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Health & Community

Certificate IV in Youth Work

SKU:CHC40421

Kick-start your career in Youth Work and become the help that young people need. Discover all the tools to give the best support possible to at-risk youth, and graduate ready to make an immediate impact.
  • Flexible payment options
  • Study to fit into your routine
  • Nationally recognised accreditation
  • Start studying as soon as you enrol
  • No exams, ever.
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Intro to Certificate IV in Youth Work

Make a Positive Impact on Vulnerable Youth

Our nationally recognised CHC40421 Certificate IV in Youth Work is designed to kick start your career in community services. Become a highly valued employee and learn the skills and knowledge you need to support and empower young people at risk. Unlock many job opportunities in this extremely rewarding industry.

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Job Outcomes

  • Community Development Youth Worker
  • Indigenous Youth Worker
  • Recreational Youth Activities Worker
  • Youth Case Worker
  • Youth Worker
  • Community and Personal Service Workers
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Wellbeing Youth Worker

Job Skills

  • First aid
  • Administration
  • Medical terminology
  • CPR procedures
  • Dysphagia management
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Course breakdown

What you’ll learn in this course

This qualification includes a range of units designed to help you learn how to deliver programs for young people to meet their social, behavioural, developmental and protection needs. Graduate job-ready to make a positive impact in young people’s lives.

Certificate IV in Youth Work

CHCCOM002
Use communication to build relationships
  • Communicate with clients and co-workers
  • Address communication needs
  • Facilitate meetings
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
  • Reflect on own perspectives
  • Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits
  • Communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations
  • Promote understanding across diverse groups
CHCDIV002
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • Identify cultural safety issues in the workplace
  • Model cultural safety in own work
  • Develop strategies for improved cultural safety
  • Evaluate cultural safety strategies
CHCLEG001
Work legally and ethically
  • Identify and respond to legal requirements
  • Identify and meet ethical responsibilities
  • Contribute to workplace improvements
HLTWHS001
Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Follow safe work practices.
  • Implement safe work practices.
  • Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace.
  • Reflect on own safe work practices.
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Fantastic! Enrolling myself in the Diploma and heading down the online path was daunting at first, especially juggling work and kids, but I was pleasantly surprised how user friendly the whole course has been. The course content is easy to follow and manage. You do need good time management and motivation to stay on track, however the student support has been fantastic.
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fit into your routine

What ever your reason for study, our courses are
designed to fit into your routine. 

  • No exams, ever.

    We mean it. Instead, assessments range from open book multiple choice quizzes, portfolios, videos & written assessments

  • Flexible study to fit into your routine

    Study anywhere at any time with 24/7 access to your units.

  • A learning platform optimized for online study

    Our courses are curated to maintain engagement across video, written content, assignments & audio.

Envision your routine while studying with Open Colleges

How quickly do you want to finish your course?

  • 18 months
  • 12 months
Learn more about online study
  • Daily routine
  • 07:00 am - 08:00 am

    Coffee + Study

  • 08:00 am - 09:00 am

    Morning routine + commute

  • 09:00 am - 05:00 pm

    Work

  • 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

    Evening routine

  • 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

    Study session

  • 07:30 pm - onwards

    Relax

Study for a minimum 19 hours per week to complete modules in 18 months

  • Daily routine
  • 07:00 am - 08:00 am

    Coffee + Study

  • 08:00 am - 09:00 am

    Morning routine + commute

  • 09:00 am - 05:00 pm

    Work

  • 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

    Evening routine

  • 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

    Study session

  • 07:30 pm - 08:00 pm

    Break

  • 08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

    Study session

  • 09:30 pm - onwards

    Relax

Study for a minimum 28.5 hours per week to complete modules in 12 months

Your course may include work placement which will be completed in addition to weekly study blocks.

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Your trainer

Nicola Robey
Nicola has 5 years experience as a Trainer and Assessor working in the education management industry. Currently, Nicola is working as a Therapy Assistant supporting young people in the NDIS, focusing on supporting participants with mental health issues in achieving their goals.
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Nicola Robey

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Nicola has 5 years experience as a Trainer and Assessor working in the education management industry. Currently, Nicola is working as a Therapy Assistant supporting young people in the NDIS, focusing on supporting participants with mental health issues in achieving their goals.
Nicola has 5 years experience as a Trainer and Assessor working in the education management industry. Currently, Nicola is working as a Therapy Assistant supporting young people in the NDIS, focusing on supporting participants with mental health issues in achieving their goals. Nicola also has an extensive history of working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander youth, helping young people to overcome many challenges.

Nicola holds a Cert IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention, and a Diploma of Community Services Work and is currently studying a Cert IV in Mental health and Alcohol and Other Drugs.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes, they are! Open Colleges offers nationally recognised Certificates and Diplomas under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). This means that our Certificates and Diplomas meet specific national standards and have been developed in consultation with industry experts to provide the most workplace relevant training. Qualifications from Open Colleges also carry the same level of recognition as courses delivered on-campus in a classroom setting. So, when you study with OC, you can rest assured that you are receiving quality education.

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*Courses offered by the Open Colleges School of Health, which are campus based, do have specific intake dates, so please check the course page for more information.

Will I be able to work in child intervention with this course?

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Unfortunately, no. In order to work in child intervention, you would need to complete the CHC40321 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention.

How many hours of work placement do I need to do for Certificate IV in Youth Work?

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The course contains a minimum of 160 hours of work placement. Download the course guide to find out what the suitable workplaces are for this course.

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Payment Options

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Save 30%
$3,822.00 Save $1,638.00
was $5,460.00
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Save 10%
Pay in 64 instalments over the length of your course.
$75.93 Weekly
Total course cost: $4,860.00
Save $600.00
was $5,460.00
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