- A satisfactory police check will be required at the expense of the student prior to commencing a vocational work placement or gaining employment. All students are required to complete vocational placements (unless currently employed in an appropriate setting) and be assessed in the workplace. Most organisations also require Child Safe Environments and Senior First Aid Certificates.
How to Apply
Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course.
For International Students please visit International Courses.
This qualification covers people with responsibility for the development and the 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. This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and welfare agencies. The qualification is designed to ensure that policies and guidelines of the employing organisation are implemented and includes responsibility for direction and supervision of staff, contracting external agencies and/or management of specialist services.
Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.
Qualifications & Skills Covered
Diploma of Youth Work
12 core units including: support the rights and safety of children and young people; develop, implement and promote effective workplace communication; maintain legal and ethical work practices; develop, implement and review services and programs to meet client needs; maintain an effective community sector work environment; plan and conduct group activities; facilitate links with other services; support young people to take collective action; support youth programs; manage service response to young people in crisis; maintain OHS processes; plus 3 electives.
Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency within this Qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment.
Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses.
Find other TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements
|University||University Course||Points||Time Equiv.||Details|
|Flinders University||Bachelor of Social Work and Social Planning||36 points
|University of Adelaide||Bachelor of Arts||24 points
| ||Bachelor of Social Sciences||18 points
|University of Southern Queensland||Bachelor of Human Services||8 points
| ||Bachelor of Human Services (Counselling extended major)||4 points
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's Skills for All initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for this funding please answer the following questions:
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's Skills for All initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession