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Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Youth Worker

Youth Workers are responsible for the development and outcomes of programs and services for young people managed through a range of agencies and designed to meet the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people. Your work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and welfare agencies.

Summary of Training

Core Units –17 required

  • Develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management
  • Develop, implement and promote effective workplace communication
  • Maintain legal and ethical work practices
  • Develop, implement and review services and programs to meet client needs
  • Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
  • Plan and conduct group activities
  • Work with people with mental health issues
  • Facilitate links with other services
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • Engage respectfully with young people
  • Work effectively with young people in youth work context
  • Support young people to take collective action
  • Support youth programs
  • Manage service response to young people in crisis
  • Participate in work health and safety
  • Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Elective Units - 4 required

  • Develop and implement procedures to enable young people to address their needs
  • Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances
  • Support community action
  • Work within organisation and government structures to enable community development outcomes

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

Job Pathways

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Youth Work

IICertificate II
IIICertificate III
DDiploma
AdAdvanced Diploma

This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Health, Care & Community Services

Work Type
Helping & Advising
Organising & Clerical

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Employment and wage data for this industry

Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 11120

Source: NCVER Apprentice and trainee collection, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

Average wage of Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry employed full-time after training.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

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Availability Information and More Details

Youth Worker - CHC50413
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ASbA
Classification T T * T T
Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)

A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship

T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship

* = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

A Qualification registered by a State or Territory as available as an Australian Apprenticeship may not be eligible for public funding support, check with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.

Nominal durations listed are for full time occupations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

This information generally reflects availability of ASbAs that may contribute to study scores. In some cases full-time or part-time ASbAs allow an individual to start training in a qualification that can be completed after they leave secondary school. Please note that applicable industrial arrangements must allow for ASbAs. Visit the relevant State or Territory website for more detailed information (click on the State or Territory link provided).

ANZSCO Classification: 411716

Note: This is an indicative Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) classification for this occupation, provided as a guide only. Apprenticeship Network providers should refer to DET guidelines regarding ANZSCO codes.

Traning Package Rules Summary

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Next Steps

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