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  • Learning MethodOnline + Work Placement
  • IntakesStart anytime
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • Duration24 Months
Nationally Recognised Training

Please note that Open Colleges is a private institution and not a government TAFE organisation. Some private institutions offer the similar courses and Nationally Recognised Training, and some do not. Please ensure you verify this after enquiring.

Course Overview

Accreditation: Nationally Recognised Qualification

Career Outcomes:

  • Case Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Senior Youth Worker

The Diploma of Youth Work is the preferred industry qualification for the youth services industry in Australia.

Throughout the Diploma of Youth Work, you’ll learn how to work with diverse groups of young people. Skills in case management and program and activity planning are a focus of this course. The course will teach you how to identify young people at risk, and how to address legal and ethical issues. You’ll also receive basic training counselling, and how to work with individuals struggling with mental health issues.

There is a mandatory work placement requirement of a minimum of 160 hours for this course. Please enquire now for a Course Guide for more details on the work placement requirements.

Upon completion of this course, you will be issued with a CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work by Open Colleges (RTO: 90796).

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Job Outcomes

  • Case Manager
  • Coordinator youth and family services
  • Coordinator youth services
  • Program Manager
  • Senior Case Worker
  • Senior Youth Worker
  • Youth Team Leader

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

General Requirements

There are no mandated education entry requirements for this qualification.

However, 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 the youth work sector

Module 2: Legal responsibilities

Module 3: First aid

Module 4: Working with youth at risk

Module 5: Diversity, social and cultural inclusion

Module 6: Assessment, mental health and services

Module 7: Service provision

Module 8: Collective action and service programs

Module 9: Developing networks

Module 10: Work Placement


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.