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

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4352 Certificate IV in Youth Work

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

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 45

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Students typically complete 80 hours of WIL


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term2 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term1 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2020,
Term1 2021

Course Contact: Sarah Davidson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8871

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this unit students will develop the skills and knowledge 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.  This applies to all youth work roles where the young person is the primary client.

This unit is delivered and assessed with 

CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people

CHCYTH002 Work effectively with young people in the youth work context

CHCYTH010 Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 

CHCYTH004 Respond to critical situations

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCYTH003 Support young people to create opportunities in their lives


1. Create a relationship of trust and respect

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

3. Identify goals with the young person

4. Develop and implement action plans

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the below elements.

1. Create a relationship of trust and respect

1.1       Apply principles of youth work practice to facilitate safe individual or group processes for interaction

1.2       Identify the conditions necessary for young people to change and grow

1.3       Listen to and observe the young person’s stories experiences, and behaviour to clarify concerns and needs

1.4       Encourage and support young people to identify relationships between their issues and social structures

1.5       Respect the young person’s culture/s and way of interacting



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

2.1       Use a range of communication skills to identify and explore the young person’s challenges, strengths and resources

2.2       Encourage the client to reframe their current circumstances to support their own understanding

2.3       Identify and acknowledge circumstances outside the young person’s control

2.4       Support the young person to communicate their issues or problems in a way appropriate to their individual needs, background and culture

2.5       Take appropriate action to address immediate issues or concerns

2.6       Confirm own understanding of issues and opportunities with the young person



3. Identify goals with the young person

3.1       Use creative methods, processes and questions to consider and create possibilities

3.2       Establish with the young person their desired outcomes

3.3       Assist young people to explore future possibilities and ways of being

3.4       Identify barriers that hinder the way young people would like changes to take place

4. Develop and implement action plans    

4.1       Use a range of youth work interventions to create future opportunities

4.2       Explore additional resources needed to achieve goals

4.3       Develop proposals and strategies for action plans

4.4       Measure and ensure change is noticed

4.5       Document intervention work as required



Overview of Assessment

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all of the following assessment tasks  to a satisfactory standard. You will receive written feedback on all assessment (refer to MyRMIT for assessment criteria).


Students must complete 80 hours of work placement supported by RMIT to achieve competency in these units.  These units support students learning and assessment in the workplace.

Assessment Task 1: Working with Young People Research questions

 This assessment requires you to answer a series of questions about working with young people in the youth work context.

 Assessment Task 2:Working with Young People: Workplace Investigation

 This assessment requires you to participate in two separate role plays about ethics and a critical incident experienced in the youth work context.

 Assessment Task  3:Workplace Observation – Responding to children and young people at risk

 This assessment requires you to conduct a workplace investigation locating policies and procedures and interviewing an experienced youth worker.

 Assessment Task 4: Workplace Observation: Working with a Group.

 This assessment requires you to be observed working with a group of young people and verbally answering a series of questions.

 Assessment Task 5:Workplace Observation: Working with young people to set goals and provide information

 This assessment requires you to be observed working with a number of individual young people and verbally answering a series of questions.



Grades that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:
CA: Competency Achieved NYC: Not Yet Competent DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment
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