Diploma of Youth Work/Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
|Course length||Full time: 1.5 years|
|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
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This course applies to you if you wish to learn theories, models, interventions and practical skills within the area of youth work and alcohol and other drugs. It is a dual qualification so that after successful completion, you will leave with a CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work and a CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs.
In the course, you will develop an understanding of issues affecting disadvantaged and diverse young people, and gain the skills you'll need to work with young people and their families. You'll also learn case management models that will assist in working collaboratively with other community and health agencies to meet client needs.
This course aims to give you practical and real world experience working with young people. In second semester, you will complete a project that will take you out of the classroom and provide you with an opportunity to work with young people, enabling you to develop and participate in running group sessions to help engage and build rapport with them. These are crucial skills for youth workers. In your final semester, you will complete a 160 hour placement. We have a dedicated placement team who will find a placement for you. The team will have a one on one interview with you to discover your key areas of interest and to make sure that the placement selected helps you get the most out of the experience.
To receive this qualification you must complete 27 core units and 4 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.
This course incorporates a minimum of 160 hours on the job field placement.
AssessmentAssessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, quizzes, in class activities and practical application projects.
Code Name HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues CHCYTH002 Work Effectively with young people in a youth work context CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically CHCGROUP403D Plan and conduct group activities CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context CHCCCS014 Provide brief interventions CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships CHCYTH003 Support young people to create opportunities in their lives CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs HLTAID003 Provide first aid CHCAOD006 Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug issues CHCAOD009 Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans CHCAOD004 Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues CHCCOM003 Develop workplace communication strategies CHCYTH009 Support youth programs CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs CHCDEV002 Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services CHCYTH012 Manage service response to young people in crisis CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance CHCYTH008 Support young people to take collective action
Code Name CHCYTH004 Respond to critical situations CHCYTH010 Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework
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)
- A Victorian Police Check
- Working with Children Check
- Online course questionnaire
- Interview process
- Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test - this test is to assist us in providing appropriate supports throughout your course and is not used to assess your eligibility to enrol
Qualification & Recognition
After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive the nationally accredited CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work and CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs.
You can further your studies at university with a degree in Youth Work or Community Services.
- Case manager
- Coordinator youth and family services
- Coordinator youth services
- Program manager
- Senior case worker
- Senior youth worker
- Youth work team leader
This course is generally delivered 3 days per week, with the morning sessions from 9 am - 12 pm and afternoon sessions 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$3690 Holmesglen TAFEHolmesglen TAFE CHC50413
Type Cost Gov. Subsidised $3690 Full Fee $12990
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.