Course Title: Work effectively in trauma informed care

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4352 Certificate IV in Youth Work

Course Title: Work effectively in trauma informed care

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2015,
Term2 2015

Course Contact: Dianne Mackay

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 54454

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will explore the knowledge and skills required by youth workers to practice and contribute to the continuous improvement of trauma informed care within a service. This unit applies to youth workers working services which are informed by the knowledge and understanding of central trauma, particularly the impact of interpersonal violence.

This unit is delivered with:


CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCPW404A Work effectively in trauma informed care


1. Work effectively from a trauma informed care perspective

2. Utilise self-care strategies

3. Contribute to the continuous improvement of trauma informed care in services

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

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

Assessments will include:

Assessment Task 1:

Part A:

Knowledge Assessment (written response to questions)

Part B:

Workplace simulation

Assessment Task 2:

Case Study activity

Assessment Task 3:

Self-care plan (written in class)

Assessment Task 4:

Therapeutic care case study