Certificate IV in Youth Work/Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
|Course length||Full time: 1 year|
|Part time: Variable|
|Study mode||Full time|
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You can apply for this course online through My.Holmesglen. This online application will take around 10 minutes. Your submitted application will be assessed and you will be contacted by the department within three working days.
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Social Science Department
03 9209 5854
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This dual course applies teaches you the interventions and practical skills within the areas of youth work, and alcohol and other drugs. You will develop an understanding of issues affecting disadvantaged and diverse young people, and learn the skills needed to work with young people and their families.
In your second semester, you will get a valuable opportunity to develop and participate in running groups with young people, which will give you the opportunity to utilise the skills you learnt to build rapport with young people.
This is a dual qualification of Certificate IV in Youth Work and Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs.
To receive this qualification you must complete 22 core units and 1 elective unit. Units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.
AssessmentAssessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, quizzes, in class activities and practical application projects.
Code Name CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk CHCYTH010 Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances CHCYTH002 Work Effectively with young people in a youth work context CHCYTH003 Support young people to create opportunities in their lives CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships CHCGROUP403D Plan and conduct group activities CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically CHCYTH004 Respond to critical situations CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context CHCCCS014 Provide brief interventions HLTAID003 Provide first aid CHCAOD004 Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs CHCAOD006 Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug issues CHCAOD009 Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people
Code Name CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.
Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.
- VCE or equivalent, or mature age (at least 18 years of age and away from formal study for at least one year)
- Online course questionnaire
- Interview process
- Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test - this test is to assess the level of support that may be required for successful completion of this qualification and is not used to determine eligibility for enrolment.
Qualification & Recognition
After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive the nationally accredited CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work and CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs.
Once you have completed this course, you can continue your studies with a CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work.
- Community development worker (youth)
- Indigenous youth worker
- Recreational youth activities worker
- Residential care worker
- Support worker
- Youth case worker
This course is generally delivered three days per week, with the morning sessions running from 9 am - 12 pm and afternoon sessions running from 1 pm - 4 pm.
How to Apply
The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.
To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.
If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:
Social Science Department
03 9209 5854
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Fees$2390 Holmesglen TAFEHolmesglen TAFE CHC40413
Type Cost Gov. Subsidised $2390 Full Fee $7700
Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire program.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Which fee applies to me?
Due to the different level of government subsidy available to you, there are three possible fee levels for program fees – government subsidised, full fee and concession.
Your eligibility for concession or subsidised program fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are, what level of education you have and what type of program you want to study. Concession fees are not available for qualifications at diploma level or above.
The Holmesglen Information staff can help you determine your eligibility and discuss options if you are ineligible.
How do I pay my fees?
VET Fee HELP / VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees for diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma programs.
Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for.
To be eligible for a VET Fee HELP / VET Student Loans you will need to meet the VET Student Loans entry requirements.
Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff.