CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work

If you want to work with young people the CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work qualification will give you an opportunity to make a difference.

Passionate about improving the well-being of young people and supporting them to reach their full potential? If so then the CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to help young people in need.

Gain the confidence to work with a diverse range of children and youth who are at risk, as well as developing effective workplace communication skills. Whether it’s developing and implementing service programs or simply planning and conducting group activities, the completion of this course will give you all the skills and knowledge you require to pursue youth work opportunities in your community.

Make a difference in the lives of young people. Enrol today into the CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work and discover your potential!

This qualification will provide you with the skills to develop and facilitate programs for young people through a range of community-based programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people.

This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and youth sector agencies. You may be responsible for implementing policies and guidelines for the employing organisation, or largely self-directed with fairly autonomous decision-making capacity under the indirect supervision of a manager.

You will learn to

  • Plan and conduct group activities
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • Engage respectfully with young people
  • Work within a community development framework
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

Career Opportunities

  • Community development youth worker
  • Indigenous youth worker
  • Recreational youth activities worker
  • Residential support worker
  • Youth and family services officer
  • Youth caseworker
  • Youth housing support worker
  • Youth worker

Qualification Pathways

Upon completion of the CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work, students may wish to continue their studies with Australis College in a similar or complementary qualification depending on their choice of career. These may include:


The CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work runs for 12 months but you can complete faster than this if you wish.

Delivery & Support

This course’s delivery method is via Blended Delivery.

The CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work is delivered primarily online, which includes live online sessions. These “virtual” classrooms and chat sessions provide direct regular access to industry experts and other learners. Attendance at live sessions is usually optional but strongly recommended.

Course Brochure

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There are 18 subjects in the CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work.


There are no exams when completing the CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work however you will be required to complete 40 hours of placement in a youth setting.

You test your learning by completing quiz questions, open-book self-paced assessment activities throughout each subject and in some cases either work placement activities and / or role-plays. All subjects include a free re-submission if you are not successful on your first attempt.

If you already have the skills and knowledge required to attain any (or all) of these subjects, you might like to enrol as ‘Assessment Only’. This Recognition of Prior Learning means you don’t have to study those subjects again, instead just doing the assessments for a reduced course price. For more details please speak with the Course Consultants.

Entry Requirements

There are no general entry requirements to enrol in the CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work.

You will need access to an internet-connected computer for the duration of the course.

To work in Community Services you will typically require a police check, and possibly a Working with Children or Blue Card. While not required to enrol in the course, these may be required for placement (depending on where you locate your placement) and eventual employment so we recommend you confirm your status prior to enrolment if you have any concerns.

Practical Placement

To be assessed as competent in the CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work you must complete 40 hours of relevant supervised work placement in an appropriate youth environment. It is your responsibility to source your placement, however, the College will assist where possible.

Depending on where you undertake your placement you may also need to undergo a police check including working with children checks.

Option 1: Monthly Payment Plan

An interest-free payment plan of $325 per month for 12 months = $3,900.

Option 2: Private Study Loan

Study Loans will progressively loan you the $3,900 tuition fee. This loan, plus interest, needs to be repaid over a maximum 4-year term. Click here for more on Study Loans.

Option 3: Corporate

For group enrolments please call our Enterprise team on 0438 099 041 or enter your details here and we will get back to you.

Or for something completely different…Subscription

Australis is the only place you can access Subscription, the lowest risk and most flexible way there is to get qualified or stay current. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you believe you already have the knowledge required to attain some (or all) of the subjects, within the CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work then you may be able to save yourself some effort and money by doing ‘Assessment Only’ for those subjects.

This is where you complete the same Assessments as if you were doing the course, but without the study. As this is an individual process, please speak with our Course Consultants for more details.

How do I Enrol?

You can enrol and start studying anytime. To enrol:

  • Phone 1300 887 991 and our Course Consultants will answer your questions and help you get started, or
  • For full course enrolments fill out our online Application Form, or
  • For Corporate (10+ enrolments), contact our Enterprise team on 0411 597 927 or enter your details here.

You may be required to provide completed documentation and Identification to complete your enrolment or complete a Core Skills assessment to help ensure the course is suitable for you.

Reasons to study the CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work with Australis College include:

Course Content

We wrote the CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work ourselves, authored by practitioners who are not just qualified trainers but who have worked in various youth work and community services roles for many years.

Always check out the course content (and learning platform) BEFORE you enrol. Is it current, contextualised and engaging, or generic off the shelf content? Content quality will make or break your learning experience.

Trainer Experience

Our trainers work in the industry. They do what you want to do, and they will show you how it really works. (Check out the trainers and assessors of other providers, make sure they are not just academics or former students but have actually worked in the industry and been everything from Youth Officers through to Community Development Youth Workers).

Having a great trainer is critical to graduating with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

Placement Hours

We love placement – it is the best way to get real-world experience, improve your skills and increase your employability. For this reason, we recommend new entrants do as much placement as possible…but only up until they are ready to start paid employment.

There is a minimum of 40 hours of placement in a suitable youth environment for the CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work, and you only need sufficient hours to complete the workplace-based assessments and any potential role-plays. This differs from some providers who require 200+ hours, which is not a bad thing…unless you already have the knowledge and could instead be out there working as a paid professional.

But wait….there’s more!

Your time and your career are too important to risk with the wrong training provider. For more details on choosing a training provider, please also take a look at Why Australis?