Diploma of Youth Work

Do you want to positively influence the next generation?

Working with young people is a challenging, yet very rewarding, field of work. Supporting young people with their social, behavioural, welfare, developmental and protection needs is such an important role in today’s society. 

The Campus Diploma of Youth Work will teach you how to develop and implement programs which contribute to youth welfare and wellbeing, identify and respond to risk factors, and link in with services to ensure your client’s needs are met.

Benchmarked
Course
This course is benchmarked against the accredited AQF qualification.
Multi-Choice
Assessments
The assessment for each unit is completed via our online learning portal using multiple choice questions.
Video Learning
Material
This program contains video components to assist and enhance your learning experience.
Phone
Support
Our team of Education Advisors will assist with your academic queries.
Tutor
Support
Dedicated tutors are available to assist with your studies.
Presentation
Qualification
On successful completion of your program, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
Up-front payment

$1,495.00

Payment Plan

$325.00 x 6

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Coursework Provider
Coursework for this program is provided by Estrada College.
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Course Delivery
Online Self Learning Study anywhere in the world
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Qualification
This is a Benchmarked program (non-AQF accredited award). For more information on Benchmarked programs, please click here.
Duration
Self Paced
Start Date
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Course Inclusions
  • Full Course
  • FREE Super Learner Program
  • FREE Annual Training Credits
  • Statement of Achievement
  • Statement of Academic Record
  • Benchmarked Course™ Explainer

Course Structure

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Unit # Title Benchmarked to
Unit 1 Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services CHCDEV002

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

In providing community services, workers must be able to function independently and to plan and undertake community work and associated services. This unit will provide you with the skills and knowledge to understand the broad social and cultural context in which work is planned and implemented in the community services industry. This unit is highly relevant for workers who seek to better understand their client groups and issues that impact on the lives of their clients and hence on their delivery of services.

Benchmarked to CHCDEV002

Unit 2 Develop workplace communication strategies CHCCOM003

Title: Develop workplace communication strategies

Highly effective teams rely on great communication to achieve optimal results. This unit will provide you with the skills and knowledge to develop communication protocols for a team or business unit. This unit is highly relevant to workers responsible for overseeing the communication of organisation-specific information to a range of internal and external stakeholders.

Benchmarked to CHCCOM003

Unit 3 Engage respectfully with young people CHCYTH001

Title: Engage respectfully with young people

Young people have unique ways of interpreting information and expressing their thoughts, feelings and emotions. This unit will provide you with the skills and knowledge to communicate effectively with young people (aged 12 to 25 years) in work roles with a specific focus on young people. This unit is highly relevant for individuals providing support services to young clients.

Benchmarked to CHCYTH001

Unit 4 Work with diverse people CHCDIV001

Title: Work with diverse people

We live and work in culturally diverse environments. This unit will provide you with a deeper understanding of how to work cohesively with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. This unit is highly relevant to any contemporary workplace environment.

Benchmarked to CHCDIV001

Unit 5 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety CHCDIV002

Title: Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island culture is paramount to fostering the inclusion of these groups. The unit will provide you with skills and knowledge to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety. This unit is highly relevant to people working in a broad range of roles including those involved in direct client service, program planning, development and evaluation contexts.

Benchmarked to CHCDIV002

Unit 6 Manage legal and ethical compliance CHCLEG003

Title: Manage legal and ethical compliance

Legal and ethical compliance are pillars of good practice. This unit will provide you with the skills and knowledge to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities, then develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities. This unit is highly relevant for people working in roles with managerial responsibility for legal and ethical compliance in small to medium sized organisations.

Benchmarked to CHCLEG003

Unit 7 Participate in work health and safety HLTWHS001

Title: Participate in work health and safety

Running a conference without appropriate knowledge, skills and preparation can result in enormous wastage of business resources. This unit will provide you with the skills and knowledge to plan, promote and coordinate conferences, including incorporating follow-up procedures. This unit is highly relevant for individuals employed in a range of work environments who are required to plan and manage events and conferences.

Benchmarked to HLTWHS001

Unit 8 Work with young people to establish support networks CHCYTH006

Title: Work with young people to establish support networks

Social support buffers young people from stress and helps them develop positive emotions, a sense of self-worth, and predictability. This unit will provide you with the skills and knowledge to empower young people to develop sustainable supports beyond intervention. This unit is highly relevant for individuals providing support services to young clients.

Benchmarked to CHCYTH006

Unit 9 Work effectively with young people in a work context CHCYTH002

Title: Work effectively with young people in a work context

Young clients have unique needs that require a tailored approach from support workers. Throughout this unit, you will learn the skills and knowledge to work in the youth work context, with a focus on historical and contemporary youth sector practice, and understanding of the current status of young people. This unit is highly relevant for individuals providing support services to young clients.

Benchmarked to CHCYTH002

Unit 10 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships CHCPRP001

Title: Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

In all industry sectors, effective networking and collaboration lay the foundation for improved outcomes. This unit will provide you with the skills and knowledge to identify networking and collaboration needs and develop formal and informal partnerships to enhance service delivery and improve professional practice. This unit is highly relevant for individuals who take pro-active responsibility for improving collaboration between workers and organisations.

Benchmarked to CHCPRP001

Unit 11 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management CHCCSM005

Title: Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

Case managers play a vital role in the provision of effective support services to clients. This unit will provide you with the skills and knowledge to undertake case management meetings to plan, monitor and review service provisions. This unit is highly relevant to workers performing case management duties across a range of health and community services contexts.

Benchmarked to CHCCSM005

Unit 12 Plan and conduct group activities CHCGRP002

Title: Plan and conduct group activities

Group activities are great way to foster social support and develop a sense of community. This unit will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to establish, lead and participate in a groups using a collaborative, strengths-based approach. This unit is highly relevant to workers involved in planning and leading both formal and informal group activities.

Benchmarked to CHCGRP002

Unit 13 Provide advocacy and representation services CHCADV002

Title: Provide advocacy and representation services

Advocacy and representation are important aspects of service provision in the community. This unit will provide you with the skills and knowledge to formally represent the interests of service users. Representation will include the development of community representative and industry participative roles and positions in influencing policy processes and decision-making forums. This unit is highly relevant for individuals who work in a broad range of health and community services and provide formal representation services to clients.

Benchmarked to CHCADV002

Unit 14 Support young people to take collective action CHCYTH008

Title: Support young people to take collective action

Community involvement benefits all of society by building strong relationships, and is especially relevant when engaging young people. Throughout this unit, you will learn the skills and knowledge to enable young people to participate in the decision-making that affects their lives. This unit is highly relevant for persons where the primary concern is to support groups of young people in taking action to meet their needs or responding to community issues.

Benchmarked to CHCYTH008

Unit 15 Confirm client developmental status CHCDEV001

Title: Confirm client developmental status

Clients at different developmental stages require tailored support systems and approaches. This unit will provide you with the skills and knowledge to review the developmental status of a client using set frameworks and guidelines. This unit is highly relevant for individuals who work in a range of community service contexts, including juvenile justice, alcohol and other drugs services, mental health, and child protection.

Benchmarked to CHCDEV001

Unit 16 Support youth programs CHCYTH009

Title: Support youth programs

Creating an effective framework for delivery of youth support services can benefits workers, young clients and the community. Throughout this unit, you will learn the skills and knowledge to devise, set up, coordinate, deliver and evaluate activities and programs for individuals and groups. This unit is highly relevant for individuals working in a broad range of community service roles.

Benchmarked to CHCYTH009

Unit 17 Develop and implement service programs CHCCCS007

Title: Develop and implement service programs

In the community services context, consumer participation and engagement are crucial to the effectiveness of service delivery. This unit will provide you with the required skills and knowledge to engage consumers, analyse service needs of particular groups and develop programs and services to meet those needs. This unit is highly relevant for workers coordinating or managing teams and operations in varied service delivery contexts.

Benchmarked to CHCCCS007

Unit 18 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk CHCPRT001

Title: Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

Abuse and neglect can have long-standing consequences for children and young people. This unit will provide you with the skills and knowledge to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm, thus improving their chances of experiencing a happy, fulfilling life. This unit is highly relevant for individuals providing services to children and young people, and takes into consideration relevant legislative and policy frameworks.

Benchmarked to CHCPRT001

Unit 19 Manage service response to young people in crisis CHCYTH012

Title: Manage service response to young people in crisis

Young people often access support services when they are stressed or in crisis, prompting support workers to assist them with the process of restoring equilibrium in their lives. This unit will provide you with the skills and knowledge to develop an agency approach to young people in crisis. This unit is highly relevant for individuals working in a broad range of community service roles.

Benchmarked to CHCYTH012

Unit 20 Work with people with mental health issues CHCMHS001

Title: Work with people with mental health issues

Support workers may be exposed to people living with mental health issues. This unit will provide you with the skills and knowledge to establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues. This unit is highly relevant to support workers in contexts outside the mental health sector, but who come into contact with people with mental health issues.

Benchmarked to CHCMHS001

Unit 21 Develop and implement procedures to enable young people to address their needs CHCYTH005

Title: Develop and implement procedures to enable young people to address their needs

Young clients with complex needs can greatly benefit from effective organisational support. This unit will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to monitor and upgrade organisation approaches to young people with complex needs. This unit is highly relevant to community service workers in a range of contexts.

Benchmarked to CHCYTH005

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Benchmarked Course or Unit?

A Benchmarked Course is a non-accredited qualification, mapped to its government accredited counterpart. Coursework and course material is the same as the accredited version. As such, learners participate in similar learning experience and have the opportunity to acquire similar outcomes.

Why study a Benchmarked Course instead of an accredited course?

A Benchmarked Course provides learners the option to study a course similar to a government accredited program, for a small fraction of the cost. This makes it an ideal option for personal development; professional development; and career development in industries where government accredited qualifications are not required by statutory regulation.

How are courses delivered?

Campus courses are delivered online, with assessments conducted via multiple choice. Courses and Units may also contain optional practical assessments, which may be undertaken at additional cost. Practical assessments add substantial value to the learner experience and are identified on the Statement of Academic Record.

What free inclusions do I get with my course?

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What are the free training credits?

Campus believes in the philosophy of lifelong learning. To support this philosophy, Campus courses, units and specialisations come with free annual training credits. The number of free credits provided depends on the program/s undertaken and how the credits are applied by the student – the more they are used, the more they are supplied!

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