SA May 17
CHC50413 & CHC50513 Diploma of Youth Work & Diploma of Youth Justice is on the Priority Qualifications List and Eligible for VET Student Loans
The Dual Diploma of Youth Work is an ideal way to gain the full range of skills and practices necessary to excel in the Youth Services industry, as well as potentially put you a step a head of others when pursuing employment opportunities.
This double qualification is designed for people who work with youth, or who want to work in the helping professions with youth. The applications for this qualification are many. Graduates typically have opportunities to work in areas such as Juvenile services, Youth Homelessness, Drug and Alcohol Services, Mental and General Health Services, Vocational Programs, Educational Programs, Community Centers, Recreational Programs, Schools and Residential Care. It is recommended that prospective students have an awareness, sensitivity and passion for issues facing young people today, or a passion for understanding these.
The Dual Diploma is designed to support learners who have additional time requirements, so classroom training is limited to one day per fortnight and involves lectures, observation, role-play and discussion.
In addition students should allow 4-6 hours per week of self directed study to complete research, readings, assessments, field trips and practice and one day per fortnight of online learning.
Students also undertake 144 hours of work/field placement in the youth work sector in order to integrate the skills and knowledge developed throughout classroom-facilitated sessions. For individuals already working within the sector or with appropriate experience, RPL and gap training can be provided.
Job prospects for welfare support workers are good and the sector is expected to continue to grow very strongly.
Skills obtained by completing the Dual Qualification are readily transferable to a broad range of
job roles and helping professions in a range of government and non-government community and institute based environments including Youth Centres, Schools and Colleges. Youth Workers operate in diverse roles including, but not limited to; Family Support Worker, Youth Services Coordinator, Youth Work Team Leader, Juvenile Justice Officer, Youth Accommodation Worker, Youth Liaison Officer.
For more information, please download the course brochure.