Certificate IV in Youth Work (Juvenile Justice)

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  • Objectives
    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.
  • Entry requirements
    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.
  • Academic title
    Certificate IV in Youth Work (Juvenile Justice)
  • Course description
    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

    Duration Options

    This is a full time course offered over a one year.

    Selection Process     • Group Interview

    Employment Opportunities    

    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.

    Pathways Courses    
    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.

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