Course Title: Support youth programs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: HWSS6022C

Course Title: Support youth programs

School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5331 - Diploma of Youth Work

Course Contact: Dianne Mackey

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4454

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Kerrie Loveless

Nominal Hours: 150

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to devise, set up, coordinate, deliver and evaluate activities and programs for individuals and groups. 

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCYTH009 Support youth programs


1. Identify the program required

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Collect evidence to determine the need for a particular program
1.2 Identify and review a range of possible programs to meet the defined needs
1.3 Select a program type based on client needs, organisational criteria and availability of resources


2. Prepare program plan

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Undertake appropriate strategic planning activities to ensure client needs are met
2.2 Plan activities in consultation with key clients and stakeholders
2.3 Determine operational arrangements for conducting the program and assess their feasibility
2.4 Ensure planning activities reflect accepted good practice in working with young people
2.5 Develop flexible implementation plans to suit a variety of contexts and to cope with contingencies
2.6 Identify appropriate implementation and evaluation strategies in the program plan in consultation with stakeholders


3. Deliver program

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Implement program in accordance with program plan, organisation guidelines and legal/statutory requirements
3.2 Provide participants with access to a range of activities suited to their needs and interests
3.3 Implement contingency plans and adapt program to changing needs of participants as required
3.4 Ensure problems in program delivery are addressed promptly


4. Monitor and evaluate program

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Use appropriate evaluation strategies during and after program and for revision and development
4.2 Collect, organise and report evaluation information in a format which is accessible and meaningful to clients and stakeholders
4.3 Prepare and present reports as required by organisational, funding and other requirements

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.

Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities for this course will include the following:

  • class discussion
  • media clips
  • case study analysis
  • reading texts

Teaching Schedule

The teaching schedule for this course is as follows:

Week 1: Identify a youth work program that is required by young people

  •  Sociological factors – identifying service / program gaps in youth programs in your workplace or placement.
  • Collective action – identify youth programs that meet the expressed needs and interests of young people
  • CHCGROUP403C – program logic approach to planning youth projects

Week 2: Prepare a program plan

  • Group work, Complex project plans
  • Provide a youth work project plan including, activities, contingency plans, a budget, the physical resources required for the program and plans for implementing and evaluating the program.

Week 3:  An action research approach to engaging young people in developing, delivering, monitoring and evaluating a youth program

  • Collective action – using an action research approach when working with young people so that their expressed interests, needs and feedback on activities and programs are reflected in youth activities and programs
  • GROUP403C – program logic evaluation of group work activities
  • WIL workshop - Evaluating youth activities / programs you delivered by seeking feedback from young people and your workplace. Report outcomes to young people and other stakeholders in the project in an accessible format.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Additional resources will also be available in. A set of readings will be made available to you including journals and texts that may support you in the program.

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 Type

Word limit or equivalent

Assessment one

 Complete a youth work program planning and evaluation template 


Assessment two

Complete a program planning template for your placement program

Oral presentation

Assessment three

WIL work placement (240 hours)

WIL work placement assessment tasks  



1000-1200 words

 -       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.


A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.


Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:;ID=c15i3ciaq8ca

Assessment Tasks

There are four assessment tasks for this course which will be completed during class time. 

  • 1. Provide a youth work project plan including, activities, contingency plans, a budget, the physical resources required for the program and plans for implementing and evaluating the program.
    2. Answer questions on delivering a youth program reflecting on your youth work practice in the workplace or work placement
    3. Apply an action research approach to working with young people to develop, deliver and evaluate a youth work program or activities in order to provide programs where young people are engaged in the process so their needs and interests are addressed.
    4. Provide an evaluation report on the youth work program or activities you delivered to young people including the revisions you made as a result of consultation and feedback from young people


  • This course must also be assessed in the work place and will require students to complete a set of questions related to activities conducted at work as part of their studies.  This is part of a folio that students will submit the final draft of on 30.10.2015.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant course. These are available from the Program Co-ordinator.

Other Information

Assessment Tasks Submission Cover Sheet
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

It is strongly advised that you attend all workshops in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your competency. Information regarding student feedback can be found at:;ID=9pp3ic9obks7 (unresolved)

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. The Student progress policy can be found at:;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1 (unresolved)

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Information regarding application for special consideration can be found at:;ID=g43abm17hc9w (unresolved)

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity Web site:;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n (unresolved)

  • A Police Check and a Working With Children Check are required to do this course and must be shown to staff before placement can commence and be counted towards your hours.




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