Course Title: Engage respectfully with young people

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4337

Course Title: Engage respectfully with young people

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 55.0

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 & Social Studies


Term1 2014

Course Contact: Jennifer Brooker

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4115

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the knowledge and skills required to communicate effectively with young people (aged 12-25) in work roles with a specific focus on young people.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not applicable.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCYTH401B Engage respectfully with young people


Communicate effectively with a diversity of young people

Reflect understanding of youth cultures, sub cultures and development

Work with the young person as the focus

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

Each week you should write a paragraph or more (at least 100 words) on the following questions.

Week 1:
Code of ethics – Explore your thoughts one of the principles we discussed today.

Week 2:
Describe the cultures of your youth. How has this shaped you, how have you changed?

Week 3:
Which of the other frameworks or theories resonated with you the most and why?

Week 4:
Which question in todays’ quiz surprised you the most and why?

Week 5:
When you envisage yourself as a youth worker what kind of work do you see yourself doing and why?

Week 6:
What do you see as the key components to engage effectively with young people?

Assessment will also take place during your time on Work Placement.  You will be required to complete 3 case studies which demonstrate your capacity to engage effectively with young people.  These will be set by the teacher and given to you in class.