Are you passionate about working with youth in need? As a youth worker, you can make a real difference in the lives of young people.
The Certificate of Youth Work and Justice will give you the knowledge and skills to work effectively with young people in the youth justice context.
In this online youth work course, you will learn how to identify and respond to children and youth at risk, respond to critical situations and support the progress and development of young people. You will also acquire skills in leadership, case management, child protection procedures, law and ethics and risk management strategies in crisis situations.
On completion of this course, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to transform the lives of young people for a brighter future.
Unit 1 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
Child protection procedures
Identify children at risk
Signs and symptoms
Responding to abuse
Showing care and concern
Relating to young children
Active listening / observation
Decisions and actions
Visible signs of harm / injury
The rights of children and young people
Unit 2 - Work effectively with young people in the youth work context
Intake and assessment
Social context of young people
Government policy supports
Context of youth work
Effective case management
Disclosure of Information
Client centred approach
Government services and funding
Youth sector peaks
Active and passive listening
Values, attitudes and behaviour
Risk and youth work
Conflict and harmful behaviour
Referral / networks
Unit 3 - Support the rights and safety of children and young people
National Quality Standards (NQS)
Boundaries of practice
Child-focused work practices
Apprehended Violence Order (AVO’s)
Authority to collect a child
Care and protection orders
Update of knowledge and skills
Disclosure without consent
Indicators of abuse
Identify young people at risk
Child protection procedures
Highly vulnerable children
Indicators of child abuse
Descriptions of injury
Unit 4 - Support the progress and development of young people
Development of young people
CRC principles and provisions
Active listening skills
Needs, risk and progress of young people
Reporting suspected abuse
Providing opportunities for change
Maintain family contact
Determine urgency of services
Encourage young people to manage risks
Challenge unacceptable behaviour
Reward positive progress
Unit 5 - Work in the youth justice environment
Abuse and neglect
Understanding and compassion
Rights for young people
Juveniles in the justice system
Providing inclusive services
Youth justice worker roles
Responding to violent behaviour
Skills development plan
Active and passive listening
Unit 6 - Support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young people in youth justice system
Engaging with Aboriginal
Torres Strait Islanders
Develop trust with families
Substance abuse / addiction
Cultural and community characteristics
Cultural needs of young people
Lack of telecommunications
Men’s and women’s business
Identify language and dialect
Case planning and cultural resilience
Families and kinship networks
Community service providers
Aboriginal culture and values
Youth justice programs
Unit 7 - Engage respectfully with young people
Communicating with young people
Barriers to communication
Building trust and rapport
Access and equity
Apply youth-centred practices
Feasiblity and risk
Monitoring and evaluation
Ethical decision making
Integrity and natural justice
Unit 8 - Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
Creating trust and respect
Youth work practice
Young person directed practice
Conflict management skills
Youth development theory
Human development theories
Creative problem solving
Brief individual interventions
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
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E. Haigh, Glenorchy, TAS | Certificate of Youth Work and Justice
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 120 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $400.00. Printed materials are optional and not required to complete the course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.