Certificate IV in Youth Work CHC40421

Make A Positive Difference in The Lives Of Youth

Pursue a rewarding career as a youth worker with the CHC40421 Certificate IV in Youth Work. This nationally recognised qualification teaches skills in communication, mental health support, and tailored services to empower young people in various settings.

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12 months with self-paced learning.
This is a blended course with all modules delivered online + 80 hours of work placement.

Course Overview

Course Modules

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Career Outcomes

  • Youth Worker

Course Fees Include

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Work Placement

This course includes 80 hours of work placement.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

This course is eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). RPL considers the knowledge and skills you have gained through your previous education and work history, attributing this to your enrolled qualification course. This may be through formal or informal training and can result in credits towards your qualification. For more information submit an enquiry to speak with a course advisor.

Learning Support

You will be supported throughout your course and will gain access to administration support, guidance service, and a trainer with extensive experience and expertise in the course content and industry sector.

Course Entry Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have completed their education to a level which is equivalent to an Australian Senior High School Year 12 or has completed an AQF Certificate IV level qualification.
  • Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and comprehend learning materials and perform tasks related to recording workplace documents including reading and writing detailed reports, case notes, reports and other documents, interpreting workplace policy and procedure and reporting hazards. Learners are required to pass an online LLN assessment test at or above level 3 in reading, writing and numeracy.
  • Have sound computer skills to navigate simple software to complete the online component of this course and must be able to use intermediate level Word features in order produce and present word-processed documents/ reports.
  • Have access to a laptop and internet to complete this online course.
  • This course does not accept International Students.

Note: Entry requirements will be confirmed through information collected on the online application and during the enrolment interview.

About The Course

Start A Rewarding Career Helping Youth In Need

Do you have a passion for helping youth in need? Would you love a career where you can care for and help youth and address their social, behavioral, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs? If you answered yes, a career as a youth worker could be your career calling. Take the first step toward a career helping youth in need with The CHC40421 Certificate IV in Youth Work, offered by the Hader Institute of Education. After completing this certificate, consider enhancing your qualifications and broadening your potential in the field by pursuing a Diploma of Youth Work, which provides further depth in theories and practical strategies for youth engagement and support.

Pursue a fulfilling career in youth support with the CHC40421 Certificate IV in Youth Work, highlighting the best of online courses in Australia. This course combines online learning with practical work placement, offering skills in communication, mental health support, and services tailored to empower young people across various settings.

This nationally-recognised qualification will prepare you for working in community, government, and youth sector agencies helping youth. Learn how to support young people to create opportunities in their lives, work within a community development framework, use communication to build relationships, plan and conduct group activities, work with people with mental health issues, engage respectfully with young people, provide services for young people appropriate to the needs and circumstances, and so much more.

Flexible Payment Plan Options Available

Want to study the CHC40421 Certificate IV in Youth Work Online but worried about the costs? No problem! The Hader Institute of Education offers an interest-free weekly payment plan option that's tailored to fit your budget, making it easier for you to start your studies without the stress of upfront fees.


"Extremely supportive and understanding and gives me the individual attention that i need in regards to my studies or assessments. Puts in the extra effort which makes my learning experience enjoyable and most of all easy to understand." - Jason