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

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4337

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

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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 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 work in the youth work context.  The course focuses on the historical and contemporary youth sector practice and understanding of the current status of young people.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not applicable.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCYTH402C Work effectively with young people in the youth work context


Apply understanding of the context of youth work.

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

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

Work within the core values and practice frameworks of youth work.

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?

Throughout placement you will need to complete 3 case studies which demonstrate your capacity to engage effectively with young people. Directed questions will be provided during classtime.

1. Talk about a young person’s whose values and culture differed to yours and/or others around the young person.

2. Talk about a young person who you really clicked with.

3. Talk about a young person who was having issues within the service.