Qualification details

CHC51512 - Diploma of Youth Justice (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 07/May/2012

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by CHC50513 - Diploma of Youth JusticeThis version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 1.0 and meets the requirements of the New Standards for Training Packages. 01/Jul/2013
Supersedes and is equivalent to CHC51508 - Diploma of Youth JusticeUpdated in V4 Updated core WHS unit. Equivalent vocational outcome. 07/May/2012

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Code' columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Title' columnEssential
BSBSUS501A - Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainabilityDevelop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability N/A
CHCAOD510B - Work effectively with clients with complex alcohol and-or other drugs issuesWork effectively with clients with complex alcohol and-or other drugs issues N/A
CHCCM503C - Develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case managementDevelop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management N/A
CHCCOM504B - Develop, implement and promote effective workplace communicationDevelop, implement and promote effective workplace communication N/A
CHCCS312A - Use electronic learning materialsUse electronic learning materials N/A
CHCCS502C - Maintain legal and ethical work practicesMaintain legal and ethical work practices N/A
CHCCS506A - Promote and respond to workplace diversityPromote and respond to workplace diversity N/A
CHCCS513C - Maintain an effective community sector work environmentMaintain an effective community sector work environment N/A
CHCCS521B - Assess and respond to individuals at risk of suicideAssess and respond to individuals at risk of suicide N/A
CHCCW503A - Work intensively with clientsWork intensively with clients N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 411716 Youth Worker 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3421-13 Youth Worker 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 411716 Youth Worker 02/Oct/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3421-13 Youth Worker 02/Oct/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 02/Oct/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 07/May/2012 
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Modification History

CHC08 Version 3

CHC08 Version 4

Comments

CHC51508 Diploma of Youth Justice

CHC51512 Diploma of Youth Justice

updated core WHS units

Description

This qualification covers senior youth justice workers who supervise young people who have been directed by the justice system to be in the care and direction of authorised community and government agencies. Workers at this level may have some supervisory responsibility for other staff.

The supervision will be managed through a range of community and institution-based programs designed to meet the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people.

Occupational titles  may include:

  • Case worker
  • Senior youth justice officer
  • Court coordinator
  • Shift supervisor
  • Juvenile justice coordinator
  • Shift team leader
  • Juvenile justice officer
  • Unit coordinator / manager / leader
  • Section supervisor
  • Youth justice area manager

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

To gain entry into CHC51512 Diploma of Youth Justice it is recommended that candidates have sufficient relevant work experience to indicate likely success at this level of qualification in a job role involving:

  • The application of knowledge with depth in some areas and demonstration of a broad range of technical and other skills
  • A wide range of tasks and roles in a variety of contexts, with complexity in the range and choices of actions required
  • The exercise of discretionary judgement and decision making under general guidance.

Employability Skills Summary

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries

Packaging Rules

PACKAGING RULES 

12 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 8 core units
  • 4 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Group A electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
  • Group B first aid electives which may be required for youth work in some jurisdictions
  • Other relevant electives listed below and grouped to facilitate selection for specific contexts such as community youth justice work or centre-based youth justice work
  • Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health Training Packages
  • Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 2 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on TGA or other public listing

Core units 

CHCCOM504B Develop, implement and promote effective workplace communication

CHCCS502C Maintain legal and ethical work practices

CHCCS506A Promote and respond to workplace diversity

CHCCS513C Maintain an effective community sector work environment

CHCYJ501A Develop and support a youth justice team

CHCYJ502A Respond to needs of youth justice clients

CHCYTH608D Manage service response to young people in crisis

HLTWHS401A Maintain workplace WHS processes

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice 

All workers undertaking youth justice work need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.

Group A electives  - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice 

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or more of the following electives is recommended:

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

PSPMNGT605B Manage diversity

Group B first aid electives  - required for youth work in some jurisdictions 

In some jurisdictions, it is a condition of employment that youth justice workers are competent in basic first aid. Candidates and employers should clarify any specific jurisdiction requirements for competence in first aid.

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

HLTFA302C Provide first aid in remote situation (Note pre-requisite: HLTFA311A)

HLTFA412A Apply advanced first aid (Note pre-requisite: HLTFA311A)

Other relevant electives 

Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. The following table shows electives suggested to address work requirements in the identified areas. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

Elective groups shown in this table are recommended, but not necessarily required for work in the areas identified on the right

Community youth justice work 

Centre-based youth justice work 

CHCAOD510B Work effectively with clients with complex alcohol and/or other drugs issues

ü 

ü 

CHCCM503C Develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management

ü 

CHCCS521B Assess and respond to individuals at risk of suicide

ü 

ü 

CHCCW503A Work intensively with clients

ü 

CHCFAM518B Work with involuntary and mandated clients

ü 

CHCMH504E Provide a range of services to people with mental health issues

ü 

ü 

CHCNET503D Develop new networks

ü 

CHCORG506E Coordinate the work environment

ü 

CHCPROT512C Coordinate work integrating statutory requirements and responsibilities

ü 

CHCYTH502A Work with young people to establish support networks

ü 

CHCYTH503A Undertake youth work in specific communities

ü 

CHCYTH511B Work effectively with young people and their families

ü 

Other electives relevant to youth justice work 

BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

CHCCS312A Use electronic learning materials

CHCLD415A Confirm client developmental status

CHCLD514B Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services

CHCLD515A Analyse client information for service planning and delivery (Note pre-requisite CHCLD415A)

CHCLLN403A Identify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively

CHCPROT401C Act as a witness

Problem gambling electives 

CHCGMB501A Work effectively in the problem gambling sector

CHCGMB502A Assess the needs of clients with problem gambling issues

CHCGMB503A Provide counselling for clients with problem gambling issues

Settlement work electives 

CHCSW401A Work effectively with forced migrants

CHCSW402B Undertake bicultural work with forced migrants in Australia

Oral health 

CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health

CHCOHC402A Support clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care

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