Course Title: Support young people to create opportunities in their lives

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4352 Certificate IV in Youth Work

Course Title: Support young people to create opportunities in their lives

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 45

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2015,
Term2 2016,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Dianne Mackay

Course Contact Phone: +61 (3) 9925 44540

Course Contact Email:

Course Description


In this unit students will develop the skills and knowledge required to assist young people to identify the challenges and opportunities in their lives and to work towards their goals on an individual or group level.  This applies to all youth work roles where the young person is the primary client.


This unit is delivered and assessment with CHCYTH010 Provide services to young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCYTH003 Support young people to create opportunities in their lives


1. Create a relationship of trust and respect

2. Work with young people to identify their needs, rights, strengths, hopes and opportunities

3. Identify goals with the young person

4. Develop and implement action plans

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment


To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive written feedback on all assessment (refer to MyRMIT for assessment criteria).


Assessments will include:

Assessment one

Develop two action plans for young people in response to case study scenarios

Assessment two

Role play to demonstrate communication skills needed when working with young people (Individual video required)

Assessment three

Written response to questions about advocacy

Assessment four

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) 120 hours of placement in a youth work agency,  workplace assessment requirements and a written report


assessment requirements aligned to WIL activities.


If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.


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