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Certifying your skills in the Diploma of Youth Work involves completing a comprehensive training program in Australia, offered by registered training organizations (RTOs). This diploma equips you with the skills to work effectively with young people in various settings. The process includes coursework, assessments, practical experience, and leads to the awarding of the Diploma of Youth Work upon successful completion.
To qualify for this certificate, you must provide evidence demonstrating that your skills and knowledge align with the courser’s learning outcomes. This evidence can take various forms. Demonstrating your current proficiency at a comparable level can be done through a CV (your student support representative can assist with this), an employment letter, or an employment contract.
Additionally, documents from prior work or educational experiences, such as references from licensed tradespeople you’ve collaborated with, apprenticeship records, academic transcripts, or assessments from relevant past qualifications, all contribute to the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. You can also submit proof of overseas qualifications or visual evidence of your work, especially for practical roles.
Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
Photos/videos (for practical roles)
Risk Assessment and Management Documents
Incident Report Forms
Plans and Specifications
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This qualification reflects the role of people who work in youth work and operate under a broad supervision framework. They work within clearly defined organisational guidelines, with responsibility for the development and the outcomes of programs and services for young people that are managed and designed to meet the social, behavioural, health, wellbeing, developmental and protection needs of young people. This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and other agencies.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 200 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
21 units must be completed:
All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
Develop and implement service programs
Use communication to build relationships
Facilitate and review case management
Analyse impacts of sociological factors on people in community work and services
Work with diverse people
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Plan and conduct group activities
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Work with people with mental health issues
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
Identify and report children and young people at risk
Engage respectfully with young people
Work effectively with young people in the youth work context
Support youth programs
Manage service response to young people in crisis
Maintain work health and safety
Group A: Practice Electives
Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs
Develop and implement procedures to enable young people to address their needs
Provide services for the needs and circumstances of young people
Group B: General Electives
Assess co-existing needs
Respond to client needs
Visit client residence
Support community action
Develop and support community leadership
Work within organisation and government structures to enable community development outcomes
Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
Develop, implement and review sexual and reproductive health education programs
Develop and implement policy
Recruit, induct and support volunteers
Work with young people to establish support networks
Undertake youth work in specific communities
Support young people to take collective action