Diploma of Youth Work - CHC50413
DurationFull-time 1 year
Next intakeFebruary, July
Next intakeNot applicable
Are you employed in the youth work sector and want to further develop your skills? Have you just completed your Certificate IV in Youth Work and want to pursue further studies?
In this course you’ll further your skills and develop strategies to manage programs and services for young people.
This course will enable you to:
- build and establish strong working relationships
- focus on objectives for the benefit of clients and the organisation
- help you develop your own leadership style.
A major strength of this course is its flexible delivery and an industry approach that recognises your current level of skills and the opportunity to apply knowledge learned in this course to your workplace.
This course is ideal for those wanting to further their careers in the youth work sector.
For students not already employed within the sector you will be required to complete a work placement as part of your studies.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
This course will incorporate one-on-one mentoring, weekly classes, workshops and team and individual projects.
Assessment occurs through a variety of methods including:
- written reports
- class activities and participation
- online discussion
- supervisor reports and observations
- project briefs and evaluations
- assessments based on your work placements.
You will learn from current practicing youth workers, who are well connected within the industry.
Guest lecturers will provide relevant and up-to-date information about current practice within industry.
This course promotes workplace learning, and projects undertaken are directly related to improving work practice and skills development.
By showing how you can apply all of the required competencies while on the job, this course enables you to gain skills and knowledge directly applicable to your workplace and encourages you to share current work practices with your fellow students.
RMIT works closely with its industry partners to ensure that this course prepares you to meet industry needs. This course maintains strong links with the community services sector through course design, development, delivery and assessment.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
For students who have completed a Certificate IV in Youth Worth or another relevant certificate, this diploma includes two days per week on-campus (six hours per day).
Students who have not completed a Certificate IV in Youth Work or another relevant certificate will attend three days per week on-campus (six hours per day).
All students will complete 160 hours of work placement outside classroom time, and should anticipate up to 10 hours of additional study time per week to complete assessments.
You will study the knowledge and principles underpinning holistic, strength-based practice.
Themes include case management, community development, effective communication, mental health, crisis intervention, legal and ethical issues, government and organisational structure and outreach work.
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Program code: C5331
National curriculum code: CHC50413
The role of a youth worker offers many exciting and challenging career opportunities.
RMIT graduates are highly sought after for a wide range of positions including those in psycho-social support services, recreational programs, juvenile justice, housing, schools and local government.
Graduates have also taken their careers overseas, working with agencies such as Oxfam.
Possible careers include:
- community development manager
- youth program manager
- youth services coordinator
- youth and family services manager
- youth housing support manager
- youth mental health manager
- juvenile justice manager
You must have:
- successfully completed the Certificate IV in Youth Work or equivalent
- significant work or professional practice in youth work
The following information outlines the tasks you will be required to undertake during professional experience placement and on-campus learning activities.
The non-academic abilities listed are provided for your information only and are not entry requirements.
If there are any activities outlined which may be difficult for you to undertake, there are a range of adjustments to your study conditions available to enable and support you to demonstrate these abilities. Please contact the Equitable Learning Service to discuss any adjustments you may require.
By understanding the types of activities you’ll participate in, you can:
- understand more about the program
- determine if you may need support during your studies
- make an informed decision about whether the program is suitable for you
If you are living with disability, long-term illness and/or a mental health condition, we can support you by making adjustments to activities in your program so that you can participate fully in your studies.
To receive learning adjustments, you need to register with Equitable Learning Service
The University considers the wellbeing and safety of all students, staff and the community to be a priority in academic and professional experience placement settings.
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
Graduates of the RMIT Diploma of Youth Work are eligible for exemptions (subject to certain criteria) into one of the following programs:
- Bachelor of Criminal Justice
- Bachelor of Criminology and Psychology
- Bachelor of Legal and Dispute Studies
- Bachelor of Social Science (Youth Work)
- Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)
- Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)/Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
- Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
- Bachelor of Environment and Society
- Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Environment and Society
- Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours)
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.
- 2020 government subsidised place: AU$5,250* per annum
- 2020 full-fee place: AU$11,000* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$308 maximum fee for 2020.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Eligibility criteria waver
**The Victorian Government is currently waiving two (2) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and already have a qualification, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility.
VET Student Loans
The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the VET Student Loans scheme, which allows eligible students in eligible programs to defer payment of their tuition fees, up to the maximum loan amount for their program.
How does a VET Student Loan work?
If your VET Student Loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT your tuition fees on your behalf, up to the maximum loan amount for your program.
Your VET Student Loan becomes part of your VETSL debt. You will start repaying your accumulated VETSL debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is adjusted each year (this also applies if you are still studying).
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
Vet Student Loan cap
If your program is eligible for the VET Student Loan scheme and has a loan cap that doesn’t cover the total amount of the tuition fees for your program, then you’ll need to pay RMIT the difference by the due date once you exceed the cap.
It’s easy for you to keep track of your VET Student Loan debt, and you can choose to make upfront payments at any time before the census date.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2020 is $308.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.