Course Title: Support young people to create opportunities in their lives

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4337

Course Title: Support young people to create opportunities in their lives

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 45.0

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

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

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 assist young people to identify the challenges and opportunities in their lives and to work towards their goals on an individual or group level.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not applicable

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCYTH403C Support young people to create opportunities in their lives


Build respectful and trusting working relationships with young people

Define identified goals

Develop and implement action plans

Work with young people to identify their needs, rights, strengths, hopes and opportunities

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

Throughout the weeks 1, 3, 4 & 5 a number of formative assessments tasks will be completed in class, including a case study (identifying stages of change), participation in class discussion points regarding social/cognitive/cultural development, role playing communication skills and completion of mind maps and mock action plans (derived from additional case study).

The summative assessment task for this course is based around the interaction with young people on placement conducted in the work environment - students are asked to spend time with two young people on placement and formulate an action plan for a goal the young person has set themselves. 
Due mid October.