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CHC40413 – Certificate IV in Youth Work


The Certificate IV in Youth Work is design for those who work with young people in a wide range of community service settings.  Graduates of this program may find themselves suitable for employment in roles such as:

  • Foster support worker
  • Youth worker
  • Youth detention worker
  • Child safety support worker
  • Housing support worker
  • Employment services worker

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Horizon2 currently only delivers the Certificate IV in Youth Work under a Traineeship Model.  Therefore, in order to enrol, candidates will need to be employed in a suitable role and be registered for a Traineeship in QLD.  For more information about this please contact our team to discuss your situation.

The following units have been chosen with input from employers to ensure you cover the material which is most relevant for employment. The Certificate IV course includes 18 units of which 14 are core units in addition to 4 elective units.

CHCCDE003 – Work within a community development frameworkCore
CHCCOM002 – Use communication to build relationshipsCore
CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethicallyCore
CHCGRP002 – Plan and conduct group activitiesCore
CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issuesCore
CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at riskCore
CHCYTH001 – Engage respectfully with young peopleCore
CHCYTH002 – Work effectively with young people in the youth work contextCore
CHCYTH003 – Support young people to create opportunities in their livesCore
CHCYTH004 – Respond to critical situationsCore
CHCYTH010 – Provide services for young people appropriate to the needs and circumstancesCore
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse peopleCore
CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyCore
HLTWHS001 – Participate in work health and safetyCore
4 Electives must be completed
CHCCS422B – Respond holistically to client issues and refers appropriatelyElective
CHCNET404B – Facilitate links with other servicesElective
CHCPRP001 – Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnershipsElective
CHCORG405E – Maintain an effective work environmentElective
CHCAD401D – Advocate for clientsElective
CHCADV001 – Facilitate the interests and rights of clientsElective


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Qualifications can be completed via a combination of self-paced and study groups conducted in the workplace.

Where relevant assessment of competency may involve recognition of prior learning or credit transfer if prior skills or certification is held.

Fees for the program vary dependent on whether the individual holds a concession card, whether there are credit transfers available. Please contact our office to discuss your situation.

Call 1300 889 564

Click here to download our list of course fees.

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