CHC50421 - Diploma of Youth Work

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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.

Required documents
Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
Photos/videos (for practical roles)
Risk Assessment and Management Documents
Incident Report Forms
Plans and Specifications
Job Cards

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  • Noble Training Academy RTO: 70201
  • Unique College of Technology RTO: 91358
  • Alpha Training & Recognition Pty Ltd RTO: 45282
  • Australian Institute of Accreditation Pty Ltd RTO: 45009
  • Delacroy Training RTO: 32267

Qualification Description

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.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

21 units must be completed:

  • 16 core units
  • 5 elective units, consisting of:
  • at least 1 unit from Group A below
  • plus at least 2 units from Group A or Group B below
  • up to 2 units from the electives listed below, or any endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.


Core Units 


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


Elective Units 

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

Four Easy Steps To Get Qualified

Free Skills Assessment

Speak to ITEC Australia about your goals, and allow us to guide you towards the qualification that will help you reach them.

Portfolio of Experience

Your dedicated consultant will guide you through the process of putting together a portfolio of evidence. This can contain overseas qualifications, transcripts, certificates, photos and videos, samples or work examples, letters of reference, your current resume, etc.

Evidence Review

Once one of our partner registered training organisations (RTOs) has assessed your portfolio, the assessor assigned to your case may be in touch if any additional evidence is required. If you have any weak areas, the RTO may assign a trainer to upskill you at no cost to you.

You’re Qualified

ITEC Australia is partnered with Registered Training Organisations whose qualifications are nationally recognised in Australia, and are the same as the qualification you would receive from full time study. Qualifications can also be useful for licensing or immigration purposes.