CHC40413 – Certificate IV in Youth Work

The Certificate IV in Youth Work is design for those who work with young people in a wide range of community service settings.  Graduates of this program may find themselves suitable for employment in roles such as:

  • Foster support worker
  • Youth worker
  • Youth detention worker
  • Child safety support worker
  • Housing support worker
  • Employment services worker

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Horizon2 currently only delivers the Certificate IV in Youth Work under a Traineeship Model.  Therefore, in order to enrol, candidates will need to be employed in a suitable role and be registered for a Traineeship in QLD.  For more information about this please contact our team to discuss your situation.

Course Content

The following units have been chosen with input from employers to ensure you cover the material which is most relevant for employment. The Certificate IV course includes 18 units of which 14 are core units in addition to 4 elective units.

CHCCDE003 – Work within a community development framework Core
CHCCOM002 – Use communication to build relationships Core
CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically Core
CHCGRP002 – Plan and conduct group activities Core
CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issues Core
CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
CHCYTH001 – Engage respectfully with young people Core
CHCYTH002 – Work effectively with young people in the youth work context Core
CHCYTH003 – Support young people to create opportunities in their lives Core
CHCYTH004 – Respond to critical situations Core
CHCYTH010 – Provide services for young people appropriate to the needs and circumstances Core
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people Core
CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
HLTWHS001 – Participate in work health and safety Core
4 Electives must be completed
CHCCS422B – Respond holistically to client issues and refers appropriately Elective
CHCNET404B – Facilitate links with other services Elective
CHCPRP001 – Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships Elective
CHCORG405E – Maintain an effective work environment Elective
CHCAD401D – Advocate for clients Elective
CHCADV001 – Facilitate the interests and rights of clients Elective

Upcoming Courses

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Course Structure and Fees

Qualifications can be completed via a combination of self-paced and study groups conducted in the workplace.

Where relevant assessment of competency may involve recognition of prior learning or credit transfer if prior skills or certification is held.

Fees for the program vary dependent on whether the individual holds a concession card, whether there are credit transfers available. Please contact our office to discuss your situation.

Call 1300 889 564

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Student Testimonials

My trainer was fantastic, easily understandable and explains each topic in detail.


The length of the course allowed me to gain employment within the industry sooner.


The pace and reliability of the timetable worked perfectly with my timetable and my trainer delivered the content well and shared her wealth of knowledge and experience.