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APTC Course Youth Work

CHC40413 - Certificate IV in Youth Work

Course Overview

Within the CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work, students will learn the skills needed to develop and co-ordinate programs for young people through a range of community-based programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental & protection needs of young people, specifically those in the Pacific. This may be undertaken through employment in community, government, NGO’s & welfare agencies.

Throughout the course students will learn how to utilise specialist communication skills to build strong relationships, work within a legal and ethical framework, facilitate co-operative behaviour, work effectively with culturally diverse, clients and co-workers, develop/monitor case management.

Possible career opportunities for graduates include:

  • Youth Worker
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Community Development Worker - Youth
  • Youth and Family Resource Officer

Graduates of this course will receive an internationally recognised Australian Qualification issued through TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275).



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Course Delivery

Location: Solomon Islands

Duration: Course duration is 22 weeks full time including one-week mid semester break. Students will attend classes for a minimum of 5 days per week. Additional out-of-hours study time will be required.

Delivery Mode: Face to face and work placement. Training will be delivered in English and incorporates language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) support.

Vocational Placement: As part of this qualification you are required to complete 120 hours of vocational placement. This will be organised by APTC and these hours are to be completed within the youth work industry. This is an opportunity for students to practise the skills and knowledge learnt in a supported environment.

You may be required to work a combination of day and afternoon shifts to complete these vocational placement hours. Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected

Course Fees: The course fee is SBD 6,700. The fee includes stationery and uniform. The Australian Government subsidises the cost of the course including materials and consumables.

Course fees are subject to change without prior notification.
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Entry Requirements

  • Must be a citizen of a Pacific Island Forum country.
  • Have significant prior industry experience (more than one year) in the area in which they wish to train or have a local qualification and limited relevant industry experience (up to one year) in the area in which they wish to train
  • Complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and Vocational Knowledge Assessment

Applicants may apply for recognition of prior learning

* Courses offered, course dates and fees may vary depending  upon student and industry demand.


Course Content

The CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work will cover the following units of competency:


Unit CodeUnit Title
CHCCDE003Work within a community development framework
CHCCOM002Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCGRP002Plan and conduct group activities
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCYTH001Engage respectfully with young people at risk
CHCYTH002Work effectively with young people in youth work context
CHCYTH003Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
CHCYTH004Respond to critical situations
CHCYTH010Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCDFV001Recognize and respond appropriately to family and domestic violence
CHCPRP001Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCAOD004Assess needs of client with alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCADV002Provide advocacy and representation

Bold Font indicates core units; Standard font indicates electives - 14 core plus 4 electives units

* Please note; elective units of competency may vary from campus to campus depending on local industry needs.

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