Youth Work

Course/s

Certificate IV in Youth Work
CRICOS: 081441D | National ID: CHC40413

Diploma of Youth Work
CRICOS: 082529K | National ID: CHC50413

Youth Work

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Duration

TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 2 years
Certificate IV: 1 year | Diploma: 12 months

Intake

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2018

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2019

Campus

CIT Bruce

Tuition Fees

2017*: Semester 1 - $6,650 | Semester 2 - $6,650
2018*: Semester 1 - $6,850 | Semester 2 - $6,850

*Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases happen annually in line with CIT’s fee pricing review. 2018 and 2019 fees subject to change.

Overview

If you have great interpersonal and organisational skills, and a passion for working with young people, then you might find youth work to be the rewarding career challenge that you are looking for. CIT’s Youth Work programs prepare you to develop and facilitate community-based programs for young people, to address their social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs.

The Certificate IV course begins by building a fundamental understanding of the skills, techniques and theories required in the area of youth work and augments this with opportunities for practical experience. You will learn to communicate with and provide support for young people at risk or with mental health issues, and graduates from these programs may find work in the community services field including residential and non-residential programs.

Completion of the Diploma of Community Services with Youth Work electives will make you more fully equipped to assist youth in crisis in a comprehensive way, as well as developing your ability to reflect on and build your professional practice.

This program has a mandatory work placement (Cert IV qualification requires 80 hours and Diploma qualification 120 hours of placement). Before undertaking any industry placement, you must hold a 'Working with Vulnerable People Check'.

Students are encouraged to and regularly find their own industry placements; However there is an Industry Placement Coordinator who manages relationships with community organisations throughout the Australia Capital Territory and who helps students finding an adequate placement.

Entry Requirements

ACT Senior Secondary Certificate or equivalent OR Adult entry | Students must also meet one of the following English requirements: IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0) | TOEFL iBT – 46 | PTE Academic – 42 (minimum of 36 in each band) | TOEFL PBT – 527.

Extra Fees

Certificate IV:
Stationery: $10

Diploma:
Stationery: $10

Course Subjects

Certificate IV in Youth Work
CRICOS: 081441D | National ID: CHC40413

National ID Subject Name
CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people
CHCYTH002 Work effectively with young people in the youth work context
CHCYTH003 Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
CHCYTH004 Respond to critical situations
CHCYTH010 Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities
CHCDIV002 Promoting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Electives - Complete 4 of 4 subjects

National ID Subject Name
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

Diploma of Youth Work
CRICOS: 082529K | National ID: CHC50413

National ID Subject Name
CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs
CHCCOM003 Develop workplace communication strategies
CHCDEV002 Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety

Electives - Complete 8 of 11 subjects

National ID Subject Name
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities
CHCADV005 Provide systems advocacy services
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCYTH008 Support young people to take collective action
CHCYTH009 Support youth programs
CHCYTH012 Manage service response to young people in crisis

Job Opportunities

Certificate IV: This program provides you with the skills, techniques and theories in the area of youth work. You will have the opportunity for practical experience. Graduates completing the program are working as youth workers in the community services field including residential and non-residential programs.

Diploma:Manager or Skills Professional in Youth Services, government and non government.

Teaching Methods and Assessment

Modes of study include simulated workplaces for students to practice their new skills, work experience or work placement, supervised study time with a teacher and on-line learning and student engagement through e-Learn.

Students must complete class work, assignments, practical components and project work throughout the course. They may then be assessed using a combination of these tasks, continuous assessment and examinations. Assessment outcomes may be based on competency, marks and grades, or a combination of all three assessment methods.

Pathways to Further Study

On successful completion of the Diploma of Youth Work students will be eligible for up to one year’s credit towards the Bachelor of Social Work with Australian Catholic University.

All CIT Diploma's and Advanced Diploma's give students entry into the University of Canberra (UC). Students are advised to speak directly with UC in relation to course choices and pathways.


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