Certificate IV in Youth Work
Youth Work course details
Course description and aims
Are you involved with programs and services for young people? This course is for people who facilitate programs to meet the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people. You will develop skills in community development, communication, empowerment of young people, cultural diversity, and crisis management.
This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and youth sector agencies and workers will be responsible for implementing policies and guidelines of the employing organisation, and largely self-directed with fairly autonomous decision-making capacity under the indirect supervision of a manager.
For students seeking to complete a First Aid unit of competency as part of their program, you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.
Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.
1. NSW HEALTH
Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
Â• Meet NSW HealthÂ’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
Â• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
Â• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.
For specific information regarding NSW HealthÂ’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit: http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx
3. COMMUNITY AND CHILDRENÂ’S SERVICES
Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of ChildrenÂ’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit: http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
4. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.
STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm
Course outcomes and careers
Community development worker, indigenous youth worker, recreational youth activities officer, residential care worker, support worker, residential youth caseworker, youth worker
Credit for Prior Learning
If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link
This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)
TAFE to University Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link
Enrol at any location
Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.
Monday, 17 July 2017 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Ultimo Campus, 651-731 Harris Street, Building D, Level 5, Room D5.52
You will need to attend approximately 20 hours of class over 3 days per week. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Monday and Tuesday, 09:00am to 4:30pm; Wednesday 09:00am to 3:00pm.
To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled
GET YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)
Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).
Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.
PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE
Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges
Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition
|Number||Subject name||Nominal hours|
|CHCYTH001||Engage respectfully with young people||55|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk||30|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety||20|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||25|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||18|
|CHCYTH010||Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances||80|
|CHCYTH004||Respond to critical situations||80|
|CHCYTH003||Support young people to create opportunities in their lives||45|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships||55|
|CHCYTH002||Work effectively with young people in the youth work context||60|
|CHCAOD001||Work in an alcohol and other drugs context||80|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||55|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40|
|CHCSOH001||Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness||85|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues||80|
|CHCCDE003||Work within a community development framework||65|