Community & Health

Youth Work

Study Areas
Course Types

Certificate IV in Youth Work

Duration Up to 18 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National CodeCHC40413
TAFE SA CodeTP00644
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
Example Career ProfileYouth Worker or Disability WorkerYouth Worker or Disability Worker
FacultiesCommunity Services
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Campus Locations for Course Delivery


Campus/Delivery SATAC
Application Study Mode Study Load
Full / Part Time
External728024Apply Now ExternalFT & PT 
Noarlunga715022Apply Now On & Off CampusFT & PTDay & Evening
Regency Park752038Apply Now On & Off CampusFT & PTDay Only

Course Admission Requirements

you must have:

and any one of

  • Either any Certificate III or higher or SACE Completion or equivalent
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Selection criteria is only used when there are more applicants for the course than places available. Applicants will be ranked in the following order:

  1. CSPA score

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Campus/Delivery SATAC
Application Study Mode Study Load
Full / Part Time
wPort Pirie728327Apply Now Workplace PT 
wx TAFE SA can recognise the skills (RPL) you already have. If you are working in the industry and have skills that can be recognised, TAFE SA will provide any additional training needed to gain a qualification.
The duration of a workplace course is determined by the study plan.
Read more about training in the workplace for existing workers.

Course Admission Requirements

you must have:


  • You must be working in a related industry and provide evidence of this when you enrol.

Course Notes & Special Requirements

  • For further information on studying this course externally contact 8821 0421 or

How to Apply

Award Courses

Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

Employment Outcomes

Job role titles may include: Community Development Worker (Youth); Indigenous Youth Worker; Recreational Youth Activities Worker; Residential Care Worker; Youth Alcohol and Other Drugs Worker; Youth and Family Resource Officer; Youth and Family Service Worker; Youth Case Worker; Youth Housing Support Worker; Youth Worker.

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

Certificate IV in Youth Work (CHC40413)
This qualification reflects the role of workers who develop and facilitate programs for young people through a range of community-based programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people. This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and youth sector agencies.

Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.

To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.