CHC40421 – Certificate IV in Youth Work

12 months
Face-to-Face, Workplace Based, Blended

Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to work in a role where they will 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. The course is structured to combine theory with practical activities and is directed towards providing participants with relevant skills, knowledge, and values necessary to have as youth worker.

This qualification reflects the roles of those who work in youth through employment in community, government and youth sector agencies and workers will be:

  • responsible for implementing policies and guidelines of the employing organisation
  • largely self-directed with autonomous decision-making capacity under the indirect supervision of a manager.

Career Opportunities

  • Community services sector with youth

Units of Competency

In order to gain the CHC40421 – Certificate IV in Youth Work, a student must successfully complete a total of seventeen (17) units of competency, comprising of:

  • 15 core units
  • 2 elective units, consisting of:
    • at least 1 unit from the electives listed on
    • up to 1 unit from the list on or any endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Use communication to build relationships
Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
Work with diverse people
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Plan and conduct group activities
Work legally and ethically
Work with people with mental health issues
Work effectively in trauma informed care
Identify and report children and young people at risk
Engage respectfully with young people
Work effectively with young people in youth work context
Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
Respond to critical situations
Provide services for the needs and circumstances of young people
Participate in workplace health and safety


Facilitate responsible behaviour
Provide support to children and youth in out-of-home care

Entry Requirements

There are no educational pre-requisites for entry into this qualification.

However, Integrity Education Group requires students to be over 18 years of age at the course commencement. Students will need to complete work-placement for this course, and therefore, must be able to obtain a satisfactory National Police check and Working With Children check.


Integrity Education Group also requires all prospective students to undertake a formal pre-training review (PTR) and language, literacy and numeracy assessment to determine the suitability and readiness of the student for the program.  During the this process, the Integrity Education Group staff will ensure the following are discussed/determined:

  • Career and educational aspirations
  • Suitability for the intended program and subsequent industry
  • Literacy and Numeracy requirements
  • Digital capability and capacity

Delivery & Assessment

To ensure we cater for all our student needs, students will have the choice of delivery methods, including:

Face to face on campus classes

Virtual (online classes)

A blend of both face to face on campus classes and virtual classes

All assessments can be completed online or in paper base format, and all practical assessments will be completed in the workplace or specially designed simulated environment.

Integrity Education Group will monitor your activities to ensure reasonable progress is being made, and our highly qualified and supportive trainers and assessors will be there to provide any additional support you may need outside of class time.

Credit Transfer

In order for us to award a credit transfer a student will need to provide us with a Statement of Attainment that listed the exact unit and code that matches the unit in the qualification they wish to credit transfer.  If the unit code or name do no match exactly then a student may wish to apply for recognition of prior learning.

Recognition of Prior Learning

In order for us to award RPL, a student need to provide sufficient evidence of prior study and/or work experience that demonstrates their skills and knowledge in unit of competency.  RPL will require students to complete a portfolio of evidence and participate in a competency conversation and practical demonstration.  RPL does incur an addition cost of up to $450 per unit.

Fees & Funding

The applicable amount of fees depends on individual circumstances at the time of enrolment e.g. whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full fee-paying place.

For more information, refer to the course fees.

Government Subsidised
Integrity Education Group is offering Government subsidised places to students under the Skills First program and the Job Trainer Initiative for eligible students. Check your eligibility

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