work placement hours over the course 2 weeks in Fiji.

You’ll volunteer in Fijian communities by participating in a variety of diverse activities including community development initiatives such as income generation projects, working with young people in high schools and the community, health screening and goal setting.

Find out more here.

This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation as you may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and may be able to complete your studies faster.

Potential career outcomes

  • Community Development Youth Worker
  • Indigenous Youth Worker
  • Recreational Youth Activities Worker
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Youth and Family Services Officer
  • Youth Case Worker
  • Youth Housing Support Worker
  • Youth Worker