2020 Enrolments Closed
Register your interest for the next intake in 2021.
This course is subsidised through S.A. Government. Eligibility and subsidy criteria apply. To check your eligibility visit www.skills.sa.gov.au.
This course is delivered mostly online but does have requirements for face-to-face, in classroom days. These are available in Adelaide (Hindmarsh) only. *This course requires minimum numbers to proceed.
Make a difference in the lives of young people
This qualification supports the attainment of the skills and knowledge to develop, facilitate and coordinate projects for young people in a range of community based settings, to address the social, behavioural, welfare, health, developmental and safety needs of young people. Youth workers aim to help young people with multiple complexities in their lives find a safe place to develop as a member of society.
This training program is underpinned by the practice wisdom of Future Youth Initiative (FYI), a youth specific service at Relationships Australia South Australia. Students will engage and learn from Youth Workers in the field and eligible students can complete the work placement component at FYI.
Gain an understanding of working within the Flexible Learning Option (FLO) enrolment strategy, to help retain young people identified as at risk of disengaging from mainstream school-based learning,
At the Institute, we understand the needs of learners from diverse backgrounds. We know how to support individuals in an engaging learning environment and best tailor education to different styles of learning.
Work Placement Requirements
- To achieve competency for this qualification, 100 hours of on-the-job learning and assessment at a youth-specific service, must be completed. A current Working with Children check (within the last 12 months) is required before commencing work placement.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment
All applicants will be assessed for suitability and are required to undertake an online language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment.
Community services sector roles including:
- Youth worker
- Support worker
- Case worker
- Community Development worker
Full fee: $5000 | Participants eligible for S.A. Government subsidies: $1000 (Tuition Gap Fee)
Blended learning – Online and compulsory classroom sessions
Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL) for this qualification. Students seeking recognition for all or part of a qualification must first complete the online Recognition Application.
Certificate IV or Diploma level, such as the Diploma in Community Services.