Community & Health

Youth Work

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Diploma of Youth Work

Duration Up to 24 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National CodeCHC50413
TAFE SA CodeTP00646
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
Victor Harbor816020Apply Now On & Off CampusFT & PT 

Course Admission Requirements

you must have:

and any one of

  • Certificate IV or higher in a Community Services or Health related area
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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
cwVictor Harbor816022Apply 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.
cx Students wishing to access VET Fee Help will be required to undertake a reading, writing and numeracy assessment before enrolling.
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 0491 215 632 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

Youth work is about helping young people make positive changes in their lives and developing their skills to maintain positive decisions in the future. While this can mean providing specific services such as accommodation, education, training and employment or counselling, youth work programs go beyond homelessness or drug and alcohol issues and are more about community development. Youth workers may work in outreach programs or run community education and recreation programs for local governments or provide a voice for youth on issues including health and employment.

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 (CHC50413)
This qualification reflects the role of 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. 17 core units plus 4 electives.

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.

Credit Transfer

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

Diploma of Youth Work

UniversityUniversity CourseTotal Units in Uni CourseCredits GrantedGuaranteed AdmissionDetails
Flinders UniversityBachelor of Social Work14436YesDetails
University of South AustraliaBachelor of Psychological Science10836Details
Bachelor of Social Work14418Details
Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services)10818Details


 Fee Range (approx)
Total course cost$10,426 - $11,448
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