Course Title: Work effectively with young people and their families

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5331 C5331 Diploma of Youth Work

Course Title: Work effectively with young people and their families

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 55

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


Term2 2016,
Term2 2017,
Term1 2018

Course Contact: Dianne Mackay

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4454

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

 In this course you will gain the skills and knowledge required to cooperate in mutual agreement on the activities, outcomes and processes of young people’s family members/nominated carers, for the purpose of achieving goals identified in consultation with the young person to address their concerns and/or risks.  

This unit is taught in a cluster with:

CHCYTH005 - Develop and implement procedures to enable young people to address their needs

CHCYTH008 - Support young people to take collective action

CHCYTH009 - Support youth programs

CHCDEV002 - Analyse sociological factors on clients in community work and services

CHCYTH012 - Manage service response to young people in crisis

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCYTH011 Work effectively with young people and their families


1. Establish relationship with the young person's nominated carer/family members

2. Exchange information with family/carers about young person's needs and/or risks

3. Determine a mutual approach to addressing the young person's needs

4. Respond to families'/nominated carers concerns about young person

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 assessment tasks to a satisfactory standard. You will receive written feedback on all assessments via a rubric in Blackboard. (refer to MyRMIT for assessment criteria).

Assessments will include:

 Assessment one

Write case notes for case management recommendations for five young people presented in case studies. 500 - 800 words

Assessment two

Develop a case management plan including activities undertaken in the community for three clients from the case studies provided. 500 - 800 words

Assessment three

Advocacy activity - chose two clients with different advocacy needs and develop an advocacy action plan that include two approaches to advocacy. 500 - 800 words

Assessment four

Short answers to questions on the units of competency to demonstrate knowledge. 150-300 words per question

Assessment five

Work Integrated Learning (WIL), work placement and work place assessments, 240 hours WIL, 1200 word written report, third party 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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