C4352 - Certificate IV in Youth Work

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Plan: C4352 - Certificate IV in Youth Work
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate IV in Youth Work
Qualification national code: CHC40413
Nominal hours: 1043
Career: TAFE
Duration: One year Full time
Location: City
Owning school: Global, Urban and Social Studies (365T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/socialhumanities
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

This qualification reflects the role of workers who develop and facilitate programs for young people through a range of community based programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people.  This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and non-government agencies.  

Graduates who successfully complete the program have a range of possible career options and may be employed as:

Community development worker (youth)
Indigenous youth worker
Recreational youth activities worker
Residential support worker 
Youth and family resource officer
Youth and family services worker
Youth housing support worker
Juvenile justice worker.

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Articulation and pathways

Articulation agreements between RMIT University programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification. The statement(s) below provide you with information about articulation agreements with this program.

You may be eligible for credit into RMIT University programs for successfully completing this program upon application to other RMIT University programs. Please check with the admissions officer of your program of choice.

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

Upon successful completion of the Certificate IV in Youth Work you may be eligible to undertake further studies in the Diploma of Youth Work at RMIT University.


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Entrance requirements

Academic entrance requirements: There are no minimum academic requirements for entry

VCE prerequisites: There are no prerequisites.

Extra requirements
Through VTAC or Direct application you must complete and submit a Personal Statement explaining your reasons for wanting to study youth work, your intended career path, the personal strengths and attributes you will bring to the course and include details of any relevant work or other experience.

Police Check and Working with Children Check

There will be a requirement for you to have successfully gained a Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to attending your Work Placement. Your police Check and Working with Children Check must be current.


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External accreditation and industry links

In Australia there are no professional bodies that recognise or accredit programs in Community Services. However, this program has strong industry support and all course content, delivery and assessment is informed by industry through a Program Advisory Committee. This program is a nationally recognised vocational qualification, which was endorsed by the Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council. 

RMIT University works closely with its industry partners to ensure that this program is consistent with industry needs. The program has strong links with the Community Services sector through facilitation and course design, development delivery and assessment. Professionals from the sector are engaged with the program as teachers and guest presenters, and arrangements to support practical placement opportunities for you as a student are sought in conjunction with the sector.

The Certificate IV in Youth Work is the standard industry requirement to prepare you for work with youth services in community settings throughout Australia. The teaching staff within the program have extensive industry experience and networks with industry partners.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources


Library resources and services

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 RMIT Library staff can show you how to find the information you need for your assignments and how to make the most of the library resources. You can speak to a librarian, work through web-based tutorials or use our online “Ask a Librarian” service. 

 All students have unlimited access to our specialist electronic resources. These include e-books, e-journals and newspapers to make it easier for you to get the information you need, when you need it.  Our collections are continually updated to ensure the currency and accuracy of the resources you use.

 Computers are available at every Library site. You can access the Internet, myRMIT and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

 You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library


Online learning tools and content

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Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

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Services are available face to face and online for:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
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  • participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

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You can find more information at http://www.rmit.edu.au/students


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