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Health & Community

Diploma of Youth Work

SKU:CHC50421

Get ready to become the advocate that young people need. Equip yourself with the job-ready skills to transform yourself into a Case Manager who is fully equipped to make a lasting impact and guide vulnerable youth to success.
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  • 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 Diploma of Youth Work

Provide Advocacy for Young People

Our nationally recognised CHC50421 Diploma of Youth Work is designed to advance your skills and studies in youth work by taking your career to the next level. Gain the practical knowledge needed to build strong relationships and empower young adults to meet their needs and goals.

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Common job Outcomes

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

Job Skills

  • First aid
  • Administration
  • Leadership skills
  • Community services
  • Individualised support
  • Behaviour support techniques
  • Communication skills
  • Management skills
  • Team management
  • Team work
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Course breakdown

What you’ll learn in this course

This qualification includes a range of units designed to enable you to become an effective Case Manager for vulnerable young people. Learn how to respond to critical situations, encourage youth participation, and look after the holistic welfare of teenagers and youth. Graduate job-ready to hit the ground running in this rewarding field.

Diploma of 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
CHCLEG003
Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • Research information required for legal compliance
  • Determine ethical responsibilities 
  • Develop and communicate policies and procedures 
  • Monitor compliance
  • Maintain knowledge of compliance requirements
HLTWHS003
Maintain work health and safety
  • Contribute to workplace procedures for identifying hazards and controlling risks
  • Implement policies and procedures into work team processes
  • Support consultation, cooperation and communication
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I can't thank you enough. With the pandemic it has not been easy, however, perseverance was the key motivation for me to reach so far. Thank you, Open Colleges, and to all the support staff.
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.
Lucinda
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They were really helpful in trying to get me to finish the course as personal issues delayed me in progressing. So those extentions were very much welcomed.
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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

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    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.

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How quickly do you want to finish your course?

  • 24 months
  • 18 months
  • 12 months
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  • Daily routine
  • 06:30 am - 07:45 am

    Morning coffee + Study session

  • 07:45 am - 09:00 am

    Morning routine + Commute

  • 09:00 am - 01:00 pm

    Work

  • 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

    Lunch + Study

  • 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

    Work

  • 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

    Evening routine

  • 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

    Study session

  • 08:30 pm - 09:15 pm

    Study break

  • 09:15 pm - 10:30 pm

    Study session

  • 10:30 pm - onwards

    Relax

Study for a minimum 36 hours per week to complete modules in 12 months

  • Daily routine
  • 06:30 am - 07:45 am

    Morning coffee + Study session

  • 07:45 am - 09:00 am

    Morning routine + Commute

  • 09:00 am - 01:00 pm

    Work

  • 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

    Lunch + Study

  • 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

    Work

  • 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

    Evening routine

  • 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

    Study session

  • 08:30 pm - onwards

    Relax

Study for a minimum 24 hours per week to complete modules in 18 months

  • Daily routine
  • 06:30 am - 07:45 am

    Morning coffee + Study session

  • 07:45 am - 09:00 am

    Morning routine + Commute

  • 09:00 am - 01:00 pm

    Work

  • 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

    Lunch + Study

  • 02:00 pm - 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 18 hours per week to complete modules in 24 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

Health & Community
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

How many hours of work placement do I need to do for Diploma of Youth Work?

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The course contains a minimum of 240 hours of work placement. Download the course guide to find out what the suitable workplaces are for this course.

Are your courses nationally recognised?

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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.

When can I start the course?

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Anytime you like! The majority of our courses are ready to be enrolled in right now. There's no need to wait for a certain date or a new semester to start – just enrol, login, and start learning.

*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 this allow me to be a Case manager in other areas of Community Services?

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While some of the units you will study are relevant to the general community services industry, the case management units usually required in other areas do not form part of this course. The good news is, we do offer the CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services. Upon completion of this qualification, you can apply for Case Manager jobs in the community services sector.

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Payment Options

Pay Upfront
Save 35%
$5,675.15 Save $3,055.85
was $8,731.00
Week to week
Pay as you go
Save 11%
Pay in 102 instalments over the length of your course.
$73.83 Weekly
Total course cost: $7,731.00
Save $1,000.00
was $8,731.00
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