Diploma of Youth Work
Continuing Students Only
The Diploma of Youth Work will enable you to work in the challenging and exciting job of youth worker, senior youth worker and team leader.
If you have a passion for working with young people then this course is for you. The training you will receive through this course is designed to be simple, flexible and relevant to the needs of industry, with the emphasis being on practical work both on and off campus in youth services.
You will be given the opportunity to work to support young people (ages 12 to 25) to help realise their potential and develop their identity; their sense of place and belonging in our community; and their ability to make informed decisions about their lives.
In this course you will be educated with the skills to develop programs and courses in a range of community and institution-based agencies for young people, which are designed to meet the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of these people. This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and welfare agencies.
This course is Nationally Recognised Accredited Qualifications that will equip you with the knowledge and skills to gain employment as a youth worker anywhere in Australia.
|Full-Time ||Part-Time || || || || |
| Career Opportunities |
Youth worker, Residential Youth Worker, Recreational Activities Officer, Case Worker, Senior Youth Worker, Case Manager, Youth and Family Resource Officer, Youth Worker (Juvenile Justice), Youth Services Coordinator, Youth and Family Services Coordinator, Program Manager and others.
| Entry Requirements |
Perquisites for direct entry to Diploma program only:
Sufficient relevant youth sector experience to indicate likely success at this level of qualification or be recognised as competent for the units - CHCCOM403A, CHCCSHOOA, CHCCS422A, CHCYTH401A,CHCYTH402A,HITHIR403B,HITOHS300A or entry may be gained via demonstration of sufficient experience in and knowledge of the youth work sector to determine entry suitability, please contact course teacher. You can discuss your eligibility for direct entry with a teacher at the enrolment interview. Students who do not meet the perquisites are encouraged to complete the relevant Cert IV Youth Work subjects prior to studying the Diploma.
Students must be eligible for a blue card from the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian. You will receive an application form for your blue card at the student orientation day. See the vocational placement officer for further information about this.
Students under 17 years of age must meet enrolment requirements as specified in the Education (General Provisions Act) 2006.
Experience in area either voluntary or employment an advantage. We value not only the academic skills but also the diversity of life experiences and cultures that students bring.
Sound skills in numeracy and literacy are an advantage or mature person with sufficient life experience to be successful in the course.
Delivery will involve a mix of workplace and classroom delivery with assessment being in the form of projects undertaken in the workplace and classroom.
Further information about Vocational Placement, can be found here:
| Program Duration ||Full-time: 18 months|
Part Time options available
Students can also fast-track and complete the course in a shorter period of time in consultation with their teacher at the start of the course.
| Start Dates ||February & July |
| Program Articulation ||Completion of this course can assist students with entry and some credit toward University Courses. This depends upon each University.|
| How to apply |
FULL TIME and PART TIME: Ensure that your name, address and phone number are placed on the wait list by either emailing us or contacting the Client Service Centre on 1300 657 613.
FULL TIME via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC)
Ph: 1300 467 822
Fax: 07 3367 1164
Level 2 33 Park Road Milton QLD 4064
You can apply on online at QTAC`s Website, or alternatively QTAC guides can be purchased from most newsagencies. QTAC applications must be received by the last Friday of September for programs starting first semester the following year or before the end of May for programs starting second semester in the current year. Late applications are available and attract a late fee. Contact QTAC for more details.
| Cost |
The cost of this program may vary depending on the individual courses nominated per semester. Concession rates are available for holders of current concession cards presented at point of enrolment. Tuition fees do not include any materials or textbooks that may be required. Costs are subject to change without notice. The costs given are approximate.
Full Rate: $3,486.05
Concession Rate: $2,506.65
All information was accurate at time of printing, however, institute fees and details are subject to change without notice.
| Study Requirements |
This program may offer delivery through the my.TAFE online system. Where this occurs you will participate in online units and activities.
To access the learning platform my.TAFE you will require the following:
· Computer running Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows 2000 or higher
· Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or Mozilla Firefox 3.6 or higher.
· Microsoft Word & Excel 2003 or higher, or an equivalent productivity package.
· Adobe Acrobat Reader
· Adobe Flash Player
| Financial Assistance |
Financial assistance may be available in the form of:
Youth Allowance and Austudy: 13 24 90
Newstart Allowance: 13 28 50
Abstudy: 13 23 17
If you will have difficulty meeting the full cost of the program at enrolment, you may apply for an instalment plan. You must complete an “Application for Credit” form and submit to the Customer Service Centre prior to enrolment.
Please note your enrolment may be refused if you have either outstanding fees or an overdue debt.
| Skills Recognition |
Skills Recognition (Recognition of Prior Learning) recognises your existing experience gained through life or work which you may not have obtained a formal qualification for.
We will work with you to identify your existing skills, and assess if you can then achieve a full or part qualification. This also helps to avoid unnecessary duplication of training, saving you time and money.
| Study Options ||We understand how busy your life is already and therefore offer you a variety of study options that give you the flexibility to train when and where you want.|
Training can be provided on campus, online, at work or through a combination of all three*.
*Please note that not all options are available for each program. Ask a member of the Customer Service team what study options are available for this program.
|MSIT Customer Service Centre|
|1300 657 613|
|Alexandra Hills campus|
(Tuesday and Thursday Only)
50-68 Armstrong Road
|Mt Gravatt campus|
1030 Cavendish Road
|Semester 1 Pre-requisites|
| CHCCOM403A || Use targeted communication skills to build relationships |
| CHCCS400C || Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework |
| CHCYTH401B || Engage respectfully with young people |
| CHCYTH402C || Work effectively with young people in the youth work context |
| CHCYTH403C || Support young people to create opportunities in their lives |
| CHCYTH506B || Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances |
| HLTHIR403C || Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers |
| HLTHIR404D || Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people |
| HLTWHS300A || Contribute to WHS processes |
| CHCCS422B || Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately |
| CHCCD412B || Work within a community development framework |
| CHCGROUP403D || Plan and conduct group activities |
| CHCNET404B || Facilitate links with other services |
| CHCYTH504A || Support young people to take collective action |
| CHCICS406B || Support client self-management |
| CHCYTH407E || Respond to critical situations |
| VPC90 || Vocational Placement |
| CHCYTH505E || Support youth program |
| CHCCS503B || develop and implement & review services & programs to meet client needs |
| CHCCOM504B || develop implement and promote effective workplace communications |
| CHCS502C || maintain legal and ethical work practices |
| CHCCS513C || maintain effective community sector work environment |
| CHCYTH608D || manage service responses to young people in crisis |
| HLTWHS401A || maintain workplace WH&S processes |
| CHCCHILD404B || support the rights & safety of children & young people |
| VPC120 || Vocational Placement |