Course Title: Work effectively with young people in the youth work context

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5331 Diploma of Youth Work

Course Title: Work effectively with young people in the youth work context

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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

Course Contact: Dianne Mackey

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4454

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to work in the youth work context. You will focus on historical and contemporary youth sector practice and understanding of the current status of young people.

This unit is taught and assessed with:

CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCYTH002 Work effectively with young people in the youth work context


1. Apply understanding of the social, historical, economic, legal and political contexts of young people

2. Apply understanding of the context of youth work

3. Work within the core values and practice frameworks of youth work

4. Work with understanding of the impact of values in determining the approach to working with 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


 Students must complete 160 hours of work placement supported by RMIT to achieve competency in these units.  These units support students learning and assessment in the workplace.



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.