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Gain the skills you need to achieve positive outcomes in the rewarding field of youth work

People who pursue a career in the community services sector (Youth Work) have a passion in empowering and supporting young people and their families.

Youth work is a practice that places young people and their interests first and is a relational practice, where the youth worker operates alongside the young person in their context. It is an empowering practice that advocates for and facilitates a young person's independence, participation in society, connectedness and realisation of their rights. (Australian Youth Affairs Coalition, 2013)

This course will enable you to engage effectively with young people and work alongside them to meet their needs and goals. Take the opportunity to gain the skills you need to work in this challenging but rewarding sector.

This qualification reflects the role of people with responsibility for the development and the outcomes of programs and services for young people managed through a range of agencies and designed to meet the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people.

This course has 21 units and one practical placement. Placement may be completed in a variety of settings such as camps, schools and youth agencies.

Pathway to the Diploma: Learner’s who are continuing from their CHC40413 Certificate IV Youth Work will be granted 9 credit transfers and will then have only an additional 12 units to complete.

Core Requirements: Valid Volunteer and or Employee working with children check and police check.

All learning is done in the class room and on practical placement/projects and assessments will be:

• Question and Answers
• Research Reports / Essay
• Observation Roles plays
• Projects
• Portfolio

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am - 4pm

Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, to continue your learning journey, this program will be delivered remotely where possible.

Participants will be required to engage with learning material online and via video conferencing software rather than attend classes. Refer to our COVID-19 Online Service Standards for details of minimum technical requirements and support available. While it is expected that the course duration will remain unchanged, it may be necessary to extend the completion date if circumstances change. Chisholm will be monitoring the situation closely and inform of any changes if the duration of a course is extended.

If you have any queries on a course delivery please contact our student information centre on 1300 244 746 or

Course code
On campus
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 18 months.
Start dates
10 Feb