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Qualification details

CHC41808 - Certificate IV in Youth Work (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes CHC40602 - Certificate IV in Youth Work 24/Mar/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to CHC41812 - Certificate IV in Youth WorkUpdated in V4 Updated core WHS unit. Equivalent vocational outcome. 06/May/2012

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Mar/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleEssentialSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Essential column
BSBINM201A - Process and maintain workplace informationProcess and maintain workplace informationN/A
CHCAOD402B - Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sectorWork effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sectorN/A
CHCAOD408A - Assess needs of clients with alcohol and/or other drugs issuesAssess needs of clients with alcohol and/or other drugs issuesN/A
CHCCD401D - Support community participationSupport community participationN/A
CHCCD412B - Work within a community development frameworkWork within a community development frameworkN/A
CHCCH301B - Work effectively in social housingWork effectively in social housingN/A
CHCCH427A - Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessnessWork effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessnessN/A
CHCCH522A - Undertake outreach workUndertake outreach workN/A
CHCCHILD404A - Support the rights and safety of children and young peopleSupport the rights and safety of children and young peopleN/A
CHCCHILD505B - Work effectively in child protection and out of home care for children and young peopleWork effectively in child protection and out of home care for children and young peopleN/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 411716 Youth Worker 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6313-13 Child Or Youth Residential Care Assistant 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Community Services,Youth Work,Alcohol and Other Drugs 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Youth Worker,Youth Alcohol and Other Drugs Worker,Youth Housing Support Worker,Youth Community Development Worker,Recreational Youth Activities Worker,Youth Residential Care Worker,Aboriginal Youth Worker 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 411716 Youth Worker 02/Feb/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6313-13 Child Or Youth Residential Care Assistant 02/Feb/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 02/Feb/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 02/Feb/2009 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Description

This qualification covers workers who develop and facilitate programs for young people through a range of community based programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people.

This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and welfare agencies and workers will be:

  • Responsible for implementing policies and guidelines of the employing organisation
  • Largely self directed with fairly autonomous decision making capacity under the indirect supervision of a manager.

Occupational titles  may include:

  • Community development worker (youth)
  • Youth and family resource officer
  • Indigenous youth worker
  • Youth and family service worker
  • Recreational youth activities worker
  • Youth case worker
  • Residential care worker
  • Youth housing support worker
  • Support worker residential
  • Youth worker
  • Youth alcohol and other drugs worker

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

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

Packaging Rules

PACKAGING RULES 

16 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 10 core units
  • 6 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Group A electives of which one unit must be selected for this qualification
  • Group B elective which is recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
  • Other relevant electives listed below
  • 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 3 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 the NTIS or other public listing

Core units 

CHCCD412B Work within a community development framework 

CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships 

CHCCS400B Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework 

CHCCS422A Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately 

CHCICS406A Support client self management 

CHCYTH401B Engage respectfully with young people 

CHCYTH402B Work effectively with young people in the youth work context 

CHCYTH403B Support young people to create opportunities in their lives 

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co -workers 

HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes 

Group A electives  - one unit must be selected 

One of the following units must be selected for this qualification.

CHCYTH404D Support young people in crisis  (Note pre -requisite : CHCYTH301E)

CHCYTH407D Respond to critical situations 

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice 

All workers undertaking youth 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 B elective  - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice 

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients or communities, the following elective is recommended:

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

Other relevant electives 

Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. The following grouping of relevant electives is provided to facilitate selection and does not necessarily reflect workplace requirements. Electives may be selected from one or more groups. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

Community service work electives 

BSBINM201A Process and maintain workplace information 

CHCCD401D Support community participation 

CHCCM401D Undertake case management 

CHCCS411B Work effectively in the community sector 

CHCLD315A Recognise stages of lifespan development 

CHCNET404A Facilitate links with other services 

CHCORG405D Maintain an effective work environment 

CHCYTH301E Work effectively with young people 

First aid 

HLTFA301C Apply first aid 

HLTFA302B Provide first aid in remote situation  (Note pre -requisite : HLTFA301C)

HLTFA402C Apply advanced first aid  (Note pre -requisite : HLTFA301C)

HLTFA403B Manage first aid in the workplace  (Note pre -requisite : HLTFA402C)

Group and outreach work 

CHCGROUP302D Support group activities 

CHCGROUP403D Plan and conduct group activities 

CHCGROUP410B Deliver a structured program 

Social housing  / homelessness 

CHCCH301B Work effectively in social housing 

CHCCH427A Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness 

CHCCH522A Undertake outreach work 

CHCCS419B Provide support services to clients 

Responding to specific needs 

CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector 

CHCCS521A Assess and respond to individuals at risk of suicide 

CHCDFV301A Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence 

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

CHCMH301B Work effectively in mental health 

or 

CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues 

CHCYTH511B Work effectively with young people and their families 

Protective care and child protection 

CHCCHILD404A Support the rights and safety of children and young people 

CHCCHILD505B Work effectively in child protection and out of home care for children and young people 

CHCCS401B Facilitate responsible behaviour 

CHCPROT409D Provide primary residential care 

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 

Financial literacy education electives 

CHCFLE301A Work with clients needing financial literacy education 

CHCFLE302A Educate clients in fundamental financial literacy skills 

CHCFLE303A Educate clients to understand debt and consumer credit 

Settlement work 

CHCSW401A Work effectively with forced migrants 

CHCSW402A Undertake bicultural work with forced migrants in Australia 

Alcohol and other drugs work 

CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector 

CHCAOD408A Assess needs of clients with alcohol and /or other drugs issues 

CHCCM404A Undertake case management for clients with complex needs 

CHCMH401A Work effectively in mental health settings 

CHCMH402A Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes 

Oral health 

CHCOHC303A Use basic oral health screening tools 

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

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

CHCOHC404A Recognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issues