Comments about Certificate IV in Youth Work (Juvenile Justice) - On Campus - Castlemaine - Victoria
This qualification covers senior youth workers who supervise young people who have been directed by the justice system to be in the care and direction of authorised community and government agencies. The supervision will be managed through a range of community and institution based programs designed to meet the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people. Workers at this level are required to have an understanding of indigenous culture and history and to work with local communities in the provision of services.
Students will need the organisational, communication, study, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to year 12 level. You will be required to complete a current police check and/or working with children check. Other Entry Requirements Students are required to attend an information session, complete an application form, and attend an interview before being considered for the course.
Certificate IV in Youth Work (Juvenile Justice)
Key Study Areas
General topics include communication skills, workplace safety, cultural diversity, holistic approaches to clients, community development, legal and ethical frameworks. Specific topics to this course include understanding young people, facilitating cooperative behaviour, case work, supervision skills, intervention and critical responses, understanding of mental health and drug dependency issues.
Where • Castlemaine Campus
This is a full time course offered over a one year.
Selection Process • Group Interview
Opportunities exist with government and non-government agencies as residential support workers, juvenile justice worker, case support worker.
Further Study Options
This course constitutes the first year of the Diploma in Youth Work.
Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs Work :: CHC51102
Diploma of Community Welfare Work :: CHC50702
You will be assessed as part of this course.
Packaging Rules The course requires completion of 16 units.
Typical Course Content (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)
CHCAOD2B Orientation to the alcohol and other drugs sector
CHCCD12C Apply a community development framework
CHCCM2C Establish and monitor a case plan
CHCCOM3C Utilise specialist communication skills to build strong relationships
CHCCS301A Work within a legal and ethical framework
CHCCS401A Facilitate co-operative behaviour
CHCCS402A Respond holistically to client issues
CHCCS403A Provide brief intervention
CHCCS405A Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
CHCCS501A Assess and respond to individuals at risk of self-harm or suicide
CHCMH1B Orientation to mental health work
CHCOHS301A Participate in workplace safety procedures
CHCPROT10C Support the progress and development of young people
CHCPROT7C Provide supervision in a secure system
CHCYTH1C Work effectively with young people
CHCYTH7C Respond to critical situations
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of your current qualifications and prior learning: BRIT has processes to give you credit for relevant units from your prior study, and to assess your prior learning against units in a course.