Course Title: Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5331 Diploma of Youth Work

Course Title: Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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,
Term1 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018

Course Contact: Dianne Mackay

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4454

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm. This work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility.

This unit is taught in a cluster with:

CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people

CHCYTH002 Work effectively with young people in the youth work context

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


1. Implement work practices which support the protection of children and young people

2. Report indications of possible risk of harm

3. Apply ethical and nurturing practices in work with children and young people

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

   Assessment Task 1    This assessment requires you to answer a series of questions about working with young people in the youth work context.    Assessment Task 2    This assessment requires you to participate in two separate role plays about ethics and a critical incident experienced in the youth work context.    Assessment Task  3    This assessment requires you to conduct a workplace investigation locating policies and procedures and interviewing an experienced youth worker..   Assessment Task 4   This assessment requires you to be observed working with a number of individual young people and verbally answering a series of questions.      

You should refer to the assessment plan which is available on Canvas for details of each assessment task and for detailed assessment criteria.

Grades that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA: Competency Achieved

NYC: Not Yet Competent

DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment

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 Equitable Learning Unit if you would like to find out more:

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