Course Title: Work effectively with young people

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: HWSS8099C

Course Title: Work effectively with young people

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4262 - Certificate IV in Youth Work

Course Contact : Spiros Soulis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4230

Course Contact

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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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no prerequisites.

Course Description

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to work with and for young people within an ethical, social, political and economic context.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCYTH301D Work effectively with young people



Performance Criteria:


Learning Outcomes

By completing this unit you will achieve abd demonstrate competence in the following elements:

  1. Develop a professional rapport with young people
  2. Address issues associated with the culture of young people
  3. Recognise that youth culture is distinct

Details of Learning Activities

This course is delivered using a combination of group and individual activities aimed at equipping you with relevant and necessary skills and knowledge for the Youth Work sector.

Teaching Schedule

This course is being delivered during semester one. A timetable will be given to you during Orientation.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

All relevant resources will be made available via blackboard and during class.

Overview of Assessment

This unit will be assessed using a combination of in-class tasks, group presentations and individual research assignments. There is an emphasis on students demonstrating their understanding of the techniques used to working with young people. This will be demonstrated through a number of role plays and set scenarios.

Assessment Tasks

A variety of assessment processes are used during this course. All assessment task outlines will be given to you during class.

Assessment Matrix

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