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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: HWSS5499C

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

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4262 - Certificate IV in Youth Work

Course Contact : Spiros Soulis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4230

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 70

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

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to work in a youth work context.  The unit focuses on historical and contemporary youth sector practice and understanding of the current status of young people

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCYTH402A Work effectively with young people in the youth work context


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

Apply understanding of the context of youth work

Work within the core values and practice frameworks of youth work

Work with understanding of the impact of values in determining the aproach to working with young people


Performance Criteria:


Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

During this course you will be given the opportunity to undertake a variety of learning activities to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work in the youth work context.

Teaching Schedule

This course is scheduled to run in the first semester. A timetable will be given to you during Orientation.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

All resources used in this class will be made available to you via blackboard and given out in class.

Overview of Assessment

This course is assessed using a combination of both parctical and theoretically based tasks

Assessment Tasks

There will be a variety of assessment tasks attached to this unit.  Outlines of these will be given to you in class.

Assessment Matrix

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