Open Colleges

Diploma of Youth Work

CHC50421Open Colleges (RTO 90796)
Up to 24 monthsself-paced
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Why study this course

  • Gain the skills and knowledge to work with young people and help them achieve their potential
  • This course provides a focus on case management and will teach you how to plan different programs and activities that will assist young people
  • Study online and at your own pace before putting theory into practice via a dedicated work placement


This course meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualifications Framework

Entry requirements

  • Be over 18 years of age; AND
  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to completion of Year 12; AND
  • Have access to a computer with high speed internet; AND
  • Have basic computing skills and the ability to make short video

Where is this course offered?

This course is delivered online, so you can:

  • Study from anywhere and choose when you want to fit study into your week
  • Access all study materials, assessments, and student support services
  • Achieve the same qualification as someone studying in a classroom

Find out more about online courses and the benefits of studying online.

What you’ll learn

In this course you will learn to:

  • Engage respectfully with young people
  • Work effectively with young people in the youth work context
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • Manage service response to young people in crisis
  • Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
  • Assess co-existing needs
  • Plan and conduct group activities
  • Support young people to take collective action

Enquire with Open Colleges to find out more about the course content, units, and what you’ll learn.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether the institution offers subsidies, concessions, or government loans and your eligibility to receive them
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with Open Colleges to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Open Colleges can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Work placement

Work placement gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

As part of this coures you will need to complete 160 hours of work placement. This must be undertaken in a relevant organisation and be supervised by a qualified staff member.

Enquire with Open Colleges to find out more about credit, RPL, or work placement.

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Support and delivery

When you study with Open Colleges, you will have access to:

  • A Student Support Team who are available via phone, live chat and email to help you with any administration issues. They can provide assistance with enrolment, updates on your course progress and help with work placement queries.
  • A Learning Support Team made up of former teachers, trainers and academics who can provide study tips and tricks, advice on research strategies and help you use OpenSpace, your online campus
  • Academic assistance from your trainers who are available to help with any course content questions and will provide feedback on your assessments
  • Career support via a range of resources including resume tips, a career change guide, quizzes and information on career pathways

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Open Colleges

Diploma of Youth WorkCHC50421

You may wish to discuss the following with Open Colleges:

  • Course price
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
  • Support with sourcing placements

Submit an enquiry direct to Open Colleges.

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