Qualification details

CHC41908 - Certificate IV in Youth Justice (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 25/Mar/2011

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes CHC40702 - Certificate IV in Youth Work (Juvenile Justice) 24/Mar/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to CHC41912 - Certificate IV in Youth JusticeUpdated in V4 Updated core WHS unit. Equivalent vocational outcome. 06/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
CHCAOD402B - Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sectorWork effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector N/A
CHCAOD510A - 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
CHCCH301B - Work effectively in social housingWork effectively in social housing N/A
CHCCH427A - Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessnessWork effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness N/A
CHCCH428A - Work effectively within the Australian housing systemWork effectively within the Australian housing system N/A
CHCCHILD401A - Identify and respond to children and young people at riskIdentify and respond to children and young people at risk N/A
CHCCHILD404A - Support the rights and safety of children and young peopleSupport the rights and safety of children and young people N/A
CHCCM401D - Undertake case managementUndertake case management N/A
CHCCM506B - Undertake case management in a child protection frameworkUndertake case management in a child protection framework N/A
CHCCOM403A - Use targeted communication skills to build relationshipsUse targeted communication skills to build relationships N/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,Juvenile Justice 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Mentor,Youth Justice Unit Coordinator,Visits Coordinator (Juvenile Justice),Juvenile Justice Officer 

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 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/or government agencies.

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:

  • Juvenile justice officer
  • Visits coordinator
  • Mentors
  • Youth justice officer
  • Secure environment worker
  • Youth residential worker
  • Unit coordinator / manager
  • Youth worker (juvenile justice)

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 

15 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 8 core units
  • 7 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
  • Group C first aid electives of which one or more 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 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 

CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships 

CHCCS400B Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework 

CHCORG303B Participate effectively in the work environment 

CHCPROT510D Support the progress and development of young people 

CHCYJ401A Work in the youth justice environment 

CHCYTH407D Respond to critical situations 

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.

CHCPROT407D Provide supervision in a secure system 

CHCPROT405D Provide supervision in the community 

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 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 

Group C 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. One or more of the following first aid units may be required.

HLTFA301C Apply first aid 

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

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

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 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 

CHCAOD510A Work effectively with clients with complex alcohol and /or other drugs issues 

 

 

CHCCHILD401A Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 

 

 

CHCCHILD404A Support the rights and safety of children and young people 

 

CHCCM401D Undertake case management 

 

CHCCS419B Provide support services to clients 

 

CHCCS521A Assess and respond to individuals at risk of suicide 

 

 

CHCINF302C Maintain the organisation's information systems 

 

 

CHCORG405D Maintain an effective work environment 

 

 

CHCYJ402A Support Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander young people in youth justice system 

 

 

CHCYTH502A Work with young people to establish support networks 

 

CHCYTH503A Undertake youth work in specific communities 

 

CHCYTH608C Manage service response to young people in crisis 

 

CSCOFM304A Protect the safety and welfare of young offenders 

 

CSCSAS201A Maintain security 

 

CSCSAS206A Respond to medical emergencies 

 

HLTCSD208C Transport clients 

 

HLTCSD306C Respond effectively to difficult or challenging behaviour 

 

 

Additional electives relevant to youth justice work 

CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector 

CHCCM506B Undertake case management in a child protection framework 

CHCCS312A Use electronic learning materials 

CHCCS401B Facilitate responsible behaviour 

CHCCS504A Provide services to clients with complex needs 

CHCCW402C Implement a case work strategy 

CHCGROUP403D Plan and conduct group activities 

CHCLD415A Confirm client developmental status 

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

CHCMH401A Work effectively in mental health settings 

CHCMH402A Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes 

CHCMH405A Work collaboratively to support recovery process 

CHCMH504D Provide a range of services to people with mental health issues 

CHCNET404A Facilitate links with other services 

CHCPROT401C Act as a witness 

CHCPROT404D Prepare information for justice processes 

CHCPROT512C Coordinate work integrating statutory requirements and responsibilities 

CHCYJ403A Prepare young people for reintegration 

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 electives 

CHCSW401A Work effectively with forced migrants 

CHCSW402A Undertake bicultural work with forced migrants in Australia 

Social housing electives 

CHCCH301B Work effectively in social housing 

CHCCH427A Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness 

CHCCH428A Work effectively within the Australian housing system 

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 

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