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

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4352 Certificate IV in Youth Work

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

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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.

Important Information:

Students typically complete 80 hours of WIL


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HWSS6017C

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2017,
Term1 2018

Course Contact: Dianne Mackay

Course Contact Phone: +61 (3) 9925 4454

Course Contact Email: dianne.mackay@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

In this unit students will focus on youth sector practice (both historical and contemporary) and develop an understanding of the current status of young people. It applies to work undertaken in all youth work roles where the young person is the primary client.

This unit is taught and assessed with 

CHCYTH003 Support young people to create opportunities in their lives

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

CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None
 



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCYTH002 Work effectively with young people in the youth work context

Elements:

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

2. Apply understanding of the context of youth work

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

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


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

1.1       Assess and respond to the needs of young people within the context of their experiences

1.2       Research, analyse and maintain up-to-date knowledge and awareness of the social, political, economic and legal contexts of young people

1.3       Research, analyse and apply understanding of youth policy in practices of youth work

1.4       Apply understanding of the historical and cultural constructs of youth and the changing context of young people

 

 

2. Apply understanding of the context of youth work

2.1       Apply knowledge of youth contexts to youth work practice

2.2       Identify legal frameworks which impact on context of youth work

2.3       Research, maintain and apply models and frameworks of youth work in a variety of youth work contexts

2.4       Develop a comprehensive understanding of the youth sector

 

 

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

3.1       Assess core youth work practice values to ensure supports and interventions are young person-centred

3.2       Apply practice frameworks to maximise support for the young person as a unique individual

3.3       Demonstrate support for the young person’s rights and safety including access and equity of services

 

 

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

4.1       Identify and reflect on own values and experiences which may impact on approaches to youth work

4.2       Work with awareness of organisation’s values

4.3       Make sure interventions and supports are appropriate to the young person’s own values


Overview of Assessment

This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment.

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment tasks to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher when you have completed the assessment tasks. 

ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS ALIGNED TO WORK PLACEMENT ACTIVITIES.  

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.

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Grades that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:You should refer to the assessment plan which is available on Canvas for details of each assessment task and for detailed assessment criteria.

CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment 

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Unit if you would like to find out more (https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services)

A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams