CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work

Want to work with young people? Complete the CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work for your opportunity to make a difference.

Passionate about improving the well-being of young people and supporting them to reach their full potential?

By completing this Youth Work Diploma with Australis College, you will develop the skills required to brighten their future.

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.

Create a brighter future for young people in crisis by completing the CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work.

Whether it’s developing and implementing specialised programs and services, providing crisis counselling or simply offering family support, completing this youth work course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a rewarding career within the community working with children and youth.

As a Youth Worker, you’ll become an integral part of providing assistance to disadvantaged and ‘at risk’ young people including school students and those in their late teens.

You’ll also work with a range of youth agencies in areas such as housing, education & training, family support and health services to secure and then provide the support required.

This youth work course will provide you with current, industry-based knowledge, and the skills you’ve gained will help guide you on how to best meet the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental, and protection needs of young people. So, if you’re passionate about making a difference and brightening a young person’s future, this is the qualification for you.

You will learn to

  • Engage respectfully with young people
  • Provide needs and circumstance-based services
  • Plan, implement and support youth programs
  • Develop effective communication strategies
  • Work with people with mental health issues
  • Facilitate and review case management practices
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • Practice professional reflection

Career Opportunities

  • Youth Worker
  • Children’s Service Worker
  • Juvenile Officer
  • Youth Case Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Youth Crisis Counsellor
  • Social Worker
  • Youth & Family Support Worker
  • Youth Disability Support Worker

Youth Work Job Prospects

The Youth Work and Community Services Industry is an extremely high growth sector, which is expected, according to the Australian Government Job Outlook website (joboutlook.gov.au) to require an additional 50,000 staff by the year 2023. With such a fast-growing industry and very high job prospects, the Youth Work sector is highly attractive.

University Articulation

Australis has partnered with Griffith University to create an articulation agreement for credit in the Bachelor of Child and Family Studies (60 cps) and Bachelor of Human Services (60 cps).

View the agreement here. Entry is subject to Griffith University standards.

Australis has partnered with USQ to create an articulation agreement for credit in the Bachelor of Human Services (Child and Family Studies) (8 units).

View the agreement here. Entry is subject to USQ standards


The CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work runs for 18 months but you can complete faster than this if you wish.

Delivery & Support

The CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work is delivered via Blended learning, combining online study with practical ‘work experience’ placement.

Content is delivered primarily online and includes live chat sessions and ‘virtual’ classrooms which provide you with direct access to industry experts six days a week. Attendance at the live sessions is optional but strongly recommended.

During the CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work, you need to locate and undertake 100 hours of ‘work experience’ placement with a suitable youth-based organisation.

Course Brochure

The CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work course brochure is available here.


There are 21 subjects in the CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work.


There are no exams when completing the CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work, however, you are required to complete 100 hours of placement.

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

We recommend you have language, literacy and numeracy skills sufficient to allow you to interpret documents and prepare written reports in order to complete the CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work.

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

If you intend to apply for a Loan or Funding option (where available) to pay for your tuition fees, additional entry criteria may apply as detailed in the Pricing Options.

While it is not an entry requirement for the course, you need to undergo a police check to work in the industry, plus obtain a Blue Card if working with children under 18. We recommend you do this before you enrol.

Practical Placement

To be assessed as competent in the CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work you must complete 100 hours of supervised work placements in relevant community service settings such as a youth-based organisation. Evidence provided by your supervisor will contribute to the assessment of your ability to work at this level. It is your responsibility to locate placements however the College will assist where possible.

Option 1: Monthly Payment Plan

An interest-free payment plan of $525 per month x 18 months = $9,450.

Option 2: Vet Student Loan

$9,450 tuition + 20% Government loan fee = $11,340 VSL debt. This course is available under the VET Student Loans scheme, subject to meeting all eligibility and entry criteria. Approved VSL will result in a VETSL debt that continues to be a debt until repaid to the Commonwealth.

Option 3: Private Study Loan

Study Loans will progressively loan you the $9,450 tuition fee. This loan, plus interest, needs to be repaid over a maximum 4-year term. Click here for more on Study Loans.

Option 4: Corporate

For group enrolments please call our Corporate 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 CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work, you may be able to save yourself some effort and money by doing ‘Assessment Only’.

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 to Enrol

  • Phone 1300 887 991 and speak with a Course Consultant, OR
  • Complete the online Application Form, OR
  • Click HERE for Subscription, OR
  • For group enrolments, call our Enterprise team on 0438 099 041 or enter your details.

Please note, to access VET Student Loan you need to complete an enrolment interview with a Course Consultant. In the interview, we explain the VSL enrolment process and progression requirements.

You may be required to provide completed documentation and Identification to complete your enrolment. Depending on your circumstances you may also be required to supply copies of previous qualifications, Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, or complete a Core Skills assessment to help ensure the course is suitable for you.

To find out more information regarding VSL enrolments please refer to the Student Entry Procedure for VET Student Loans.

Reasons to study the CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work with Australis College include:

Course Content

We wrote CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work course 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 100 hours of placement for the CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work, and you only need sufficient hours to complete the workplace-based assessments and any potential role-plays.


Our CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work has been reviewed and approved as providing credit towards numerous Degrees including the University of Southern Queensland and Griffith University.

Check the other provider’s articulation agreements. Have they had their courses vetted and approved by a University?

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?