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  • Learning MethodOnline + Work Placement
  • IntakesStart anytime
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationMax 18 months
Nationally Recognised Training

Course Overview

Accreditation: Nationally Recognised Qualification

Career Outcomes:

  • Youth worker
  • Indigenous Youth Worker
  • Youth Case Worker

Learn to look after the holistic welfare of teenagers and youth (in general those who are 12-24 years of age), including their safety, emotional health, and social connectivity with this Certificate IV in Youth Work.

Topics covered in this course include: Introduction to youth work, working with diversity, and much more. See below for more information on the units covered.

There is a mandatory work placement requirement of a minimum of 120 hours for this course. Please enquire now for a Course Guide for more details on the work placement requirements.

Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197) – a member of the Open Colleges Group. The testamur will be issued by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd.

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Job Outcomes

  • Community Development Youth Worker
  • Indigenous Youth Worker
  • Recreational Youth Activities Worker
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Youth and Family Services Officer
  • Youth Case Worker
  • Youth Housing Support Worker
  • Youth Worker

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria


You will need to have completed Year 12, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:

  • A¬†qualification at Certificate III level or higher, OR
  • Two years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

To successfully complete this course, it is recommended that students

  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills that ensure the ability to read and comprehend technical terms and communicate effectively through email. These skills are equivalent to those that would be required to successfully complete year 12
  • Have access to a modern computer with high-speed internet
  • Basic computing skills including the ability to make a short video

Physical Requirements

  • Learners must have a basic level of physical fitness as the role may involve a variety of tasks that require a moderate amount of physical activity, such as providing direct assistance to clients with daily living, participating in social and recreational activities and managing a crisis.
  • HLTAID011 Provide first aid requires learners to undertake Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) continuously for a minimum of 2 minutes while kneeling on the floor.

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Module 1: Introduction to youth work

Module 2: Working with diversity

Module 3: Work, health and safety

Module 4: First aid

Module 5: Working with families

Module 6: Practice principles

Module 7: Mental health

Module 8: Responding to crisis

Module 9: Community supports


PLEASE NOTE – Open Colleges is a privately-run Registered Training Organisation (RTO), not government-run like a TAFE. Therefore, Open Colleges cannot offer government funding. Please check eligibility requirements before beginning an enrolment with Open Colleges.

Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Open Colleges.

Always remember to enquire about any:

  • Discounts
  • Payment Plans

which may be available.


About the Institution

Open Colleges (RTO 90796) is an Australian education market leader with over 125 years of experience. Now an online learning market leader, Open Colleges focuses on supporting individuals to learn at their own pace.