Course Description

The Diploma of Youth Work is the preferred industry qualification for the youth services industry in Australia. Youth workers are passionate about helping young members of society achieve their potential. 

This course would suit those who are looking to give back to their community by making a difference to the lives of younger Australians. Those who have some work or volunteer experience in the Community Services sector and wish to specialise in youth services will also find this course valuable.

Throughout the Diploma of Youth Work you'll learn how to work with diverse groups of young people. Skills in case management and program and activity planning are a focus of this course.

We'll teach you how to identify young people at risk and how to address legal and ethical issues. You'll also receive training in counselling and working with individuals with mental health issues.

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

  • Case Manager
  • Coordinator youth and family services
  • Coordinator youth services
  • Program Manager
  • Senior Case Worker
  • Senior Youth Worker
  • Youth Team Leader