CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work

Qualification Overview

This course will give you the practical knowledge you need to engage respectfully with young people and identify and respond to people in crisis. You will learn to conduct group activities, manage case loads, and to develop and implement procedures to help young people address their needs. Our teams of industry professionals are the best in their field, and will give you the one-on-one guidance that you need to succeed in the sector.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a youth worker in a variety of community settings, to support the goals of young people.

Employment Outcomes Can Include

  • Residential Aged Care Workers
  • Support Workers
  • Community Support Officers
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Community Access Worker
  • Case Worker
  • In-Home Care and Support Worker
  • Youth Detention Workers 

Course Outline

The CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work requires twenty one (21) units to be completed for successful completion. Unit selection is comprised of seventeen (17) compulsory units and four (4) elective units.

Compulsory units:

The Training Package prescribes the following units as Core to this qualification:

CHCCCS007Develop and implement service programs
CHCCOM003Develop workplace communication strategies
CHCCSM005Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
CHCDEV002Analyse impacts of sociological factors in clients in community work and services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCGRP002Plan and conduct group activities
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPRP001Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCYTH001Engage respectfully with young people
CHCYTH002Work effectively with young people in youth work context

Support young people to create opportunities in their lives

CHCYTH009Support youth programs
CHCYTH012Manage service response to young people in crisis
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units:

Electives are selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. Bradford Institute of Advanced Education, in consultation with industry, has specified that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

The Training Package prescribes the following units as Core to this qualification:

CHCYTH010Provide services for young people appropriate to the needs and circumstances
CHCCCS016Respond to client needs
CHCCCS009Facilitate responsible behaviour
CHCPRT009Provide primary residential care

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisite entry requirements to enrol in this course.
However, it is preferred that students:
  1. Are 18 years or older
  2. Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)
  3. Have basic computer skills
  4. Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)

What is the Investment?

The cost of the program is $3450. A payment plan will be negotiated with you or you can use HUMM Ezi Pay. Successful applicants will only receive certification when program payment is made in full. 

Your Trainers and Assessors

We strive to provide you with the best training and assessment services possible. Bradford Institute of Advanced Education engages training and assessment professionals who have significant industry experience. Our trainers and assessors have the skills, knowledge and industry experience required to provide you with an enriched learning experience.

Should you have any questions, require any learning or other support services or an emergency arises, please contact your designated trainer. You will be advised via email your designated trainer and assessor. Feel free also to contact Bradford Institute of Advanced Education Admin on 1300 008 775. We can also be reached via email on [email protected].

Open communication is essential in assisting you in resolving any issues that may arise. We are able to respond to any training related questions or concerns you may have as you progress through the program.


Assessment is undertaken throughout this training program. Assessment is competency based and may require the completion of a range of assessment tasks including, for example, written questions, projects, a portfolio of evidence and/or workplace observation.

All assessment tasks will be completed using online assessment tools. Your trainer will advise you online of any relevant due dates.

Assessment is used to:

  • measure your preparedness for further study or attainment of a qualification or statement of attainment
  • provide feedback on your learning for both yourself and staff;
  • define and protect standards required for a competent outcome
  • direct your learning

Effective assessment for a unit or program of study will typically include a mix of assessment types, selected and designed to meet multiple and various industry demands. The assessments for this program have been developed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your skills, knowledge and ability to provide a range of services and interventions to relevant parties.

What is Evidence?

Evidence is any information that you gather and provide to an assessor to show that you have the skills required to gain recognition.

Evidence may include:

  • certificates
  • reports
  • references from your paid or unpaid work experience
  • samples of your work
  • qualifications
  • a practical assessment or skill demonstration
  • all evidence that you provide will be checked by the assessor to ensure its validity, authenticity, sufficiency, and currency


You will be provided with formal and informal feedback from your trainer at regular intervals throughout this course of study to assist you in this learning process and in gaining competency in this unit.

Reasonable Adjustment

Reasonable adjustment refers to measures or actions taken to provide you with the same educational opportunities as everyone else. Ask your trainer to discuss this with you if you feel that adjustments should be made within your training program.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Skills recognition benefits learners by recognising skills and knowledge gained from previous studies, informal training or experiences gained at work and in everyday life. This could mean a reduction in the amount of training and assessment required to complete your course.

RPL is a process of the assessment of your skills, knowledge and competencies that relate to your course. If you feel you may be eligible to apply for skills recognition please request further information from your assessor or our administration team at [email protected].

Duration of this course

The volume of learning of a Diploma is typically 1 to 2 years. This qualification is usually delivered over a period of not less than 6 months and typically within 12 months. This includes the period required for assessment. However some students may require additional time and the maximum time permitted for completion is 2 years.

Those students who can demonstrate and provide evidence of competency can complete the qualification in a shorter time frame.

There are a limited number of places. Eligibility criteria applies.

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