Diploma of Youth Work CHC50421

Make a Significant Difference in the Lives of Young People

Start a fulfilling career in youth assistance with the CHC50421 Diploma of Youth Work Online. This course includes hands-on experience, teaching you to support and engage with young people effectively.

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Start Date
Start Anytime
12 months with self-paced learning.
This is a blended course with all modules delivered online + 100 hours of work placement.

Course Overview

Course Modules

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Career Outcomes

  • Community Development Manager
  • Youth Program Manager
  • Youth Services Coordinator
  • Youth and Family Services Manager
  • Youth Housing Support Manager
  • Youth Mental Health Manager
  • Juvenile Justice Manager

Course Fees Include

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Work Placement

This course includes 100 hours of work placement.

Course Entry Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have completed education to a level 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.
  • 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 to 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.

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.

About The Course

Learn the Skills and Knowledge Required to Pursue a Career in Youth Work

Do you want to start a new career helping and supporting the youth in need but don’t know how to get qualified? Or are you currently working in community, youth or mental health services roles and want to upgrade your skills for a promotion or open up more job opportunities? Take the first step toward a career helping youth in need with the CHC50421 Diploma of Youth Work Online.

This nationally-recognised diploma course includes 100 hours of work placement to equip you with real-world, hands on experience and knowledge so you can 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, identify and respond to children and young people at risk, work with people with mental health issues, engage respectfully with young people as well as provide services for young people appropriate to the needs and circumstances, and so much more.

Flexible Payment Plan Options Available

Want to study one of these online courses, but can’t afford to pay upfront? No problem! The CHC50421 Diploma of Youth Work Online comes with an interest-free weekly payment plan option catered to your budget.


"The support and teaching staff have always been available to offer assistance in my learning. Whether it was difficulty in understanding a question or more recently, providing that much needed flexibility in my learning to complete assessments. Flexibility you don't receive in normal mainstream learning styles. This benefits my current situation greatly. I receive understanding, professional industry experience, and most of also flexibility to cater to my specific needs." - Renee