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Certificate IV in Youth Work

National Course Code: CHC40413

TAFE NSW Course Number: CHC40413-01V04

Nominal Hours: 912

Full Fee: $8,240
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,320

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  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Government Subsidised
  • Traineeship

Contact by Training Services NSW

If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at OTEN.

This qualification reflects the role of workers who develop and facilitate programs for young people through a range of community-based programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people.

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
- largely self-directed with fairly autonomous decision-making capacity under the indirect supervision of a manager.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit 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.

There are no minimum workplace hours required for this course, however, to achieve competency students are required to complete a range of assessment tasks in the workplace which could take up to 160 hours. This is done progressively throughout the course. Students need to arrange their own work placement in an appropriate youth service.

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.


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.


Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
• Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Health’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:


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 Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:


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

There are no minimum workplace hours required for this course, however to achieve competency students are required to complete a range of assessment tasks in the workplace.
• Students are required to arrange work placement by finding a youth service and approaching them about completing work placement hours and assignments at their organisation. Students who are currently working or volunteering in a youth service may complete their workplace hours at their usual place of work.
• Work placement hours and completion of workplace assignments are attached to each Cluster and must be done progressively throughout the course, however there are no specific number of work placement hours required per unit.
• Students will need to review the assignments and determine what will be required for completion of each assignment based on their own skills and experience. This should be discussed with your workplace Supervisor who will need to confirm your hours and sign a Supervisor's Statement to advise they have observed specific skills and/or activities.
• While there are no specified workplace hours, it is estimated that this could take up to 160 hours as students studying via distance education will normally require extra hours in the workplace as assessment in simulated environments is not always available.

CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCYTH003 Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCYTH010-UNGRADED Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCPRT002 Support the rights and safety of children and young people
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities
CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people
CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCYTH002 Work effectively with young people in the youth work context
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCYTH004 Respond to critical situations

The above list includes units being offered at OTEN. If licensing in another state other than NSW is required, please check requirements with the relevant state.

You don't need to study what you already know! The skills, knowledge and experience you have gained from your previous learning, work experience and life in general may be taken into account.

To apply for recognition in one or more units you must clearly show that you have the equivalent and relevant skills, knowledge and experience of the unit or group of units.

For Credit transfer where you have completed previous studies either with TAFE NSW or with another tertiary provider complete the Enrolment Adjustment - Credit - Previous Studies form, and include any required evidence.

For Recognition of Prior Learning, attach your evidence to a completed Enrolment Adjustment – Credit – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) form and submit for assessment.

Send your applications to:

Email: oten.recognitionhelp@tafensw.edu.au

Post: OTEN Recognition, 51 Wentworth Road, Strathfield NSW 2135

Keep a copy of all completed forms for your records.

To find out more about Credit and to help you with your application read the Credit e-Kit for Students.

Need more help? Contact the Recognition Help Desk

Online via the Online Learning Support (OLS) website
• Logging on to the Online Learning Support (OLS) website
• Reading online learning resources
• Successful completion of online quizzes, online forums, written and workplace assignments
• Completing a range of assessment tasks in the workplace
• Maintaining contact with the Teaching Section

Smart and Skilled Student Fees

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 601 for further information and advice.

First qualification$1,990
Second qualification$2,320
Non-government subsidised fee$8,240

Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, you may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption or fee free scholarship. Payment by instalments is available.

You may continue with an enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder. To discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 601.

For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-information

Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

To enrol in this course please click on the Enrol Now button. You may also enrol over the phone by calling TAFE Digital on 131 601.

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