Do you have great organisational skills and a passion for working with young people? Youth work offers a rewarding career path and an opportunity to give back to young people in your community.
Our courses prepare you to develop and manage community-based programs for young people to address their social, health, welfare, development and protection needs. The diploma allows you to delve further into your knowledge of community welfare, gaining enhanced experience in community engagement, supplying advanced interventions to clients as well as learning how to respond to crises.
Get 200 unpaid hours of industry experience with an industry placement! This will give you the firsthand skills to be ready for employment. CIT teachers co-ordinate placement.
(Certificate IV: 80 unpaid hours. Diploma: 120 unpaid hours)
Why study at CIT?
- Firsthand industry experience
- One of five specialised fields of study to personalise your Community Services Diploma
- Many job opportunities in Canberra and throughout Australia
Certificate IV in Youth Work | CHC40413
Diploma of Community Services | CHC52015
TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 2 years
Certificate IV: 1 year Diploma: 1 year
2023 Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July)
Certificate IV $7,450 per semester (Total qualification tuition fee $14,900)
Diploma $7,450 per semester (Total qualification tuition fee $14,900)
Working with Vulnerable People Check: $135 approx., you may be required to purchase a shirt for placement for $30-$40
*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 tuition and material fee increases may occur annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. Fees are subject to change.
- Year 12 Certificate (or equivalent)
Students over the age of 20 may be eligible for adult entry with relevant practical work or other professional experience. Please refer to Entry Requirements for more information.
- IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0)
- TOEFL iBT - 46
- PTE Academic - 42 (minimum of 36 in each band)
- Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162
You will need to be eligible to obtain a “Working with Vulnerable People” card to undertake placement.
Course Subjects - Certificate IV
Course Subjects - Diploma
Likely Job Outcome
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: Team leader, youth worker in the community services field, including residential and non-residential programs.
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 online 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
Because CIT offers nationally recognised qualifications accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to most universities within Australia and receive credit towards a degree, even where formal credit transfer arrangements are not in place; however, this is not a guarantee.
We recommend you speak directly with your chosen university in relation to credit transfer, entry requirements and their application process.